Absolute Queen, a filly by Zoffany
Shares Available - 7.5%
The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'GBB Bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 31 Jul 2022:
10% share available @ £12,500 upfront and £335 per month from 1st August 2022
5% share available @ £6,250 upfront and £180 per month from 1st August 2022
2.5% share available @ £3,125 upfront and £97.50 per month from 1st August 2022
Undoubtedly, one of Newmarket’s most up and coming trainers, is George Boughey. He’s slightly set the racing world alight with his impressive strike rate; he’s now trained over 100 winners in just 2 years with a licence and he has earned a reputation for being able to find colt’s and fillies which excel in their 2yo season, whilst retaining all their enthusiasm and ability through their 3yo careers. A fantastic win for him in the 1,000 Guineas this season has earnt him plenty of well deserved praise.
We’ve enjoyed a 100% winners to individual runners, strike rate, already, with George, courtesy of our 27,000gns purchase PRETTY SWEET, getting off the mark on her second run for George and ourselves and who could just be destined to sneak some, all important, black type for us, at some juncture.
On the back of this success, we’ve decided to try to send George, what we like to call “a horse with elite potential”, meaning that by spending a little extra on a quality individual, with a strong pedigree, where there’s no compromise whatsoever, in pursuit of potential achievement at an elite level of racing. This filly oozes class and to be frank, she was our favourite filly in the sale, that would be available, on a middle market budget (€75,000-€150,000).
Her sire ZOFFANY, sadly died last year. He was the sire of our Group 1 winner and St Leger 2nd placed VENTURA STORM, who is mentioned in this story about him: https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/zoffany-dies-aged-13/
She possesses a fantastic pedigree, already being a sister to a black type performer, and her walk and demeanour simply cannot be faulted. She floats across the ground. Her consignors, Oghill House Stud, were very, very sweet on her, labelling her as “a filly with the greatest temperament, we’ve ever had.”
Now that’s some praise indeed, from people who have been in the game for decades. Where 2yo fillies are concerned, the importance of a good mindset, cannot be over stated.
Watch her walk and profile video here:
She’s built like a horse who should be debuting around May or June 2022 and in our humble opinion, represents the best value, middle market, filly in the sale. We’re biased, of course. We can’t wait to see her racing in the light blue and orange epaulettes, next season and hopefully adding to George’s fantastic record with his 2yo fillies.
*PEDIGREE UPDATE: 1st dam BEAT THE STARS (IRE): dam of Astral Beat (IRE) (19 c. by Cotai Glory (GB)): placed at 2, 2021.
She is entered for Europe's richest year-old race: 'The Goffs Million' which is exclusively for graduates of The Goffs Orby Sale. The 7f race, run at The Curragh, in September is a 7f race where the winner brings home a cool €500,000 and the 10th horse earns €10,000 no less. It’s a fantastic initiative and if she is of the quality of some of George Boughey’s previous, 2yo Group winning fillies, then we could be in some serious business, come race time 2022. Read about the race here: https://www.goffs.com/news/europes-richest-two-year-old-race-only-for-goffs-orby-yearlings.
Racing Update: 2nd and 3rd on her first two starts, The Racing TV team commented that she has the size and scope to improve even more when she fills her frame. Timeform rated 70p (which means open to improvement.) She is entered in the valuable Goffs Million Sales race at The Curragh in September and George is keen to target that with her. Her race entries/declarations will show on this page.
Gallop (4th June):
Cantering on Warren Hill:
Zoffany filly update:
On Warren Hill: