Goffs Million

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Goffs Million
Sales race (discontinued)
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated 2006
Last run 27 September 2009
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance 6f (1,207 metres)
7f (1,408 metres)
8f (1,609 metres)
Surface Turf
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight 9 st 3 lb
Allowances
5 lb for fillies
Purse €1,600,000 (2009)
1st: €985,000

The Goffs Million races were flat horse races in Ireland open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. They were run at the Curragh, and they were scheduled to take place each year in September.

History[edit]

The races were funded by Goffs, a leading Irish bloodstock auctioneer. Each had prize money of around €1,000,000. They were reserved for horses catalogued as yearlings in the previous year's Goffs Million Sale.

The first running was in 2006, when the Goffs Million was a single race contested over 7 furlongs (1,408 metres).[1]

The event was split into two separate divisions in 2007. The divisions initially comprised the Goffs Fillies Million for fillies,[2] and the Goffs (C & G) Million for colts and geldings.[3]

A new format was introduced in 2009, when the divisions were the Goffs Million Sprint (over 6 furlongs),[4] and the Goffs Million Mile (over 8 furlongs).[5] The races were discontinued in 2010.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (2 wins):


Leading trainer (3 wins):

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2006 Miss Beatrix Declan McDonogh Kevin Prendergast 1:29.40
2007 Fillies Lush Lashes Kevin Manning Jim Bolger 1:24.32
2007 C&G Luck Money Richard Quinn Paul Cole 1:23.32
2008 Fillies Minor Vamp Michael Kinane Richard Hannon Sr. 1:27.22
2008 C&G Soul City Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:27.15
2009 Sprint Lucky General Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:12.31
2009 Mile Shakespearean Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 1:38.92

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Goffs Million". irishracing.com. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "2007 Goffs Fillies Million". irishracing.com. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "2007 Goffs (C & G) Million". irishracing.com. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "2009 Goffs Million Sprint". irishracing.com. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "2009 Goffs Million Mile". irishracing.com. Retrieved 25 November 2012.