Chicquita stars in Makin dispersal
Chicquita is to form part of a dispersal sale at Goffs in November by Australian owner-breeder Paul Makin.
The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained filly survived a dramatic drift to her left across the track to take the Darley Irish Oaks by half a length from Venus De Milo in the hands of Johnny Murtagh.
A daughter of Montjeu, Chicquita is one of 25 horses to be offered by the Castlebridge Consignment on behalf of Makin, who operates his bloodstock interests under the Paulyn banner.
It also features a Galileo half-sister to Epsom Derby hero Pour Moi and broodmares such as Fleeting Spirit, who is in foal to Galileo, and Song, who is in foal to Frankel, and also Funsie, the dam of Derby winner Authorized and Hydrogen, who cost 2,500,000 guineas at public auction last year.
Henry Beeby, chief executive of Goffs, said: "Rarely is such a superior collection of horses offered for sale at public auction. It is a privilege and an honour to be appointed as the auction house of choice for the Paulyn dispersal and we are absolutely thrilled that Paul Makin has put his faith in the Goffs team and our unrivalled promotion and customer care.
"We have already received a host of high-class entries for the sale, and now with the exceptional Paulyn Dispersal as the jewel in the crown, it truly is a mouth-watering prospect."
Makin said: "All of the Paulyn breeding stock is already in Ireland and by the time of the sale all of our racing horses, some as yet unraced as two-year olds, will be on farms in Ireland, our consignor is Irish and the Irish Government need a boost. I love Ireland and I hope this dispersal, without reserves, will encourage other vendors to come along for the ride."