26/11/11 all foals offered at Goffs and Tattersalls have been sold

the buyers are a compliment for the team at Schlossgut Itlingen

Graf und Grafin Stauffenberg as breeders were represented with four colts at the major European Foal Sales at Goffs and Tattersalls.


In Ireland at Goffs Abbeville & Meadowcourt consigned KAITAKI (Duke of Marmalade-KALAHARI DANCER) and GONE WITH THE WIND (Dutch Art-GALLIVANT). Both foals were purchased by leading pinhookers. KAITAKI proofed to be very popular, but due to his limited size finally did not live up to the expectations which were raised during showing. He was purchased by Ed Sackville on behalf of Whatton Manor Stud, one of the very few top English pinhookers. Even more popular, at least through the enormous success of his sire DUTCH ART, but backed by the very good stride and his professional attitude GONE WITH THE WIND was purchased by the shrewd team of Pier House Stud, one of the leading players in the pinhooking game. As Gay O´Callaghan of Yeomanstown Stud, an other shrewd member of these specialised Irish horsemen was the underbidder, it was no wonder this colt became the most expensive foal by his sire so far. It was the right start as well for GALLIVANT with her first product for her new owners, as STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK had purchased the mare in  foal to DUTCH ART at the Tattersalls December Sales 2010 from Cheveley Park Stud.

In England STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK consigned a colt by SELKIRK out of DANCE OR ROMANCE and one colt by DUBAWI out of FANTASTIC FLAME. The SELKIRK had to be pushed to be viewed by prospective buyers, as the colts by this stallion are not as well sought after as his fillies. The right people seemed to like him and so he was finally purchased by Paddy Twomey for a partnership between his Athassel House Stud and Corduff Stud of the Egan family. The colt by DUBAWI was helped by the huge success of the sire in the past two seasons and despite being quite smallish, he was very well made and his mother FANTASTIC FLAME had thrown a few good ones before. So it was no surprise that Charlie Gordon-Watson and John Ferguson battled out who would take him home. It was the latter who bought him on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed. He is the only one of the four colts who was bought to race.

ZILBER produced a growing spurt at the wrong time and was withdrawn. He will be offered at one of the Yearling Sales in 2012 along with the other colts from the 2011 crop at SCHLOSSGUT ITLINGEN