Classy sextet for Decorated Knight at the Goffs Orby Sale

We are delighted to see that Decorated Knight is set to be well represented at the Goffs Orby Sale in Doncaster on October 1 – 2.

Our multiple Group 1-winning son of Galileo has six representatives catalogued; four colts and two fillies.

Our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight has six representatives at the Goffs Orby Sale

They include a colt (Lot 220) out of the Irish National Stud’s excellent producer Katch Me Katie. The daughter of Danehill has already bred six winners including the high-class stayer Nearly Caught – by Galileo’s son New Approach – and the Group 1-placed, Group 2 winner Pale Mimosa.

The Irish National Stud also sends through Lot 307, a colt out of the Listed-placed Neuquen who is from the excellent Wertheimer family of Vallee Dansante.

Kilcarn Park’s representative is Lot 266, a half-brother to stakes winner Exclusive Potion. Out of the Marju mare Magic Noire, he is also related to the tough Group 1 performers Divisidero and Zindabad.

The quartet of colts is rounded out by a half-brother to the stakes-placed Courageous (Lot 47) out of the prolific Sri Pekan mare Bella Bella from Oaks Farm Stables. The colt was a €38,000 pinhook as a foal by Willie Browne’s Jamie B Bloodstock.

Tinnakill House send through a well-related filly out of Fol O’Yasmine (Lot 158). The second foal out of a winning daughter of Dubawi, she hails from a family that is fondly known at Blue Diamond Stud; her granddam is none other than Sewards Folly, dam of our high-class sprinter Sayif.

Last but certainly not least is Lot 284 from Hollyhill Stud. She boasts excellent connections as a half-sister to Listed winner Kilimanjaro and a daughter of Middle Persia, herself a Dalakhani half-sister to champion Nayarra, Group 1 performer Gustav Klimt and fellow stakes winners Wonderfully, Mars, Blissful and Cuff. Her third dam is the Prix de Diane heroine Rafha, thereby also making her a relation to Invincible Spirit and Kodiac.

Decorated Knight’s first foals were extremely well received last year, selling for up to 190,000gns. The colt in question is out of Group 3 winner Princess Noor and was bought by Jamie Railton at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale.

This Decorated Knight colt sold for 190,000gns at Tattersalls in December. Photo: Tattersalls

Decorated Knight’s foals also sold for up to €66,000 at the Goffs November Sale.

Decorated Knight won eight races including the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes, Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup and Group 1 Jebel Hatta. By Galileo, he is out of Pearling, a sister to Giant’s Causeway.

“I have complete belief in Decorated Knight,” Imad Al Sagar explained to the Racing Post last November. “He’s a very special horse with a very special pedigree – his close relation Gleneagles is one of the most successful progeny of Galileo so it’s a stallion’s family.

“I myself have sent him 28 mares and we have some very nice foals. You can see his stamp on them – they’re similar to what he was like as a foal.  

“If I don’t believe in him, why should others? Now I have to choose the trainers carefully to give him the maximum possibility of success.”

Decorated Knight stands at the Irish National Stud.


Decorated Knight. Photo – Bronwen Healy

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