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Goffs Million

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

The races are funded by Goffs, a leading Irish bloodstock auctioneer, and each has a winner's prize of €1,000,000. They are reserved for horses which were catalogued as yearlings in the previous year's Goffs Million Sale.

The first running was in 2006, when the Goffs Million was a single event contested over 7 furlongs (1,408 metres). Since then it has been split into two separate divisions, both held on the same day, and initially this comprised the Goffs Fillies Million for fillies, and the Goffs (C & G) Million for colts and geldings. A new format was introduced in 2009, and the races are now divided as the Goffs Million Sprint (over 6 furlongs), and the Goffs Million Mile.

Winners

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 1:27.22
2008 C&G Soul City Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:27.15
2009 Sprint Lucky General Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 1:12.31
2009 Mile Shakespearean Joe Fanning Mark Johnston 1:38.92

References


  • goffs.com"Lucky General and Shakespearean become Goffs Millionaires" (2009).

See also



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