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Goff Builds on Oaklawn Operation With Fasig-Tipton Buys

Buyer purchased broodmare Me and Mine for $135,000

After winning the fourth race at Oaklawn Park with Captain Don a day earlier, owner Dash Goff was at the Feb. 10 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale, sporting his Oaklawn Park ball cap, to add to his operation.

“I started really building up racing in Oklahoma and Arkansas,” Goff said. “I’ve had horses with Pete Bradley. I had Nodouble back in the old days when he won the Arkansas Derby and all … I’ve been in it a long time.”

Goff, who said he has three mares and about 15 horses, purchased the 6-year-old Bernardini mare Me and Mine in foal to Kantharos for $135,000 Monday. Me and Mine was consigned as Hip 127 by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency.

“It’s a nice mare. Bayne and Chris Welker keep my horses (in Kentucky). I’m just trying to get a couple nice mares and replace some of them,” Goff said.

Goff’s father, Gene Goff, was the breeder and owner of Nodouble, an Arkansas-bred who was named champion older horse in 1969-70. 

“I’m basically buying Arkansas-breds. What happened at Oaklawn is unreal. A $100 million expansion, that’s really something,” Goff said. “The new hotel is up and it’s going to be open next year. It’s just unreal, the purses and all that’s happening.”

His 3-year-old gelding Captain Don picked up $51,000 for winning Sunday’s race, a six-furlong maiden special weight for Arkansas-breds. Captain Don was purchased in Oklahoma for $20,000.

Me and Mine was bred in Kentucky by Colts Neck Stables out of the stakes-placed Deputy Minister mare Oneofacat. She is a half sister to stakes-placed winners Flashy GalMagnifi Cat, and Super Tigress. Her second dam, the Caveat mare Beware of the Cat, won the Maryland Oaks and produced European champion Hold That Tiger and Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Editor’s Note.

The Kantharos foal will be the second for Me and Mine, who gave birth to a Maclean’s Music  filly in 2019. Goff has no future breeding plans at the moment for the mare.

Goff also purchased Hip 23, a yearling colt by Texas Red , for $10,000 Monday. The colt was consigned by Scott Mallory, agent. Bred in Arkansas by Bill McDowell, he is out of the Artie Schiller mare Gutierez Girl, a half sister to Arlington Million (G1T) winner and earner of nearly $2 million, The Pizza Man.

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