GOFFS UK SALES NEWS - Two-Day Doncaster August Sale Catalogue Now Online
The Doncaster August Sale will host a new NH yearling section this year, a session that is usually part of the January Sale but was suspended this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Over the two days 165 horses-in-training and pointers will be offered on Wednesday from 11am, followed by 134 stores and 84 NH yearlings on Thursday from 10am.
The August Sale has once again had a strong year on the track headed by two Cheltenham Festival winners, TIGER ROLL, who claimed a remarkable fifth victory at the Cheltenham Festival in March in the Cross Country Chase, and SKY PIRATE, winner of the Grade 3 Grand Annual Challenge Cup.
SCEPTICAL has also been an amazing success story, costing just £2,800 from this sale in 2019 and going on to win four consecutive races before finishing third in Royal Ascot’s Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes and second in the Group 1 Darley July Cup.
Some of the highlights in Wednesday’s horses-in-training and point-to-point session include:
• Lot 96, Galunggung, a 5YO winner of his debut P2P for Donnchadh Doyle at Kirkistown.
• 99, Reserve Judgement, a 5YO winner of his debut P2P for J.P. Berry at Scarteen.
• 100, Doran’s Bridge, a 5YO winner of his most recent P2P for Colin Bowe at Fairyhouse.
• 108, King D'Argent, winner of five races, three coming in 2021 over fences from just five chase starts for Dan Skelton. Listed placed on his most recent start over fences.
• 111, Whiskey Lullaby, a half-sister to the Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 placed PETIT ROBIN and Nouba Fly, dam of the Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 placed ANIBALE FLY.
• 117, Starlyte, winner of a Bumper on just her second start for Ian Williams at Kelso. Thursday’s store and NH yearling session will include:
• Lot 192, a Blue Bresil filly out of the Gr.2 winning mare ALASI.
• 221, a Walk In The Park filly out of a half-sister to the Gr.1 winner PRINCE OF SCARS and Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 placed FOLSOM BLUE.
• 233, a Telescope filly out of the Gr.1 winning mare GEMINI LUCY.
• 239, a Mount Nelson gelding out of a Milan half-sister to the multiple Gr.1 winner OSCAR WHISKY.
• 256, a Sageburg half-brother to the multiple Gr.1 winner YORKHILL.
• 272, a Kayf Tara gelding out of an own sister to the Gr.1 winners GOLDEN FLIGHT and SUNNY FLIGHT.
• 307, a Sholokhov half-brother to the Gr.2 winner VERMITHOR.
• 326, a Blue Bresil yearling half-brother to the Gr.2 winner CONSTANTINE BAY.
• 362, a Getaway yearling colt out of the Gr.2 placed mare Lifestyle.
• 382, a Motivator yearling filly out of a half-sister to the multiple Gr.1 winner HONEYSUCKLE.
• 384, a Jack Hobbs yearling half-brother to the multiple Gr.1 winner THYME HILL.
• 407, a Doctor Dino yearling half-brother to the Gr.1 winner ATHENA DU BERLAIS.
Other sires to feature in the store and NH yearling session include Authorized, Black Sam Bellamy, Dartmouth, Doyan, Falco, Gentlewave, Great Pretender, Jukebox Jury, Linda’s Lad, Mahler, Malinas, Masked Marvel, Masterstroke, Milan, Nathaniel, Passing Glance, Pether’s Moon, Presenting, Schiaparelli, Soldier Of Fortune, Telescope, Westerner etc.
Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented on the 2021 catalogue:
“This year we have produced a larger catalogue than usual due to the inclusion of the NH yearlings, along with a big jump in store numbers, and they have combined to create a quality day on Thursday which will offer some attractive pinhooking and racing prospects.
Buyers can take confidence that this sale continues to yield results having produced two Cheltenham Festival winners this year in Tiger Roll and Sky Pirate.
“The August Sale will also feature the TBA NH Breeders’ Awards on Wednesday night, an event which has been rescheduled from its traditional May date where it is normally held in conjunction with our Spring Sale. The awards evening will once again be proudly sponsored by Goffs UK and tickets can be purchased through the TBA.
“With a quality catalogue offering something for everyone, along with the TBA NH Breeders’ Awards, the August Sale shapes as an unmissable summer NH sale and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Doncaster on 4 – 5 August.”
The catalogue for the Goffs UK August Sale at Doncaster (4 – 5 August) can be viewed online here.
Live online bidding will be available through Goffs Online here and registrations will open for that service next week.
Please note that anyone wishing to use this service must register 48 hours prior to the start of the sale.