Many thanks to everyone who supported us at this week's Goffs UK Premier Sale in Doncaster. We were delighted to end the sale as leading vendor and we wish everyone the best of luck with their purchases.
Each of our 24 yearlings found new homes including the sale-topper, a cracking homebred daughter of Night Of Thunder out of Thiswaycadeaux (pictured below) who sold for £240,000 to Stuart Boman of Blandford Bloodstock.
Richard Spencer teamed up with Phil Cunningham to buy our Galileo Gold half-brother to The Platinum Queen for £170,000, SackvilleDonald paid £130,000 on behalf of Hugo Palmer for our Mehmas colt out of Ishimagic while Robson Aguiar and Amo Racing went to £125,000 for our Inns Of Court colt out of Key To Power.
We were delighted with the reception to Inns Of Court. Overall, each of his 17 lots through the ring were sold for an outstanding 100% clearance rate.
“A lot of the breeze-up people have bought yearlings by him, and rightly so. Hopefully it's a sign of things to come,” Roger told the TDN.
The Key To Power colt (pictured below) was the highlight while JC Bloodstock also paid £62,000 for our filly out of Azagba and Gary Halpin went to £55,000 for Baroda Stud's colt out of Misfortunate.
“We underbid a few and the Inns Of Court was the only one we got in the end," said Gary Halpin. "He's a nice colt with a good page so he should get into any of those classy sales next year."
A strong two days for Cotai Glory featured the sale of a colt out of Deliziosa from Galbertstown Stud who sold for £70,000 to Steven Hillen and Kevin Ryan. He ended the sale with an average of £43,167 while not far behind on £41,750 was Kessaar, whose group was headed by our filly out of Trump Alexander who made £80,000 to Joseph O'Brien.
As for Mehmas, he fired in an average of £64,400 - off a €7,500 fee! In addition to the £130,000 colt out of Ishimagic, his group included our filly out of Silque, who sold for £65,000 to Peter and Ross Doyle.
As ever, Kodiac was never far from the action and it was great to see Alice Fitzgerald rewarded through the sale of her colt out of Night Queen for £160,000 to Manor House Farm.
Galileo Gold's sole lot on offer was the £170,000 colt out of Thrilled.