AN impressive international buying bench featuring a number of new faces descended on Goffs UK for the Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale which saw 13 lots sell for in excess of £100,000, up on the number achieved at last year’s record sale.
The sale saw buyers in attendance from around the world with buyers from America, Asia, the Middle East and throughout Europe. With every lot entered in the €1,000,000 Swedish Derby & Oaks Series, 13 lots sold to Scandinavian interests. Buyers from Spain and Italy were also successful.
Bansha House Stables’ Kyllachy colt (lot 111) topped the day's trade and was was sold to Michael O'Callaghan for £220,000. Con Marnane’s Bansha House has an excellent record at the sale and sold the 2016 Group 2 Norfolk Stakes winner Prince Of Lir, who is now a stallion.
Three lots sold for £200,000 or more with Oaks Farm Stables’ Toronado filly (lot 31) selling to Blandford Bloodstock for £210,000 and Brown Island Stables’ Showcasing colt (lot 89) going to the bid of the Cool Silk Partnership and Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for £200,000, who also purchased Prince Of Lir.
O'Callaghan also secured a £180,000 Kodiac - Ermine Ruby colt (lot 173) sent up by Tally Ho Stud and he had to go to £100,000 to secure Morna McDowall's Showcasing filly (lot 80) out of Solfilia.
Goffs UK Managing Director Tony Williams commented on today's sale, saying: “We marketed this sale extensively and travelled worldwide to attract an international buying bench and we achieved that and it was wonderful to welcome a number of new faces to the Breeze-Up Sale.
“Trade was strong throughout the day and the increase in this year’s number of six-figure lots demonstrates the strength at the top of the market. The old adage ‘breeze well – sell well’ was clearly evident.
“We would like to thank our vendors for sending what was a quality catalogue of two-year-olds and we wish our buyers all the best and hope to see them at Royal Ascot in June.”
Sold: 138 (76%)
Aggregate: £5,528,000 (+2%)
Average: £40,058 (-11%)
Median: £26,000 (-13%)