SEVEN lots sold for six-figure sums on the opening day of the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale in Doncaster on Tuesday.
The session saw a solid clearance rate of 87%.
Top price of £120,000 was paid by John and Jess Dance's Manor House Stud for Yeomanstown Stud’s Dark Angel colt out of the listed winner and Group 3 placed mare Elusive Beauty.
The colt is expected to be trained for the Dances by their new private trainer James Horton.
Young sire Mehmas has been enjoying a great run with his progeny and was responsible for two six-figure lots, Shinglis Stud’s colt which sold to Sheikh Abdullah Al-Malek Al-Sabah for £115,000 and Tally Ho Stud’s filly out of the black-type mare Fainleog which was purchased by Alex Elliott for £100,000. The colt will be sent to Andrew Balding to train, and the filly will go to Archie Watson.
Other lots to feature were Grangemore Stud’s colt from the first crop of sire Havana Grey which was knocked down to Richard Ryan for £110,000 and Baroda Stud’s Havana Gold colt out of the black-type mare Golden Spell which was sold to Oliver St Lawrence for £105,000.
Lynn Lodge Stud’s Acclamation colt out of a Dubawi half-sister to Grandeur was another to headline when selling to Charlie Hills and Johnny McKeever for £100,000, and Whatton Manor Stud’s Kingman filly out of the Group 3 winner and 1000 Guineas placed mare Daban looks set to appear on the Breeze Up track, having been purchased by Mick Murphy and Sarah O'Connell of Longways Stables for £100,000.
The sale continues on Wednesday and is immediately followed by the Silver Yearling Sale.
DAY ONE STATISTICS
Sold: 178 (87%)
Average: £39,368 (+8%)
Median: £32,000 (+10%)