A record top price of £450,000 plus another three horses selling for £200,000 or more saw Thursday's Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale at Doncaster produce significant gains on last year’s figures and a new best-ever average.
Longways Stables’ Siyouni filly out of the listed winning mare Fig Roll (Lot 112) proved the star of the show, attracting bids from several parties before narrowing to just two, Blandford Bloodstock and Stroud Coleman, with the latter securing the filly on behalf of Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Other lots to feature included Grove Stud’s Kingman colt (Lot 79), which was sold to Blandford Bloodstock for £230,000; Powerstown Stud’s Malibu Moon colt (Lot 100), which was knocked down to Karl Burke for £220,000; and Mocklershill’s Cable Bay colt (Lot 77) who was purchased by Peter and Ross Doyle for £200,000.
Goffs UK Managing Director Tony Williams commented: “We came into today’s sale confident we had a good catalogue following our decision to reduce the numbers and focus on quality and to achieve a new record average and top price is very pleasing.
"We have been well supported by our consignors who sent us a superb line-up of horses and demand from buyers from around the world meant we have been able to achieve some outstanding prices.
“Longways Stables’ £450,000 Siyouni filly will stand out as a highlight for sometime as not only being a new record for this sale, but the joint second highest priced horse ever sold at Doncaster and the highest priced flat horse sold in the company’s 57-year history.
“This sale is the world’s leading Breeze-Up Sale for Royal Ascot winners since 2010 with five and we look forward to June’s Royal meeting where we hope to see a number of graduates extend that wonderful record.”
Sold: 109 (84%)
Aggregate: £5,068,250 (-8%)
Average: £46,498 (+16%)
Median: £27,000 (+6%)