FOLLOWING this week’s Craven Sale at Newmarket, the breeze-up bandwagon rolls into Doncaster next week for the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale, which has 177 two-year-olds catalogued.
This sale has produced five Royal Ascot winners since 2016 and last year’s delayed sale (July 1st) famously produced Steel Bull, who had won his maiden and the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes before the month was out.
Steel Bull’s vendor, Andrew and Riona Lynch’s Kilbrew Stables, also sold Mystery Smiles at this last last year and that colt went on to finish third in both the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes and Group 3 Sirenia Stakes.
Shark Two One (winner of the Tattersalls Sales Race at the Curragh) and Umm Kulthum (Group 3 winner and Group 1 third) were other 2020 graduates of note.
This year’s sale will be held over three days with the breeze held at Doncaster Racecourse next Tuesday (April 20th) from noon.
Following feedback after last year’s sale, there will be an inspection day on Wednesday (April 21st) and the sale itself starts at 10am on Thursday (April 22nd).
Selected lots on pedigree
Lot 7, a Night Of Thunder colt out of the listed-placed mare Anosti.
Lot 25, a Caravaggio half-brother to the Group 1 winner Chachamaidee.
Lot 35, a Kodiac colt out of the listed- and Group 1-placed Copperbeach.
Lot 42, a Carpe Diem half-brother to the Group 2 winners Inside Straight and Dance Daily.
Lot 47, a More Than Ready colt out of a half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Gift Box and Grade 2 winner Special Forces and an own-sister to the dual Grade 2 winner Stonetastic.
Lot 76, a Kingman half-brother to the listed winner Cloud Surfing and out of a half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Together.
Lot 96, a New Bay half-brother to the Group 1 winner Wizz Kid.
Lot 111, a Ribchester half-sister to the listed winners Marquix and Sceptre Rouge.
Lot 114, a No Nay Never half-sister to the listed winner Burke’s Rock.
Lot 120, an Exaggerator colt out of the Grade 3-winning Kitten’s Joy mare Noble Beauty.
Lot 131, an Exceed And Excel colt out of a Pivotal daughter of the Group 1 classic winner Confidential Lady.
Lot 158, a Jimmy Creed own brother to the Grade 1-placed Grade 2 winner Kanthaka.
Lot 166, a Dark Angel half-brother to the listed winner Tarana, dam of the champion filly and triple Group 1 winner Tarnawa.
Lot 172, a Blame colt out of a half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Dance To Bristol.
Sale: Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale at Doncaster
Date: Breeze on Tuesday, April 20th, from noon. Inspections on Wednesday, April 21st. Sale starts 10am on Thursday, April 22nd.
Lots: 177 (just 10 withdrawals at time of writing)
Tel: 0044 1302 349166
Info: Horses, vendors and buyers allowed onsite. Those wishing to attend must fill in the medical questionnaire on the goffsuk.com website immediately. Facilities for telephone and online bidding (goffsonline.com) are available.