Caravaggio Colt Highlights Doncaster Breeze Up Catalogue

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Steel Bull | Mark Cranham

There are 177 juveniles catalogued for the Goffs UK Doncaster Breeze Up Sale, the sales company announced on Tuesday. The breezes will be held at Doncaster Racecourse on Apr. 20 beginning at noon local time. The sale is slated for Apr. 21-22 with sessions starting at 10 a.m. local time each day.

Several Royal Ascot winners have been sourced from the sale in recent years, including G1 Princes Of Wales's S. hero My Dream Boat (Ire) (Lord Shanakill), G1 Commonwealth Cup S. winner Quiet Reflection (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), G2 Norfolk S. victors Prince Of Lir (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) and A'Ali (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}) and Listed Windsor Castle S. winner Ardad (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}). Steel Bull (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}), a Doncaster Breeze Up alumni, won the G3 Molecomb S. in 2020, while Bodhicitta (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) landed the GII Yellow Ribbon S. at Del Mar and Umm Kulthum (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) saluted in the G3 Firth of Clyde S.

Several notable lots include: lot 25, a Caravaggio half-brother to Group 1 winner Chachamaidee (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}); a More Than Ready colt (lot 47) who is out of a half-sister to Grade I winner Gift Box (Twirling Candy) and Grade II winner Special Forces (Candy Ride {Arg}) and a full-sister to Grade II heroine Stonetastic (Mizzen Mast); lot 76, a Kingman (GB) half-brother to stakes-winner Cloud Surfing (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) and out of a half-sister to Group 1 winner Together (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}); a New Bay (GB) half-brother (lot 96) to Group 1 winner Wizz Kid (Ire) (Whipper); a colt by Dark Angel (Ire) (lot 166) who is a half-brother to the listed winner Tarana (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}), the dam of champion and three-time Group 1 winner Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal); and a Blame colt (lot 172) out of a half-sister to Grade I winner Dance To Bristol (Speightstown).

In 2020, the sale was combined with Arqana and held in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a top price of £650,000. The aggregate was £12,980,100 for 153 juveniles sold from 176 offered (87%). The average was £84,837 and the median was £50,000.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented, “We are incredibly proud of the track record of this sale and the list of top-class graduates continues to grow each year, a fact that buyers are firmly aware of when buying their breezers. This sale is now the undisputed number one source of Royal Ascot winners with five Goffs Breeze Up graduates winning since 2016 and two of those at Group 1 level.

“The sale will again be held just eight weeks prior to the Royal meeting and the same window has been successful for buyers in recent years with A'Ali (G2 Norfolk S.), Prince Of Lir (G2 Norfolk S.) and Ardad (Listed Windsor Castle S.) all sold at Doncaster just eight weeks prior to the Royal meeting. This is a proven formula and, as ever, we are indebted to our loyal vendors who have again offered some outstanding horses who are guaranteed to continue to showcase this sale on the very biggest stage.

“Once again, all horses have been entered in the Swedish Derby and Oaks Series and we look forward to welcoming new buyers from this region whilst we will also be working in conjunction with GBRI to sell the Royal Ascot dream to all buyers, both domestic and international. The Doncaster Breeze Up Sale has a proven track record for Royal Ascot success and we are excited to offer buyers a genuine chance of getting in to the Royal winners enclosure later this year.”

For more information, please visit www.goffsuk.com.

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