“Outstanding Horses” Feature In Goffs Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale Catalogue

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What do Bradsell (GB), Perfect Power (Ire), Ardad (Ire) and Prince Of Lir (Ire) have in common? Not only did they all taste success at Royal Ascot but they were also sold at the Goffs Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale, one of the go-to sources of top-notch talent.

The first glimpse of the potential star graduates of the future were made available on Tuesday with the publication of the eagerly-anticipated 2024 edition of the sale catalogue.

Doncaster has proven to be a tried and trusted source of talent with Carla's Way (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), Beautiful Diamond (GB) (Twilight Son {GB}), Graceful Thunder (GB) (Havana Grey {GB}) and Tiger Belle (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) some of the big names to have emerged from the sale less than 12 months ago.

This year's catalogue is jam-packed with potential talent and features the progeny of top-class stallions Siyouni (Fr), Kingman (GB), Night Of Thunder (Ire), Lope De Vega (Ire), Wootton Bassett (GB), No Nay Never and more.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented, “It is a proud boast that the Doncaster Breeze-Up has been on an upward trajectory for some time now and last year it really made a statement by achieving the highest level of trade in its history. Following that, and Bradsell claiming our ninth Royal Ascot win in the last eight years, we received over 1,000 nominations for places, the most we have ever received, and the resulting catalogue features some outstanding horses.”

He added, “The attraction of a winner at Royal Ascot is a huge driver for many when it comes to racehorse ownership and this sale's success there has grown its international following to a new level so we will be working hard over the coming weeks to ensure we attract another large and diverse buying bench.

“We will be traveling throughout America, France, Italy, the Middle East, Scandinavia, and of course Ireland and the UK, working alongside GBRI and the Breeze-Up Consignors Association, to market the catalogue and to ensure we can welcome another international audience to Royal Ascot's leading two-year-old sale on 23 and 24 April.”

A Siyouni colt out of a half-sister to Regal Parade (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) [lot 4] has the potential to get the sale off to a flying start on paper at least while the Kingman filly out of Group 3 winner Queen Of Bermuda (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) [lot 15] and the Night Of Thunder half-sister to Lucky Vega (Ire) [lot 16] also catches the eye.

There is a Mehmas (Ire) half-brother to high-class sprinter Marshman (GB) (Harry Angel {Ire}) [75], a Bernadini half-brother to Group 1 winner Elate, a Wootton Bassett filly out of a Galileo (Ire) own sister to Group 2 winner Gustav Klimt (Ire) and a Havana Grey (GB) filly out of a half-sister to Group 1 hero Hearts Of Fire (GB) (Firebreak {GB}) that are also noteworthy.

As well boasting a strong catalogue with a host of top-class stallions well-represented, Arizona (Ire) [1], Earthlight (Ire)  [3], Far Above (Ire)  [1], Golden Horde (Ire) [2], Hello Youmzain (Fr) [4], Kameko [3], King Of Change (GB) [3], Mohaather (GB) [7], Persian King (Ire) [1], Pinatubo (Ire) [1], River Boyne (Ire) [1], Romanised (Ire) [1], Sands Of Mali (Fr) [6], Sergei Prokofiev [3], Threat (Ire) [1] and Without Parole (GB) [2] are some of the European-based first-season sires with representation in the catalogue.

The catalogue can be viewed online. Meanwhile, the breeze takes place on April 23 with the sale getting underway the following day.

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