Premier yearling sale

The Major Talking Points From The Premier Yearling Sale At Doncaster

The first major yearling sale of the autumn in Britain or Ireland, the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale provided entertainment from the beginning to the end, but most importantly, boasted impressive figures. Brian Sheerin was in attendance and discusses the major talking points from the sale. Figures on the up The team at Goffs UK could hardly have wished for a better start to the Premier Yearling Sale. The day one figures were off the charts. Of the 218 lots offered on Tuesday, 199 were sold, representing a clearance rate...

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Haggas and Boughey: The Deadly Duo on Buying, Selling and Winning

George Boughey is rarely seen without his right-hand man, Sam Haggas, and the pair sat down with Brian Sheerin at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale at Doncaster this week.    From making the Classic breakthrough with Cachet in the 1,000 Guineas, to recruiting Missed The Cut and Inver Park for relatively small money to win at Royal Ascot, Boughey and Haggas provide a fascinating insight to what goes on behind the scenes at one of the most impressive outfits in Britain and Ireland.  Brian Sheerin: I saw this week...

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Lightning Strikes Twice For Night Of Thunder At Doncaster

With another 60 yearlings standing out in the field at home in Westmeath, it was important for the team at Tally-Ho to begin the domestic sales season with a bang, and that's exactly what they did in sending out the top lot at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale--the Blandford Bloodstock-bought lot 278, a filly by Night Of Thunder (Ire).  Mark McStay went to £230,000 to secure a colt by the stallion [170] on Tuesday but it was Tally-Ho's first foal out of the five-time winner and listed-placed Thiswaycadeaux (Ire)...

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McStay Strikes For £230k Night Of Thunder Colt At Doncaster

The opening day of the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale followed a familiar theme with Mark McStay, who was busy at the first European yearling Sale of the year at Arqana just over a week ago, once again opening his shoulders back to secure the top lot at Goffs UK-170, a colt by Night Of Thunder (Ire). The sire of last Friday's breathtakingly-good G1 Nunthorpe S. winner Highfield Princess (Fr), Night Of Thunder was labelled a rock solid stallion by McStay, who felt lot 170-for all that he looked like...

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Canadian Yearling Sale Aug. 31

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's Premier Yearling Sale, to be held Aug. 31 at Woodbine, has attracted over 200 entries and will include yearlings by 67 different stallions. The 2021 top five leading Ontario sires represented at the sale include Silent Name (Jpn), Souper Speedy, Old Forester, Society's Chairman and Reload. Also in the catalogue are yearlings from the first crop of Catholic Boy, Flameaway, Heart to Heart and Yoshida (Jpn), as well as from the second crops of Always Dreaming, Amis Gizmo, Army Mule, Collected, Danish Dynaformer, Ransom the...

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Premier Sale Ends On A High

DONCASTER, UK--Any fears that a reduced catalogue and lack of high-end Maktoum participation could lead to a soft market at the Goffs UK Premier Sale were firmly quashed as the auction came to a close on Wednesday in Doncaster with a set of results that compared favourably with the pre-Covid era. At 366 lots, Goffs UK compiled a catalogue that was 8.5% smaller than last year. Yet in a testament to the quality of horse on offer, not to mention the appetite of buyers on the ground, the sale returned...

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Goffs UK Unveils Premier Sale Catalogue

Goffs UK has released the catalogue for its Doncaster Premier Sale, with 423 yearlings set to go under the hammer on Sept. 1 and 2. The sale has already enjoyed a fruitful 2020, with Golden Horde (GB) (Lethal Force {Ire}) following on from fellow sale graduate Advertise (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) in winning the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince of Lir {Ire}) making it back-to-back wins for the sale in the G2 Norfolk S., with A'Ali (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}) having taken that prize...

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Doncaster Premier Sale Moved To September

Goffs UK has moved its flagship Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale, originally scheduled for Aug. 25 and 26, to Sept. 1 and 2. The one-day Silver Sale, usually held the day after the Premier sale, will be moved back and run alongside the Autumn Yearling and Horses-In-Training Sale on Oct. 21 and 22. Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent said, "This is an extraordinary time with challenges for us all as we strive to get our sales back up and running. Like all auction houses, we are faced with an ever...

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