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Doncaster August Sale to Offer New NH 2YO Session

Goffs UK are pleased to announce that this year’s August Sale at Doncaster (2 – 3 August) will feature a new NH 2YO session as part of the company’s support of the BHA and TBA’s new NH Junior Hurdle Races which will commence in the Autumn.

The NH 2YO session at the Doncaster August Sale will see all horses sold subject to a post-sale veterinary examination by the Panel and nominations for the new session are open now. The new NH Junior Hurdle Races will be open exclusively to three-year-olds from October to December and four-year-olds from January to April. 

Race entry requirements are that runners must not have run in any race before October 1st, have not run in a Flat race, or three previous hurdle races. Junior hurdlers will enjoy the same status as NH Flat races and Point-to-Points, in that winners will still be able to compete in novice hurdles during the following Jump season. A maximum of four runs will be permitted in NH Junior Hurdle races. More information on the programme can be found here.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented:

“It’s fantastic to see this new programme initiated by the BHA and TBA, it has been very well received by the industry and as such, we are pleased to support it by offering a dedicated session of NH 2YOs in our August Sale. In addition, we also have the annual Yorton Sale on 8 September at Yorton Farm which offers around 30 2YOs each year so we now have two sales on our annual calendar that offer horses that would be well suited to target the new NH Junior Hurdle Races programme.”

TBA Board Member Bryan Mayoh commented on the new NH Junior Hurdle Races and new August Sale 2YO session:

“The introduction of NH Junior Hurdle Races in the 2022/23 season could be a long-term ‘game changer’ for British Jump racing and breeding. We have also received a lot of positive feedback from throughout the industry regarding the new initiative so it’s great to see Goffs UK supporting it by adding this new 2YO session to their August Sale. Ideally, potential candidates for NH Junior Hurdles will be broken, schooled and pre-trained as two-year-olds, before going into full training as three-year-olds.”

For more information on the Doncaster August Sale’s new NH 2YO session, please contact Goffs UK on +44 (0)1450 372222.