Doncaster Breeze Up Sale 2020 – the Best Yet…

Royal Ascot 2019 once again clearly demonstrated the global appeal of the Goffs UK Breeze Up Sale at Doncaster and the 2020 catalogue looks well placed to uphold the sale’s ongoing success with one of the strongest line-ups in its history to be offered on 22 – 23 April. 

Last year’s Group 2 Norfolk Stakes winner A’ALI became the sale’s sixth Royal Ascot winner since 2010 – a success rate unmatched by any other 2YO sale in the world. A’Ali was also one of five Stakes winning 2YO graduates for the sale in 2019 – another area in which the Doncaster Breeze Up Sale was unmatched. Other top 2YOs were the £450,000 sale topping filly AL RAYAWOOTTON'S COLT, Gr.3 winner STREAMLINE and the unbeaten Gr.3 winner and 2000 Guineas hope KENZAI WARRIOR. The sale also produced last season’s Swedish Derby winner RED CACTUS who is being aimed at the Dubai World Cup meeting.

The 2020 catalogue will offer 165 2YOs featuring progeny by Europe and America’s best sires with some outstanding Black-Type families represented. Some of the many highlights include:

  • Lot 23, a Lope de Vega colt out of a Green Desert half-sister to the Gr.1 winner FIELD OF HOPE.
  • 31, a Kingman half-brother to the Group placed Marsh Hawk and Hairy Rocket.
  • 61, a Siyouni filly out of an Oasis Dream half-sister to the Gr.3 winner PINCHECK and from the family of Gr.1 winners PRINCE ARCH and LUAS LINE.
  • 64, a Muhaarar half-sister to the 2019 Gr.3 winning 2YO AL RAYA and out of the Stakes winning mare FIG ROLL.
  • 65, an American Pharoah colt out of the Gr.3 winning and Gr.1 placed mare FINAL FLING.
  • 69, an American Pharoah colt out of the Stakes winning and Gr.1 placed mare GITCHEE GOOMIE.
  • 76, a Showcasing half-brother to the Gr.3 winner HARGEISA and out of the Stakes winning mare HASAY.
  • 80, an Awtaad half-brother to the Gr.1 winner BLOND ME and out of a half-sister to the Gr.1 winner GLASS HARMONIUM.
  • 83, a No Nay Never colt from the family of Gr.1 winner ZELZAL and Group winners STATE CRYSTALLIBRAN etc.
  • 120, a Dark Angel filly out of the Gr.3 winning mare NEW PROVIDENCE.
  • 128, a Dialed In half-brother to the Gr.3 winner and Gr.1 placed SENIOR INVESTMENT and out of the Stakes winning mare PLAID.
  • 154, a Kodiac half-brother to the Gr.1 winner SLUMBER.

Other sires to feature include Acclamation, Bated Breath, Belardo, Blame, Cable Bay, California Chrome, Camacho, Dandy Man, Distorted Humor, Exceed And Excel, Footstepsinthesand, Hard Spun, Kodi Bear, Holy Roman Emperor, Mehmas, Night of Thunder, Oasis Dream, Pivotal, Pride of Dubai, Shalaa, Starspangledbanner, Territories, Twilight Son, Wootton Bassett etc.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented:

“This sale has had an exceptional year with another Royal Ascot winner in A’Ali heading a very smart group of five Stakes winning 2YO graduates. Combined with what was a strong 2019 sale – consignors have really backed us and have sent some outstanding horses. The result is a catalogue among the strongest produced in the sale’s 43-year history.

“As per previous years, all horses are eligible for the Swedish Derby and Oaks Series which has proven a big success for the sale with Red Cactus winning the Swedish Derby last year. The global appeal of this sale continues to grow and we look forward to welcoming a large domestic and international audience to Doncaster on 22 – 23 April.”

The Doncaster Breeze Up Sale will commence on Wednesday 22 April at 11am with the Breeze on Doncaster Racecourse. The sale will be held the following day on Thursday 23 April from 11am at the Doncaster Sales Complex.