Impressive Track Record Highlights Doncaster Premier Sale’s Upward Trend

Recent exploits of graduates from the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale have cast the progressive sale into the spotlight as it continues to forge its profile as a unique and leading international yearling sale with a strong identity for producing tough, precocious horses.

This year the Doncaster Premier Sale will launch the 2020 European yearling sale circuit in what has been a purple year on the track for its graduates and continues a notable past five seasons which have produced some of the sale’s most talented and commercially valuable horses yet.

The last five seasons have seen 59 Premier graduates successful at Stakes level, combining to win a total of 90 Stakes races worldwide. Top graduates include the Gr.1 Sprint Cup & Gr.1 July Cup winner and young sire HARRY ANGEL, six-time Gr.1 winner and Classic victress LAURENS, triple Gr.1 winner BARNEY ROY, triple Gr.1 winner and now sire ADVERTISE and this season’s Royal Ascot Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup winner GOLDEN HORDE.


Harry Angel, Advertise and Golden Horde are three horses with bright futures and are compelling examples of the sale’s ongoing evolution. Premier is renowned for producing top 2YOs and it has produced proven stallions as well with the likes of ACCLAMATION, DARK ANGEL and WOOTTON BASSETT coming from its ranks. However, the Gr.1 July Cup and back to back Royal Ascot Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup winners are evidence of Premier’s growing ability to produce elite 2YOs that develop and furnish into high-class, Group 1 winning 3YOs and in Harry Angel and Advertise’s case, exciting young sires as well. Four-time Group 2 winner A’ALI is another in that profile who is chasing Group 1 glory during his current 3YO season. 

It is this trait, matched with its vast number of winners every year, that has been a key part of the sale’s growing international profile and it looks well placed to continue with a tally of nine Stakes winning 2YOs and growing this season. This year’s catalogue boasts a sire line-up to support the trend as well with the likes of established and younger sires such as Acclamation, Caravaggio, Dark Angel, Exceed And Excel, Invincible Spirit, Kodiac, Le Havre, Lope de Vega, Mehmas, Night of Thunder, No Nay Never, Profitable, Ribchester, Showcasing, Siyouni, Wootton Bassett etc. all represented.

The Goffs UK Premier Sale at Doncaster will be held on Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 September and live online bidding will be available through Anyone wishing to attend the sale must preregister by completing the online COVID-19 medical questionnaire found here