New Record Top Price of £440,000 at Doncaster Premier Sale

Last year’s Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale at Doncaster set a new benchmark with the sale breaking the £300,000 mark for the first time in its history and today’s opening session saw that record comprehensively beaten with a colt by Kingman selling for £440,000.

Consigned by Charlie and Tracy Vigors’ Hillwood Stud, the colt (Lot 92) out of the Listed winning Exceed And Excel mare Shamandar lit up the Doncaster ring, attracting bids from multiple parties, before being knocked down to Kevin Buckley on behalf of M.V. Magnier. The colt was one of 19 horses who sold for six-figures which drove the sale average up 10% to £49,300 with a superb clearance rate of 91%.

A pair of Siyouni yearlings featured late in the evening with Mount Coote Stud’s filly (Lot 222) out of the Galileo mare Anneli selling to Will Douglass of Charlie Gordon-Watson Bloodstock for £250,000 and Longview Stud’s colt (Lot 228) going to Shadwell for £200,000. A total of five yearlings sold for £200,000 or more with Jamie Railton Sales Agency’s Adaay half-brother to the Gr.2 winner Heartache (Lot 15) knocked down to Shadwell Stud for £210,000, one of ten horses purchased by Shadwell today, and Pier House Stud’s Night of Thunder half-brother to the Gr.2 winner Classic Blade (Lot 31) which was purchased by Alex Elliott for £200,000.

The second and final day of the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale at Doncaster will start at 10am tomorrow and the catalogue, featuring today’s results, can be viewed here.

Offered: 233
Sold: 212 (91%)
Aggregate: £10,451,500 (+2%)
Average: £49,300 (+10%)
Median: £38,000 (+9%)

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