Wootton Bassett Colt Tops Final Day of Strong Premier Sale

Another superb day’s trade completed an excellent renewal of the Goffs UK Premier Sale at Doncaster which for the second consecutive year celebrated a new record top price and an 89% clearance rate.

Yesterday’s opening session produced the record-breaking top lot of £440,000 (Lot 92) but today’s second and final session certainly enjoyed its share of fireworks which were headed by Coulonces Sales’ Wootton Bassett colt (Lot 438). Anna Sundstrom’s Coulonces Sales have made a big impact on the sale with their first consignment in 2016 selling the six-time Group 1 winner and Classic filly Laurens and their colt was the subject of great interest in the ring – selling to Goffs UK Agent Richard Ryan on behalf of an undisclosed client for £280,000.

Another to feature was Highclere Stud’s Mehmas colt (Lot 319) which enjoyed a significant update leading into the sale with his half-brother Golden Horde winning the Group 2 Qatar Richmond Stakes. He was one of seven yearlings to make £200,000 or more over the two days when selling to Oliver St Lawrence for £260,000.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tony Williams commented:

“We have enjoyed another very successful Premier Sale and once again we have set a new record top price, £440,000, which followed last year’s £380,000 record. Every year this sale takes another stride forward, it continues to evolve and attract new people and it’s something from which we take immense satisfaction.

“The sale has had an amazing year on the track and that’s instilling confidence in everyone to continue to invest in it and its development. Our vendors have taken another step up and sent us some superb individuals and the buyers, who have come to us from around the world, are taking things to a new level in the ring.

“The face of this sale is changing but its heart remains firmly focused on the racehorse and it’s something that people are backing and enjoying the rewards that follow. We are indebted to everyone who has supported us, and we wish them the very best of luck with their purchases and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Doncaster for the Silver Yearling Sale tomorrow.” 

The Goffs UK Silver Yearling Sale at Doncaster will commence at 10am tomorrow and you can view the catalogue here.

Day 2 Statistics:
Offered - 215
Sold - 182 (85%)
Aggregate - £7,907,500 (-11%)
Average - £43,448 (-5%)
Median - £32,000 (-16%)


Whole Sale Statistics:
Offered - 448
Sold - 397 (89%)
Aggregate - £18,486,000 (-3%)
Average - £46,564 (+3%)
Median - £35,000 (0%)