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A colt by Kingman (Lot 31) topped the Goffs UK section of the combined Goffs Arqana Breeze Up Sale when selling to Jamie Lloyd of Meah Lloyd Bloodstock for £290,000. The grandson of Invincible Spirit was bought by MC Bloodstock for £130,000 at the Goffs UK Premier Sale and was re-offered by Gaybrook Lodge Stud who prepared him to Breeze on Town Moor. He will now ship to California to be trained by Richard Baltas on behalf of Calvin Nguyen. 

Al Shaqab Racing made their presence felt when purchasing a son of Dandy Man (Lot 97) for £200,000 through Nicolas de Watrigant. The colt was bought by Glenvale Stud for 80,000gns last year and was prepared by Mocklershill who also sold a Hard Spun colt (Lot 110) to Rabbah Bloodstock for £110,000.

American Pharaoh has had an incredible start to his stud career and Star Bloodstock sold a colt (Lot 69) to Blandford Bloodstock for £175,000. He was bought as a yearling by Byron Rogers for $90,000 whilst Oak Tree Farm sold a colt (Lot 65) to Filip Zwicky, who was bidding online from Scandinavia, for £110,000. The same vendor also sold an Exceed and Excel colt (Lot 75) to Richard Ryan for £120,000.

King Power Racing were also active when buying a son of Mehmas (Lot 28) from Kilbrew Stables for £165,000. The colt was bought privately after being led out unsold for €19,000 at the Goffs Sportsman’s Sale and provided a handsome return for Andrew and Riona Lynch.

Siyouni has a long history of success in the Doncaster sales ring and Longways Stables sold a colt (Lot 79) to Blandford Bloodstock for £140,000 whilst a colt by Will Take Charge (Lot 73) was bought from Yeomanstown Stud by Peter and Ross Doyle for £100,000.

Following the conclusion of the sale, Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent said:

‘We couldn’t have predicted that! It’s been a very long journey to enable us to hold this sale and there have been many twists and turns along the way but we are absolutely delighted with what has been achieved today. To deliver those results is way beyond what we could have imagined, and the timing could not be better with the yearling sales not far away.

"It has been a huge team effort to get to this stage and it has been a real joy working with Arqana to hold this event. The original (Doncaster) and the best (Arqana) have come together to outperform any similar sales in Europe this year but none of this could have been done without the huge support of the BHA, Doncaster Racecourse and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. All three of these organisations have been extremely proactive during the planning of this sale and a special mention must go to Roderick Duncan and his team at the racecourse who have prepared some of the best ground ever offered. We must also mention the local hotels who have opened especially for our clients and we could not have held the sale without them.

"However, the real credit for today’s achievements lie with the vendors. They have been extremely supportive during the planning of today’s sale and have kept these horses in top form for an extra two months before today. Many have resisted the temptation to sell privately and have instead shown huge faith in what we’re doing, only to be well rewarded as a result. We are nothing without our vendors and this has never been more evident than in the last three months, meaning that we are indebted to them for their loyalty.

"So it’s fair to say that this has been worth the wait and we look forward to today’s graduates racing very soon, where we will be in the strange position of cheering home those sold by Goffs and Arqana – something else that I would not have predicted!"

Sale Statistics 
Offered: 99   
Sold: 83 (84%)
Aggregate: £3,869,900
Average: £46,625 (+2%)
Median: £30,000 (+15%) 

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