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New Records Set at Superb Doncaster Breeze Up Sale

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A global buying bench propelled the Goffs UK Breeze Up Sale to new records at Doncaster today as the average and median surpassed the figures achieved in the strong 2019 sale to post new record highs. The sale also recorded an 89% clearance rate whilst the number of six-figure lots posted a new record at 15 while turnover surged to over £6.2 million – another record for this sale.  
Driven by spirited bidding in the ring and from the world class Goffs Online bidding platform, which sold 26 horses for over £1.2 million, demand in the ring strengthened as the sale drew on and a flurry of six-figure sales saw the average finish at £48,590, a 6% increase on the previous record set in 2019, and the median at £34,000, a rise of 21% on last year's figure. 

Today’s sale saw two lots share the top price of £210,000, both of which were offered by Tally Ho Stud. The first was a Twilight Son colt (Lot 118) which was sold to Michael O'Callaghan. O'Callaghan bought the Gr.3 Molecomb Stakes winner Steel Bull last year and purchased seven lots at today’s sale. The second came in the final lot of the sale (Lot 178), a colt by Galileo Gold, which sold to Ling Bloodstock. Also reaching the £200,000 mark was Mocklershill’s No Nay Never colt which sold to the bid of Blandford Bloodstock – one of nine purchases for the Blandford team at today’s sale.

Another prominent buyer was John Dance’s Manor House Stud who purchased six lots including Oak Tree Farm’s Kingman colt (Lot 76) for £140,000. Oliver St Lawrence Bloodstock was another to feature at the top of the results, going to £180,000 to secure Derryconnor Stud’s Kodiac filly (Lot 154) who produced a very smart breeze.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented on today’s record sale:

“This is an incredible business and today has been an amazing day. To have the ability to hold the sale on its original date and at its intended location was the first success. To then smash all records is something that we couldn’t have envisaged in the lead up to this sale and the results are very positive for the industry and for our loyal vendors who really backed us with some very nice horses.

“This sale has a brilliant record on the track and has produced five Royal Ascot winners since 2016, a fact that was not lost on buyers at any point today. We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who purchased today, and we are sure that we will see many of them at Royal Ascot in eight weeks’ time. In 2016, we saw two colts who shared the sale topping price - Prince Of Lir and Ardad - who went on to win the Gr.2 Norfolk Stakes and Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot that year. We hope that that is a good omen for this sale and we would like to extend a big thank you to our vendors who provided us with a catalogue of real depth to market to our international audience, whilst we would also like to thank Doncaster Racecourse who produced superb ground to show our Breezers to maximum effect.”

2021 Statistics (vs. 2020)
Offered: 144     
Sold: 128 (89%)
Aggregate: £6,219,500 (+56%)
Average: £48,590 (+9%)
Median: £34,000 (+21%)

2021 Statistics (vs. 2019)
Offered: 144     
Sold: 128 (89%)
Aggregate: £6,219,500 (+22%)
Average: £48,590 (+6%)
Median: £34,000 (+31%) 

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