Superb Doncaster Premier Sale Catalogue Now Online

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Royal Ascot success is the pinnacle for many owners’ racing dreams and the Premier Sale has a proven track record of fulfilling these ambitions.

This was evidenced again in June when GOLDEN HORDE won the Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup, following the success of ADVERTISE in the same race last year, whilst THE LIR JET landed successive Goffs UK wins in the Gr.2 Norfolk Stakes after rising star A’ALI won the race in 2019.

Top level Premier success was also recorded in Dubai and Germany this year courtesy of BARNEY ROY’s two Gr.1 wins, and in the 2YO ranks the sale has produced an impressive and ever-growing eight Stakes winners thus far. The Lir Jet is joined by fellow graduates and top juveniles SUPREMACY who impressively won the Gr.2 Richmond Stakes, Gr.2 Prix Robert Papin victor VENTURA TORMENTA, unbeaten Gr.3 Prix de Cabourg winner CAIRN GORM and Listed winners METHOD, FEV ROVER, GUSSY MAC and SARDINIA SUNSET.

The 2020 Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale looks well placed to continue what has been a stellar year on the track and will offer a quality catalogue of 423 entries on the revised date of 1 – 2 September. Some of the many highlights of this year’s catalogue include:

  • Lot 31, an Almanzor colt out of the L. placed Exceed And Excel mare Vadsariya and from the Aga Khan family of Gr.1 winner VALYRA.
  • 48, a Showcasing half-sister to the L. winner and Gr.3 placed SCARLET DRAGON and from the family of HONOLULU, MOONSTONE, US ARMY RANGER etc.
  • 166, a Caravaggio colt out of the Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 placed Danehill mare DANEHURST and a half-brother to the L. winner BIRCH GROVE.
  • 170, a No Nay Never filly out of the Gr.3 winner DINGLE VIEW.
  • 173, an Invincible Spirit colt out of the Gr.3 winner DISTINCTIVE and Lot 206, an Invincible Spirit filly out of the Gr.1 winner FAVOURABLE TERMS.
  • 195, a Kodiac filly out of a half-sister to the Gr.1 winner and sire EQUIANO and Stakes winners ENCORE D'OR and EVITA PERON.
  • 313, a Starspangledbanner half-brother to this season’s Gr.2 Darley Prix Robert Papin winning 2YO VENTURA TORMENTA.
  • 322, a Cotai Glory half-sister to the four-time Gr.2 winner and top sprinter A’ALI.
  • 338, a Wootton Bassett colt out of a half-sister to the L. winner SHY LADY, the dam of five Stakes winners including Gr.1 winner ZAFEEN and Gr.3 winner YA HAJAR.
  • 346, a Night of Thunder colt out of an Invincible Spirit own sister to the Gr.1 winner and Champion Sprinter FLEETING SPIRIT.
  • 361, a Siyouni filly out of an Oasis Dream half-sister to the Gr.1 winner QUEEN’S TRUST.
  • 380, a Lope de Vega colt out of the Gr.3 placed mare Royal Empress and from the family of Group winners ARCHARCHARCH, ARCH SWING, CRAFTSMAN etc.
  • 423, a Dark Angel own brother to the Gr.3 winner and Gr.2 placed YAFTA and out of the L. winning Oasis Dream mare SWISS DREAM, a daughter of SWISS LAKE.

Commenting on the publication of the Premier catalogue, Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent said:

“It has been a very strong year for the Premier Sale on the track and once again it has proved its ability to produce horses of the highest calibre with A’Ali and particularly Golden Horde. Both elite 2YOs last year, they have progressed in their 3YO season to hold strong stallion credentials and look set to follow other top graduates such as Advertise and Harry Angel who have recently secured their place at leading studs in the same way as the likes of Acclamation, Dark Angel, Wootton Bassett etc.

“Seeing these results is very exciting for the sale and the host of top 2YOs we have this year, headlined by the likes of Cairn Gorm, Method, Supremacy, The Lir Jet and Ventura Tormenta, certainly puts it in a strong position for the latter half of the season and their Classic season next year.

“We have some outstanding yearlings catalogued this year, including siblings to some of our star performers, and we have plenty to look forward to over the coming weeks with a number of graduates lining up in Group 1 races. We will be busy in the build-up marketing this catalogue to our ever-growing global audience and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Doncaster on 1 – 2 September where we will be strictly  following the updated protocols to ensure that we comply with the UK Government’s latest COVID guidelines.”

Please note that due to COVID-19, the Doncaster Silver Sale has moved away from its traditional date and will now be merged with the Doncaster Autumn Sale on 21 – 22 October.

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