On Tuesday about 150 two year olds breezed over three furlongs- quickening for the last two, at Doncaster, ahead of Wednesday’s auction when the same horses were offered for sale and, sold for varying amounts from just a few thousand pounds to a whopping, record breaking, three hundred and sixty thousand pounds given for a smart son of Kodiac. The sales company were enjoying their best ever breeze up sales and later reported….
“A meteoric rise in figures on last year’s sale told only part of the success story that was today’s Goffs UK Breeze Up Sale at Doncaster as the sale smashed 2015’s record sale in every measure including a new record top price breezer of £360,000 and a clearance rate of 90%.Coming off the back of a superb Royal Ascot where the sale enjoyed four winners – two at Group 1 level – buyers from around the world flocked to Doncaster today and drove the average up 37% on last year’s sale, and more importantly up 16% on 2015’s record sale, to £45,025. A total of 12 horses made over £100,000, up from nine in 2015’s record sale. One of three lots to exceed £200,000 today was Tally-Ho Stud’s Kodiac colt (Lot 89-) which sold to Richard O'Gorman for £360,000 – a new record top price for the sale.
It was an incredible sale with buyers from all over the world including America, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Dubai, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, Spain, Sweden and- Constable Burton!.
Of course we don’t have the firepower of the big guns but nevertheless we were delighted to bring home lot 68 a stunning, athletic, easy moving daughter of Red Jazz for owner Jen Bianco who’s ‘Rosina’ also hailed from the same sale two years ago and who landed three races as a juvenile and a rating of 90 odd. Later on Craig Buckingham added to his armoury when purchasing lot 108 a strong, imposing individual by the very good sire “Iffraaj”
The two fillies are smashing and we can’t wait to get going with them and, one thing is for certain, they won’t suffer from the same affliction todays debutant runner suffered from at Kempton when juvenile male hormones over took his mind, body and spirit producing an abnormally badly behaved Duffield runner. His owners had been warned he was becoming “a bit of a boyo” but we never expected such a show of insolence. Needless the say the vet has already been booked for Tuesday morning.