New record set by Kodiac colt at the Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale
Godolphin recruit more than doubles last year's top lots at £360,000
A new record was set at the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale at Doncaster on Wednesday, with Richard O'Gorman going to £360,000 on behalf of Godolphin's John Ferguson to secure a son of Kodiac who blitzed through his racecourse breeze on Tuesday.
Offered by Tally-Ho Stud, the colt is out of the Noverre mare Sodashy, a half-sister to Cornwallis Stakes winner Ponty Acclaim. They in turn are out of Leopard Creek, a half-sister to two Epsom Dash winners in Bishops Court and Astonished.
The colt was bought for €68,000 at the Goffs November Foal Sale but then went unsold at €58,000 when returning to the same ring for the Orby Yearling Sale.
"We couldn't sell him as a yearling," said Roger O'Callaghan of Tally-Ho. "He was a lovely horse, very easy, and we wish them all the best with him. In fairness to Donny, they've done a very good job, the buyers are here. But after last year [success on the track] people had to pay attention."
The previous record for the sale was set by Fire Eyes, a son of Exceed And Excel sold - again by Tally-Ho - to David Redvers of Qatar Racing for £300,000 at the 2012 renewal. He won first time out and was Listed-placed on his next start, but then lost his form.
Tally-Ho also sold the joint sales-topper 12 months ago in Ardad, who proceeded to win the Windsor Castle Stakes two months later. Ardad was one of two Kodiac colts to make £170,000 last year, the other being Prince Of Lir - who likewise went on to score at Royal Ascot.