Well-related stores and yearlings plus bumper and point-to-point winners aplenty
Goffs UK August Sale is an expanded event this year and boasts 383-strong offer
The 2021 Goffs UK August Sale at Doncaster (August 4-5) will extend to two days this year, offering a quality catalogue of 383 National Hunt yearlings, stores, horses-in-training and pointers.
The Doncaster August Sale will host a new National Hunt yearling section this year, a session that is usually part of the January Sale but was suspended this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Over the two days 165 horses-in-training and pointers will be offered on the Wednesday from 11am, followed by 134 stores and 84 National Hunt yearlings on the Thursday from 10am.
The August Sale has once again had a strong year on the track headed by two Cheltenham Festival winners, Tiger Roll, who claimed a remarkable fifth victory at the Cheltenham Festival in March in the Cross Country Chase, and Sky Pirate, winner of the Grade 3 Grand Annual Challenge Cup.
Sceptical has also been an amazing success story, costing just £2,800 from this sale in 2019 and going on to win four consecutive races before finishing third in Royal Ascot’s Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes and second in the Group 1 Darley July Cup.
Some of the highlights in Wednesday’s horses-in-training and point-to-point session include:
- Lot 96, Galunggung, a five-year-old winner of his debut point-to-point for Donnchadh Doyle at Kirkistown
- 99, Reserve Judgement, a five-year-old winner of his debut point-to-point for JP Berry at Scarteen
- 100, Doran’s Bridge, a five-year-old winner of his most recent point-to-point for Colin Bowe at Fairyhouse
- 108, King D'Argent, winner of five races, three coming in 2021 over fences from just five chase starts for Dan Skelton. Listed-placed on his most recent start over fences
- 111, Whiskey Lullaby, a half-sister to the Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed Petit Robin and Nouba Fly, dam of the Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placedAnibale Fly
- 117, Starlyte, winner of a bumper on just her second start for Ian Williams at Kelso
Thursday’s store and National Hunt yearling session will include:
- Lot 192, a Blue Bresil filly out of the Grade 2-winning mare Alasi
- 221, a Walk In The Park filly out of a half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Prince Of Scars and Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed Folsom Blue
- 233, a Telescope filly out of the Grade 1-winning mare Gemini Lucy
- 239, a Mount Nelson gelding out of a Milan half-sister to the multiple Grade 1 winner Oscar Whisky
- 256, a Sageburg half-brother to the multiple Grade 1 winner Yorkhill
- 272, a Kayf Tara gelding out of an own sister to the Grade 1 winners Golden Flight and Sunny Flight
- 307, a Sholokhov half-brother to the Grade 2 winner Vermithor
- 326, a Blue Bresil yearling half-brother to the Grade 2 winner Constantine Bay
- 362, a Getaway yearling colt out of the Grade 2-placed mare Lifestyle
- 382, a Motivator yearling filly out of a half-sister to the multiple Grade 1 winner Honeysuckle
- 384, a Jack Hobbs yearling half-brother to the multiple Grade 1 winner Thyme Hill
- 407, a Doctor Dino yearling half-brother to the Grade 1 winner Athena Du Berlais
Other sires to feature in the store and National Hunt yearling session include Authorized, Black Sam Bellamy, Dartmouth, Doyan, Falco, Gentlewave, Great Pretender, Jukebox Jury, Linda’s Lad, Mahler, Malinas, Masked Marvel, Masterstroke, Milan, Nathaniel, Passing Glance, Pether’s Moon, Presenting, Schiaparelli, Soldier Of Fortune, Telescope and Westerner.
Goffs UK managing director Tim Kent said: “This year we have produced a larger catalogue than usual due to the inclusion of the National Hunt yearlings, along with a big jump in store numbers, and they have combined to create a quality day on Thursday which will offer some attractive pinhooking and racing prospects.
"Buyers can take confidence that this sale continues to yield results having produced two Cheltenham Festival winners this year in Tiger Roll and Sky Pirate.
“The August Sale will also feature the TBA National Hunt Breeders’ Awards on Wednesday night, an event which has been rescheduled from its traditional May date, where it is normally held in conjunction with our Spring Sale. The awards evening will once again be proudly sponsored by Goffs UK and tickets can be purchased through the TBA.
“With a quality catalogue offering something for everyone, along with the TBA National Hunt Breeders’ Awards, the August Sale shapes as an unmissable summer National Hunt sale and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Doncaster on August 4-5.”
The catalogue can be viewed online here.
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