Top Class Yearlings Available at Goffs UK Premier Sale 2017
by Craig Jones
470 yearlings have been entered in the Goofs UK Premier Yearling Sale next month and after a very productive 2017, the market is expected to be strong. Two Group One heroes, Barney Roy and Harry Angel both came from the sale, further advertising what a great place it is to buy horses from. Henry Candy’s Limato is another recent Group One winner to come from the sale. The catalogue this year looks to have some quality animals in it and it wouldn’t surprise me if we saw more Group One winners come out of this pack, it looks a really strong line up.
One of the main talking points of this sale is going to be Lot 120, a Frankel filly who will be the first of its kind to be sold at Doncaster. The filly is out of the classy performer Ladies Are Forever and really looks the part on paper. Another filly many people will have their eye on is Lot 355, a half-sister to Beckford, who won the Railway Stakes in very impressive style not too long ago. Beckford looks to be a very promising two year old, with a good future ahead so this lot is sure to caught the eye of many people out there.
One of the most intriguing lots at the sale is Lot 385, who is a filly by Starspangledbanner and comes here despite being bred in the Southern Hemisphere. She was bred on Northern Hemisphere timescales though, and is out of a half-sister to New Zealand Group Two winner and Group One placed Hasselhoof. She brings a lot of intrigue to the sale and it will be fascinating to see how much she brings in the UK market, or whether someone can grab themselves a bargain with this lot.
The Doncaster Premier Sale has grown a lot in recent years and the proof of just how far this sale has come is in the catalogue for 2017. They have moved forward yet again and their hard work trying to improve the quality of yearlings coming through the sale is beginning to pay off. While the continued growth of this sale in both quality and quantity is down to a lot of hard work, seeing horses on the track win big races is also another big factor in making this sale the success that it has become in recent years.
With Barney Roy and Harry Angel performing so well this season, the sale has had a great advertisement on the track. These two horses now run in the Godolphin Royal Blue and will continue to further advertise the fact that the Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale is one of the fastest growing sale rings in the UK, offering a large number of quality animals.
The 2017 catalogue looks fantastic, we will see where the yearlings are heading in a months from now and hopefully we have a few more Group One winners graduating from this sale.