The Glancing Queen Reigns At Doncaster

Grade 2 winner The Glancing Queen (Ire) (Jeremy) (lot 210) topped the first day of the Goffs UK January Sale at Doncaster on Tuesday. Selling for £150,000 to Dahlbury, the Mill House Stud-consigned bay won the G2 Goffs Nickel Coin Bumper at Aintree’s Grand National Festival.

Second on the buyers’ sheets was Cap Soleil (Fr) (Kapgarde {Fr}) (lot 221), who is in foal to Crystal Ocean (GB) from Throckmorton Court Stud. Rathmore Stud snapped up the 9-year-old for £75,000.

A new record top price for a NH foal was set for the sale, when a Walk In The Park (Ire) half-brother (lot 25) to Grade 2 winner Nube Negra (Spa) (Dink {Fr}) made £75,000 to Gerry Aherne. The Alne Park Stud draftee is from the extended family of dual Australian group winner The Velvet King (Aus) (Universal Ruler {Aus}).

At the close of trade, 114 of 224 (51%) offered sold for a gross of £1,559,500. The average rose 22% to £13,680, but the median dropped slightly to £7,000 (-13%). The second and final session of the January Sale features horses-in-training and point-to-pointers and begins at 10 a.m. For more information, please visit the Goffs UK website.

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