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Doncaster Bloodstock Sales

The £120,000 top price at Doncaster was the lowest at the sale since 2002

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Buoyant middle market boosts DBS Premier sale

Read Nancy Sexton's blog from the Doncaster auction ring to see how the DBS Premier yearling sale unfolded

IT was no record breaker but Doncaster’s Premier Yearling Sale finished yesterday evening with figures on a par with 12 months ago after an incredibly strong middle-level trade.

Although the £120,000 highest price - a figure hit three times - was the lowest for a sale topper at this event since 2002, it was more the business up to that mark that was so notable especially in the apparent absence of Maktoum buyers.

It was left to an increasing force on the flat scene, Yorkshireman Sir Robert Ogden, to dominate the top-end trade and it was he who bought all of yesterday’s three six-figure lots.

They were led by an Elusive City colt who had cost vendor Paddy Twomey €40,000 in November and transformed into a £120,000 yearling as Ogden’s racing manager Barry Simpson saw off first Bobby O’Ryan and then Dwayne Woods, accompanied by owner Andrew Tinkler, for the bay.





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