£380,000 Gleneagles colt is record-breaker
A first-crop son of the brilliant Gleneagles took the Goffs UK Yearling Sale by storm in Doncaster on Tuesday when selling for an incredible £380,000.
The price smashed the previous record for this sale as Alastair Donald saw off Amanda Skiffington to strike the successful bid for this Newsells Park Stud offering, a half-brother to this season’s G2 Prix Hocquart runner-up Al Malhouf.
“He was the standout horse in this sale and by some way," said Donald. "He's the nicest horse I've seen at Doncaster in many a year. He's a gorgeous colt who's a half-brother to a good horse and by an exciting stallion."
Newsells Park Stud’s Julian Dollar added: "We took a bit of a chance bringing him here but full credit must go to Gerry Meehan (Newsells Park yearling manager) who felt that this was a good spot for him.
“Tim Kent and Tony Williams (of Goffs UK) came to see the horses and I said, I’ll show you one you’ll like, but I’m not certain to send him to you’.
“They loved him and said he was the type of horse that could add to the profile of Doncaster. Don’t get me wrong, Tattersalls is a wonderful company and we have sent a lot of good horses to them, but these guys really wanted the horse and it is good to have competition in any industry. We took a punt and it paid off.”
Gleneagles had also made a huge impression at the Arqana August Yearling Sale in Deauville earlier in the month with prices up to €400,000.