Doncaster Festival Sale Starts Wednesday

A fortnight after Doncaster’s flagship St. Leger yearling sale in England, the South Yorkshire venue plays host to the two-day St. Leger Festival yearling sale on Sept. 10 and 11.

The sale was staged for the first time last year  -- when 143 lots sold at an average of 14,338 guineas  -- and the catalogue has been pruned from 210 lots in 2007 to 161 this time around.

Lot 125, a Trans Island colt offered from David and Trish Brown’s Furnace Mill Stud, is the dearest pinhook catalogued having cost 19,000 guineas as a foal.

Lot 32, an Avonbridge half-sister to listed-placed Vintage Premium, has an 18,500-guinea foal price tag and is offered from Low Gallop Stables.

Individuals are likely to make as big impact at pedigrees at this sale although Lot 84, a Xaar filly consigned from Rob Lloyd’s Cloverdale Bloodstock, could have a big family update Sept. 13 if her half-brother, Ancien Regime, takes up his engagement in the group I Ladbrokes Sprint Cup