This year’s Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale has been rescheduled from August to September 1-2.

The one-day Silver Sale, which is traditionally held the day after the Premier Sale, will move to a later date and will be held alongside the Autumn Yearling and Horses in Training Sale slated for October 21-22.

Tim Kent, Managing Direct of Goffs UK, said: “This is an extraordinary time with challenges for us all as we strive to get our sales back up and running. Like all auction houses, we are faced with an ever shifting and extremely busy sale calendar in which new positions are difficult to secure.

“However, a September slot gives extra time which may be vital this year especially given the profile of the typical Doncaster yearling.

“With inspections having commenced in the UK and Ireland, the date gives our consignors surety as they look to plan their prep into the sale. The Premier Sale is no stranger to selling in September having produced numerous Group 1-winning racehorses during its many years as the St Leger Yearling Sales and we are looking forward to seeing this year’s smart nominations in studs in the UK, Ireland and France over the coming weeks.”