Goffs November Foal Topper One Of The Highlights Of Orby Book 1 Catalogue

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A strong catalogue of 543 yearlings, featuring a Kingman (GB) half-brother to Group 1 winner Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy), will go under the hammer during Book 1 of the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale on Sept. 26-27.

The €550,000 foal, who counts GI Belmont Oaks Invitational S. heroine Aspen Grove (Ire) (Justify) in his immediate family, will be offered as lot 313 by Stauffenberg Bloodstock. They will also offer a Masar (Ire) half-sister to G1 Deutsches Derby hero Fantastic Moon (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) as lot 373.

There are also a bevy of other siblings and half-siblings to Group 1 winners and Classic winners. Lot 48 is a Sea The Stars (Ire) half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner State Of Rest (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) offered by Tinnakill House Stud. That stallion is also responsible for a half-brother to G1 Irish 2000 Guineas hero and sire Phoenix Of Spain (Ire) as lot 488; and a full-sister to top-level winner Shraaoh (Ire) is lot 434.

Kingman is the sire of lot 504, a half-brother to G1 2000 Guineas hero and sire Saxon Warrior (Jpn). There are also half-brothers to 2000 Guineas victor Poetic Flare (Ire)–by Camelot (GB) as lot 500–and a No Nay Never son of Many Colours (GB) (Green Desert), who is a half-brother to G1 1000 Guineas victress Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) (lot 498). The catalogue also boasts a full-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) (lot 356). The late, great Galileo (Ire) is represented by a pair of yearlings from his final crop in lot 269, a full-brother to Group 2 winner Delphi (Ire); and a colt out of Group 3 winner Wind Chimes (GB) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) is lot 179.

Lot 37 is a Night Of Thunder (Ire) half-sister to juvenile Group 1 winner and sire Lucky Vega (Ire); while lot 227 is a Wootton Bassett (GB) half-sister to G1 Prix Royal-Oak scorer Technician (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}). There is also a Mehmas (Ire) colt who is a half-brother to Grade I winner Glorious Empire (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) as lot 409; and a Mehmas half-brother to G2 Coventry S. winner River Tiber (Ire) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) (lot 150).

The sale also features yearlings by stallions like Frankel (GB), Dubawi (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), Kodiac (GB), Churchill (Ire), Lope De Vega (Ire), and Siyouni (Fr), among others.

Following Book 1, Goffs will host the Orby Book 2 Sale, formerly the Sportsman's Sale, from Sept. 28-29. All yearlings offered over the four days will be eligible for the new Goffs Two Million Series which offers a guaranteed minimum prize fund of €2 million exclusive to buyers at Goffs. The Two Million Series consists of Europe's Richest Two-Year-Old Race, the seven-furlong €1-million Goffs Million, on the eve of the 2024 sale at the Curragh and the €500,000 Goffs 500 over six furlongs, with prize-money available through 10th place. In addition, the Goffs €50,000 Bonus Series will see €50,000 bonuses paid to the winners of a diverse range of 2-year-old maidens on Irish racecourses throughout 2024.

Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said, “A stated ambition of Goffs is to attract more of the top tier Irish yearlings to Orby and we are thrilled to present two larger days of impeccable quality in Orby Book 1 following increased support from leading breeders.

“They have been persuaded by the massive international buying bench that attended last year's successful sale and the evolution of the Goffs Two Million Series which means that only Orby yearlings will compete for a massive €2 million next year.  We are eternally grateful to our vendors for we our nothing without their horses and are so excited to present this superb selection to global buyers.”

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