Goffs Orby Catalogue Anchored by Sea The Stars Filly

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The catalogue for the Goffs Orby Sale, which includes a Sea The Stars (Ire) half-sister to a trio of Group 1 winners out of Theatrical (Ire) mare Green Room (lot 176), is now online. Numerous blue-blooded pedigrees make up the two-day sale, with 474 yearlings set to go under the hammer on Sept. 29-30. Sunday’s G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. winner Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) is a €175,000 graduate of the Orby Sale.

Ballylinch Stud will offer the 12th foal of the unraced Green Room, whose 2018 Galileo (Ire) filly Espania (Ire) topped the 2019 Goffs Orby Sale at €3 million. Espania is a full-sister to G1 Investec Oaks heroine and €900,000 yearling Forever Together (Ire); €680,000 Goffs Orby yearling and G1 Dubai Fillies Mile heroine Together Forever (Ire); the SP Do You Love Me (Ire)-an €3.2 million purchase and the top lot at the 2018 Goffs Orby Sale; and a half-sister to G1 Prix Jean Prat hero and sire Lord Shanakill (Speightstown). Green Room has already produced the €1.1 million Goffs Orby graduate Signe (Ire) to the cover of Sea The Stars.

Perennial champion sire Galileo (Ire) is represented by eight yearlings, including; The Castlebridge Consignment’s lot 237, a son of GI E. P. Taylor S. heroine Lahaleeb (Ire) (Redback {GB}); a filly (lot 305) out of G1 Ascot Vale S. victress Nechita (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) from the Baroda Stud draft; a 3/4 sister to G1 Irish Derby winner Trading Leather (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) (lot 311) from Manister House Stud; MGSW and GI Gamely S. runner-up Quiet Oasis (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB})’s daughter (lot 357) from the Barronstown Stud draft; Oaks Farm Stables’ lot 306, a filly out of GSP Nell Gwyn (Ire) (Danehill), herself a full-sister to European Champion 3-Year-Old Rock of Gibraltar (Ire) (Danehill); lot 122, a filly from The Castlebridge Consignment out of MSW & MGSP Easton Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}); another from Castlebridge, a filly (lot 42) out of MGSW & MGSP Banimpire (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}); and finally lot 16, a colt offered by Islanmore Stud, the third foal from MSW & GSP Alive Alive Oh (GB) (Duke of Marmalade {Ire}).

A single yearling by Dubawi is part of the Staffordstown draft as lot 17, a colt out of French MSW All At Sea (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), whose second dam is German Champion Older Mare Albanova (GB) (Alzao); while among Dark Angel’s 20 yearlings is the second foal out of the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Jet Setting (Ire) (lot 211) from Baroda Stud. Abbeville Stud brings a son of Exceed And Excel (Aus) (lot 92) out of Italian Group 3 winner Cottonmouth (Ire) (Noverre), who has already foaled Italian Champion Older Horse and MG1SW Dylan Mouth (Ire) (Dylan Thomas {Ire}). Moonlight Cloud (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire})’s Frankel (GB) half-brother is offered by Baroda Stud as lot 458, and they are also the consignor of note for a Kingman (GB) half-brother to 2020 G1 Henkel Preis de Diana heroine Miss Yoda (Ger) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) (lot 291). Camas Park Stud’s draft contains a full-brother to European champion and young sire Ten Sovereigns (Ire) (No Nay Never) (lot 388). G1 Coronation S. victress Maids Causeway (Ire) (Giant’s Causeway) is represented by a Showcasing filly (lot 267) for Ballyhane. The bay is a half-sister to MGSW Elizabeth Way (Ire) (Frankel {GB}).

In 2019, the Goffs Orby Sale grosses ¥42,927,500 for 364 sold of 429 offered. The average was €117,933 and the median was €65,000. Topping proceedings over the two-day stand was the aforementioned Espania (Ire), who sold for €3 million to M V Magnier/Westerberg from the draft of Ballylinch Stud. Allthough unraced, holds an entry for the Sept. 13 G1 Moyglare Stud S.

A full preview of the Orby Sale will be conducted after the Aug. 12-13 Goffs Land Rover Sale at Kildare Paddocks with online bidding and strict social distancing protocols in place. The Land Rover Sale is the first sale in Ireland since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and Goffs is working closely with Horse Racing Ireland to ensure that the protocols in place mirror those on Irish racecourses. Goffs is committed to delivering the best marketplace possible given the current situation, with further announcements in connection to the Orby Sale and Oct. 29-30 Sportsman’s Sale in the future.

“In the first instance we want to thank the many Irish breeders and consignors who have overwhelmingly maintained their support of the Orby Sale with drafts of quality and depth leading to another selection of pedigrees and physical specimens that simply fills us with enormous pride,” said Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby. “On visit after social distanced visit to stud farms across the land the Goffs inspection team have been supported by colts and fillies of true quality that would make the grade with ease into any other premier sale.

“These are especially challenging times and Auction Houses are having to be more adaptable than ever in terms of dates and locations. However, as we have demonstrated in recent months, Arqana, Goffs and Tattersalls will consider every option to serve the industry as best we are able, putting our usual competitive natures to one side for the greater good. To that end I have agreed with Edmond Mahony at Tattersalls that we will meet following the forthcoming store sales to discuss the autumn sales programmes of Goffs and Tattersalls, and the options that exist.

“With specific reference to the Orby and Sportsman’s Sales we will continue to monitor the situation and look at any and all options as matters evolve but we would reiterate that the modern day Goffs was set up to provide a world class sales facility in Ireland specifically for the Irish breeder. That said at the same time we have a superb sales complex in the UK so we have options to serve the industry on both sides of The Irish Sea and will make a timely decision in the best interests of all our valued vendors when we have weighed up the strengths and weaknesses of each alternative against the backdrop of a situation that is literally changing by the day. However we feel it would be imprudent to rush in to any finite decisions beyond this week at this stage and we would ask for calm heads together with the continued support of our loyal clients as by working together we can deliver the best results for the world class Irish horses so sought after around the world.”

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