Goffs Orby Catalogue Features 11 Yearlings By Galileo

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Starry Eyed, the 2021 Orby topper | de Burgh Productions

The Goffs Orby Sale catalogue, offering 11 yearlings by the late Galileo (Ire), is now online. Set for Kildare Paddocks on Sept. 27-28, the sale will send 511 yearlings through the ring over the two days, starting at 9:30 a.m. each morning. All yearlings offered will be eligible for the seven-furlong Goffs Million, Europe's richest juvenile race, at the Curragh in September of 2023.

Orby graduates have captured a raft of stakes this season, including Prosperous Voyage (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), runner-up in the G1 1000 Guineas before taking the G1 Falmouth S. A pair of alums also won at Royal Ascot–Eldar Eldarov (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Broome (Ire) (Australia {GB}), in the G2 Queen's Vase and G2 Hardwicke S., respectively. Stateside, Twilight Gleaming (Ire) (National Defense {GB}) struck in the GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint; while the G2 July S. went to Persian Force (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) and Ladies Church (GB) (Churchill {Ire}) scored in the G2 Sapphire S. last week.

The Orby boasts yearlings by some of the top sires in Europe, among them Dubawi (Ire), Frankel (GB), Sea The Stars (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), Lope De Vega (Ire), Churchill (Ire), Nathaniel (Ire), Kingman (GB), Siyouni (Fr), Zoffany (Ire), Oasis Dream (GB), No Nay Never, Starspangledbanner (Aus), Camelot (GB), Invincible Spirit (Ire), Night Of Thunder (Ire), Mehmas (Ire), and Australia (GB).

Some of the highlights in the catalogue by Galileo are a daughter of GI Frizette S. heroine Nickname (Scat Daddy) as lot 111 from Baroda Stud; and The Castlebridge Consignment offers a son of G1 Australian 1000 Guineas heroine Amicus (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) (lot 332).

Other notable lots include: lot 28, a son of Cotai Glory (GB) who is a half-brother to G1 Matron S. heroine Champers Elysees (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}) from Tally-Ho Stud; Glenvale Stud's son of Lady Gorgeous (GB) (Compton Place {GB}) (lot 30), who is a half-brother to G1 Fillies' Mile heroine and G1 Moyglare Stud S. second Pretty Gorgeous (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}); a Frankel (GB) colt (lot 50) who is a half-brother to G1 Prix de Diane victress Channel (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) from The Castlebridge Consignment; lot 57, a Baroda Stud-consigned Kingman (GB) half-brother to the dam of this year's G1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner Homeless Songs (Ire) (Frankel {GB}); just one lot later, Whitehall Stud will offer a full-brother to dual Group 1 winner and Classic scorer Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}); G1 Irish St Leger scorer Sonnyboyliston (Ire) (Power {GB})'s Gleneagles (Ire) half-sister (lot 78) is consigned by Clonlisk Stud; Moyfinn Stud offers a full-brother (lot 196) to G1 Gran Premio del Jockey Club scorer Ventura Storm (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}); lot 402, a colt by Blue Point (Ire), who is a half-brother to dual Hong Kong Champion Stayer and four-time Group 1 winner Irishcorrespondent (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) is consigned by Ballygallon Stud; hailing from the Galbertstown Stables draft is lot 452, an Awtaad (Ire) half-brother to the high class three-time Group 1 winner Taghrooda (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}); Ballylinch Stud consigns lot 453, a full-brother to G1 Sun Chariot S. heroine Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}); lot 490 is a Dubawi (Ire) filly who is a half-sister to a pair of top-level winners by Archipenko in Time Warp (GB) and Glorious Forever (GB) from Staffordstown; Camas Park Stud sends a Sea The Stars (Ire) colt through the ring as lot 493, a half-brother to GI E P Taylor S. heroine Blond Me (Ire) (Tamayuz{GB}); and The Castlebridge Consignment's lot 499 is an Invincible Spirit (Ire) filly out of Group 3 winner I Am Beautiful (Ire) (Rip Van Winkle {Ire}) from the extended family of Group 1 winners Tapestry (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Loves Only You (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}).

In 2021, the Orby Sale grossed €40,561,500 for 371 yearlings. The average was €109,330 and the median was €75,000. Leading the way on the buyers' sheets was Starry Eyed (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who was offered by Baroda Stud and sold for €1.5 million to Coolmore's MV Magnier.

Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said, “When selections began for this year's Orby, we set a target to take the Irish National Yearling Sale to new heights in 2022 and build on the success of last year. Thanks to increased support from leading Irish breeders we have grown the catalogue whilst maintaining the quality across both days and I extend our thanks to every vendor as we are nothing without their beautiful yearlings. This country is synonymous with the Thoroughbred and we are so proud to bring international buyers to view even more of the best yearlings Ireland has to offer in the unrivalled sales complex at Kildare Paddocks this September.

“The introduction of the Goffs Million last year proved a huge hit with buyers and this year's race at the Curragh on Saturday, 24 Sept. will be a wonderful way to kick off the Orby Sale week when the contenders for the 2023 Million will be on offer within days.”

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