Goffs Releases Deep Orby Catalogue

Orby graduate and Prix de Diane winner Channel | Scoop Dyga

Goffs on Thursday released the catalogue for its flagship Orby yearling sale, with 472 yearlings set to be offered on Oct. 1 and 2.

This year, Orby celebrated a second consecutive Oaks winner when Channel (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) was victorious in the G1 Prix de Diane. Bred by Kilcarn Stud, Channel was an €18,000 private purchase at Orby in 2017 by Meridian International. The year prior, G1 Investec Oaks winner Forever Together (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) had been bought by MV Magnier for €900,000.

One of the highlights of this year's catalogue will be lot 262, the latest Galileo filly out of Forever Together's dam Green Room (Theatrical {Ire}). Green Room, who has also produced the G1 Fillies' Mile winner Together Forever (Ire), a €680,000 graduate of this sale, last year provided this sale's €3.2-million top lot, the Galileo filly subsequently named Do You Love Me (Ire) and bought by Phoenix Thoroughbreds from Ballylinch Stud.

Phoenix Thoroughbreds also laid out €2-million for another daughter of Galileo, a full-sister to three-time Group 1 winner Alice Springs (Ire), at Orby last year and another full-sister to those two goes through the ring this October as lot 127. Other Galileos up for grabs include lot 155, a colt out of G2 Ribblesdale S. winner Banimpire (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), and lot 213, a full-sister to this year's G1 Irish Derby winner Sovereign (Ire).

The progeny of young sons of Galileo will no doubt cause some stir, and Frankel (GB) fields a half-sister to dual Group 3 winner Broome (Ire) (Australia {GB}) (lot 55). Australia himself is responsible for, among others, lot 255, a half-brother to recent Superlative S. winner Mystery Power (Ire). Mystery Power is by No Nay Never, whose progeny here include a half-brother to last year's G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Skitter Scatter (Scat Daddy) (lot 205).

Kingman (GB) is undoubtedly one of the hottest sires on the continent, and his Orby haul includes a half-sister to the six-time Group 1 winner Moonlight Cloud (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 81) as well as lot 258, who is out of a half-sister to the Derby and Arc winner Golden Horn (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}).

Showcasing has also been on a tear this summer, and he has lot 181, a half-sister to Australian Group 1 winner Harlem (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}).

There are two catalogued by Dubawi (Ire), including a half-brother to Cheveley Park Stud's G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. winner Persuasive (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) (lot 188), while Dark Angel himself has a full-sister to champion sprinter Harry Angel (Ire) (lot 156) on offer.

Leading French sire Siyouni (Fr) has five on offer, including lot 228 from the excellent Aga Khan family of G1 Irish Oaks winner Ebadiyla (Ire) among others. His compatriot Le Havre (Ire) has six catalogued, including the first foal out of Irish 1000 Guineas winner Jet Setting (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}) (lot 301). Lot 345 is from the first crop of G1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner Awtaad (Ire), and is a half-brother to this year's winner of that Classic, Phoenix of Spain (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}).

Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said, “We have catalogued a world-class selection of yearlings thanks to our vendors who have entrusted us with many of their best colts and fillies. Last year's Orby was a record sale for Goffs headlined by the two highest-priced yearling fillies in the world, and that the breeders of both of those fillies have sent the own-sisters back to the Orby this year is a wonderful compliment to the sale. They are joined by a multitude of Group 1 pedigrees to make up a catalogue that we believe has taken a further step forward in terms of quality and depth. We look forward to promoting the catalogue to the world over the coming months and to welcoming buyers old and new to Goffs in October.”

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