Half-Sisters To Poetic Flare And Mother Earth For Goffs Orby

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Orby graduate Mother Earth has a half-sister catalogued | Scoop Dyga

Half-sisters to both of this year's Guineas winners in England have been catalogued for the Goffs Orby Sale, which takes place on Sept. 28 and 29.

A total of 444 yearlings-all of which will be eligible for the Goffs Million, Europe's richest 2-year-old race, in 2022–have been assembled for Ireland's Premier Yearling Sale, which returns this year to its usual home at Goffs's Kildare Paddocks.

Poetic Flare (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire})'s half-sister from the first crop of U S Navy Flag will be consigned as lot 120 by Clare Castle Stud, three lots after the half-sister to Mother Earth (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) (lot 117), who is by another Coolmore first-season sire in Sioux Nation and is offered by Whitehall Stud. Mother Earth is herself an Orby graduate, having cost MV Magnier €150,000 in 2019.

Others with Classic connections in the catalogue include a Kingman (GB) filly (lot 29) out of champion 2-year-old filly and dual Guineas winner Finsceal Beo (Ire) (Mr Greeley) and a Saxon Warrior (Jpn) half-sister to G1 Prix de Diane scorer Channel (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) (lot 110). Both Finsceal Beo and Channel are also Orby graduates. Saxon Warrior is also the sire of a colt (lot 397) out of the recently deceased Cassandra Go (Ire), who is the dam of Classic winner and Group 1 producer Halfway To Heaven (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) and Group 1 producer Theann (GB) (Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}). Lot 347 is a full-brother to champion and Classic winner Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) and a half-brother to G1 Coronation S. winner Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea the Moon {Ger}).

Leading sires Frankel (GB), Galileo (Ire), Siyouni (Fr), Lope De Vega (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), Dubawi (Ire) and Sea The Stars (Ire) are all represented. There are six catalogued by the late, great Galileo including a filly who is the first foal out of the GI Frizette S.-winning $3-million mare Nickname (Scat Daddy) (lot 152) and a colt out of the dual Group 1 winner and multiple stakes producer Simply Perfect (GB) (Danehill) (lot 242). Lot 408 is a full-sister to G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. winner Persuasive (Ire) and a half-sister to this year's G3 Jersey S. winner Creative Force (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), while lot 289, also by Dark Angel, is a full-brother to group winner Angel's Hideaway (Ire).

Lot 338 is a Kingman (GB) colt out of champion mare and stakes producer Alexander Goldrun (Ire) (Gold Away), while lot 250, also a Kingman colt, is the first foal out of the stakes-winning and Group 1-placed Snowy Winter (Elusive Quality). Kingman's barnmate Frankel (GB) has four catalogued including lot 377, a half-brother to two group winners and from the family of the Group 1-winning siblings With You (GB), Call The Wind (GB) and We Are (Ire). Lot 216 is a Starspangledbanner (Aus) half-brother to this year's G1 Prix Jean Prat scorer Laws Of Indices (Ire) (Power {GB}).

The lure of the Goffs Million should put an added premium on 2-year-old types, and the Goffs Orby catalogue includes a Footstepsinthesand (GB) half-brother to last year's G1 Phoenix S. victor Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) (lot 196); a full-sister to this year's G2 Queen Mary S. winner Quick Suzy (Ire) (Profitable {Ire}) (lot 247); a Kodiac (GB) three-quarter sister to this year's G2 Norfolk S. winner Perfect Power (Ire) (Ardad {Ire}) (lot 214); and a Footstepsinthesand half-brother to last year's Norfolk winner The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince of Lir {Ire}) (lot 167). Also catalogued are siblings to 2021 2-year-old stakes winners Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {Ire}), Beauty Inspire (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) and Agartha (Ire) (Caravaggio), as well as a Belardo (Ire) half-brother to last year's G2 Gimcrack S. winner and G1 Middle Park S. third Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) (lot 168).

“We could not be happier to be back in Ireland at Kildare Paddocks for the 2021 Goffs Orby Sale and even more delighted to present an Orby catalogue that is simply unmissable for international buyers,” said Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby in announcing the publication of the catalogue on Friday. “We are so grateful to those Irish breeders who have entrusted us with such a strong selection of potential classy winners and have worked with them to focus on the individual so that we can recommend every Orby yearling on merit to potential purchasers.”

He added, “The Goffs Million, with a guarantee of at least €1,000,000 in prize money and a potential €100,000 3-year-old Group 1 bonus, has been met with resounding enthusiasm by prospective buyers, while the success of Orby graduates over the past year has proven once again why Orby is a must-attend event. Another Classic winner in Mother Earth graphically illustrates the point alongside yet more Group 1 winners in the U.S., South Africa, France, Ireland and more Royal Ascot success.

“The Irish National Yearling Sale is back where it belongs, in the right place at the right time, and the Goffs team looks forward to welcoming vendors and buyers to the Orby for a stellar selection of many of the best yearlings Ireland has to offer, and the only candidates for Europe's richest 2-year-old race next year.”

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