Irish yearling sale

Sea The Stars Colt One Of The Stars Of The Goffs Orby Book 2 Catalogue

A full-brother to Group 3 winner Alpen Rose (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is one of the star lots catalogued in the Goffs Orby Book 2 Sale on Sept. 28-29. One of 511 yearlings set to sell over the two-day stand, the colt (lot 712) is out of the winning Valais Girl (GB) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}). Formerly the Goffs Sportsman's Sale, the re-named sale boasts alumni of the quality of GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. winners Gold Phoenix (Ire) (Belardo {Ire}) and River Boyne (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}),...

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

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...

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Sioux Nation Filly Popular At Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale

The two-day Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale concluded on Thursday with a filly by Sioux Nation heading the final session at €72,000. Consigned by Noel O'Callaghan's Mountarmstrong Stud, lot 663 is a granddaughter of the G3 Prix du Bois winner Ela Merici (Fr)  (Beaudelaire {Fr}) and was bought by the father-and-son team of Con and Neil Sands of Bronson Racing. The filly will be trained by Joseph O'Brien, who currently trains Bronson Racing's 92-rated winning juvenile Goa Gajah (Bay A Bali {Brz}). A Mehmas (Ire) colt (lot 481) and a filly...

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Goffs Million Attracts 24 For 2022 Edition, As Purse Rises To €1.234M

The 2022 edition of the Goffs Million has drawn 24 horses to the Curragh for the seven-furlong race on Saturday, Sept. 24. Now worth €1.234 million, up from the original purse of €1 million, the race consists of 12 Irish-trained entries and a like number of British-trained entries, and is open exclusively to Goffs Orby Yearling Sale alumni. The Goffs Million is part of the Curragh's two-day Autumn Festival of Racing alongside the G2 Alan Smurfit Memorial Blandford S. on day one. Remaining in the field after the final forfeit...

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Four Yearlings By Top Sires Supplemented To Goffs Orby Sale Including A Galileo Filly

Four yearlings--by Galileo (Ire), Sea The Stars (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), and Camelot (GB)--have been supplemented to the upcoming Goffs Orby Yearling Sale on Sept. 27-28. From Baroda Stud is lot 229A, a filly by the late, great Galileo (Ire). She is a daughter of Group 3 winner and multiple Group 1-placed Wind Chimes (GB) (Mastercraftsman {GB}). A filly by Sea The Stars and out of Aegean Girl (Ire) (Henrythenavigator) (lot 315A) also hails from the draft of Baroda Stud. Aegean Girl is a half-sister to G3 Bengough S. hero...

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Strong Sportsman's Sale Catalogue Unveiled By Goffs

The catalogue for the 524-strong Goffs Sportman's Sale is now online. Scheduled for Sept. 29-30 beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day, all lots are eligible for the €100,000 Goffs Sportsman's Challenge race over six furlongs at Naas in September of 2023. Some of the sire power on offer includes Acclamation (GB), Australia (GB), Camelot (GB), Caravaggio, Dark Angel (Ire), Exceed And Excel (Aus), Fastnet Rock (Aus), Gleneagles (Ire), Havana Grey (GB), Invincible Spirit (Ire), Kodiac (GB), Lope de Vega (Ire), Mehmas (Ire), New Bay (GB), Night of Thunder (Ire), Oasis...

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Goffs Orby Catalogue Features 11 Yearlings By Galileo

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...

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Shadwell Yearlings Popular as Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale Ends

Demand remained strong on the second day of the Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale and Shadwell Estate's Derrinstown Stud continued to sit firmly atop the leading consignor standings. Three of the top four lots on Wednesday and eight of the top 10 lots over the two days were ultimately offered by Derrinstown. Overall, all 26 yearlings offered by the stud sold for a gross of €1,491,000. Leading the way on the second day of the sale was lot 534, a son of Invincible Spirit (Ire) out of the Arcano (Ire) mare...

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Goffs Autumn Yearling Catalogue Online

The Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale holds the unique distinction of being the only yearling sale to take place in Ireland in 2020, and the catalogue for the 2020 edition is now online. Slated for Kildare Paddocks on Nov. 4-5, the sale will offer 461 yearlings, with 61 lots originally from the Goffs Sportsman's Sale that did not travel to the UK. Past graduates include group winners Laws of Indices (Ire) (Power {GB}) and Elysium (Ire) (Belardo {Ire}). Many established sires are represented, among them Acclamation (GB), Australia (GB), Dandy Man...

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The Cream of Ireland on Offer in Doncaster

A different venue is not the only deviation from the norm as the Goffs Orby Sale takes centre stage in the European yearling sales calendar at Doncaster this week. On the last three occasions she has been represented in this sale Galileo (Ire) has been the sire of the star offering out of stellar producer Green Room (Theatrical), but on this occasion it will be Gilltown Stud's Sea The Stars (Ire) who has the honour of aiming to continue the mare's spectacular sales results. As usual consigned by Ballylinch Stud...

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