Yearlings from the penultimate crop of Galileo head stellar Goffs Orby catalogue
Siblings to Classic and Group 1 winners abound for flagship yearing sale
A select group of yearlings from the penultimate crop of the breed-shaping Galileo heads the exciting catalogue of 511 horses for this year's Goffs Orby Sale.
There are 11 yearlings by the outstanding stallion listed to be offered at the event on September 27 and 28 and as befits their sire, they each have an impeccable lineage.
Starry Eyed, the first foal out of the Grade 1 Frizette Stakes winner Nickname by Scat Daddy topped last year's Goffs Orby Sale when making €1.5m to MV Magnier and her full-sister (lot 111) is an eye-catching entry in this year's catalogue.
Group 2 Queen Mary and Prix Robert Papin winner Signora Cabello's first foal is also a daughter of Galileo (215) while the sons of the perennial champion sire entered include a colt out of Listed Bosra Sham Stakes winner Terror (265) and a full-brother to Royal Ascot placed Okita Soushi (332) out of Australian Group 1 winner Amicus and from the family of Starspangledbanner.
The Orby has continued to build on its reputation for quality with graduates writing headlines around the world. This season's Group 1 Falmouth Stakes winner and 1,000 Guineas runner-up Prosperous Voyage was sold at the 2020 renewal while Royal Ascot Group 2 winners Eldar Eldarov and Broome have also come under the hammer at Kildare Paddocks' most prestigious sale.
One of the most exciting recent graduates of the sale is Group 2 July Stakes winner and Coventry Stakes second Persian Force and his Inns Of Court half-brother (286) is another of the highlights of this year's catalogue.
The catalogue also contains the Cotai Glory half-brother to Matron Stakes winner Champers Elysees (28), a half-brother by No Nay Never to Pretty Gorgeous (30), the New Bay full-brother to Sun Chariot Stakes winner Saffron Beach (453), a half-brother (402) to Hong Kong champion stayer Irishcorrespondent from the first crop of Blue Point, a Dubawi half-sister (490) to the Hong Kong Group 1 winners Time Warp and Glorious Forever and a Sea The Stars half-brother to Grade 1 EP Taylor Stakes winner Blond Me (493).
"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," said Goffs group chief executive Henry Beeby.
"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."
All yearlings entered in the Goffs Orby Sale will be eligible for the 2023 Goffs Million and Beeby believes that the initiative is already bearing fruit, adding: "The introduction of the Goffs Million last year proved a huge hit with buyers and this year’s race at the Curragh on Saturday September 24 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."