30/07/2022. International Horse Racing World: Goffs Orby Sale 27/28 september 2022 (UK) – Breeder’s Cup, meet the contenders (USA) – Arqana, August Yearling Sale, 13/15 august, Deauville (FRA)



GOFFS: World Class Orby Sale Catalogue Now Online

The world class catalogue for Goffs Orby Sale 2022, featuring an even greater share of the very best Irish yearlings, is now available online.

The Irish National Yearling Sale has 511 Lots catalogued and will take place from 27 – 28 September at Kildare Paddocks, with the sale commencing at 9.30am each day.  All yearlings offered will be eligible for Europe’s Richest 2YO Race, the Goffs Million, over 7 furlongs at the Curragh in September 2023.

Eleven yearlings from the final crop of the legendary Galileo headline an Orby sire profile that is on par with any top tier international sale.  All the leading European sires are strongly represented including Dubawi, Frankel, Sea The Stars, Dark Angel, Lope De Vega, Churchill, Nathaniel, Kingman, Siyouni, Zoffany, Oasis Dream, No Nay Never, Starspangledbanner, Camelot, Invincible Spirit, Night Of Thunder, Mehmas, Australia and many more leading and first season sires.  Siblings to European Classic winners, Group 1 winners and Group winning juveniles from the current season will also be offered at Orby.

The following is a small selection of the many outstanding prospects on offer in this year’s catalogue:

    • Lot 28: Colt by Cotai Glory ex La Cuvee – Half-brother to G1 winner Champers Elysees
    • Lot 30: Colt by No Nay Never ex Lady Gorgeous – Half-sister to Champion 2YO Pretty Gorgeous
    • Lot 50: Filly by Frankel ex Love Magic – Half-sister to G1 Prix De Diane winner Chanel
    • Lot 57: Colt by Kingman ex Majestic Silver – Half-brother to the dam of Homeless Songs and Carla Bianca
    • Lot 58: Colt by Zoffany ex Many Colours – Full brother to Classic winning Orby graduate Mother Earth
    • Lot 78: Filly by Gleneagles ex Miss Macnamara – Half-sister to Classic winner Sonnyboyliston
    • Lot 93: Filly by No Nay Never ex Muirin – Full sister to Blackbeard, winner of the 2022 Prix Robert Papin
    • Lot 111: Filly by Galileo ex Nickname – Dam is a Group 1 winner
    • Lot 190: Filly by US Navy Flag ex Rugged up – Half-sister to multiple Group winner Happy Romance
    • Lot 196: Colt by Zoffany ex Sarawati – Full brother to Ventura Storm and Sword Zorro
    • Lot 215: Filly by Galileo ex Signora Cabello – Dam was a high-class sprinter and winner of Queen Mary, Prix Robert Papin and Marygate Stakes
    • Lot 230: Filly by Invincible Spirit ex Sophie Germain – Sister to G2 winner Creggs Pipes
    • Lot 265: Colt by Galileo ex Terror – Dam is a Listed winner and G3 placed
    • Lot 286: Colt by Inns Of Court ex Vida Amorosa – Half-brother G2 July Stakes winner Persian Force
    • Lot 306: Filly by Churchill ex You’ll Be Mine – Half-sister to Eminent out of G1 place dam

  • Lot 332: Colt by Galileo ex Amicus – Full brother to Okita Soushi out of an Australian 1000 Guineas winner
  • Lot 351: Colt by Galileo ex Belesta – Half-brother to Ajusted, Old Glory and full brother to Giusepe Piazzi
  • Lot 402: Colt by Blue Point ex Contrary – Half-brother to Irishcorrespondent, two-time champion stayer in Hong Kong
  • Lot 452: Colt by Awtaad ex Ezima – Half-brother to Champion filly Taghrooda
  • Lot 453: Colt by New Bay ex Falling Petals – Full-brother to Group 1 winner Saffron Beach
  • Lot 490: Filly by Dubawi ex Here to Eternity – Half-brother to multiple G1 winner Time Warp and G1 winner Glorious Forever
  • Lot 493: Colt by Sea The Stars Ex Holda – Half-brother to multiple Group winner Blond Me
  • Lot 499: Filly by Invincible Spirit ex I Am Beautiful – Dam G3 winner from family of Tapestry and Loves Only You
  • Lot 501:  Filly by Frankel ex Improve.  Dam is a half-sister to Group 1 winners Creative Force and Persuasive

Recent winning Orby graduates include Prosperous Voyage who finished a close second in the English 1000 Guineas before going on to Group 1 glory in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket for Marc Chan and Andrew Rosen.  At Royal Ascot, there was an Orby double courtesy of KHK Racing’s Eldar Eldarov in the Group 2 Queen’s Vase, while previous Group 1 winner Broome landed the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes in the colours of Masaaki Matsushima.  In the US, Stonestreet Stables enjoyed a superb result with their Wesley Ward trained Twilight Gleaming who won the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint.  Persian Force won the Group 2 July Stakes for Amo Racing and Omnihorse, while another recent Group winner is Mark Dobbin’s Ladies Church who took the Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh last week.

Commenting on publication of the Orby catalogue, 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 with 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 September 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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With three weeks to go before the August Yearling Sale, find out more about the 313 exceptional yearlings

Taking place on August 13, 14 and 15 in Deauville, the famous ARQANA August Yearling Sale will attract buyers from all over the world who are looking for yearlings with exceptional pedigrees and conformation.
This year, all three days will offer the same quality of yearlings insead of being held in two parts as in previous year. The sale will be organised as follows: 

Saturday, August 132pm – lot 1 to 145
Sunday, August 145.30pm – lot 146 to 230
Monday, August 155.30pm – lot 231 to 313

With exceptional sire power, the catalogue brings together progeny of a range of outstanding international stallions such as Adlerflug, Arrogate, Camelot, Churchill, Dark Angel, Dubawi, Frankel, Galileo, Galiway, Justify, Kingman, Kodiac, Lope De Vega, New Bay, Night Of Thunder, No Nay Never, Sea The Stars, Shamardal, Siyouni, War Front, Wootton Bassett and Zarak. Among the stallions with their first crops are Advertise, Blue Point, Calyx, City Light, Land Force, Magna Grecia, Ten Sovereigns, Too Darn Hot, Waldgeist and Yoshida.

Among the lots that are out of black-type mares or siblings to black-type winners:

Lot 12
A half-brother by Wootton Bassett to Listed winner DARKNESS, from Haras du Cadran;

Lot 66
Adaughter of Too Darn Hot out of Group 2 winner NIGHT MUSIC, from the family of NIGHT MAGIC and NIGHT WISH, from Haras du Cadran;

Lot 86
The first foal by War Front out of Group winner POLLARA, from the leading family of Arc winner SOLEMIA, from Écurie des Monceaux;

Lot 98
A half-sister by Blue Point to Listed winner ALZIRE and black-type performers TASMAN BAY and PALMYRE from the family of Group 1 winners PEEPING FAWN and THEWAYYOUARE, from Haras d’Etreham;

Lot 105
A daughter of Justify, the first foal out of Group 2 winner RAVEN’S LADY, consigned by Haras de l’Hotellerie;

Lot 122
The first foal by Siyouni out of SAPA INCA, a Listed winner and a sister to Critérium International (Gr.1) scorer JOHANNES VERMEER and Group 2 winner ELIZABETH BROWNING, from Ecurie des Monceaux;

Lot 183
A half-brother by Kingman to Group 2 winner WALDBIENE from the family of the very talented WALDPARK, MASKED MARVEL and WALDGEIST, from Domaine de l’Etang;

Lot 191
A half-brother by Churchill to Epsom Derby (Gr.1) winner WINGS OF EAGLE, from Haras de Montaigu;

Lot 219
A daughter of Kingman out of the black-type mare BALTIC DUCHESS, from the family of Group 1 winners BALTIC BARONESS and BORGIA, from Gestüt Ammerland;

Lot 265
The first foal by No Nay Never out of EBF Fillies’ Sprint Stakes (Gr.3) winner ETOILE, from the family of Group winners GAGNOA, ANCIENT ROME, POUR MOI and DOWN PATROL, from Coolmore Stud;
Lot 311
A daughter of Blue Point out of Listed winner and Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (Gr.1) placed IRISH ROOKIE, from Haras de Saint-Pair;

(Re)discover the whole catalogue as well as the first conformation videos and photos of the lots on www.arqana.com

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August Yearling Sale

13 – 15 August, Deauville