28/09/2022. International Horse Racing World: €2.6m Own-Sister To Blackbeard Tops Electric Opening Day At Goffs Orby


The highest priced yearling at any of the major international Autumn yearling sales headlined an electric opening day at the 2022 Goffs Orby Sale as Glenvale Stud’s own-sister to Blackbeard (Lot 93) sold to Richard Knight for €2.6 million following a protracted bidding duel with Goffs US agent Jacob West.  The exceptional daughter of No Nay Never out of Muirin looks every bit as promising as her Group 1 Middle Park and Prix Morny-winning brother and is set to go into training in the UK.
Richard Knight speaks to Nick Luck following his purchase of today’s sale topper.
Ciaran Conroy on a wonderful €2.6m result for Glenvale Stud at Goffs Orby.
Spirited demand from a huge host of international buyers at Kildare Paddocks returned a strong clearance rate of 88% with major increases across all key indicators.  Turnover was up 37%, average rose by 25% to €129,269, while median was up by 33% over the corresponding session in 2021.

Newtown Anner Stud secured the second highest priced yearling of the day when going to €750,000 for a daughter of Galileo, the first foal out of Queen Mary and Prix Robert Papin winner Signora Cabello, from The Castlebridge Consignment (Lot 215).  Mountarmstrong Stud’s Night Of Thunder half-sister to the Group 1 Matron Stakes winner No Speak Alexander (Lot 164) was another highlight from the opening session when selling to BBA Ireland for €525,000.

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Comparative figures: Orby Sale Day 1

  Offered Sold Aggregate (€) Average (€) Median (€) Top price (€)
2022 237 208 (88%) 26,888,000 (+37%) 129,269 (+25%) 100,000 (+33%) 2,600,000
2021 205 190 (93%) 19,650,500 103,424 75,000 1,500,000

The Orby Sale continues at 9.30am tomorrow, Wednesday 28 September. 

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