AN extra 50 yearlings have been added to the Goffs Orby Sale this year. The catalogue was released online this week and features 472 yearlings, very similar to the number catalogued in 2017.
Galileo fillies have been among the main talking points at recent Orby Sales and there are five daughters of the stallion in this year’s book, along with four colts. This batch includes another full-sister to Oaks winner Forever Together and a full-sister to Group 1 winner Alice Springs. There are six Frankel yearlings and two by Dubawi in the catalogue.
Last year’s sale generated spending of €43.5 million, headed by the two Galileo fillies bought by Phoenix Thoroughbreds for a combined €5.2 million. The average price paid over the two days was €133,000.
Goffs Group CEO Henry Beeby said: “Last year’s Orby was a record sale for Goffs headlined by the two highest-priced yearling fillies in the world, and that the breeders of both of those fillies have sent the own-sisters back to the Orby this year is a wonderful compliment to the sale.
“They are joined by a multitude of Group 1 pedigrees to make up a catalogue that we believe has taken a further step forward in terms of quality and depth. We look forward to promoting the catalogue to the world over the coming months.”
The Orby Sale starts on Tuesday, October 1st and will be followed immediately by the Sportsman’s Sale, which has been extended to two days this year.