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Goffs Orby Yearling Sale - Day One - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nancy Sexton brings you all the action as it happens on the first day of the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale

    Lot 33: b c Scat Daddy - Excelente (Exceed And Excel)
    As the only yearling by the much missed Scat Daddy catalogued, this colt was always going to attract his share of attention. Added to that, he was a particularly nice model out of a fast mare and he duly lights up the ring, selling to Jehan Malherbe of Form Bloodstock for €480,000.
    Malherbe, acting on behalf of Mary Slack, outbid Justin Casse, standing with Justin Zayat and David Ingordo, for the colt, who was sold by Camas Park Stud.
    "He's a very good looking colt by a very good sire," said Malherbe. "We like Scat Daddy a lot as a stallion. He'll go to Mike de Kock."
    From the penultimate crop of Scat Daddy, sire of Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia among others, he is a brother to the useful Little Voice and out of the Listed-placed Excellent. It is the further family of Grade 1 winner Fraulein.
    Camas Park bought Excelente through Cormac McCormack for $200,000 at the 2011 Keeneland November Sale. The daughter of Exceed And Excel ran second in the Listed Star Appeal Stakes for Jessica Harrington before heading to the US, where she won at Gulfstream Park and Arlington.
    "We bought the mare in America and have bred everything out of her so far," said Timmy Hyde of Camas Park Stud. "Little Voice is a good filly, Charlie [Hills] likes her. Then she had a Blame filly that unfortunately died in training. Then we sent her back to Scat Daddy.
    "We had a lot of Scat Daddy yearlings this year so we decided to mix them up a bit and bring one over. This was always a beautiful horse."
    Excelente has a colt foal from the last crop of Scat Daddy. She was barren this year.
    This colt was bred when his sire stood for 'only' $30,000. He was due to stand for $100,000 this year and was recently represented by the $3 million Keeneland September sale-topper.
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    Lot 155: b c Kodiac - Mimiteh (Maria's Mon)
    After coming off second best several times this morning, the Australian-based Eliza Park International are successful in their pursuit of this colt, a close relation to Rosdhu Queen who costs €145,000. He was sold by Grove Stud on behalf of Old Carhue Stud.
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    Stats compare very favourably with the first session last year. So far 126 yearlings have changed hands for an average of €110,810, up 9 per cent from last year. The clearance rate is running at 81 per cent.
    Galileo, unsurprisingly, is the leading sire by average (3: €365,000). BBA Ireland leads the way among the buyers (six bought for a total of €1,258,000) while Camas Park Stud heads the vendors list (nine sold for a total of €1,940,000).
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    A good day that featured strong international trade, notably from Zayat Stables (America), Sun Stud (Australia), Little Kwok Hing Hung (Hong Kong), Form Bloodstock (South Africa), Gatewood Bell (America) and YuLong Investments (China) among plenty others.
    Offered: 222
    Sold: 187 (84%)
    Aggregate: €20,547,000 (+4.8%)
    Average: €109,877 (+8%)
    Colts average: €122,500
    Fillies average: €96,059
    Median: €70,000 (+8%)
    No. successful pinhooks (listed as sold on last appearance in the ring + approx. expenses): 37 of 64
    74) b f Galileo - Green Room; sold by Ballylinch Stud for €900,000 to MV Magnier
    168) b c Frankel - Moonlight's Box; sold by Camas Park Stud to €750,000 to BBA Ireland
    240) b c Invincible Spirit - Rose De France; sold by Irish National Stud for €750,000 to Shadwell Estates
    BBA IRELAND: 10 bought for a total of €1,678,000
    SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY: 5 bought for a total of €1,615,000
    FORM BLOODSTOCK: 6 bought for a total of €1,225,000
    CAMAS PARK STUD: 9 sold for a total of €1,940,000
    IRISH NATIONAL STUD: 5 sold for a total of €1,620,000
    BALLYLINCH STUD: 10 sold for a total of €1,544,000
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