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Goffs Orby Yearling Sale - Day Two - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Follow all the news as it happens on the second day of the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale with Nancy Sexton's live blog

  • For all the desirable yearlings in the main section of the catalogue, today's sale could well be highlighted by Part One of the Wildenstein Stables Ltd dispersal.
    The dispersal kicks off  straight after the conclusion of today's main session with a group of 18 yearlings and 41 horses in training offered through The Castlebridge Consignment.

    Another 27 mares, 20 foals and two fillies in training will sell at the Goffs November Sale on 17 - 18 November.

    The star of today's draft most likely will be the Dubawi colt out of Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Beauty Parlour. He sells as the last horse through the ring as lot 472 and is preceded by his Dansili half-sister.

    “Goffs exists to sell the very best bloodstock so to land exclusive rights to conduct a dispersal of this magnitude and quality is very exciting and a massive vindication of our approach,” says Goffs CEO Henry Beeby. “The Goffs team are a passionate, enthusiastic and hardworking bunch so it is a real feather in the Goffs cap and we are very proud to have been chosen by David Wildenstein.


    “In my 34 years in the business there are a handful of names that you associate with the very best – Robert Sangster, The Aga Khan, Khalid Abdullah, the Maktoums, Coolmore, the Niarchos family for example - and the Wildenstein name is certainly amongst their number.


    “Being appointed to conduct The Wildenstein Stables Limited Dispersal is an honour in which we take great pride. We have always said that we can sell the best, we keep proving it and hope to do the horses justice so repaying the enormous trust that David Wildenstein has placed in us.

    “With over 100 horses ranging from foals to mares with horses in training and yearlings in between The Wildenstein Stables Limited Dispersal offers buyers the chance to invest in some of the best bloodlines in the stud book. It is not often that so much quality is offered so this is a quite unique opportunity.”

    Daniel Wildenstein, a world renowned gallery owner and art authority, inherited his love of the sport from his father Georges, who established the stable in 1923 and ran it with great success until his death in 1963. Daniel Wildenstein went on to be France’s leading owner on nine occasions and raced many brilliant horses, notably Allez France, who had the measure of Dahlia every time they met, Peintre Celebre, whose sweeping run remains one of the iconic moments in Arc history, legendary globe-trotter All Along and Pawneese, who swept the 1976 1,000 Guineas, Prix de Diane, Oaks and King George.
    Another memorable performer, Arcangues, pulled off a 133/1 shock in the 1993 Breeders' Cup Classic.


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  • Today's session also features the latest yearling out of Pat O'Kelly's wonderful mare Spirit Of Tara, a May-foaled colt from the first crop of Declaration Of War.
    Progeny of Spirit Of Tara, a Group 2-placed sister to Salsabil, have realised €6.725 million at this sale since 2002. Remarkably, the group includes three sale-toppers: Group 2 winner Echo Of Light, who cost €1.2 million in 2004, the Group 1-placed Irish History, who cost €950,000 in 2010, and Tocco d'Amore, last year's €2 million sale-topping filly who was bought by Moyglare Stud Farm.
    Spirit Of Tara is also dam of Listed winner Akarem, the Group 2-placed Flame Of Gibraltar and Listed-placed Multazem from 12 foals of racing age.
    Now 22-years-old, Spirit Of Tara has a colt foal by Invincible Spirit.
    Lot 290: b c Declaration Of War - Spirit Of Tara
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  • Lot 250: b f New Approach - Scribonia (Danehill)
    Not for the first time, a yearling out of Jim Bolger's Scribonia lights up the ring, in this case selling for €675,000 to Ross Doyle, sitting with Richard Hannon.
    The filly, who was listed as sold to Dermot Farrington for €450,000 at last year's Goffs November Sale, is the tenth foal out of Scribonia, already the dam of Group 3 winners Cuis Ghaire and Scintillula to New Approach's sire Galileo. Scribonia's visits to Galileo have also yielded this year's smart three-year-old The Major General, who topped this sale at €1.5 million in 2014, and the Group-placed Gile Na Greine and Claiomh Solais.
    Both Cuis Ghaire and Gile Na Greine were placed in the 1,000 Guineas for Jim Bolger and were subsequently sold privately to Sheikh Hamdan.
    "She's for a partnership," said Ross Doyle. "A beautiful filly from a fantastic family. She'll make a lovely broodmare in time."
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  • Meanwhile, lot 249 provided a good profit for his connections when selling out of the Castletown Quarry draft for €200,000 to Ross Doyle. A T Bloodstock paid €75,000 - still a reasonable amount - for the colt at last year's Goffs November Sale. Since then, a very handy update has come his way courtesy of half-brother Ventura Storm, a Group 3 winner and runner-up in the St Leger since the publication of the catalogue. 
    Ventura Storm was also purchased by Doyle at this sale, in his case for €50,000.
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  • One of the most successful associations with the turf will begin to draw to a close today with the Wildenstein dispersal. 
    The dispersal kicks off  straight after the conclusion of today's main session with a group of 18 yearlings and 41 horses in training offered through The Castlebridge Consignment.

    Another 27 mares, 20 foals and two fillies in training will sell at the Goffs November Sale on 17 - 18 November.

    Highlights of the horses in training section include:
    477) Parauari; created a good impression when scoring by three lengths over 7f on his second start at Vichy in August for Mikel Delzangles. Prior to that, he had made a pleasing debut when third over 7f at Clairefontaine.

    489) Villa Nova; the final foal out of Group 2 winner Verveine, dam of Group 1 winners Vallee Enchantee and Volga

    511) Asterina; narrowly failed to gain black-type on her most recent start when fourth to Zghorta Dance in the G3 Prix Vanteaux at Chantilly. Prior to that, this half-sister to the Group 1-placed Akatea had broken her maiden in authoritative fashion over a mile at Maisons-Laffitte.


    Wildenstein horses waiting to show this morning
    511) Asterina
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  • On paper the undoubted star of the yearlings is lot 472, Being There. By Dubawi, he is the first foal out of Beauty Parlour, winner of the 2012 Poule d'Essai  des Pouliches and Prix de la Grotte.
    In turn, Beauty Parlour was influential in showcasing the merits of Deep Impact as a stallion to European eyes. She is also a Listed winner Barocci, a one-time Classic prospect, and from the further family of Australian champion Might And Power, Hong Kong champion Lucky Owners and Australian G1 winner Moseen.
    Lot 472: b c Dubawi - Beauty Parlour
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  • Lot 258: ch f Iffraaj - Serena's Storm (Statue Of Liberty)
    A busy few minutes for Blandford Bloodstock includes the purchase of this filly, a sister to Rizeena, for €410,000. 
    "I can't say who she's going to but she's been bought for a patient owner," said Richard Brown. "She's a tall, scopey filly who will need more time than Rizeena. She's much more of a three-year-old type. The pedigree speaks for itself."
    This has been a fantastic family for Bobby and Honora Donworth since they bought into it with the $150,000 purchase of her granddam Princess Serena in 2003. From the powerful Serena's Song family, Princess Serena has foaled five winners for Roundhill led by Australian Group 2 winner Puissance De Lune, now a stallion at Swettenham Stud.
    Serena's Storm won once at two and is also the dam of the promising Walpole, a winner again for Hugo Palmer since the publication of the catalogue.
    Blandford Bloodstock also signed at €340,000 for lot 256, an Invincible Spirit colt out of 2012 Cherry Hinton Stakes winner Sendmylovetorose sold by Cregg Castle Stud.
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  • Lot 266: b c High Chaparral - Shy Bride (Excellent Art)
    Jehan Malherbe of Form Bloodstock lands a seventh yearling, going to €450,000 for a son of High Chaparral bred and sold by Barronstown Stud. The sale brings his total expenditure so far to €1.675 million.
    This colt is the first foal out of a winning half-sister to champion and successful sire Gold Away and Group 3 winner Danzigaway, dam of Grade 2 winner Silent Name, himself a successful sire in Canada.
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  • Lot 272: b c Declaration Of War - Sleeping Beauty (Oasis Dream)
    Good to see Zayat Stables continue to make their presence felt. Assisted by David Ingordo and Justin Casse, Justin Zayat bids €475,000 for this colt sold by The Castlebridge Consignment on behalf of the Weld family's Springbank Way Stud.
    This is one of Weld's most successful families: his dam was a Listed-placed daughter of Marguerite Weld's Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Nightime, Galileo's first Group 1 winner who is also the dam of Zhukova, winner of the Group 3 Enterprise Stakes since the publication of the catalogue.
    "He's a great physical and it's a very good pedigree - Zhukova will run in a Group 1 shortly so we're hopeful of a nice update there," said Justin Zayat. "We'll send him back to America, firstly to the McKathans in Ocala to be broken."
    The colt is a first yearling by Declaration Of War for the Zayat team.
    "He's a son of War Front and he was a hell of a runner," said Zayat. "I think we're all expecting big things of him as a stallion."
    This is a first trip to Ireland for Zayat, who also plans to attend Tattersalls next week.
    "Everyone has been very hospitable here," he said. "The sale complex is very organised - it's very easy to work from barn to barn. The whole experience has been great."
    David Ingordo, Justin Zayat and Justin Casse with Goffs' Joey Cullen
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  • Lot 290: b c Declaration Of War - Spirit Of Tara (Sadler's Wells)
    Will join Jamie Osborne after selling to the trainer for €50,000. He is a half-brother to five winners including Prix Daniel Wildenstein winner Echo Of Light, Listed winner Akarem and the Group 1-placed Irish History. Dam Spirit Of Tara is a Listed-placed sister to Salsabil and half-sister to Marju.
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  • Lot 314: b c Nathaniel - Tina's Spirit (Invincible Spirit)
    A quiet lunchtime period is lit up by the sale of this colt for €250,000 to Stephen Hillen. He continues a strong sale for Camas Park Stud, having been pinhooked for 50,000gns through Blandford Bloodstock as a foal.
    He is the third foal out of a winning half-sister to Group 3 winner Charlotte O Fraise.
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  • Lot 346: b c Camelot - Za'hara (Raven's Pass)
    A first Camelot to fall officially to Coolmore at this sale as MV Magnier outbids John and Jake Warren at €230,000 for this colt from Whitehall Stud. Bred by Lisbrook, he is the first foal out of the unplaced Za'hara, who was sold by Darley for 47,000gns to David Wachman at Tattersalls in December 2013.
    This is a good Darley family; second dam Opera Comique bred Arlington Million hero Debussy as well as last week's Rosemary Stakes winner Laugh Aloud while Sheikh Mohammed's King George hero Belmez appears under the third dam.
    Camelot's average is currently running at €137,071 for 13 yearlings sold.
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  • Lot 351: b f Invincible Spirit - Zuniga's Date (Diesis)
    American-based interests continue to play a prominent role.
    This filly, a three-parts sister to recent Vincent O'Brien Ruby Stakes runner-up Marshall Jennings, is the latest to join the growing band of yearlings destined for the US when sold to agent Gatewood Bell for €400,000.
    Bell was acting on behalf of Fitri Hay. Wesley Ward will train.
    "I was still working on Tuesday looks but I saw this filly walk past and I was like 'wow, what is that?'," said Bell. "I pulled her out once - that was all we had to do. Just a really athletic, lovely filly by a very good stallion.
    "She'll go straight away to the US."
    He added: "There are a bunch of nice horses. We've bought a few but it's been hard - we've missed out on a lot more."
    Yet another big result this week for Invincible Spirit, she was sold by Owenstown Stud and is the seventh foal out of the winning Zuniga's Date. The Diesis mare was bought for just 28,000gns through the CBA in 2003 and has been a bit of a money spinner for Owenstown over the years, notably as the dam of Marshall Jennings, who topped the 2013 DBS Premier Sale at £215,000.
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  • Lot 358: b f Shamardal - Alexander Goldrun
    Will carry the colours of Japanese owner Koji Maeda, who has enjoyed great international success this year through UAE Derby winner Lani. One of the more highly anticipated lots of the day, she is the fourth foal out of Noel O'Callaghan's brilliant Alexander Goldrun, a two-time champion whose ten wins included the Prix de l'Opera and Hong Kong Cup.
    "She'll go to Japan as a racing and breeding prospect," said Maeda's representative. "It's a good sale - there are lot of nice horses."
    Although Alexander Goldrun has yet to breed a winner, her first foal, 950,000gns yearling Juniper Tree, showed fair form during his brief career and now stands in Sweden. Her two-year-old, meanwhile, is a daughter of Frankel who realised €1.7 million to the China Horse Club here last year. Named Goldrush, she is with Jim Bolger.
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  • Lot 359: b f Kodiac - Alexander Queen (King's Best)
    A highly lucrative couple of minutes for Noel O'Callaghan's Mountarmstrong Stud continues with the sale of this filly for €360,000 to Zayat Stables.
    Lot 359 is O'Callaghan bred top to bottom as a descendant of Sandhurst Goddess, in turn the dam of the classy sprint 2yo Lady Alexander. Lady Alexander has since excelled herself at stud, firstly as the dam of Dandy Man, now a hugely popular stallion at Ballyhane Stud, and in recent years through Anthem Alexander, winner of the Queen Mary Stakes. Lady Alexander is also the dam of Abernant Stakes winner Hamza.
    Alexander Queen upheld the precocious nature of this family by winning at two and has since bred five winners from as many runners led by Listed scorer Alkasser.
    "Like all the Zayat horses, this filly will go to Ocala to be broken by the McKathan brothers, who broke American Pharoah," said Casse, who signed ticket alongside David Ingordo. "Europe isn't being thrown out of the equation - I think one day Mr Zayat would like to have runners all over the world - but this is what we're comfortable doing and we can evaluate  them further as they develop."
    J. B. and Kevin McKathan have long been entrusted to break horses for Zayat, among them Pioneerof The Nile, Bodemeister and El Kabeir in addition to American Pharoah.
    The McKathans also prepared and sold Acapulco for $750,000 as a two-year-old.
    Casse added: "I'm a big fan of the sire. He gets very precocious horses and it seems like every day you pick up the paper he's had a winner.
    "I thought this filly had good scope for a May foal. She had hardly any bend in her knee when she walked - she tracked well. She was particularly high on David's list."
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  • Lot 383: ch c Shamardal - Ashley Hall (Maria's Mon)
    Charlie Gordon-Watson's first purchase of the sale is this half-brother to Windsor Castle Stakes third Pedestal, bought for €450,000 on behalf of Al Shaqab Racing.
    "We're very happy to get him," said Gordon-Watson, "as it's been very hard to buy here. We've bid on a lot of horses.
    "I love the stallion and this colt comes from great breeders [vendor Croom House Stud] with whom I've been very lucky in the past."
    The colt is a half-brother to three winners and out of a winning half-sister to Grade 1 winner Bandini. Third dam Hail Atlantis bred successful Kentucky stallion Stormy Atlantic.
    This is the penultimate crop of yearlings sired by Shamardal during his time as a public stallion. He served in a private capacity at Kildangan Stud this year, where he covered 109 mares.
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  • Lot 379: b c Quality Road - Arravale (Arch)
    The below colt turned a good profit for Guy O'Callaghan's Grangemore Stud when selling for €260,000 to SackvilleDonald. The colt was led out unsold at $85,000 at last year's Keeneland November Sale.
    He is a half-brother to the Grade 2-placed Nancy O and out of 2006 Canadian Horse of the Year Arravale.
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  • Lot 426: b c Kodiac - Causeway Charm (Giant's Causeway)
    A hot spell in the ring for Kodiac as the Tally-Ho resident accounts for two high-priced yearlings in succession.
    First up was a filly from Cregg Stud who sold for €305,000 to David Redvers. The filly is a half-sister to My Catch, who carried the colours of Qatar Racing to victory in the 2013 Prix de Cabourg.
    Next in was a half-brother to Musidora Stakes runner-up Lily Rules from Lynn Lodge Stud. Mick Flanagan, acting on behalf of the China Horse Club, struck the winning bid at €340,000.
    "We'll get them broken before deciding where to send him," said Flanagan. "He'll certainly go to a trainer noted for training two-year-olds. Having said that, a number of them know how to train Kodiacs now.
    "I loved this colt the moment I saw him. I was little bit surprised that we didn't bump into someone like the Hong Kong Jockey Club with him."
    Kodiac's average is currently running at €126,611 for 18 sold. 
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  • What they say:
    "Goffs have done a tremendous in getting in buyers from around the globe. It's the typical story - strong when the good ones come in." Ross Doyle
    "I think back in the 1980's and 1990's people were willing to take a bit more risk. Today, it seems that there needs to be an element of certainty associated with a horse, and if you have one that's a bit risky, then you're a bit lonely there. It's strong for the good ones but you need the physical, sire power and pedigree." Mick Flanagan
    "There are a bunch of nice horses. We've bought a few but it's been hard - we've missed out on a lot more." Gatewood Bell
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  • This sale has benefitted enormously from the presence of various international buyers. Here's a snap shot of those who have made their presence felt:
    Zayat Stables: €1.245 million
    Justin Zayat's first trip to Ireland was a worthwhile one. Working with Justin Casse and David Ingordo, they have bought four yearlings worth €1.245 million - by High Chaparral, Declaration Of War, Kodiac and Kyllachy - to race in their famous American Pharoah colours. Each will be immediately sent to Florida to be broken.
    Zayat plans to attend next week's Tattersalls October Sale via the Arc.
    Justin Casse was working with Justin Zayat for the most part but did sign under his own name at €80,000 for lot 18, a filly by Le Havre, in a private transaction.
    Form Bloodstock: €1,915,000
    It was at this sale four years ago that Jehan Malherbe bought the sale-topping €800,000 Galileo colt. Accompanied by Mary Slack of Wilgerbosdrift, he has returned this year with gusto, so far paying €1,915,000 for nine yearlings. Two cost north of €400,000 - the €480,000 Scat Daddy colt and a €450,000 High Chaparral colt.

    Little Kwok Hing Hung: €535,000

    Working with Justin Bahen, Little Kwok Hing Hung has bought two yearlings worth €535,000 to send to Ralph Beckett with an eye on a later career in Hong Kong. Purchases included a 375,000gns colt by Sea The Stars.


    Yulong Investments: €287,000

    Zhang Yuesheng attended the sale in person. Working with Michael Donohoe of the BBA Ireland, he has secured three yearlings worth €287,000. They included a €200,000 son of Galileo.


    Hong Kong Jockey Club: €270,000


    China Horse Club: €680,000

    The China Horse Club offered four yearlings for sale this week, ranging from a €160,000 Invincible Spirit colt bred in partnership with Rockhart Trading to a €5,000 daughter of Bernardini. On the buying front, they failed to hit the board yesterday but have more than made up for it today as the purchasers of €680,000 worth of yearlings led by a €340,000 son of Kodiac.


    Gatewood Bell: €578,000

    Purchases include a €400,000 Invincible Spirit filly bought to join Wesley Ward. Bell returns to the US at the weekend but may yet make the trip to Tattersalls next week.


    Kenji Ryotokuji: €440,000

    Took a liking to the progeny of Camelot, purchasing two yearlings by the stallion for a total of €240,000. Also came away with a €200,000 son of Declaration Of War


    Koji Maeda: €600,000

    Lani's owner made just the one strike but it was a notable one - the Shamardal daughter of Alexander Goldrun.


    Sun Bloodstock: €305,000

    Australian outfit added to their European portfolio with the purchase of two yearlings. They have a handful of horses in training with Criquette Head-Maarek and Hugo Palmer, including Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere hopeful National Defense.


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  • Lot 438: b f Declaration Of War - Cochabamba (Hurricane Run)
    Will race for Juddmonte Farms after selling for €350,000. Bred and sold by Clare Castle Farm, she is the second foal out of Rockfel Stakes runner-up Cochabamba and a direct descendant of Peace, an excellent producer in her time for Juddmonte.
    Juddmonte are better known as active auction participants in America, where recent purchases include Arrogate. But they also make the odd purchase in Europe - indeed yesterday they were among the underbidders on the €470,000 Shamardal - Juno Marlowe filly.
    "She's the only one we've bought here and the only one we'll buy," said Lord Grimthorpe. "We're delighted to get her. She's from a family that Prince Khalid knows very well. She's a gorgeous filly.
    "The good individuals that tick all the boxes, like this filly, are selling very well. The Declaration Of Wars are also selling very well so let's hope they run well too!"
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  • Lot 456: ch f Teofilo - Louve Imperiale (Giant's Causeway)
    The first highlight of the Wildenstein dispersal is this filly, a flashy granddaughter of star producer Louveterie who sells for €120,000 to Stephen Collins of Derrinstown Stud/Shadwell Estates.
    She is the third foal out of an unplaced half-sister to Loup Sauvage and Loup Solitaire and a great-granddaughter of 1970 Oaks heroine Lupe, who was purchased by Daniel Wildenstein from Gladys Joel at the end of her racing career.
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  • Lot 461: b f Dansili - Porlezza (Sicyos)
    Falls to White Birch Farm for €360,000. Joseph Allen signs the ticket.
    She is a half-sister to the 2010 Prix de Cabourg heroine Pontenuovo and out of Prix Maurice de Gheest heroine Porlezza. Unlike the majority of the draft, which boast a deep Wildenstein lineage, this filly's family has been in Wildenstein hands for only a matter of years.
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  • Lot 472: b c Dubawi - Beauty Parlour (Deep Impact)
    It took until the last lot into the ring but Goffs get their millionaire as the Dubawi colt out of Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Beauty Parlour sells for €1.4 million to John Ferguson following a protracted duel with representatives of White Birch Farm.
    He is the first foal out of his dam, also winner of the Group 3 Prix de la Grotte and second in the Prix de Diane. In turn, she is a sister to Listed winner and one-time Classic prospect Barocci, now at stud in Sweden. Third dam bred the legendary Australian galloper Might And Power.
    "He's a lovely horse, great pedigree," said Ferguson as he rushed off to catch a plane.
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  • Lot 478: PAVNINI
    Another for White Birch Farm as they fend off strong opposition at €600,000 for Pavnini, an unraced Dubawi two-year-old daughter of Prix de Pomona winner Peinture Rare.
    This is one of the Wildenstein's most easily recognisable families since Peinture Rare is a half-sister to their brilliant Arc hero Peintre Celebre. Granddam Peinture Bleue, herself winner of the Long Island Handicap, also bred Group 3 winner Pointilliste and Listed scorer Peinture Rose.
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  • Lot 485: SPECIAL GAL
    Unraced Galileo filly will join Ballylinch Stud after selling for €140,000. She is a half-sister to the Listed-placed Sano Di Pietro and Sagami and out of the Group 3-placed Special Delivery. It is the further family of champion Steinlen.
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  • Lot 489: VILA NOVA
    Alan Quartucci of the New York-based North Shore Bloodstock makes a second purchase, going to €140,000 for Vila Nova. The daughter of Silver Frost is the final foal out of Prix de l'Opera heroine Verveine, the dam of seven black-type performers led by Vallee Enchantee, winner of the Hong Kong Vase, and Volga, winner of the E P Taylor Stakes.
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  • Lot 493: ACHIBUENO
    Another for White Birch Farm. This time they pay €300,000 for the unraced Achibueno, a Dansili half-brother to Prix du Moulin runner-up Akatea. He is out of the Listed-placed Altamira, a half-sister to Group 3 winner Affaire Solitaire.
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  • Lot 498: BENGALA
    Pivotal daughter of champion Bright Sky is snapped up by Patrick Lawley-Wakelin on behalf of Robert 'Shel' Evans for €350,000.
    The long term plan is to send the filly to Evans' Belmont Stakes and dual Jockey Club Gold Cup hero Tonalist, who stood his first season this year at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky. However, before then she will rejoin John Oxx, who has been keeping part of this draft ticking over before the sale.
    "She stays with John Oxx, he likes her," said Lawley-Wakelin. "I loved her, Mr. Evans liked her and she vets absolutely clean. She's a Pivotal, and we think that will work with Tonalist, but we particularly honed in on the fact she's inbred 3x3 to Nureyev. It's a lovely pedigree."
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  • Lot 511: ASTERINA
    Alan Quartucci of North Shore Bloodstock signs for Asterina while flanked by members of the White Birch Farm team. Quartucci had to go to €270,000 to fend off David Redvers for the filly, who ran fourth in the Prix Vanteaux earlier this year.
    The daughter of Dalakhani is a half-sister to Akatea, second in last year's Prix du Moulin. She was subsequently sold to Joseph Allen, for whom she won at Belmont in June.
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    CAMELOT: 21 offered, 16 sold for an average of €138,375
    DAWN APPROACH: 6 offered, 6 sold for an average of €132,500
    DECLARATION OF WAR: 21 offered, 21 sold for an average of €120,048
    EPAULETTE: 2 offered, 2 sold for an average of €49,566
    HAVANA GOLD: 3 offered, 1 sold for €50,000
    INTELLO: 4 offered, 4 sold for an average of €22,000
    LETHAL FORCE: 3 offered, 3 sold for an average of €74,000
    MAXIOS: 4 offered, 4 sold for an average of €38,750
    MOST IMPROVED: 2 offered, 2 sold for an average of €45,000
    RECKLESS ABANDON: 6 offered, 2 sold for an average of €92,500
    RED JAZZ: 2 offered, 2 sold for an average of €61,500
    SOCIETY ROCK: 5 offered, 3 sold for an average of €44,667
    SWISS SPIRIT: 1 offered, sold for €120,000
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  • LEADING BUYERS (Orby Yearling)
    JOHN FERGUSON: 8 bought for a total of €2,680,000
    SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY: 9 bought for a total of €2,200,000
    FORM BLOODSTOCK: 11 bought for a total of €2,140,000
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  • LEADING VENDORS (Orby Yearling)
    THE CASTLEBRIDGE CONSIGNMENT: 33 sold for a total of €4,684,000
    CAMAS PARK STUD: 19 sold for a total of €3,065,000
    BALLYLINCH STUD: 13 sold for a total of €2,424,000
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  • LEADING SIRES (by average, more than one sold)
    DUBAWI: 2 sold for an average of €1 million
    FRANKEL: 2 sold for an average of €487,500
    INVINCIBLE SPIRIT: 7 sold for an average of €344,286
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    Henry Beeby: 

    "Twelve months ago we were reflecting on a remarkable Orby Sale with no less than four yearlings realising over €1 million. That we have made proper advances in both average and median this year with a single millionaire is testament to the depth of the trade over the two days which is also highlighted by a very good 84% clearance rate.


    "The most notable aspect of Orby 16 has been the depth of the buying bench with our regular supporters from Ireland, Britain, across Europe and further afield finding strong, top of the market competition from a number of new investors from USA, the Far East and Australia following concerted and proactive marketing campaigns by our international agents and the team at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing. As we worked to attract them we did so safe in the knowledge that the catalogue had advanced again as vendors continue to send us a greater share of their best and those that did so reaped the reward of a truly international sale. As ever we are indebted to each and every one for entrusting us with their yearlings and will only redouble our efforts on their behalf with every sale to repay their faith in the Goffs service.


    "Of course today had an added dimension with the first part of the Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal and we would like to again record our thanks to David Wildenstein for choosing Goffs. We do not underestimate the significance of our appointment and are delighted to have generated so much interest in the iconic pedigrees that came under the Goffs hammer today headed, of course, by the sales top price of €1.4 million and then some very lively bidding for the older horses that finished the day. We look forward to Part 2 in November with a truly mouthwatering collection of broodmares, fillies and foals; rarely is such a superior selection of thoroughbreds offered for sale at public auction and the Goffs Team is incredibly proud to do so in our 150th Year."

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    Offered: 434
    Sold: 363 (84%)
    Aggregate: €39,295,000 (+2.5%)
    Average: €109,986 (+5%)
    Colts average: €113,086
    Fillies average: €103,983
    Median: €67,000 (+8%)
    No. €1 million + lots: 1 (2015: 4)
    No. €500,000 + lots: 4 (2015: 5)
    No. successful pinhooks: 73 of 126
    472) b c Dubawi - Beauty Parlour (Deep Impact), sold by The Castlebridge Consignment as part of the Wildenstein Stables Ltd Dispersal for €1.4 million to John Ferguson
    250) b f New Approach - Scribonia (Danehill), sold by Redmondstown Stud for €650,000 to Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock
    358) b f Shamardal - Alexander Goldrun (Gold Away), sold by Mountarmstrong Stud for €600,000 to Koji Maeda
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  • WILDENSTEIN TOP LOTS (yearlings and horses in training)
    472) b c Dubawi - Beauty Parlour (Deep Impact), sold for €1.4 million to John Ferguson
    478) PAVNINI 14 f Dubawi - Peinture Rare (Sadler's Wells), sold for €600,000 to White Birch Farm
    493) ACHIBUENO 14 c Dansili - Altamira (Peintre Celebre), sold for €300,000 to White Birch Farm
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    "I think it's fair to say that they exceeded expectations" - Henry Beeby
    Offered: 17
    Sold: 17
    Aggregate: €2,726,000
    Average: €160,353
    Median: €50,000
    Horse in training
    Offered: 41
    Sold: 40
    Aggregate: €3,113,000
    Average: €78,325
    Median: €40,000
    Offered: 58
    Sold: 57
    Aggregate: €5,859,000
    Average: €102,789
    Median: €40,000
    Leading buyer: White Birch Farm, 3 bought for a total of €960,000
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