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Goffs Orby Sale opens with impressive day's trade


Goffs Orby Sale got off to a very positive start with a strong day's trade topped by...

Goffs Orby Sale got off to a very positive start with a strong day's trade topped by Sir Robert Ogden’s €300,000 purchase of Glenvale Stud’s son of Montjeu (Lot 170) out of the dual winning and Stakes placed Mayano Sophia who is a daughter of Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas and Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Tarascon.  This was followed immediately by Kilcarn Stud’s Marju half sister to the dam of Group 2 Ribblesdale and Royal Whip Stakes star Banimpire (Lot 171), selling for €260,000 to Shadwell Estate Co.  

Swordlestown Stud’s Verglas half sister to Champion mare Pipalong was another of the x six figure lots on Day 1 when falling to Oliver Cole at €210,000.  The filly was purchased on behalf of Prince Faisal Salman.  Earlier Stephen Hillen went to €205,000 to secure Churchtown House Stud’s Galileo colt (Lot 127) for Dr Jim Hay, while Charlie Gordon Watson paid €200,000 for Rathbarry Stud’s son of Oasis Dream out of the Stakes placed mare Hovering (Lot 102).  Another significant purchase on behalf of Dr Jim Hay was for Lot 40, Lynn Lodge Stud’s Duke Of Marmalade colt who was knocked down to Alex Cole at €190,000. 

Very early in proceedings Camas Park Stud’s Shamardal half sister to the Listed Hilary Needler Trophy winning filly Knavesmire (Lot 3) got the sale off to an impressive start when purchased by John Ferguson for €170,000.  This was followed shortly by a supremely bred son of Teofilo from Ballyhimikin Stud (Lot 7)who was bought by Shadwell Estate Co for €180,000.  The colt is a half brother to the multiple Group 1 winning Goffs graduate Halfway To Heaven.

Goffs Orby Sale continues at 11am tomorrow Wednesday 28th and at 10am on Thursday 29th.

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