Find Your Ribchester At Orby – Catalogue Now Online


A world class selection of 468 yearlings will be offered at this year’s Goffs Orby Sale.  The catalogue is now available online for the two day select sale that takes place on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September.  

The release of the catalogue comes off the back of a good weekend for Orby sale graduates with the Mark Johnston-trained Frankuus winning the Group 3 Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock Park and Washington DC victorious in the Group 3 Phoenix Sprint Stakes at the Curragh whilst 2yo Beckford was only beaten by the narrowest of margins in the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.

Gracing this year’s front cover is €105,000 Orby purchase Ribchester, winner of 5 races and over £2 million including stunning victories in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes this season.  Ribchester also has the distinction of being the highest rated horse in Europe in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, and is the best horse in the world to have been sold at a European sale.  

The catalogue features some of the finest yearlings by Australia, Dansili, Dark Angel, Dubawi, Frankel, Galileo, Invincible Spirit, Kingman, Nathaniel, Oasis Dream, Scat Daddy, Sea The Stars, Shamardal and many more top sires as well as pages full of the most prolific families in the Stud Book.  

Among the highlights of the 2017 Orby catalogue are:


  • Lot 3 - a Dark Angel filly from the family of multiple Listed winners LES FAZZANI and MISS LIPS.
  • Lot 25 - an Invincible Spirit colt from the family of Gr.1 winner and Champion ORDER OF ST GEORGE.
  • Lot 75 - a Galileo filly by the Gr.3 mare MOMENT IN TIME. From the family of Gr.3 winner HORATIA and Gr.2 winner OPINION POLL.
  • Lot 84 - a Lope de Vega filly, half-sister to Gr.1 winner ELUSIVE WAVE.
  • Lot 87 - a Dubawi half-sister to multiple Gr.2 winning BANIMPIRE, out of the multiple Listed winning mare MY RENEE.
  • Lot 99 - a Zoffany daughter of Gr.1 winner NIGHTIME and half-sister to Gr.1 winner ZHUKOVA.
  • Lot 139 - a Kodiac colt out of Listed placed mare Private Alexander. From the family of Gr.1 winner MENHOUBAH.
  • Lot 144 - a Camelot half-sister to Gr.3 winner DIAMOND FIELDS.
  • Lot 151 - a Camelot filly out of Gr.1 winner and Champion Older Mare, REBELLINE. Half-sister to Gr.3 winner RECHARGE and Listed winner I’M YOURS.
  • Lot 163 - a Lope de Vega full-sister to Champion 2yo HERO LOOK, out of the Listed placed mare Roscoff.
  • Lot 177 - a Sea The Stars colt from the family of Gr.1 winner and sire, LE HAVRE and Champion Older Sprinter POLAR FALCON.
  • Lot 186 - Zoffany filly out of a winning sister to European Champion WOLFHOUND and the dams of Gr.1 Preakness winner SUMMER SQUALL, Champion USA racehorse and stallion A P INDY, European Champion DUKE OF MARMALADE and Derby hero RULER OF THE WORLD
  • Lot 188 - Frankel brother to 3 winners including Group and Listed placed siblings. Stakes winning dam of a sister to Champion 2yo and 3yo race mare DIVINE PROPORTIONS and multiple Gr. 1 winner WHIPPER
  • Lot 193 - Filly by Zoffany out of a sister to a host of top class performers including Champion Miler GOLD AWAY and the dam of Grade 1 Breeders Cup Mile placed SILENT NAME
  • Lot 213 - an Invincible Spirit colt out of Gr.2 placed Spirit of Tara. From the family of Gr.1 winner SALSABIL and MARJU, and Gr.2 winners ECHO OF LIGHT, FLAME OF TARA.
  • Lot 214 - a Kingman colt from the family of sire and multiple Gr.1 winner HIGH CHAPARRAL.
  • Lot 216 - a Sea The Stars colt out of Gr.3 winning mare STARLIT SANDS. From the family of Champion Scandinavian Sprinter SEA DANE.
  • Lot 238 - A Dark Angel filly by Listed placed mare The Hermitage. From the family of Listed winners ABLOOSTAN, CROWN OF LIGHT and BALKAN KNIGHT.
  • Lot 248 - a Kyllachy colt out of the winning mare TRIPLE STAR. From the family of Champion Older Miler and sire, CANFORD CLIFFS and Gr.2 winner TRIPLE THREAT.
  • Lot 254 - an Olympic Glory colt from the family of Gr.3 winners DANCE TREAT and SOUTH EASTER.
  • Lot 257 - an Oasis Dream Filly from the family of Gr.2 winner VELVET MOON and Jt Champion 3yo, Gr.1 winner, MOON BALLAD.
  • Lot 287 - Filly, first foal by Dansili.  Dam is a winning Giants Causeway own sister to two US Graded winners out of Classic winner IMAGINE.  From the family of the great GENEROUS. 
  • Lot 330 - a Frankel half-sister to Gr.2 winner, ADJUSTED and Gr.2 winner, GIUSEPPE PIAZZI. Out of the strong black type winning family.
  • Lot 333 - a Shamardal colt out of the Gr.3 winning mare BENEVENTA, full-brother to multiple Gr.2 winner BOW CREEK.
  • Lot 362 - a Dark Angel colt out of the Gr.3 winning mare CHIANG MAI, half-brother to Gr.1 winner and Champion Older Mare CHINESE WHITE. From the family of Gr.1 winner and sire INVINCIBLE SPIRIT.
  • Lot 364 - a Dabirsim colt out of the Listed winning and Gr.3 placed mare CHICA LOCA.
  • Lot 368 - a Slade Power colt out of the multiple Listed winning mare CHOOSE ME, half-brother to Gr.3 winner PERSUASIVE and Royal Ascot performer, Listed winner TISBUTADREAM.
  • Lot 389 - a Tamayuz half-sister to Listed winners JANE’S MEMORY and recent Royal Ascot Listed winner ON HER TOES.
  • Lot 390 - a Galileo filly out of Gr.3 placed mare Daneleta, half-sister to Gr.1 winner and sire INTENSE FOCUS.
  • Lot 424 - a Sea The Stars colt out of Listed winning mare EVENSONG, and from the family of Champion 2yo in Germany EAGLE RISE.
  • Lot 429 - Camelot daughter of a winning Woodman mare and a sister to Gr. 1 Irish Derby winner FROZEN FIRE. Dam is a sister to Champion race horse in Germany FLAMINGO ROAD
  • Lot 433 - Oasis Dream daughter of Gr. 1 placed and Gr. 2 winner FREEDONIA.  A full sister to Gr. placed & Listed winner POLYBUS. Family of Breeders Cup winner DOMEDRIVER
  • Lot 449 - a Sea The Stars half-sister for Gr.1 winner ROSDHU QUEEN, out of the Gr.3 winning mare, GREEN MINSTREL.
  • Lot 452 - an Exceed and Excel filly out of the Listed placed mare Harmonic Note, family of Champion horse in HK MENSA and Gr.3 winner FIREBOLT.
  • Lot 455 - Galileo sister to 11 winners from 11 runners including Gr. 3 winner AIR CHIEF MARSHAL, Gr. 1 and Classic placed Foxtrot Romeo, Listed winner and Group placed SLIP DANCE.

Commenting on the launch of the Orby Sale catalogue, Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“A Goffs Orby yearling is the best horse in the world to have been sold in Europe.  That is certainly a point worth dwelling on.
Over the last few years the Orby catalogue has featured an ever increasing share of the best bred yearlings available and that quality can be seen through the performances of our graduates on the track.  With so many leading breeders choosing Orby as their first choice for more of their best yearlings, this can only increase the chances of buyers finding their own Ribchester of the future.

It is our confident prediction that the 2017 catalogue is better than ever, making Orby 17 a date that simply must be in every international buyer’s diary”.

The Orby sale begins at 10am on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September.  It will be followed on Thursday 28 September by the one day Sportsman’s Sale.  The Sportsman’s Sale catalogue will be available online from Friday 11 August.