Goffs Orby 1-2 in Gr.1 Sussex Stakes

Graduates of Goffs Orby Sale enjoyed a 1-2 in the prestigious Group 1 Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood yesterday as the Andrew Balding-trained Here Comes When battled through the challenging conditions to win by a neck for owner Mrs Fitri Hay, leading home fellow Orby graduate Ribchester who ran on well to second place after losing his spot on the rail.


Here Comes When was sold in the 2011 Orby Sale by Grove Stud to Hugo Merry Bloodstock for €170,000. His win in the Sussex Stakes brings his total tally to four black type wins, including his now Gr.1 win and two Gr.2 wins.

Winner of the Gr.1 Lockinge Stakes and Gr.1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on his last 2 starts, the Richard Fahey trained Ribchester is the world’s highest rated horse to have been sold at auction in Europe. He was first sold as a foal by Kilmore Stud to Jamie Railton Bloodstock for €78,000, and was then re-sold as a yearling to Highfield Farm for €105,000. Ribchester was purchased privately in 2015 by Godolphin.


This year’s Orby Sale takes place from 26 – 27 September and the catalogue will be available online from next Wednesday 9 August.