Group 1 Progeny Among Many Orby Highlights


The Goffs Orby sale offers buyers the opportunity to purchase select yearlings bred from mares who have proven themselves at the highest level on the track. This Classic collection has truly international appeal with these dams enjoying success in racing careers that encompassed Europe and America’s best.

Aisling Crowe takes a look at some of the Group 1 progeny set to be offered this week at the Orby.



From Staffordstown Stud comes a colt with a pedigree that is one of the most successful that breeder Kirsten Rausing has nurtured. Lot 126 is a son of her three time Group 1 winner Albanova, who is a full-sister to dual Champion Stakes heroine Alborada, a font of Group winners for Lanwades Stud. Albanova has already produced the Group 3 winner Algometer and the Listed winning fillies All At Sea and Alwilda and is the dam of six winners so far. Her latest yearling is from the final crop of Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup winner Archipenko who is the sire of five individual Group 1 winners to date.

Lot 132 from Castletown Stud has a pedigree which has found success across the globe from Europe to Australia. The filly is a daughter of Amarette, winner of the Group 1 Preis der Diana and a half-sister to the dam of Group 1 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin, who shares his sire Monsun with Amarette. At stud she has produced the Group 3 Niederrhein Pokal winner Amazona by Dubawi and the Group 2 placed Ametrin. Her Galileo filly Assisi is the dam of 2018’s Group 2 Mehl-Muhlens Rennen winner Ancient Spirit and her yearling filly is by Holy Roman Emperor, the sire of last year’s Group 1 Preis der Diana winner Well Timed and Romanised, victorious in last year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas and this season’s Prix Jacques le Marois.

The family of Lot 187 is one of the most active families in the Stud Book at the moment with Listed Stakes winner Blissful the latest blacktype winner on the page. The colt is out of Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Chinese White, whose dam Chiang Mai won the Blandford Stakes and is a Sadler’s Wells half-sister to Rafha, the Classic-winning dam of Invincible Spirit, Kodiac, Massarra, Sadian and Acts of Grace and the granddam of Nayarra, Wonderfully and Gustav Klimt. This colt is a half-brother to four winners and is from the first crop of Group 1 Prix du Moulin winner Vadamos.



A first foal of a Classic winner is special and Lot 301 from Baroda Stud is the first produce of Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Jet Setting. The daughter of Fast Company defeated the outstanding Minding at the Curragh and also won the Group 3 Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial and Group 3 Concorde Stakes. A graduate of the Goffs London Sale where she was purchased by China Horse Club, her first foal is a son of Le Havre himself a Classic winner and the sire of another Classic winner in La Cressoniere.



La Collina was a Group 1 winner at two, beating the colts in the Phoenix Stakes, and again at four in an emotional triumph for Kevin Prendergast and Chris Hayes in the Matron Stakes. Manister House Stud consigns her colt by Dark Angel as Lot 317. By Strategic Prince, La Collina is a half-sister to the Listed winner Fox Chairman, who was second in the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot this year, and to the Listed winner Entsaar by Fastnet Rock.



Luas Line was a top class performer on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean for her owner Evie Stockwell, winning the Grade 1 Garden City Breeders’ Cup Stakes and being placed in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and the American Oaks. Whitehall Stud presents her Camelot colt as Lot 344 and he is a half-brother to the Group 3 second Impulsive Moment. Luas Line’s dam Streetcar is a half-sister to Princess Kris, the dam of Group 1 winners and sire Prince Arch and Kingsfort.

On the track Maids Causeway demonstrated that her sire Giant’s Causeway was transmitting the talent and determination that made him an outstanding racehorse. She was one of five Group/Grade 1 winners from his first, and only, European crop and the Coronation Stakes winner’s colt by Dandy Man is Lot 355 from Ballyhane Stud. Maids Causeway is from a great Wildenstein family, she is out of a Kingmambo half-sister to Group 2 winners and Group 1-placed Vetheuil and Verveinne, who is the dam of Group 1 winners Volga and Vallee Enchantee.

The two-day Goffs Orby Sale gets underway on Tuesday 1 October with trade commencing at 10am each day.  Click here to view the complete catalogue and updates.