Three Millionaire Yearlings Top Strong First Day At Goffs Orby

Three Millionaire Yearlings Top Strong First Day At Goffs Orby

A trio of seven-figure yearlings topped a strong opening day’s trade at the 2019 Goffs Orby Sale today at Kildare Paddocks.

The own-sister to three time Group 1 winner Alice Springs (Lot 127), and also an own sister to the filly that sold for €2 million at last year’s Orby, topped today's proceedings when the Glenvale Stud-consigned Galileo filly sold to Westerberg for €2.2 million. 

Another daughter of Galileo to surpass the million mark on Day 1 was the own-sister to this year’s Irish Derby hero Sovereign from Barronstown Stud.  The filly out of the multiple Group placed Devoted To You (Lot 213) was sold to Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Aquis Farm for €1.1 million. 

Headlining a number of significant purchases by Godolphin today was the beautiful Dark Angel own-sister to Champion sprinter Harry Angel, Lot 156.  The filly, whose half-brother Pierre Lapin won the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes just two weeks ago, was consigned by Baroda Stud on behalf of breeders China Horse Club. 


Full results for the Orby Sale can be viewed here. 

Trade will continue at 10am tomorrow, Wednesday 2 October.  

Comparative figures for Day 1:




Aggregate (€)

Average (€)

Median (€)



187 (85%)

23,119,500 (-4%)

123,634 (-14%)

75,000 (-12%)



168 (88%)