A €3 million daughter of Galileo and an own-sister to last year’s €3.2 million sale-topper stole the show to head the second and concluding session of the Goffs Orby Sale which drew to a close on Wednesday evening with a set of results that finished behind those of 2018.

The final figures for Ireland’s premier yearling sale were unable to keep pace with last year’s record-breaking returns with all key indicators falling behind those of 2018, although they do stand up well to comparison with other years and for the best lots there was no doubt that this year’s sale was at least as good as that of 12 months.