A FULL brother to this week’s Group 1 Prix Rothschild winner Saffron Beach will be offered at the Goffs Orby Sale next month. The colt by New Bay out of the Raven’s Pass mare Falling Petals will be offered by Ballylinch Stud.
The Jane Chapple-Hyam trained Saffron Beach also won last year’s Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket and took the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot this season.
Goffs CEO Henry Beeby viewed the colt with John O’Connor at Ballylinch and said: “This colt has it all - quality, a magnificent walk, presence and real style. I was smitten the moment I saw him even before I even knew of his blue blood and am so grateful that his breeders chose Orby for this special colt.”
The Orby catalogue has 511 lots, to be offered over Tuesday and Wednesday, September 27th and 28th. They include 11 yearlings from the penultimate crop of Galileo, and all lots catalogued are eligible for the Goffs Million in 2023.
Among the choice lots on offer are a full-brother to Mother Earth, full-sisters to Blackbeard and Creggs Pipes, half-brothers to Champers Elysees, Sonnyboyliston, Ventura Storm, Persian Force, Taghrooda, Irishcorrespondent and Blond Me, and half-sisters to Pretty Gorgeous, Chanel, Happy Romance, Eminent and Time Warp.
Beeby added: “Thanks to increased support from leading Irish breeders we have grown the catalogue whilst maintaining the quality across both days and I extend our thanks to every vendor as we are nothing with their beautiful yearlings.”