The Irish National Yearling Sales
ORBY BOOK 1 | ORBY BOOK 2
€3,200,000, €3,000,000, €2,850,000, €2,600,000, €2,200,000, €2,000,000, €1,600,000, €1,500,000, €1,500,000, €1,400,000, €1,200,000, €1,100,000, €1,000,000…
…all recent examples of elite yearlings that stood out at Orby resulting in an undeniably higher price, commanding seven figure sums including several world’s highest prices. Millionaire Dubawi and Frankel yearlings; ten millionaire yearlings by the late Galileo; our point is made time and again.
But we can’t deliver those top prices without your top yearlings.
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Goffs consistently delivers the highest prices when vendors send their best yearlings to Orby.
Last year, increased support from vendors resulted in a larger catalogue of quality with major rises in average and turnover, a record median, a world’s highest top price, and buyers from 25 countries. Happy vendors make for a happy team at Goffs, but we won’t rest on our laurels.
Our ambition for the Irish National Yearling Sale is to catalogue more top-tier yearlings to meet the demand of the ever-increasing number of international buyers who target Orby. Feedback from several of those who purchased in 2022 was that they love to come to Ireland, they want to buy top class Irish yearlings in Ireland and, while they secured some stunning yearlings, they returned home with money in their pockets. As Ireland’s global shop window for the Irish thoroughbred and with a reputation for Group 1 success, we must ensure that there are enough elite yearlings at Orby this September to meet demand.
The evolution of the Irish National Yearling Sale will see the Orby and Sportsman’s Sales rebranded as Orby Book 1 and Orby Book 2 respectively this year. Offering approximately 1000 Lots over four days, we will create a simply unmissable week for buyers at home, from the UK and across the world. Our client relations team has already begun the drive to deliver the strongest buying bench to Kildare for the best yearlings Ireland has to offer. Just one example is Jacob West who, as Goffs US representative, has delivered double the number of American buyers to Orby in the past two years, most of whom make Goffs their only European sales stop, and he expects to bring even more in 2023. Let’s meet their expectations while exceeding yours.
The Club at Goffs a mere two-minute walk from the sales grounds that will be reserved for buyers during Orby week. Throughout our clients’ time in Kildare, whether staying next door or in one of the many top-class hotels in the county, the Goffs and ITM teams will do everything we can to ensure they have a wonderful experience and are free to focus on the horses. Nothing is too much trouble. Just send us the horses and we’ll look after the rest.
The Goffs Million incentive played a big part in the electric trade seen at Orby 2021 and 2022 and, building on that success, we are delighted to announce its expansion to the Goffs Two Million Series that will see Goffs provide a minimum of €2,000,000 in prize money to graduates of the 2023 Orby Book 1 and Orby Book 2 sales. Through a series of €50,000 maiden bonuses throughout the season and two races worth €1,000,0000 and €500,000 held on the showpiece Goffs Million day at The Curragh on the eve of the 2024 Orby, there have never been more reasons to invest in an Orby yearling.
Goffs exists to serve the Irish breeder and provide the gateway to the world for the best yearlings, and we’ve never been more committed to that ethos. So send us your best and we will deliver.
You won’t be disappointed…
Kildare Paddocks is undeniably the best sales complex in the world for buyers to work and this year brings an added dimension with the recently opened boutique 4-star hotel,
Henry Beeby Group Chief Executive
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It’s more than numbers to us
Consistently delivering seven figure top prices...
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€2,600,000 2022 Covid 2020 €3,200,000 2018 €1,400,000 2016 €1,500,000 2014 2021 €1,500,000 2019 €3,000,000 2017 €1,600,000 2015 €2,000,000 2013 €2,850,000 World’s highest priced yearling filly in 2022 Europe’s highest priced yearling filly in 2019 World’s highest priced yearling filly in 2018
figure Dubawi & Frankel yearlings
7 millionaires by the late Galileo
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from €500,000 up to €3.2 million
‘’I very much look forward to attending the 2023 Orby Sale, which is historically a source of very good Irish bred horses and many winners.’’
When the horses are here, so are they… all recent buyers of Orby yearlings
Pictured above right signing for Group 1 winner Creative Force (Dubawi) at Orby
“The Orby Sale proves it gets the best prices when they have the best yearlings.”
“Competition was incredibly hot…but despite that we bought more than ever at Orby 2022 and intend to be back even stronger this year.”
JOHN DANCE Buyer of 12 lots for €1,995,000
“We’re over the moon, couldn’t be happier. Goffs is a very lucky place for us.”
ALICE FITZGERALD Vendor of €575,000 Colt
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We’re Irish and we believe that we have the best bloodstock in the world and it’s only fitting that the best yearlings should be sold in Ireland. My clients want to come to Ireland. They want to buy Irish horses in Ireland.
MICHAEL DONOHOE BBA IRELAND Buyer of 26 lots for €4,464,000
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A look back at Orby 2022
The world-famous sales house recorded a whopping 24% rise in turnover with over €50 million traded in two days.
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NEW RECORD MEDIAN
turnover (+24%) €2.6m World’s Highest priced yearling Filly in 2022
A buying bench packed with international visitors.
“The competition was fierce…there weren’t enough nice yearlings to go around considering all the buyers that turned up.”
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Buyer of 8 lots for €1,068,000
More and more Americans are targeting the Goffs Orby Sale. They’re here to spend money – we want to buy high quality horses.
JACOB WEST US Agent
“Goffs has recruited really well bringing a lot of American agents over here”.
BEN MCELROY US Agent
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“…a large number of American buyers brought in at Goffs’ own expense on a jet. Such an initiative worked a treat last year and it was a similar story as the likes of Marquee Bloodstock, Stripes Stable, Top Line Sales, Bo Bromagen, Ben McElroy, Stonestreet Farm, Team D, Mike Akers, Jason Taylor, Justin Casse, DJ Stable and Clay Scherer each made purchases.”
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“Much of the pre-sale chat revolved around the strength of the American buying bench and the raiders did not disappoint.”
US buyers helped to push Orby Sale to new heights. THE IRISH FIELD
formerly the Sportsman’s Sale
The presence of international buyers and a record-breaking top lot pushed figures to impressive gains.
The highest price EVER at an Irish yearling sale outside of the Orby
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TOP PRICE + 49% TURNOVER UP + 31
MEDIAN UP + 21% AVERAGE UP
RACING POST “
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The Goffs Two Million Series
featuring Europe’s Richest Two-Year-Old Race
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Europe’s Richest Two-Year-Old Race, the Goffs Million will evolve into the GOFFS TWO MILLION SERIES. This will see Goffs provide a minimum of €2,000,000 of prize money to graduates of the 2023 Orby Book 1 and Book 2 sales before the 2024 renewals so making the Irish National Yearling Sales unmissable for buyers in Ireland, from the UK and overseas.
The new GOFFS TWO MILLION SERIES in 2024 will be open to all yearlings catalogued in 2023 Goffs Orby Book 1 and Book 2 and will incorporate:
The Goffs Million
Over 7 furlongs at The Curragh on the Saturday before the 2024 sale. With a guaranteed minimum prize fund of €1 Million it will again be Europe’s Richest Two-Year-Old race and offer prize money to 10th place.
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2022 Goffs Million winner Galeron owned by Leanne and Gary Robinson.
The Goffs 500
Over 6 furlongs at The Curragh on the Saturday before the 2024 sale. With a guaranteed minimum prize fund of €500,000 and prize money to 10th place, it will be staged on the same day as The Goffs Million ensuring that at least €1.5 Million is open to Orby graduates on the eve of the 2024 Orby Sale.
The Goffs €50,000 Bonus Series
which will see €50,000 Goffs Bonuses awarded to the winners of a series of 2YO Maidens run throughout the 2024 season at a cross section of Irish racecourses when that winner is a qualified Orby graduate.
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We’re here for you
“They’re raised right here by the breeders and if they bring the right horses then they get well rewarded.”
Ireland’s reputation as world leaders in producing thoroughbred racehorses is something Goffs is proud to play a part in and our mantra is simplesend us the horse and we will deliver your buyer and the maximum price; in fact very often a premium.
Of course, the Irish are also world leaders in hospitality, and no team tries harder to ensure buyers have the most enjoyable experience in Ireland, all in the process of securing top quality yearlings.
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Goffs exists to provide breeders with a world class sale here in Ireland to showcase the best Irish bloodstock to international buyers who love to visit Kildare Paddocks each year.
“If you bring the article here, Goffs will have the clients.”
LOUGHTOWN STUD Vendor of €460,000 Filly
New For 2023
The recently opened 4-star boutique hotel The Club At Goffs is a wonderful addition to the Orby Sale buyer experience this year, located as it is just two-minutes from the sales grounds with a direct walkway.
Goffs has already reserved the 50-bedroom hotel exclusively for Orby buyers, while the restaurant run by Michelin-starred chef Derry Clarke is going to add even more sparkle to the atmosphere of Orby week.
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Goffs’ Purchaser Attraction Team travel extensively to bring new and existing buyers to Goffs to deliver the best results for Orby vendors.
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Elaine Lawlor Hayley O’connor Tom Taaffe
Joey Cullen Takaya Kimura JAPAN
Filip Zwicky SCANDINAVIA
Amanda Zetterholm FRANCE
Katharina Irmer GERMANY
Mark Player AUSTRALASIA
Mark Richards UK
Jacob West USA
Every lot matters, a lot
The Orby Inspection Team
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Working with you to select the best. Call us to discuss your yearlings for Orby Book 1 and Orby Book 2.
and entries at Goffs.com
Ireland’s premier yearling sale solidified and advanced its position as one of the leading yearling sales in Europe.
ORBY BOOK 1 26 - 27 September 2023
ORBY BOOK 2 28 - 29 September 2023
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THE IRISH FIELD