Dubawi delivers at Goffs Orby Sale

Sheikh Mohammed purchased another colt by Darley sire Dubawi to top the third and final session of the Goffs Orby yearling sale on Thursday.

Darley bloodstock advisor John Ferguson paid 950,000 euros (AUD $1.33 million) for a Dubawi colt on Wednesday and he weighed in with another 80,000 euros (AUD 112,600) to top Thursday’s trade at the Irish Sale.  The Dubawi – Polish Affair colt was sold on account of Ballybin Stud and is a half brother to 2002 German 1000 Guineas winner Portella (Protektor).

Second on Thursday’s leader-board was a Marju colt out of a sister to last month’s G2 Gimcrack Stakes winner Approve (Oasis Dream).  He fetched 60,000 euros (AUD 84,450).

A Dubawi filly out of a half sister to French G1 winner May Ball (Cadeaux Genereux) was next best at 56,000 euros (AUD 78,820).

“The general feeling over the last few days has been positive with every targeted buyer attending this year’s Orby Sale,” Goffs CEO Henry Beeby said.  “We have received countless compliments about our marketing of the sale although a lot of that is down to the superb racetrack results of Goffs graduates over the last 18 months.”

Overall, the Orby statistics showed the average was down 4% to 47,800 euros (AUD 67,280) at a 76% clearance rate.