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This year’s edition of the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale once again saw the first crop of World Champion Miler Canford Cliffs in huge demand. Over the two days of this year’s Orby Sale 17 members of Canford Cliffs first crop were sold at an average of €99,176 (AUS$143,321). Eight of them made over €100,000.
Just as impressive as the prices was the list of purchasers of these yearlings which included BBA Ireland, M V Magnier (2), Dermot Weld, David Wachman, David Redvers, etc.
The highlight of the sale for Canford Cliffs was the spirited bidding duel that took place on lot 340 (pictured), a bay colt out of Lulawin, that was eventually knocked down to M V Magnier for €200,000. Lulawin is a young half-sister to the Joint Champion 3YO Miler in Europe in 2007 and St James’s Palace Stakes (Gr1) winner, Excellent Art. This colt was M V’s second Canford Cliffs purchase at the sale having parted with €160,000 for another colt on day one.
A five time Group One winning Miler, Canford Cliffs is standing his third season here at Blue Gum Farm at a fee of $13,750. Great libido, great fertility, fantastic prospect!