Caravaggio paddock

First Yearlings By Caravaggio Reach Six Figures At Orby Sale

Caravaggio enjoyed a bright start to the Goffs Orby Sale when one of his first crop colts sold for £215,000 to owner Michael Roy.

Offered by Glenvale Stud as Lot 236, the half-brother to Chesham Stakes victor Suits You was knocked down to former trainer Jeremy Noseda, who described the grey as “a lovely colt”.

Earlier that day, Demi O’Byrne went to £160,000 for a Caravaggio filly out of Group 3 winner Euphrasia. The half-sister to winners Bright Eyed Eagle (Gleneagles) and San Martino (The Gurkha) will race in the colours of Peter Brandt.

Caravaggio’s first crop continued to prove popular on the second day of trade, when a colt offered by Barronstown Stud fetched £100,000. The bay is the first foal out of Spring Garden; herself a full-sister to a Stakes performer, and was purchased by Anthony Stroud on behalf of Sheikh Duaij Al Khalifa of Bahrain.

Shortly after, Whitehall Stud sold a Caravaggio filly out of the Galileo mare Surprisingly to US buyer DJ Stables for £100,000. Surprisingly is a full-sister to Irish Derby second Tiger Moth and is a half-sister to smart sprinter Coach House. Lot 429 was one of two by Caravaggio bought by DJ Stables over the two days, having also bought Lot 5, a colt from The Castlebridge Consignment, for £80,000.

Joseph O’Brien, Richard Hughes, Mitsuru Hashida, Sackville Donald and Willie Browne were others who secured Caravaggio’s first yearlings over the two days.