Barronstown Stud broodmare Devoted To You continued a tremendous year when her yearling filly by Galileo sold for €1.1million at the Goffs Orby Sale.
The May-born bay received a fantastic update when her three-year-old brother Sovereign made all to win the Irish Derby, having previously been placed at Group level on three occasions. The successful bidders were Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Aquis Farm
Phoenix chief executive Amer Abdulaziz later commented, “You don’t get the chance to acquire potential broodmare prospects like these on the market very often.” Advisor Tom Ludt added, “She’s a beautiful filly with a very good page. The idea is to try and upgrade the broodmare band. We’ll keep her here to race.”
Devoted To You’s two-year-old colt by Galileo has been named Dawn Rising. In training with Aidan O’Brien, he holds entries in next year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas and Epsom Derby.