The trio of remaining sales at Goffs in 2020-the Autumn Sale (Nov. 4-5), November Sale (Nov. 15-22) and December National Hunt Sale (Dec. 9-10)-are all on schedule to remain at Kildare Paddocks in Ireland, the sales company announced on Tuesday. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen several sales move to the Goffs UK complex at Doncaster, including the Orby Sale held at the end of last month. Ireland returned to level three restrictions due to an increase in coronavirus cases on Monday.
“Goffs' purpose is to provide the best marketplace for Irish breeders, in Ireland, and I wish to reassure vendors and buyers that our commitment to creating the best possible conditions for successful sales remains as strong as ever whilst we prioritise the safety and well-being of all clients and staff,” said Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby in a statement. “Our remaining three sales this year traditionally attract a strong mix of Irish and overseas buyers to Kildare Paddocks.
“I wish to also take this opportunity to thank every Goffs vendor and buyer for their continued support as, together with the entire bloodstock industry, we react and adapt to the unprecedented circumstances brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Rest assured that the Goffs team is doing everything in our power to act in the best interests of our valued clients and maximise the opportunities for your horses so that we repay the trust every vendor places in us with each entry.”