Following on from the Goffs UK Online January Sale, which sold horses for up to £300,000 in the timed online format, Goffs will host a new Online March Sale on Mar. 24 in the same fashion. The sale will largely focus on horses in training but will also be open to breeding stock, and entries can be made through the Goffs UK website. The sale will be conducted in pounds sterling.
Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said, “The Goffs Online platform has proved a key addition to our service over the last year with close to €8-million worth of business being conducted via the medium. Last month's January Sale was very well supported and clearly illustrated the growing appetite for online sales in the current climate as it produced the three highest prices achieved by any online sale in the UK and Ireland in 2021, so illustrating its ability to sell elite bloodstock with three six-figure lots and a £300,000 top price.
“Vendors have expressed plenty of positive feedback selling through Goffs Online as it can bring significant savings with a lower entry fee of only £195 + VAT, no travel and sale staffing costs as well as an assurance that the sale will take place regardless of the COVID restrictions at the time. Buyers have also voiced positive sentiments, in particular that with all lots sold with a veterinary certificate, which buyers can vet against following the sale, there is an extra level of security which provides confidence when bidding on horses.
“We have proven that Goffs Online provides a strong marketplace for horses-in-training in particular and that will be our focus for the new March Sale. Like the online January Sale, the catalogue will only be available to view on the Goffs Online website, it will not be printed, and it will be released on Friday, Mar. 12.”