A further change has been announced to Part 2 of the Goffs February Sale, which will now take place on Thursday, Mar. 11 at Kildare Paddocks.
The session of Flat weanlings had originally been rescheduled to Mar. 2 but has now been delayed by a week following the decision of the Irish government to extend lockdown restrictions across the country to March 5.
Part 1 of the February Sale, which is comprised of broodmares, older horses in training and 2-year-olds, will go ahead in its original time slot of Feb. 9 and 10 but will be held online only.
“It is unfortunate to have to further delay this sale date but we believe that another week will make an onsite sale possible at Kildare Paddocks, and that the strong interest from potential purchasers since publication of the catalogue will lead to trade that mirrors our successful November Foal Sale,” said Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby.
“As at the Goffs sales in December, we will have strict protocols in place that reflect the latest Government directives to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all attendees. Goffs Online will also allow any buyer who cannot attend to bid remotely. The platform has been widely embraced since the outbreak of the pandemic, taking over 6,000 bids and leading to €6.5 million of otherwise unattainable business. The Goffs team will also be available to take telephone bids for those absentees who prefer that method.”
He added, “As last year we have coordinated the revised February Part 2 date with Tattersalls Ireland who we understand will hold their delayed February NH Sale on Tuesday, 9 Mar.”
Potential buyers can register to bid via GoffsOnline.com between Monday, Feb. 1 and 5pm on Monday, Feb. 8.