Jacob West, Vice-President of Bloodstock for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, has been appointed US Agent for Goffs and will begin his role on Apr. 1, the sales company announced. West, who launched West Bloodstock in 2017, started with Taylor Made as a groom in their yearling division before progressing to Manager. During his time at Taylor Made, he also worked for trainer Chad Brown during the Gulfstream Championship Meeting. West then moved to Three Chimneys as Director of Bloodstock Services prior to moving to Eclipse.
Commenting on the appointment, Goffs Group Chief Executive, Henry Beeby said, “We are delighted to welcome Jacob to the Goffs Team. Alongside his role at Eclipse he is the perfect fit for us and comes with the ringing endorsement of several industry leaders. He has a superb reputation for integrity, passion, hard work and a love of the thoroughbred, all qualities that chime perfectly with the ethos of Goffs. We look forward to working with him as we promote our sales to buyers in the US.
“At the same time we would like to acknowledge the contribution of Gatewood Bell over the last number of years and wish him the very best of luck in his new role with Keeneland.”
“Goffs has an outstanding reputation for producing top class results year after year,” said West. “I firmly believe the horses on offer at Goffs have international appeal and I look forward to bringing as many people as I can over to Ireland to see for themselves. I am delighted to be associated with such a top-level organisation as Goffs.”