Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby

Quilita Snapped Up By DahlBury For €205K

Grade 1 producer Quilita (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}) (lot 1) sold for €205,000 to Simon Davies of DahlBury during Tuesday's Goffs Instant Online Sale. Consigned by Oghill House Stud, the 12-year-old who is in foal to Arc hero Walgeist (GB), is the dam of dual Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival winner Quilixios (GB) (Maxios {GB}). Quilita also placed at the Grade 3 level in Germany. Davies said, "Quilita appealed to us as a quality mare with a proven ability to breed Grade 1 performers, and as such she fits what we...

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Strong Sportsman's Sale Catalogue Unveiled By Goffs

The catalogue for the 524-strong Goffs Sportman's Sale is now online. Scheduled for Sept. 29-30 beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day, all lots are eligible for the €100,000 Goffs Sportsman's Challenge race over six furlongs at Naas in September of 2023. Some of the sire power on offer includes Acclamation (GB), Australia (GB), Camelot (GB), Caravaggio, Dark Angel (Ire), Exceed And Excel (Aus), Fastnet Rock (Aus), Gleneagles (Ire), Havana Grey (GB), Invincible Spirit (Ire), Kodiac (GB), Lope de Vega (Ire), Mehmas (Ire), New Bay (GB), Night of Thunder (Ire), Oasis...

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Dubai Breeze-Up Sale Returns In 2023 With Partnership Between DRC & Goffs

The 2023 Dubai Breeze-Up Sale in association with Goffs, organised by the Dubai Racing Club in cooperation with Goffs, will return to the sales calendar in 2023. Slated for Meydan Racecourse in the week leading up to Dubai World Cup night, just like the 2022 inaugural edition, the sale will be confined to a maximum of 69 juveniles carefully selected by the Goffs inspection team. Travel subsidies will be available to vendors and all entries will again undergo a full veterinary examination prior to departure to ensure full transparency and...

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Goffs Orby Catalogue Features 11 Yearlings By Galileo

The Goffs Orby Sale catalogue, offering 11 yearlings by the late Galileo (Ire), is now online. Set for Kildare Paddocks on Sept. 27-28, the sale will send 511 yearlings through the ring over the two days, starting at 9:30 a.m. each morning. All yearlings offered will be eligible for the seven-furlong Goffs Million, Europe's richest juvenile race, at the Curragh in September of 2023. Orby graduates have captured a raft of stakes this season, including Prosperous Voyage (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), runner-up in the G1 1000 Guineas before taking the G1...

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Sparkling Statistics As Goffs Land Rover Part I Draws To A Close

Demand for stores remained high during the second session of Part 1 of the Goffs Land Rover Sale on Wednesday. The overall clearance rate of the two-day stand reached 90%, while total turnover was €20,406,000 (+25%). The average and median were both up by double digits to €51,792 (+12%) and the median to €45,000 (+13%). Just focusing on Wednesday's session, the gross was €9,642,000 for 189 sold from 216 (87%) offered. The average was €51,016 and the median was €42,000. Seventeen horses broke the six-figure barrier on Wednesday led by...

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Irish 1000 Guineas Fourth Star Girls Aalmal One of The Highlights of The Goffs London Sale

A total of 14 lots have been catalogued for the Goffs London Sale in association with Privat 3 Money, with one of the highlights G1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas fourth Star Girls Aalmal (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}) consigned by Henry De Bromhead. Scheduled for the eve of Royal Ascot at the Kensington Palace Gardens on June 13, the sale's final entrants will be announced next week. Other choice offerings include the listed winner Symphony Perfect (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}) from Richard Hannon; fellow listed-winning 3-year-old filly Ladies Church (GB) (Churchill {Ire})...

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Goffs Launches Instant Online Platform

Goffs Instant Online was launched by the sales company on Friday. Designed to allow sellers an immediate opportunity to sell through a secure and proven online platform at the shortest notice utilising the experience and reputation of Goffs, the revamped platform is billed as "ready when you are". A 5% buying agent's commission will be paid to the successful purchaser provided they are a registered bloodstock agent and/or licenced trainer. Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said, "We are delighted to launch Goffs Instant Online which is a concept we...

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George Stanners Appointed Bloodstock Manager of Yorton Farm

George Stanners has been named the new Bloodstock Manager of Yorton Farm. Previously with DBS which became Goffs UK straight from school 17 years ago, Stanners will begin his new role on Jan. 1, 2022. He will continue to serve as an auctioneer at most Goffs sales in Kildare and Doncaster. Additionally, Goffs UK will continue to conduct all sales held at Yorton Farm. Goffs Group Chief Executive, Henry Beeby said, "We are obviously sad that George will be leaving us at the end of the year as he is...

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New Dubai World Cup Breeze-Up Sale to Be Conducted By Goffs

The new Dubai World Cup Breeze-Up Sale in association with Goffs will be conducted by the Irish sales company on Mar. 24, 2022, the Dubai Racing Club (DRC) announced on Sunday. Held during Dubai World Cup week, the sale will have a maximum size of 69 2-year-olds that will be sourced from vendors by Goffs which will appeal to both local and international buyers. All lots will undergo a full veterinary examination prior to departure to ensure full transparency and buyer confidence. Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Chairman of...

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Michael Hardy Joins Goffs Bloodstock Team

Michael Hardy, who was Equilume's USA Territory Manager, has been appointed as the new Goffs Head of Sales as of July 12, the sales company announced on Monday. Hardy, who was a Gold Medallist graduate of the Irish National Stud Course, as well as a Godolphin Flying Start alumni after graduating from the University of Limerick with a BS in Equine Science, had been with Equilume since 2019. Hardy was the Margaux Farm General Manager from 2012 to 2019. In 2019, he also started Hardy Racing, a racing and bloodstock...

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Richest Juvenile Race in Europe Unveiled Exclusively For Goffs Orby Grads

The Goffs Million, a €1-million 2-year-old race open exclusively to Goffs Orby yearling graduates, was announced by Goffs on Tuesday. The seven-furlong contest is the richest 2-year-old race in Europe and will be held at The Curragh on Sept. 24, 2022 in advance of the Goffs Orby Sale. Open to 2-year-old colts and fillies that were catalogued in the 2021 Goffs Orby Sale on Sept. 28-29, it carries a prize fund guaranteed by Goffs and will pay out to 10th place. In addition, if the 2022 Goffs Million winner subsequently...

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Mark Richards Joins Goffs as British Agent

Mark Richards, who has fulfilled a variety of roles with the Hong Kong Jockey Club for the past 20 years, has been appointed to the newly created role of British Agent for Goffs, the sales company announced on Monday. Richards, most recently HKJC Executive Manager of the International Sale, begins on May 1. Originally a National Hunt jockey, Richards has been in the racing industry for 45 years and has contributed to a number of media outlets including the Racing Post, Daily Telegraph, Racing Channel, Sky and TVN. His primary...

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