Goffs UK

Fowler Joins Goffs UK

Following 23 years with the Tattersalls group, including a stint as director of sales at Tattersalls Ireland, Harry Fowler joins Goffs UK has bloodstock manager. Fowler also runs Rahinston Farm & Stud in Co. Meath with his wife Lorna, and will be based there. Fowler will join the Goffs inspection team and attend all Goffs sales as well as traveling to other sales and race meetings across the country to interact with new and existing clients. Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent said, "Harry brings a wealth of industry knowledge,...

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Criquette Tops Doncaster January Day 2

The point-to-point mare Criquette (Fr) (Crillon {Fr}) (lot 269) topped the second and final day of the Goffs UK Doncaster January Sale on Tuesday. Offered by James Doyle's Baltimore Stables, the 5-year-old won a Borris House point-to-point in December and hammered for £52,000 to Jerry McGrath and Stewart Blackenbury. Second in Tuesday's proceedings was the 5-year-old mare I Am Gonna Be (Ire) (Barely A Moment {Aus}), who went for £37,000 to Mark Dunphy and Derek O'Connor. The Maike Magnussen-consigned pointer has placed in two of her last three starts and...

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Jerry McGrath Appointed Goffs UK Bloodstock Manager

Jerry McGrath has been named the new Goffs UK Bloodstock Manager. Formerly a jumps jockey before his career ended in a fall at Lingfield a year ago, he will begin his role on Feb. 7. During his riding days, he was part of Nicky Henderson's Seven Barrows team since 2008, and won over 200 races total, including a pair at the Cheltenham Festival. During the summer months, McGrath worked with Clive Cox and was part of the team that selected Group 1 winner Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) at the Goffs...

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Condren Appointed Goffs UK Head of Sales

Bernard Condren has been appointed to Head of Sales of Goffs UK and will join the company beginning Feb. 7. Bernard, who began bid spotting at Goffs in 2000, made his debut as an auctioneer at Goffs in 2006. Previously, Bernard spent 11 years with Racing TV. "Bernard will continue to be on the rostrum at all Goffs sales whilst also becoming a full-time auctioneer at the Goffs UK's sales in Doncaster, Aintree and Yorton," Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented. "His role will also see him join the...

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TBA NH Showcase Features 18 Stallions

The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's NH Stallion Showcase, scheduled for Jan. 25, will feature 18 NH stallions, including freshman sires G1 St Leger hero and Shade Oak Stud's resident Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}), and Chapel Stud's G2 York S. winner Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}). The 18 stallions, many of whom are among the record 31 stallions registered to the 2022 TBA Elite NH Mares' Scheme, will be shown in Yard B at the Goffs UK sales complex. "There is an increasing exciting selection of British-based stallions available to NH breeders and...

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Harry Beeby Honoured With Renamed Premier Yearling S.

The late Harry Beeby, formerly a DBS (now Goffs UK) Chairman, has been honoured by that sales company with the renaming of the Premier Yearling S. held at York's Ebor Meeting. Created by Beeby and his son Henry in 1997 to ensure the growth of the Doncaster St Leger Yearling Sales (now the Premier Yearling Sale), the six-furlong event will now be known as the £250,000 Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling S. The juvenile race is open to graduates of the Premier Yearling Sale and Silver Sale and will...

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Saint Davy Tops Goffs UK December P2P Sale

There were six lots that sold for six-figures at the Goffs UK December P2P Sale at Yorton Farm on Thursday, led by lot 5, Saint Davy (Fr) (Balko {Fr}). Sold by Monbeg Stables, the 4-year-old brought £270,000 from Stroud Coleman and Jonjo O'Neill. He was a debut winner at Quakerstown in November. Invictus Smart (Fr) (Masterstroke) (lot 9) also reached the £200,000 mark and was knocked down to Highflyer Bloodstock. Consigned by Hugo Merienne, the 3-year-old son of Barbarella Smart (Fr) won his hurdling debut at Fontainebleau by five lengths...

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Pointers Lead Goffs UK Autumn Sale

Point-to-pointers proved popular during the one-day Goffs UK Autumn Sale on Thursday, with trade topped by Music Drive (Fr) (Muhtathir {GB}) (lot 129). Offered by Colin Bowe's Milestone Stables, the 4-year-old Music Drive won a point-to-point at Monksgrange on Sept. 26, and was picked up by Aidan O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott for £90,000. At the close of trade, 113 horses sold (66%) from 170 offered for an aggregate of £1,014,800 that was up 29% on last year. The average jumped 83% to £8,981, while the median climbed 67% to £5,000....

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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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Goffs UK Autumn Catalogue Online

The single-session Goffs UK Autumn Sale catalogue is now online. A total of 223 lots, consisting of yearlings, horses-in-training and pointers, have been entered for the Oct. 21 sale at Doncaster, which begins at 10 a.m. There have been several celebrated graduates of the sale including Group 1 winner Dream of Dreams (Ire) (Dream Ahead), dual group winners Zain Claudette (Fr) (No Nay Never) and The Lir Jet (Ire) (Prince of Lir {Ire})) and G2 Mill Reef S. winner Wings of War (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}). Among the 52 yearlings...

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Record Results For Yorton Sale

The strongest catalogue in the three-year history of the Goffs UK Yorton Sale resulted in a record set of figures for the Welsh sale of jumping stock. From 43 offerings, 41 were sold for £1,138,000, at an average of £27,756 and a median of £26,000. Topping trade was a 2-year-old gelded son of Isfahan (Ger) (lot 15) who was picked up by Lew House Stables for £80,000. Also proving popular within the ring attended by buyers from the UK, France and Ireland was lot 33, a gelded 2-year-old son of...

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High Stakes on Top at Goffs UK September HIT Sale

The Goffs UK September HIT Sale featured National Hunt horses-in-training, and High Stakes (Ire) (Scorpion {Ire}) (lot 61) was knocked down to Tessa Greatrex on behalf of Highflyer Bloodstock to top the sale at £85,000. Offered by John Walsh, the Champion Irish Point-to-Pointer has won four of his five point-to-point starts. Also a main draw for the sale was the Gigginstown House Stud dispersal, which featured 39 lots, and all of them found new homes for an aggregate of just over £500,000. The dispersal's top price was also the second...

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