Goffs Announce New Breeze-up Sale at Naas for 2025

Goffs have teamed up with Naas Racecourse and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) to introduce a new two-year-old breeze-up sale in Ireland for 2025. The breeze will take place at Naas on Tuesday, June 3, with the sale being staged at Goffs on Wednesday, June 4. A practice breeze will also be held on the Bank Holiday Monday, June 2. Announcing the new breeze-up sale, Goffs chief executive Henry Beeby, said, "We are thrilled that Naas Racecourse has agreed to host the trackwork to enable this exciting new breeze-up sale in...

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Hitch Your Wagon for the Stallion Trails

There is an undertone of negativity surrounding horseracing these days, almost all of which is generated by its participants and followers, and greatly exacerbated by the increasingly unpleasant arena that is social media. Where once Twitter was fun and we all gained excellent insight into trainers' yards and, for some, their sense of humour, now X marks the spot at which we should perhaps consciously uncouple from twits and trolls. Let's get out more. And where better to start than by hitching a ride on the stallion trails? This Friday...

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“An Annual Pilgrimage” – Irish Stallion Trail Set For Tenth Edition In January

A portion of the world's best sires will be on show at the ITM Irish Stallion Trail, taking place on Friday January 12 and Saturday January 13, 2024. In what will be the tenth edition of the Trail, breeders, racing professionals, and racing fans will enjoy the opportunity to view many of the world's leading Flat and National Hunt stallions at a wide range of Ireland's breed-shaping stallion farms.  ITM CEO Charles O'Neill, commented, "Ireland's stallion roster gets stronger by the year and offers breeders the world over an array...

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Eimear Mulhern Steps Down from ITM Committe

Involved since the organisation's founding in 1991, Goffs Chairman Eimear Mulhern will step down from the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Committee, it was announced Thursday. At Goffs Thursday, Mulhern was presented with a memento from HRI CEO Suzanne Eade, HRI Director of Bloodstock and Equine Welfare John Osborne, and ITM Chairman Dermot Cantillon. A joint statement read, "All at ITM and HRI offer Eimear their sincere thanks for her many years of dedicated service to the Irish industry."

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New Irish Bloodstock Industry Survey Launched By ITM

A new Irish bloodstock industry survey was launched by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) on Friday. The aim of the survey is to hear the views of all those involved in Thoroughbred breeding and sales on subjects like selling in Ireland, the IRE Incentive, and Brexit. The survey is anonymous and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. The survey, which will remain open until early October 2023, is available here.

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Entries Open for Irish EBF Barrier Trials at Dundalk

Entries are now open for Irish EBF Barrier Trials, which will be held at Dundalk Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Trials are open to unraced 2- and 3-year-olds and return to Dundalk for the first time since August, 2022. They will be contested over five, six and seven furlongs. The most recent Irish EBF Barrier Trials, held at Naas Racecourse in May, have already produced multiple winners, including Royal Ascot winner Snellen (Ire) (Expert Eye {GB}), listed winner Warnie (Ire) (Highland Root {Ire}), group-placed Mythology (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}), and multiple...

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ITM To Sponsor IRE Incentive Raceday At Newbury

The third annual IRE Incentive Raceday at Newbury on Friday, July 21, will be sponsored by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing. The day's feature race will be the Listed IRE Incentive It Pays To Buy Irish Rose Bowl S. for 2-year-olds. Three additional juvenile races on the card will also be included in the ITM IRE Incentive scheme. Should the winner of any 2-year-old race on the day be Irish-bred and foal levy compliant, the winning owner will receive a €10,000 sales bonus, which can be redeemed against other Irish-bred and foal...

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Entries Open for Irish EBF Barrier Trials at Limerick

Entries are now open for the Irish EBF Barrier Trials at Limerick Racecourse on Monday, July 3. Operated by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) and backed by the Irish EBF and the IHRB, Trials are open to unraced 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds. This is the first time Irish EBF Barrier Trials will have been held at Limerick. The Trials will be run over 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 furlongs. Notable Trial graduates include G1 Al Quoz Sprint winner A Case Of You (Ire) and recent G3 Al Shira'aa Racing Irish EBF Blue...

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Irish EBF Barrier Trial Entries Open

Entries are now open for the Irish EBF Barrier Trials at Naas Racecourse scheduled for Monday, May 29. The trials, restricted to unraced juveniles and 3-year-olds, are operated by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) and backed by the Irish European Breeders' Fund (IEBF) and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB). The 2023 edition will be back on turf for the first time since 2019, and all the trials will be conducted over six and seven furlongs. Notable graduates of the trials include Group 1 winner A Case Of You (Ire) (Hot...

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Bo Bromagen: One Of '50 To 60′ US Agents Active At The Orby

If it's international interest Goffs want, that's exactly what they are going to get, according to Bo Bromagen, who revealed that he will be among the 50 to 60 American-based agents who will add to a power-packed buyers' bench at the Orby Sale this week. For many of those agents, the trip will represent a maiden voyage, but not Bromagen, who has navigated these waters four times in the past and describes the Orby Sale as one of the first dates he pencils into his diary each year.  Bromagen said,...

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ITM To Sponsor Danish Oaks

The 2022 Danish Oaks will be sponsored by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing in partnership with Klampenborg Galopbane. Held on Sept. 4, 2022, the ITM Danish Oaks is one of the flagship races on the Scandinavian calendar. A €2,000 voucher for the Irish sales will be awarded to the winning owners of the fillies' Classic at Klampenborg on Sunday. Alex Cairns, ITM Scandinavian Representative, said, "ITM are thrilled to expand our sponsorship portfolio in Scandinavia to include such a prestigious race as the Danish Oaks. We have fostered close relations with our...

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Irish EBF Barrier Trials Kick Off July 5

The initial session of Irish EBF Barrier Trials gets underway July 5 at Dundalk Stadium. Beginning at 1p.m. (local time), a total of 10 Trials are scheduled, comprised of tests for unraced 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds over five-seven furlongs. Operated by Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) and backed by Irish EBF and the IHRB, Trials are principally serve as formative trials for inexperienced horses. Notable Trial graduates include G1 Al Quoz Sprint winner A Case Of You (Ire) and G3 Gordon S. scorer Ottoman Emperor (Ire). Trials are available to view on...

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