The Goffs Sportsman’s Sale will be held over two days in 2019 following an unprecedented application for places. It will take place on Thursday and Friday 3rd – 4th October, immediately following the two day Orby Sale.
The Sportsman’s Sale enjoyed a vibrant trade last year with an 85% clearance rate and buyers from China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, USA etc. This led to an increase in nominations for 2019 and a far higher take-up of yearlings that met the Sportsman’s Sale selection criteria. The result of this demand is an even two day sale, catalogued alphabetically from the start of Thursday through to the end of Friday, which will deliver a catalogue of consistent quality following the market leading Orby Sale on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1st and 2nd October.
The Sportsman’s Sale will benefit from its close association to Orby which proved to be the most successful of the European Yearling Sales last year attracting a large and diverse audience of international players, and potential purchasers will have the opportunity to inspect the Sportsman’s yearlings whilst Orby is taking place.
Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby commented:
“The Goffs Team, including our network of international agents and our friends at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, will travel the globe between now and the end of September to deliver the largest possible group of buyers for every yearling catalogued by Goffs. Last year we welcomed our most diverse international group of purchasers to the Goffs yearling sales and we have already confirmed an unparalleled number of overseas buyers and have many more promotional trips planned between now and the sale.
The extension of the Sportsman’s means that we can accommodate a higher number of yearlings that meet the strict criteria we set out for this sale, resulting in a simply unmissable week of yearling sales in Ireland at Goffs. We will have a specific marketing campaign for the Sportsman’s Sale alongside the Orby, and vendors can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to deliver the best result for every yearling entrusted to us”.