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Goffs alter Autumn Sales Programme for Yearlings in UK and Ireland

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Goffs have announced changes to their later yearling sales programme following feedback last year.

The first change is to the Goffs UK sale calendar with the existing Doncaster September Sale expanding to accommodate a new yearling session and be rebranded as the September HIT & Yearling Sale.  

The new format will offer a day dedicated to yearlings on Tuesday 17th September followed by a day of horses-in-training on Wednesday 18th September. The change will mean the Doncaster Autumn Sale, held in late October, will no longer hold its traditional yearling session so avoiding a category clash with the Arqana October Yearling Sale and allowing it to focus purely on horses-in-training and pointers in a one day session on Thursday 24th October.

Meanwhile the Goffs Autumn Yearling & HIT Sale will return to its traditional slot in October with a two day sale on Monday and Tuesday, 21st and 22nd October (as opposed to 5th & 6th November) which avoids the clash with the lead in to Breeders’ Cup and the November sales in Kentucky which proved an issue for several clients last year.

Commenting on the changes, Goffs Group Chief Executive, Henry Beeby said:

“Feedback from vendors and purchasers alike last year prompted a review of our Autumn dates on both sides of the Irish Sea. We are committed to providing attractive, low cost outlets for yearling vendors at the commercial end of the market whilst the Goffs HIT Sale definitely suffered last year with its proximity to events in USA. At the same time the Doncaster September HIT Sale is already well supported with major consignments so the addition of a yearling session will ensure exposure for those yearlings to the sale’s existing buyers”.

REVISED GOFFS AUTUMN SALES PROGRAMME 
Changes in bold

  • Doncaster September HIT & Yearling Sale: Tuesday & Wednesday, 17th & 18th September
  • Goffs Orby Yearling Sale: 1st – 2nd October
  • Goffs Sportsman’s Sale: 3rd October
  • Goffs Autumn HIT & Yearling Sale: Monday & Tuesday, 21st & 22nd October
  • Doncaster Autumn HIT Sale: Thursday 24th October
  • Goffs November Sale: 17th – 24th November
  • Doncaster December Sale: 6th December
  • Goffs December NH Sale: 11th – 12th December

For further information visit:  www.goffs.com and www.goffsuk.com