Goffs Appoint Eastern European And South American Agents

Goffs’ extensive international team has been further strengthened with the appointment this week of Kishore Mirpuri (pictured left) as the company’s Eastern Europe representative and Estanislao Villalon (right) as its South American agent.  Both are key figures in their respective regions and join an impressive list of Goffs representatives in the major racing countries around the world.

Kishore Mirpuri has been a regular visitor to all the major sales in Ireland for many years and has helped with the purchase of hundreds of yearlings for export to Eastern Europe and Poland in particular. His proven track record of assisting buyers to travel to Ireland is sure to have an impact on sales of yearlings to the region from Goffs this year.

Kishore commented:

“Having resided in Poland for over 25 years and been lucky enough to enjoy success as an owner- breeder, I have assisted many of the leading owners and trainers in Poland to purchase in Ireland for over a decade. With long established connections in countries such as Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Kazakstan, Kirgystan, Russia and Serbia, the potential to grow trade to these markets is huge and very exciting for Europe’s largest thoroughbred producing country.

I can’t wait to start working closer with the team in Goffs who are admired in the region for their constant innovation and how they conduct themselves with the utmost integrity, something which is greatly valued across Europe.”

Estanislao Villalon, a qualified veterinarian, is originally from Argentina but has travelled extensively and worked around the world.  He has assisted some of the leading industry figures throughout South America and has developed excellent contacts in Uruguay, Chile, Peru and Brazil. He has also worked with Antonio Bullrich in sales and Johnny McKeever in Europe, and so is ideally positioned to advise on the type of horses required for South America.

Estanislao commented:

“From my frequent visits to Europe I have always admired the totally transparent way Goffs conduct their business and the progressive outlook they take to everything they do. As a result I have assisted clients to purchase there for a number of years and I am delighted to become their South American representative. Goffs continue to offer some of the most desirable Northern Hemisphere pedigrees each year and already I have considerable feedback from clients enquiring about purchasing compatible stock for the racing and breeding industries across the continent.”

Welcoming Kishore and Estanislao to the team, Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“Last year Goffs welcomed an unprecedented number of overseas buyers to our sales and the appointment of Kishore and Estani will only grow that number again.  We have always said Goffs is the gateway to the world for Irish breeders and our wide range of experienced and respected international agents ensures this is a very tangible statement”.