Your Arkle Team Q&A: Peter Molony

The Goffs inspection team are busy on the road casting their expert eyes over entries for this year's Arkle Sale and Doncaster Spring Sale, looking for stores with the potential to light up the ring and later the racecourse. Peter Molony is next up for a Q&A.

Describe an Arkle horse.

Scope and movement.

Favourite part of the job?

Satisfied customers. It’s nice, of course, travelling around farms, meeting people and seeing horses – especially a really exciting one – but the main thing is getting the result in the ring. That’s what it’s all about.

Highlights from your time as a Goffs inspector?

I think that would have to be a few years ago when we managed to persuade the Motherways to send us Hurricane Fly’s three-parts brother Arturus, and the horse smashed the sale record price by making €230,000. That was huge, and a turning point for the sale. It showed that it could achieve top prices for the best-bred, most attractive stores in Ireland.

Why choose Arkle?

The Goffs team do an amazing job in getting buyers in and looking after them. People really appreciate the effort that’s made and they genuinely love coming here. It’s like a holiday for a lot of British trainers and their owners, and you can feel it in the atmosphere during the week. It’s become what I suppose you might call a ‘destination sale’. And because everyone loves being here so much, they tend to spend more freely. So you really need to put your horses in front of them