Yorton Plans Ahead with Goffs

It has been confirmed that the Goffs Yorton Sale will be suspended for one year only, meaning there will be no Yorton Sale in 2024, and the next chapter of this unique and established event will be on 4 September 2025.

Yorton owner David Futter has made the difficult decision to suspend the 2024 sale as he feels Yorton have the quality of horses, but not the quantity, to justify holding the sale this year and asking buyers to attend. As a result, Yorton will focus on securing stock for next year’s continuation where they aim to offer around 50 quality lots that will appeal to the broadest buying bench.

Yorton Farm owner David Futter commented:

“It has not been an easy decision to suspend the sale for 2024 but we feel it is in the best interests of the event given we don’t have the numbers of horses required to ask potential buyers to make their way to Wales. We are grateful to Goffs for bringing their professionalism and sharing in our enthusiasm for this venture and together we have worked hard to establish a sale with a reputation for quality and performance. We still strongly believe in starting horses earlier and in producing 2YOs and will keep offering Yorton graduates, just in a different location in 2024.  

“We will maintain our focus on sourcing a quality line-up of horses and look forward to working with Goffs and welcoming everyone back to Yorton in 2025.”

Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented:

“We echo David’s sentiment with regards to the decision. It’s not an easy one to make as the sale is doing very well and we want to continue to see it thrive, but in the end it has been done in the best interests for the future of the event. With its first Grade 1 winner coming in 2023 courtesy of Inthepocket, many outstanding pinhooking results for store and PTP buyers, and a new record top price set last year with a No Risk At All 2YO selling for £165,000, the sale is performing in all sectors and it’s a credit to David and the Yorton team. We too look forward to seeing the sale return to the calendar in 2025 and working with Yorton to produce another successful sale.”