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George Stanners re-joins Goffs

George Stanners has re-joined Goffs in a wide-ranging role focussing on client liaison and auctioning in Ireland and the UK.

After 17 years with Goffs UK/DBS George took up a role as Bloodstock Manager at Yorton 12 months ago and will remain as a consultant to the vibrant breeding operation and successful stallion station whilst being integral to the Goffs Yorton Sale which has proved so successful in recent years. He will remain based in Welshpool on the English-Welsh border giving him quick access to a multitude of breeders and racecourses, and will visit vendors across the UK and Ireland.

George joined DBS, now Goffs UK, straight from school and evolved into a key member of the team and a world class auctioneer. At the end of 2021 he made the switch to Yorton and this latest move sees him come full circle with the shift back to Goffs albeit in a subtly different role whilst maintaining his link with Yorton.

Commenting on George’s return, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“We are delighted that George is back with us as he was always a popular and highly effective member of the team. His new role will see him engage with vendors and purchasers for all Goffs and Goffs UK sales, inspecting and recruiting for our portfolio of sales in Kildare, Doncaster and our specialist boutique sales at the likes of Aintree, Punchestown and Sandown, and then working with our Purchaser Attraction Teams to promote each catalogue to buyers.  At the same time he will maintain the superb link with Dave Futter and his team at Yorton as we evolve and develop that mutually beneficial relationship.

“His presence on the rostrum at every sale in Kildare and Doncaster will only enhance our exceptional panel of auctioneers as he is a world class operator with a unique and highly effective style”.

George added:

“I am pleased to return to a role with Goffs and be back on the rostrum on a more consistent basis.  Being on the ground visiting breeders, trainers etc is something I have always enjoyed so I look forward to assisting them both at home and at sales throughout the year.  Alongside my Goffs commitments, I will continue to work closely with both Yorton and the Potter family as they trade both on and off their farms at Leighton which is another aspect I relish.

“Goffs and Yorton share many mutual clients so my new Goffs role will only be complemented by my ongoing connection with Yorton”.

Dave Futter of Yorton is looking forward to continuing to work with George and Goffs saying:

“We enjoyed having George as part of our team for the last 12 months. James Potter and I understand and support George’s decision and are delighted that George returns to Goffs and his auctioneering career. We look forward to working closely with George and Goffs in the future and continuing our superb relationship together.  We wish George the very best of luck for the future.”

For further information:

  • Henry Beeby

+353 86 835 7555


  • George Stanners

+44 7704 581700

georgestanners@goffs.ie or