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Part 2 of Goffs February Sale (Weanlings) Rescheduled To Thursday 11 March

Part 2 of Goffs February Sale, a standalone day of weanlings previously rescheduled to 2 March, will now be delayed until Thursday 11 March following the Government’s decision to extend the current Level 5 lockdown to 5 March.  

By this time, it is expected that it will be possible to offer a safe and compliant environment for vendors and purchasers to conduct the sale onsite at Kildare Paddocks.  This will be supported by the Goffs Online bidding platform and a telephone bidding service for any buyers unable to attend.

Goffs will monitor the situation on an ongoing basis taking account of any Government announcements, and further updates will be issued as and when appropriate.  If it becomes clear that a sale at Kildare Paddocks will still not be possible on 11 March, it will be cancelled no later than the end of February with the weanlings redirected to Goffs yearling sales in the autumn.

 

Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby commented:

“It is unfortunate to have to further delay this sale date but we believe that another week will make an onsite sale possible at Kildare Paddocks, and that the strong interest from potential purchasers since publication of the catalogue will lead to trade that mirrors our successful November Foal Sale.  

“As at the Goffs sales in December, we will have strict protocols in place that reflect the latest Government directives to ensure the safety and well-being of all attendees.  Goffs Online will also allow any buyer who cannot attend to bid remotely.  The platform has been widely embraced since the outbreak of the pandemic taking over 6,000 bids and leading to €6.5 million of otherwise unattainable business. The Goffs team will also be available to take telephone bids for those absentees who prefer that method.

“As last year we have coordinated the revised February Part 2 date with Tattersalls Ireland who we understand will hold their delayed February NH Sale on Tuesday 9 March”.


Part 1 of the Goffs February Sale goes ahead as planned as a live online sale of breeding stock, older horses and two-year-olds from 9 - 10 February.  Registrations to bid online will open via GoffsOnline.com on Monday 1 February and close at 5pm on Monday 8 February.

 

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