Goffs UK expands boutique sale calendar to include Goodwood Festival auction
Goffs UK has partnered with Goodwood Racecourse to launch a new boutique sale for high-end form horses and breeding opportunities at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on August 1.
The auction, that will take place after racing, follows on from the Goffs London Sale that takes place in Kensington Palace Gardens on the eve of Royal Ascot, and sees Goffs' portfolio of offsite auctions grow to five.
The sale has been timed to accommodate international clients with access to newly released Hong Kong permits and for those on the hunt for potential Melbourne Spring Carnival and Middle East Festivals candidates.
Among those to comment on the new sale was leading southern hemisphere-based bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster, who said: "It's a great initiative as the sale is perfectly timed for Australasian buyers.
"There is growing demand for international horses to race in the Spring Carnival, especially in races such as the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, and the date means horses can be purchased and quarantined making it logistically viable leading in to the Melbourne Spring Carnival."
Hong Kong-based agent George Moore added: "I travel the world searching for horses that suit racing in Hong Kong and this sale will be a welcomed prospect for our owners looking to fill their permits. Qualified and sound horses will allow me to be active at the Goodwood Sale."
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