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Goffs: the company will charter a flight for buyers to the UK after the sale

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Goffs shortens Orby yearling sale format

GOFFS will hold its flagship Orby yearling sale over two days this year, with the former less select third day staged three weeks later alongside the company's horses in training sale.

This year's Orby sale will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, October 3-4. The second yearling sale, which has a reduced entry fee for vendors, takes place with the horses in training auction on October 25-26.

Goffs will charter a dedicated flight for purchasers to the UK following the sale of the last Orby lot, which will also help international buyers who want to attend the Arc meeting at Longchamp on the weekend.

Nominations for the Orbysale, for which yearlings will be catalogued alphabetically over two days, are now being taken.

Goffs chief executive Henry Beeby said: "Every major yearling buyer of 2011 bar one attended the Orby Sale and Goffs attracted more unique buyers than any other sale.

"The buyers are at Goffs and they come to Ireland to compete at the highest level for the best yearlings. As we have proven on so many occasions with yearlings, foals and fillies out of training, we will achieve the highest prices for the best horses when they are offered at Goffs.

"Our two-day format provides a truly premier sale for the best Irish yearlings that is simply unmissable for any serious international buyer just two days before the Arc meeting in France, while we will also be able to raise the profile of the commercial yearlings on offer at our second sale."





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