Orby Dates Tweaked Following Vendor Feedback

The Goffs Orby Sale, which will be held in Goffs’ British Sales Complex in Doncaster, will start a day earlier than announced last week following wide consultation with a range of vendors. The one day change is designed to ensure that every Orby lot will receive maximum time and attention from potential purchasers whilst it will also enable vendors selling in the following weeks’ Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale an additional vital 24 hours to transition between Doncaster and Newmarket.

The revised schedule for the Goffs Orby and Sportsman’s Sales in Doncaster will now be (changes in bold):

  • SPORTSMAN’S SALE Thursday & Friday, 24th & 25th September
  • Orby yearlings arrive Sunday 27th September
  • Orby yearlings show Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 28th, 29th and 30th September
  • ORBY SALE Wednesday and Thursday, 30th September and 1st October

Commenting on the additional small change, Goffs Group Chief Executive, Henry Beeby said:

“Our job is to deliver the greatest opportunity for every lot with which we are entrusted. Feedback from a wide range of Orby vendors since Friday was that the timing between Orby and Tattersalls Book 1 was too tight and we were asked to revisit the dates both for vendor logistics and to ensure that every lot receives the full attention of the maximum number of potential purchasers for the most time. At this difficult time we are mindful of working for everyone in the industry and so, after discussing the matter at length with Edmond Mahony at Tattersalls, we have decided to move the Orby Sale back 24 hours whilst we will also turn the complex around in 24 hours following the Sportsman’s Sale to ensure the stables are ready for the Orby yearlings that much earlier, so allowing them to settle in before showing starts. Every hour counts for these world class yearlings and we have listened carefully to the feedback and requests that have come from all our vendors, many of whom will also be selling the following week. An extra 24 hour window might make all the difference at the end of our sale so having the stables ready a day earlier will also be important. On both counts the Goffs team will do whatever it takes to deliver”.

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