Due To Government Restrictions The Go For Gold Will Now Take On The Revised Dates Of
Due to the recent level 5 Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland, and following lengthy discussions, we have made the decision to postpone this year’s Go For Gold sale until December 7/8th.
The Go For Gold sale is very important to us, and therefore this has not been an easy decision to make. We also strongly felt that it was also not ours to make alone, and as a result, we have consulted with both our vendors and customers. With their support and positive feedback, we now feel that rescheduling is the best option for everyone.
Maintaining the trust of our vendors is of paramount importance to us, as we realise that most have either bred or sourced their horses specifically with the Go For Gold sale in mind.
For the buyers too, we want to give them every opportunity to come to view the horses before they bid. Alternately, if they are unable to make the sale in person, we want to provide them with as much additional information (including added videos) so that they have the confidence to bid online.
With all the above in mind, we want everyone – buyer or seller, to have the best Go For Gold experience possible and we hope that by the time of the revised date, the current situation will have eased.
Above all, it is vitally important that we adhere to the current guidelines as closely as possible, in order to provide safety to our customers and staff.
We look forward to seeing you on the revised dates!
The Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale of pre-selected event horses has been the success story of recent years. Now heading into its eleventh renewal, the sale has truly achieved its aim of bringing together Ireland’s best young event horses to one venue for one sale. Staged in November at Barnadown and the Amber Springs Hotel in Co Wexford, the sale offers around 60 -70 proven and potential event horses from the age of three, all of whom have been carefully selected by a highly experienced panel of producers and international riders. Always affordable, the 2019 returns produced a top price of €41,000. Successful customers at this tenth anniversary renewal included the current world number one Oliver Townend, as well as former world and Olympic champion Michael Jung and French ace Astier Nicholas. All three were multiple purchasers during the evening, contributing to an average of €21,074 (€20,510 in 2018 and €19,848 in 2017). Most significantly, these figures were achieved without a stand out lot, as 27 individuals clustered solidly between €20,000 – €41,000. While prices were strong from the outset, it was the three-year-old trade that really lifted the night. At the close of play, 82% of those on offer change hands leading to an age group average of €20,700 (€19,220 in 2018 and €14,750 in 2017).
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For the 2020 Go For Gold Sale we have tried to make it as easy as possible for those who are unable to attend this years sale and so, we are offering an even broader view of all lots to give you a comprehensive perspective of all the lots on offer.
As always, our selection panel have been ultra diligent during the selection process to bring you the best quality young horses available, but in addition, we have kept in mind that potential purchasers need to see more detail and so we offered extended performance and images of all lots.
Veterinary certificates will be available to view in the image gallery prior to the sale and radiographs can be forwarded directly to your veterinary surgeon in advance of the sale also.
Hugh Suffern will also be in attendance at Barnadown for those who are travelling to sale this year.
Appointments can be made to view or trial any lot prior to sale.
(Phone; +353 87 2569496 to arrange)
The sale will not take place at the Amber Springs Hotel as in previous years but will be held at the Barnadown show grounds.
All horses will undergo an approved five stage vetting conducted by two specialist equine Veterinary Surgeons within 48 hours prior to the sale, this is a legal requirement.
All lots in the sale will be sold with a set of digital X-rays taken by members of the Goresbridge Veterinary Panel and will be available for Veterinary Surgeons to inspect prior to sale. Please contact the sales office for details.
Viewing will also be available on site with Veterinary Surgeon Hugh Suffern MVB MRCVS, Irish Team Vet for 13 years including 3 Olympic Games, 3 World and 6 European Championships.
Details of Veterinary procedures and X-Ray views are printed in the catalogue.
November Night (Double clear Camphire and Millstreet CIC*** 2015)
Prince Mayo placed 4th at both Chatsworth CIC*** and Tattersalls CIC*** 2015.
Bonmahon Wave Dancer (placed CCI***) 2015.
Beechfields Gold Digga, Irish EI100 national champion 2015.
Reenmore Alfie, winner CCI* in Stzregom 2015