Goffs’ flagship National Hunt Sale, formerly known as the Goffs Land Rover Sale, will now be known as the Goffs Arkle Sale in honour of history’s greatest chaser, Arkle, who was sold at Goffs.
Goffs Arkle Sale this year will be held in partnership with Land Rover Defender, and the vendor of the horse that wins the renamed €100,000 Goffs Defender Bumper at the Punchestown Festival will also win an all-new Defender Hard Top.
“So many household names in National Hunt racing have gone under the hammer at Goffs during the past century, with Arkle the most famous of all,” Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby said. “He was sold at Goffs as a 3-year-old to trainer Tom Dreaper on behalf of his owner Anne, Duchess Of Westminster, and following a remarkable career that included three Cheltenham Gold Cups, he remains the yardstick by which all champions are measured.”
The Goffs Arkle Sale will take place from Jun. 13 through 15. Nominations are currently open on the Goffs website.