Goffs, in association with Sandown Park, are pleased to announce a new boutique sale of point-to-pointers which will be held at the Betfair Tingle Creek Festival on Saturday 3 December.
The sale, which will be held as the Goffs Tingle Creek Sale, represents a new partnership between Goffs and Sandown Park and will become the first sale to be held at the Festival – one of the UK’s headline pre-Christmas NH meetings.
The sale will be held on the second day of the Festival with racing that day including the Grade 1 Close Brothers Henry VIII Novices’ Steeple Chase and the Grade 1 Betfair Tingle Creek Steeple Chase. The auction will take place after racing in the winners’ enclosure and will cater for a limited number of high-class horses. All entries will be stabled in the racecourse stables and showing will be held on the summer lawn, immediately opposite the preparade ring and beside the paddock and grandstand.
Goffs Group CEO Henry Beeby and Goffs UK Managing Director Tim Kent commented:
“We are constantly looking for ways to grow our sales and this new initiative with Sandown Park shapes as an exciting opportunity. The Betfair Tingle Creek Festival is a major NH meeting featuring some outstanding racing and its London location offers us access to a huge audience, so we feel this is the ideal time and place to launch a new boutique sale of pointers.
“We have proven our ability to conduct world-class offsite boutique sales, our Aintree and Punchestown Sales are both great examples of what we have achieved in this sector, and we see great potential in this new venture. We would like to thank the Sandown Park Executive for their enthusiasm in getting this concept off the ground, they have really bought into the idea and have given us a superb location to show the horses and host the auction, which will be right in the heart of the action during the Festival. Together, we look forward to the first Goffs UK Tingle Creek Sale on 3 December.”
Sandown Park General Manager Sarah Drabwell is excited by this new initiative and explained: “The Betfair Tingle Creek Festival is one of our marquee fixtures here at Sandown Park, and with Jump racing of the highest quality we are delighted to be partnering with Goffs to bring the very best in young equine talent to Esher on the first weekend in December.
“It should add a thrilling finish to a day which is a favourite for many racing fans and local racegoers, and we are hugely excited to be bringing a sale of this quality to Sandown Park.”