Trainer Jamie Osborne has been hired by Goffs to serve as the United Kingdom agent for the Ireland-based auction firm and to promote this year’s Orby yearling sale.
Osborne, who will continue to train his string of 65 racehorses, will be part of a significantly increased investment by Goffs into the British yearling buyer market.
“The UK is the biggest overseas market for the Orby Sale and Jamie’s contacts among British owners and trainers should prove an invaluable asset in the promotion of our premier yearling sale whilst he will be speaking from experience as a regular and valued Goffs client,” said Goffs' chief executive Henry Beeby. “Jamie’s appointment is one of a number of new UK-focused initiatives for the 2012 Orby campaign, which also includes an event at Royal Ascot and a dedicated chartered flight for buyers back to the UK following the Orby sale.”
The Orby auction is scheduled for Oct. 3 and 4. It will be followed by the Sportsman’s yearling sale Oct. 5.
“I am delighted to be assisting Goffs in their efforts to increase the awareness in England of the undoubted quality and value that the Orby Sale offers yearling buyers,” Osborne said. “As a regular buyer at Goffs, I am always hugely impressed by their service, both in terms of the quality of their horses and their superb customer service.”