Neil Walsh Joins Goffs
Having stepped down from his position in Tattersalls Ireland back in February, Neil will commence his new position with Goffs in August. He will take up a vendor liaison role and join the inspection panel for all National Hunt and Flat sales, starting with the market leading November Foal Sale as well as the December NH Sale which has been one of the success stories for Goffs in recent years.
A well-known face to Irish breeders, Neil brings vast experience to the position having spent twelve years at Tattersalls Ireland as Head of Bloodstock and Director of Bloodstock where he inspected stock for the National Hunt store and point to point sales in Ireland, Cheltenham and Ascot as well as yearlings, foals and breeze up horses for the Flat sales at Fairyhouse and Newmarket. He also held a number of committee positions during his time at Tattersalls Ireland including the International Cataloguing Standards Committee, the ITBA National Hunt Committee and the Drugs Task Force.
Walsh previously spent six years in the Racing Department of Horse Racing Ireland, the last four of these years as a customer relations representative. He is also well known to the point to point community having given over twelve years as a race-day official and inspector of courses for the Turf Club.
A keen breeder, he has his own band of broodmares on the family farm in County Kilkenny and combines breeding with buying Flat and National Hunt foals for resale. Commenting on the appointment, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said: “Neil is an excellent addition to the dynamic bloodstock and inspection teams at Goffs, and I have no doubt he is a perfect fit, combining experience and knowledge with a hands-on approach that is the hallmark of the modern day Goffs. His experience, horsemanship and passion for racing perfectly complements the current team and aligns very well with our ambitious business development plans. Neil has proven success in sourcing top quality sales horses under both codes and a strong background in customer relations which will only enhance the unrivalled Goffs service to our valued vendors”.
Neil Walsh added: “I am delighted to join Goffs and look forward to helping build on the company’s impressive progress with both their Flat and National Hunt sales. The Company’s reputation for integrity and customer care perfectly chime with my core values, whilst the spectacular success and huge growth in market share of the Land Rover Sale over the past decade is a perfect example of the drive and ambition of the team at Goffs. It is with great enthusiasm that I take on this new role and look forward to contributing to the superb reputation of Goffs across their wide portfolio of market leading sales”.