Goffs Appoints West As New U.S. Agent

Jacob West has been appointed U.S. agent for Goffs and will commence his new role on April 1.

A Kentucky native, West is one of the rising stars of the American bloodstock world, having started out with top U.S. consignor Taylor Made Sales Agency as a groom in their yearling division and progressing through the ranks to manager. During his time at Taylor Made, he worked under trainer Chad Brown at the Gulfstream Championship Meeting.

West then joined Three Chimneys Farm as director of bloodstock services before taking up his current role as vice president of bloodstock with leading U.S. horse racing partnership, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, the brainchild of Aron Wellman and Brian Spearman. In 2017, he launched his own bloodstock agency, West Bloodstock, which acts for a number of leading U.S. buyers.

Commenting on the appointment, Goffs Group chief executive, Henry Beeby said:

“We are delighted to welcome Jacob to the Goffs Team. Alongside his role at Eclipse, he is the perfect fit for us and comes with the ringing endorsement of several industry leaders. He has a superb reputation for integrity, passion, hard work and a love of the Thoroughbred, all qualities that chime perfectly with the ethos of Goffs. We look forward to working with him as we promote our sales to buyers in the U.S.

“At the same time, we would like to acknowledge the contribution of Gatewood Bell over the last number of years and wish him the very best of luck in his new role with Keeneland.”

West added:

“Goffs has an outstanding reputation for producing top class results year after year. I firmly believe the horses on offer at Goffs have international appeal, and I look forward to bringing as many people as I can over to Ireland to see for themselves. I am delighted to be associated with such a top-level organization as Goffs.”

Jacob’s first task for Goffs will be to highlight the quality and value regularly provided at the Goffs Orby Sale, one of Europe’s premier yearling sales and source of the likes of recent multiple U.S. Grade 1 winner Raging Bull.

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