PADRAIC Gahan is taking up a new position as Baroda Stud bloodstock and consigning executive from Monday.

The UCD Commerce graduate joined Goffs in 2015 as bloodstock executive having bid-spotted at the sales during his student years. He was an integral part of the bloodstock team cataloguing the sales, administering lot numbers, stabling and co-ordinating the sales as well as being a member of the inspection team during his six-year tenure.

His previous experience included time in Australia working for Aushorse as racing communications co-ordinator.

He also spent time with Emerald Bloodstock in transport and before that was in Goffs UK as a bloodstock and marketing intern after a spell in Ashford Stud in Kentucky.

Gahan also has great interest as he has been involved in both breeding and pinhooking in his own right over the years.

Following on from the Goffs Land Rover Sale last week, Padraic will join Tamso and David Cox of Baroda Stud & Consigning in a full-time capacity.

Set on over 450 acres and located in the heart of the thoroughbred county just outside Newbridge in Co Kildare, Baroda Stud has clients from Ireland, Australia, UK, France, Italy, USA, China & UAE.

Graduates include stallions Cloth Of Stars, Success Days and Marcel, along with Nyaleti, Dark Vision, Glass Office and Lucky Vega.

David Cox, manager of Baroda Stud & Consigning, said: “We are delighted Padraic is joining us. He will be a big asset to us to drive on the consigning business where we currently sell 200 horses a year.

“We have been growing over the years and the time is right to bring in an enthusiastic and experienced person to support us and help us grow.

“We are confident Padraic will fit in well with our excellent team, both on the farm and at the sales.”

Gahan added: “‘I am very excited to join David, Tamso and the team at the esteemed Baroda Stud. I feel that it is a great opportunity for me to build on my previous experiences and for us to grow collectively. I look forward to working with like-minded individuals to continue to sell the best horses for the best clients to the best purchasers.”