Tattersalls has announced further provisional date changes for the forthcoming Tattersalls Group Breeze Up Sales owing to the continuing impact of the current Government guidelines surrounding COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding the resumption of racing in any form in Britain and Ireland.
The amalgamated Tattersalls Craven and Ascot Breeze Sale which had been scheduled to take place in Newmarket on 29th April - 1st May will now be postponed until Wednesday 27th May - Friday 29th May at the earliest, with an additional alternative date of Monday 8th June - Wednesday 10th June set aside as another possible option if required.
The Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up and Horses in Training Sale, which had been pencilled in for the 27th - 29th May, will now be amalgamated into the well-established and ever popular Tattersalls July Sale week. The intended new format will have the Breeze Up section of the expanded July Sale taking place Monday 6th - Tuesday 7th July, followed by the scheduled Tattersalls July Sale comprising broodmares and horses and fillies in training from Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th July.
At this stage, it is the intention that the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale will take place as planned on Friday 22nd May, with the two-year-olds breezing at Fairyhouse Racecourse on Thursday 21st May.
As with all arrangements under the current circumstances, all of the above dates will remain under constant review.
Commenting on the revised dates, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
“As has been the case since the outbreak of this virus, we are having to respond as best we can to rapidly changing scenarios, at all times balancing social responsibility and prevailing Government restrictions with the best interests of all Tattersalls clients. While racing in Britain, Ireland and further afield is suspended we strongly feel that it would not be in the best interests of our clients to conduct any of our sales until such time as racing has at least partially resumed and a measure of normality has returned, not just to our own industries, but also to the wider world. We hope that the latest changes we have made will allow sufficient time for the current disruption to all our lives to dissipate, but at the same time we will continue to explore all sensible options, recognising that further changes may still need to be made in response to global events outside our control.
“In the meantime all of us throughout the Tattersalls group are available to respond to any queries or concerns surrounding any of our sales and we will continue to work tirelessly towards staging sales as successfully as possible in these unprecedented and troubling times.”
REVISED TATTERSALLS UK SALES SCHEDULE
Craven and Ascot Breeze Up Sale: Wednesday 27th May - Friday 29th May (Contingency date: Monday 8th June - Wednesday 10th June)
Guineas Breeze Up Sale: Monday 6th - Tuesday 7th July
Guineas Horses in Training Sale amalgamated with July Sale: Wednesday 8th July - Friday 10th July
Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale: Date unchanged, Friday 22nd May