Tattersalls to Explore all Options for Forthcoming December Sales

The Tattersalls sales ring during the 2019 December Sales
The Tattersalls sales ring during the 2019 December Sales

In response to the Government announcement on Saturday 31st October imposing a nationwide lockdown from Thursday 5th November to Wednesday 2nd December, Tattersalls will be exploring all possible options and dates for staging the 2020 Tattersalls December Sales.


Commenting on the current position, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;


“As has so often been the case this year, we are having to respond to events and decisions entirely outside our control, but we would like to assure vendors and purchasers alike that our overriding priority is to stage the 2020 Tattersalls December Sales prior to Christmas. Naturally our preferred option is to stage the December Sales on the existing scheduled dates and we are currently seeking clarity from the Government as to whether bloodstock auctions are allowed to take place during the lockdown period. In the meantime in consultation with both Goffs and Arqana we will be looking to establish viable alternative dates with the joint aim of providing the industry with workable solutions to the challenges we all face. 


“We will endeavour to provide the industry with definitive answers as soon as possible and while we regret the uncertainty and disruption caused by the new lockdown, we will continue to do everything in our power to stage sales at Tattersalls as safely as possible and at all times in full compliance with prevailing regulations."