Tattersalls To Stage February Sale As Live Virtual Sale

Owing to the increasingly stringent lockdown measures in place in Britain and Ireland, Tattersalls will be staging the forthcoming February Sale exclusively as a live virtual sale taking place on the scheduled dates of Thursday 4th and Friday 5th February with no horses, vendors or purchasers on site. Tattersalls will also hold an additional conventional fixture at its Park Paddocks base in Newmarket on Wednesday 31st March and Thursday 1st April.


All bidding at the live virtual February Sale will take place either online through the well - established Tattersalls live internet bidding platform or telephone bidding through members of the Tattersalls team.


Announcing the change of format to Europe’s premier midwinter sale, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;


“The decision to stage the Tattersalls February Sale in a live virtual format has been taken in the best interests of all concerned and reflects our commitment to providing the best possible working environment for participants at all of our sales, in whatever capacity they may be attending. The decision also recognises the increased difficulties surrounding domestic and international travel and it was felt that the prudent option was to stage the February Sale in a manner which allows vendors and purchasers alike to participate with confidence and in full compliance with prevailing rules and regulations. Our live internet bidding platform proved to hugely popular with buyers throughout last year, particularly at mixed sales similar to the February Sale, and we are confident that this live virtual format is the best option under the current difficult circumstances which we all continue to endure. In addition to promoting the February Sale to as many prospective buyers as possible our bloodstock sales team will liaise with vendors with regard to the requirements of the live virtual sale model.”


Details of the revised Tattersalls February sale format are as follows:


Thursday 4th - Friday 5th February, sale starting at 10.00am both days.


* All lots to be offered live as catalogued but without being present at Tattersalls Park Paddocks.

* No horses, vendors or purchasers will be present at Tattersalls Park Paddocks.

* All bidding to be conducted live to auctioneers through the Tattersalls live internet bidding platform or telephone bidding via Tattersalls personnel.

* The Tattersalls February Sale catalogue can be viewed online at www.tattersalls.com and on the Equineline iPad App.

* All buyers must register for online or telephone bidding prior to the February Sale. Full details can be found at www.tattersalls.com.


Commenting on the additional Tattersalls mixed sale planned for March 31st and April 1st, Edmond Mahony added;


“We already have an Ascot fixture scheduled for April 1st which almost certainly will have to be relocated to Newmarket and we felt it best to offer an extra day in recognition of the changes we have had to make to the forthcoming Tattersalls February Sale. As ever our priority is to respond to the requirements of all of our clients as best we can while continuing to provide a safe and vibrant market place."