Tattersalls Ireland has postponed its February National Hunt Sale by three weeks. The new dates are Tuesday and Wednesday, February 23rd and 24th.
This follows the announcement on Tuesday that Goffs has also amended its early sales dates, both in Ireland and Britain, in light of increased social and business restrictions by both Governments.
The Tattersalls Ireland statement said: "Due to the continued uncertainty and with no decision on our current lockdown due until January 30th it is in the best interests of our clients and the industry to postpone the sale to the new dates."
New Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins commented: "As has been the case since the outbreak of this virus, we're having to respond as best as we can to rapidly changing scenarios, at all times balancing social responsibility and prevailing Government restrictions with the best interest of all Tattersalls Ireland clients.
"Rescheduling the February National Hunt Sale to the end of February will provide clarity to our vendors and will maximise the potential for all purchasers to attend the sales complex.
"It is not the start of the 2021 sales season we had hoped for but we are confident that the measures we have in place will allow us to host successful sales once circumstances allow. Due to the later date in February we will continue to take entries until Friday, January 22nd."
TATTERSALLS IRELAND REVISED SALES DATES
• February National Hunt Sale: Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 February
• May Store Sale: Tuesday 11 May
• Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale: Friday 21 May
• Derby Sale: Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 June
• NEW SALE July Store Sale: Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 July
• August National Hunt Sale: Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 August
• September Yearling Sale: Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 September
• September Yearling Sale Part II: Thursday 23 September
• November National Hunt Sale: Friday 5 November to Friday 12 November
• November Flat Foal & Breeding Stock Sale: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November
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