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SALES: Arqana Breeze Up moves to Doncaster
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SALES: Arqana Breeze Up moves to Doncaster
on 30 April 2021
Irish vendors would have had to undergo a lengthy quarantine period if they travelled to France

THE Arqana Breeze Up Sale will be held at the Goffs UK Sales complex in Doncaster at the end of May.

Initially scheduled to take place at Deauville on May 13th-14th, the breeze-ups will take place at Doncaster Racecourse on Wednesday, May 26th from midday, with the lots going through the ring on Friday, May 28th at 11am.

With more than 80% of the juveniles catalogued being currently based in Ireland, this decision was taken following discussions with vendors with a view to facilitating their travel due to the current health restrictions, which would mean that they would have had to have undergone strict quarantine in a hotel if they had travelled to France.

With constraints also being applied in other countries, bidding will also be possible by telephone or online at goffsonline.com for buyers who are unable to be present in person.

As happened last year, the sale will take place in Doncaster under the same Goffs UK conditions of sale.

Arqana president Eric Hoyeau commented, “First of all, we would like to acknowledge the flexibility and understanding of all our vendors in this situation.

“We were looking forward to a return of the breeze up to Deauville but in the current context and, after having looked at all the possible solutions, the organisation of the sale at Doncaster will be much simpler for a large majority of them.

“We would also like to thank Goffs, whose entire UK team has adapted to accommodate our sale. As with last year, we will do everything possible to welcome everyone in the best possible conditions. We will also continue to offer many opportunities for buyers to bid who could not make the trip.

“The entire Arqana team remains at the disposal of both buyers and vendors to answer any questions and to help with their organisation.”

Online Spring Sale

In other Arqana news, the May 22nd Auteil Sale will be replaced by an online Spring Sale of horses-in-training.

The sale will take place on Friday, May 21st, from 4pm to 6pm, which kicks off Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris weekend.

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