DUE to the ongoing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Tattersalls Cheltenham will not be able to host its remaining 2020 fixtures at Chelteham Racecourse. The Tattersalls group, who are leading sponsors of the autumn point-to-points in Ireland and Britain, is offering alternative arrangements which have been formed to facilitate both its Irish and British clientele at suitable times and locations.
Cheltenham November Sale (Ireland, Fairyhouse), Thursday, November 12th.
Cheltenham December Sale (Newmarket, Park Paddocks), Thursday, December 3rd.
Cheltenham December Sale (Ireland, Fairyhouse), Thursday, December 17th.
The reintroduced Tattersalls Cheltenham October Sale, scheduled on Friday, October 23rd, will no longer take place.
The Tattersalls Cheltenham November Sale will remain in its traditional week and now take place on Thursday, November 12th at Tattersalls Ireland's Fairyhouse venue as part of the market leading November National Hunt Sale.
Those vendors who wish to sell in Britain will be able to do so at Tattersalls' Park Paddocks headquarters on Thursday, December 3rd, in a stand-alone Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale following the conclusion of the December Mares and Horses In Training Sale.
With a greater number of point-to-point fixtures scheduled in December, a Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale will take place on Thursday, December 17th as a stand-alone fixture at Tattersalls Ireland, Fairyhouse.
Performance and conformation videos will be provided for each lot at all the sales to facilitate any purchasers unable to attend owing to the restrictions. Live internet bidding will once again be available having already proven succesful at both venues in recent months.
Matthew Prior, head of Tattersalls Cheltenham, commented;
"Whilst we naturally look forward to returning to Cheltenham Racecourse as soon as restrictions allow, this solution offers vendors and purchasers the best available opportunities to trade in Ireland and the UK in what are difficult circumstances.
"The Tattersalls group has demonstrated its commitment to the point-to-point sector by sponsoring all meetings in Ireland and all four and five-year-old maidens in the UK this autumn and we look forward to providing the same vibrant market place for our long standing clients.
"We will continue to monitor and react to any changes to government guidelines and do what is best by our clients as this pandemic evolves."