A RESPECTABLE first edition of the July Store Sale provided a solid middle leg to this week’s three one-day sales at Tattersalls Ireland with the auction producing a top price of €50,000 and steady trade for large parts of the day.

While the preceding May Store Sale actually benefitted from its later slot in the calendar, conclusions about this auction will have to wait until 2022 when it gets to take place on its intended slot several weeks after the company’s Derby Sale. This week wouldn’t provide the ideal forum with which to make a definitive judgement about the introduction of this sale, but trade was of a reasonable and solid nature and surely there is better to come from this auction in course.