Level 5 lockdown sees Tattersalls Ireland postpone November sales dates
Three auctions pushed back by a month as new measures take effect
Tattersalls Ireland have announced an updated sales schedule after the Irish government's announcement to move the country to a Level 5 lockdown, which will see major restrictions in place from midnight on Wednesday to December 2.
The Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale, Tattersalls Cheltenham November Sale and the November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale, which were set to take place in Fairyhouse from November 9-13, will be postponed by a month until December.
Tattersalls Ireland's chief executive Matt Mitchell said of the revised schedule: "In these uncertain times we must plan as best as we can for further sales and ensure we provide the most vibrant marketplace possible for our clients.
"We trust that the increased Level 5 restrictions for the next six weeks will meet the government's objective and allow us to host our remaining sales in December."
Following consultation with Goffs, who also announced a number of alternative sales dates on Tuesday, the rescheduled Tattersalls Ireland sales dates are:
November National Hunt Sale (originally scheduled for November 9-11): December 12-14
November Flat Foal and Breeding Stock Sale (scheduled for November 13): December 16
Tattersalls Cheltenham November Sale at Fairyhouse (scheduled for November 12): December 17