Tattersalls releases 2021 dates for breeze-up sales as signs of normality grow
However, the Tattersalls Ascot Breeze-Up Sale will not take place next year
Tattersalls have confirmed 2021 dates for the Craven Breeze-Up, Guineas Breeze-Up and HIT, and the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sales.
The Craven Breeze-Up and Guineas Breeze-Up and HIT sales will take place on April 12-14 and April 29-30 respectively, while the Goresbridge auction will be held on May 20-21.
However, the company also revealed the Tattersalls Ascot Breeze-Up Sale will not take place next year.
Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said: "It will be a huge relief for all concerned to have the Tattersalls breeze-up sales return to their traditional dates after this year's Covid-related disruption.
"Obviously the possibility of further disruption in both Britain and Ireland still exists, but the recent news that we can expect limited crowds to be allowed back to racecourses in Britain in the very near future gives us all optimism as we look forward to next year.
“Between the three Tattersalls and Tattersalls Ireland Breeze-Up Sales we will be aiming to accommodate very similar numbers to the total catalogued in 2020, but without staging the Ascot fixture which this year took place alongside the Craven Breeze-Up owing to the calendar changes."
He added: "Rationalising the number of breeze-up sales should alleviate the demands placed upon all participants in this important but congested sector of the bloodstock market and we are confident the 2021 Tattersalls portfolio of breeze-up sales will allow us to accommodate the requirements of consignors and buyers better than ever."
TATTERSALLS BREEZE UP SALE 2021 DATES
Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up, Park Paddocks, Newmarket: April 12-14
Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and Horses in Training Sale, Park Paddocks, April 29-30
Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale, Fairyhouse: May 20-21