Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale Relocated to Newmarket

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The 2020 Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale also took place in Newmarket | Tattersalls Ireland

The Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale has been moved once again to the Tattersalls headquarters at Park Paddocks in Newmarket, Tattersalls Ireland announced on Monday. Ongoing COVID-19 related travel restrictions in Ireland prompted the location switch and 2021 marks the second year the sale will be held in Newmarket. The practice breeze session and breeze session proper at Newmarket Racecourse will be held on June 1 and 2, respectively, with the sale scheduled for June 3, as the racecourse is also operating as a COVID-19 vaccination centre. Originally, Goresbridge was set for May 20 (breezes) and 21 (sale) in Ireland.

In 2020, the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale saw a 9% increase in average and a 22% increase in median. The sale also sported a 85% clearance rate. Haqeeqy (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), a 2020 graduate, took the Lincoln at Doncaster for John and Thady Gosden and Her Highness Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum earlier this spring.

“The decision to relocate the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale reflects our commitment to providing the most vibrant marketplace possible for our breeze-up vendors and we believe that this option delivers the best chance of achieving that goal,” said Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins. “We are extremely fortunate to have the option to relocate to Europe's premier bloodstock sales venue in Tattersalls and we are very grateful to the teams at both Tattersalls and Newmarket Racecourse for again accommodating the sale.”

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