The 2021 breeze-up sales scheduled was announced by Tattersalls on Tuesday. The Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale (Apr. 12-14) and the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up and Horses in Training Sale (Apr. 29-30) will be conducted in Newmarket. Fairyhouse will host the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale from May 20-21. The Tattersalls Ascot Breeze Up Sale will not be held next year. Nominations for all three sales are now open and inspections will begin in January.
“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,” said Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony. “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. Rationalizing 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 that the 2021 Tattersalls portfolio of breeze-up sales will allow us to accommodate the requirements of consignors and buyers better than ever.”