Further changes to the 2021 Irish sales calendar were announced on Tuesday owing to the extension of the Irish lockdown measures until Mar. 5. This has necessitated a change of date for the Tattersalls Ireland February National Hunt Sale, which will now be held at Fairyhouse on Tuesday, Mar. 9.
Announcing the delay, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said, “It is unfortunate that we have had to make yet another change to the dates for the February National Hunt Sale, but we are constantly having to respond to the evolving situation and to the latest Government guidelines.
“Although matters are out of our control, we will continue to monitor the situation and look at any and all options as matters evolve to provide the best possible opportunities to sell and buy. We have consulted with Goffs to ensure that any changes to our sales schedule are in harmony with their plans to ensure we deliver a workable solution for all of our mutual clients.”
It was announced last week that the Tattersalls February Sale in Newmarket will be held as a live virtual sale on Feb. 4 and 5 while Britain remains under a strict lockdown. No horses will be at Park Paddocks and bidding can be carried out on the Tattersalls internet bidding platform or via telephone.