The Tattersalls Ireland May Store Sale has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 14. Tattersalls Ireland has taken this step due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and prevailing travel restrictions. The Tattersalls Ireland Select July Store Sale is slated for Thursday, July 15, and the remaining stores will be put under the hammer at the Tattersalls Ireland August NH Sale on Aug. 10-11. At this time, inspections for the various store sales are almost complete, and the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale remains as scheduled on June 23-24.
“Naturally our first preference would have been to hold what is normally the first store sale of the year in May but, we do not feel it is prudent to hold a select store sale in May or early June due to ongoing uncertainty and current travel restrictions,” said Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins. “Given that point-to-points are yet to resume, we feel that it is imperative that we allow time for the market to recover and ensure we provide a vibrant marketplace following the Derby Sale.
“We have received positive feedback from a number of vendors on this decision, who have echoed our concerns for the marketplace in May and early June and have welcomed the clarity at this early stage. We have liaised with Goffs on this decision to ensure that any changes to our sales dates are in harmony with their plans.”