What do the Revised Sales Dates for 2020 mean for Buyers and Sellers?

You may have seen the recent announcement that Tattersalls Ltd. are going to hold an additional Mixed Sale in August. This follows the decision from GoffsUK and Arqana to combine their Breeze-up sales and delay their yearling sales. It is great to see these companies adapt so smoothly to Covid conditions and we are looking forward to consigning horses at all of these sales.

What do the Revised Sales Dates for 2020 mean for Buyers and Sellers?

Traditionally, the July sale is an excellent opportunity to sell horses-in-training in the middle of the season. The trainers have had the chance to evaluate their ability and an informed decision can be made as to the right time to sell. The majority of buyers generally come from the Middle East and Australia.

This year, however, racing has only just started so many horses are yet to tried and tested and, with the current travel restrictions, very few buyers will be able to inspect horses.

Tattersalls have therefore taken the initiative to make use of the rescheduled yearling sales around Europe. Because the GoffsUK Premier Yearling Sale has now moved to the first week in September, their week in August is now available. Tattersalls have now scheduled a brand-new two-day HIT sale for this week, enabling owners and trainers another month to run horses before a decision is made whether to keep or sell and, with any luck, quarantine restrictions will have been well-eased.

For Middle Eastern Buyers, this date may be even better than the ever-popular Tattersalls Autumn HIT sale when a quarter of their season is already over. It seems the concept is gaining traction and we look forward to the possibility of a new sale which will grow and possibly become a permanent fixture.

Additionally, the GoffsUK Premier Yearling Sale has been pushed back to 1st-2nd September from 25-26th August and the Arqana August Yearling sale has gone from 15-17th August to 24-26th September. It will certainly be a different experience not having the Deauville sale as our first yearling sale in Europe but we are sure these horses will all appreciate the extra month.

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