(Pictured above - Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales Graduate, ENVOI ALLEN)
Due to the ongoing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Tattersalls Cheltenham will not be able to host its remaining 2020 fixtures at Chelteham Racecourse.
The Tattersalls Group, who are leading sponsors of the autumn point to points in Ireland and the UK, is pleased to offer alternative arrangements which have been formed to facilitate both its Irish and UK clientele at suitable times and locations.
Cheltenham November Sale (Ireland, Fairyhouse), Thursday 12th November.
Cheltenham December Sale (Newmarket, Park Paddocks), Thursday 3rd December.
Cheltenham December Sale (Ireland, Fairyhouse), Thursday 17th December.
The reintroduced Tattersalls Cheltenham October Sale, scheduled on Friday 23rd October, will no longer take place.
The Tattersalls Cheltenham November Sale will remain in its traditional week and now take place on Thursday 12th November at Tattersalls Ireland's Fairyhouse venue as part of the market leading November National Hunt Sale.
Those vendors who wish to sell in the UK will be able to do so at Tattersalls' world renowned Park Paddocks headquarters on Thursday 3rd December, in a stand-alone Tattersalls Chel-tenham December Sale following the conclusion of the December Mares and Horses In Training Sale.
With a greater number of point to point fixtures scheduled in December, a Tattersalls Chel-tenham December Sale will take place on Thursday 17th December as a stand-alone fixture at Tattersalls Ireland, Fairyhouse.
Performance and conformation videos will be provided for each lot at all the sales to facili-tate any purchasers unable to attend owing to the restrictions. Live internet bidding will once again be available having already proven succesful at both venues in recent months.
Matthew Prior, Head of Tattersalls Cheltenham, commented; "Whilst we naturally look forward to returning to Cheltenham Racecourse as soon as re-strictions allow, this solution offers vendors and purchasers the best available opportunities to trade in Ireland and the UK in what are difficult circumstances.
The Tattersalls group has demonstrated its commitment to the point to point sector by spon-soring all meetings in Ireland and all four and five-year-old Maidens in the UK this autumn and we look forward to providing the same vibrant market place for our long standing clients.
We will continue to monitor and react to any changes to government guidelines and do what is best by our clients as this pandemic evolves."