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Tattersalls Announces New Mixed Sale
Sales company Tattersalls has announced a mixed auction at Newmarket on August 25 and 26, reports bloodhorse.com. Similar to the company's July Sale, it will comprise mainly horses in training but will also be open to all other categories, including breeding stock. "The decision to stage an August Sale is entirely in response to the unique COVID-19-related circumstances we all find ourselves facing," Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said. "We were acutely aware as we took entries for the July Sale that the absence of racing was posing major difficulties in terms of assessing the merits of stock and what was suitable for entry in the July Sale. We spoke with a wide cross section of vendors, and it became clear that there was significant demand for an extra fixture to accommodate requirements related to the impact of the global pandemic, which has caused so much disruption in every walk of life." The Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale, typically held in August, has been moved to a later date, so the sales won't clash.