Tattersalls Ireland-Goresbridge Breeze-Up to Newmarket
12 April 2021
Owing to the prevailing COVID-related travel restrictions in Ireland the decision has been taken to relocate the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up sale to the Tattersalls Park Paddocks headquarters in Newmarket.
Newmarket Racecourse is currently operational as a vaccination centre and to accommodate the Breeze Up at the racecourse, the practice Breeze and Breeze will take place on Tuesday 1 June and Wednesday 2 June with the Sale taking place on Thursday 3 June.
The Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale was relocated to Newmarket in 2020 and saw strong trade with a 9% increase in average, a 22% increase in median and a healthy 85% clearance rate. Graduates of the Breeze Up Sale have been performing well on the track, notably in March when Haqeeqy impressed at Doncaster winning the Lincoln for John & Thady Gosden and HH Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum.
Announcing the revised plans, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said:
"The decision to relocate the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale reflects our commitment to providing the most vibrant marketplace possible for our Breeze Up vendors and we believe that this option delivers the best chance of achieving that goal. We are extremely fortunate to have the option to relocate to Europe’s premier bloodstock sales venue in Tattersalls and we are very grateful to the teams at both Tattersalls and Newmarket Racecourse for again accommodating the sale.”
Commenting on the revised plans, Brendan Holland of Grove Stud said:
“I’m glad Tattersalls Ireland have addressed the uncertainty of the sale early which gives everyone a chance to reorganise themselves and hopefully it makes it easier for everyone to attend the sale in these difficult times. I am sure it will continue to be a success, it is always one of my favourite sales of the year.”
Commenting on the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale, Richard Brown of Blandford Bloodstock said:
“Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale has been a happy hunting ground for Blandford Bloodstock. We have bought plenty of winners from the sale for clients over the years, most notably Group 3 winner With Thanks, Listed winner Maystar and most recently the Lincoln winner Haqeeqy. The team look forward to returning to the sale in 2021.”