Tattersalls Ireland, Arqana and Osarus have reached agreement on revised sales dates for their respective 2020 August and September yearling sales.
The three day Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale will begin a day earlier than originally scheduled on Monday 21st September. The sale will conclude on Wednesday 23rd September and will be followed by a three day Arqana Yearling Sale from Thursday 24th September - Saturday 26th September.
The Osarus September Yearling Sale, originally scheduled for September 1st - 2nd, will now be amalgamated with the Arqana October Yearling Sale with an additional small number of Osarus yearlings being allocated to the Arqana Autumn Sale in November.
Commenting on the new arrangements, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Matt Mitchell said;
"These are unprecedented and difficult times, but all of us at Tattersalls Ireland, Arqana and Osarus are pleased to have been able to agree terms for a revised sales schedule which we strongly believe will work well for all concerned. There has been a real spirit of cooperation between our respective firms and discussions have at all times been conducted with the best interests of Irish and French breeders and the wider bloodstock industry as the primary concern."
Arqana President Eric Hoyeau said;
"We are delighted to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement with Tattersalls Ireland which has allowed Arqana to reposition the August Yearling Sale without disruption to the smooth running of the European yearling sales calendar. We were also conscious that Osarus faced similar challenges with their September Yearling Sale and we are pleased to have been able to accommodate their requirements in the best interests of French breeders at all levels of the market."
Osarus Managing Director Emmanuel Viaud added;
"The amalgamation of the Osarus September Yearling Sale with the Arqana October Yearling Sale is a wonderful example of the industry working together for the greater good. The Osarus team is looking forward to working with Arqana to achieve a vibrant and successful joint fixture in October."