Owing to enormous demand for places in the forthcoming Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, in particular Books 1 and 2, Tattersalls has made the decision to add a fourth day to Book 2 of the October Yearling Sale and to start Book 1, Europe's premier yearling sale, on Tuesday 9th October, a day earlier than originally envisaged. Book 2 of the October Yearling Sale, which is expected to number more than 1,000 lots, will now start on Monday 15th October, while Book 3 will take place on Friday 19th October as scheduled.
Commenting on the date changes, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said;
"We have received almost 15% more entries for our October Yearling Sale this year which is a huge tribute to the sale, but does present challenges as to how best to accommodate the greater numbers.
"At present we expect Book 2 to number in excess of 1000 lots which is more than can be catalogued over three days and therefore Book 2 will now begin on Monday 15th October, rather than Tuesday 16th October as originally envisaged, and run for four full days.
"While Book 3 will take place on Friday 19th October as scheduled, the extra day of Book 2 means that Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale will now commence on Tuesday 9th October and end on Thursday 11th October.
"We feel that the above is the best way to accommodate this year's increased numbers and we are confident that the date changes are in the interests of both vendors and purchasers alike. The extra day in Book 2 will allow us to catalogue very manageable numbers on each day and provide the optimum viewing time for prospective purchasers in all three books of the October Yearling Sale."
The dates for the 2012 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale will now be as follows:
Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Book 1, featuring the Tattersalls Millions: Tuesday 9th October - Thursday 11th October
Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Book 2, Monday 15th October - Thursday 18th October
Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Book 3, Friday 19th October