Tattersalls, Goffs Resolve Sale Dates Issues

Following discussions between the two Europea auction companies, Goffs and Tattersalls (Ireland) have agreed to swap the sales dates for the 2003 Goffs Orby and Challenge sale and the Tattersalls (Ireland) September yearling sale.

The Goffs Orby and Challenge sale will now take place from Tuesday, Sept. 23 through Thursday Sept. 25, with the Challenge sale remaining a one-day sale.

The Tattersalls (Ireland) September yearling sale will take place a week earlier, from Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Thursday , Sept. 18.

Commenting on the agreement, Tattersalls (Ireland) Chairman Edmond Mahony and Goffs Managing Director Matt Mitchell issued a joint statement saying: "We are pleased to have resolved any outstanding issues for 2003. Not only will the Tattersalls (Ireland) September Yearling Sale be reverting to its originally planned date, but also both companies have reestablished the fundamental principle that competing sales dates should not be encroached upon without prior agreement. The new dates will undoubtedly work to the benefit of vendors and purchasers alike, which has always been our primary objective in setting sales dates."