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Tattersalls has added an extra day to Book 2 to cater for extra numbers

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More entries make Tatts extend October format

TATTERSALLS has had to extend its October yearling sale after receiving almost 15 per cent more entries for this year's auction compared with last year.

Book 2, which is expected to number in excess of 1,000 lots, will now run over four days instead of three and the Book 1 sale will commence a day earlier on Tuesday October 9. Book 2 is now scheduled on Monday October 15 and the one-day Book 3 Sale Friday October 19.

Speaking about the date changes, Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said: "We have received almost 15 per cent 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 1,000 lots, which is more than can be catalogued over three days and therefore Book 2 will now begin on Monday, October 15, rather than Tuesday, October 16, as originally envisaged, and run for four full days.

"While Book 3 will take place on Friday, October 19, as scheduled, the extra day of Book 2 means that Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale will now commence on Tuesday, October 9, and end on Thursday, October 11.

"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."

2012 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale dates:

Book 1: Tuesday October 9 - Thursday October 11
Book2: Monday October 15 - Thursday October 18
Book 3: Friday October 19





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