In view of the current Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown imposed on numerous countries, ARQANA is considering re-scheduling its Deauville Breeze Up sale to 2-3 or 3-4 June from its initial 8-9 May slot.
The breeze up session would still take place on the turf track at Deauville racecourse, with the actual sale the next day.
ARQANA CEO Eric Hoyeau commented :
“In the midst of a crisis that is affecting us all, we are looking to adapt to the constraints and offer the best possible conditions for our vendors and buyers, therefore we have thought distancing the sale from the general lockdown and suspension of racing would provide a more favorable environment. The situation on the Covid-19 front is still rapidly evolving though, and we will wait until the end of the lockdown is officially announced to firm up this schedule. On behalf of all at Arqana, I would like to take this opportunity to extend a message of support to all those participants of the racing industry whose businesses are being hit by the epidemic.”