Canadian Yearling Auctions Slated To Be Conducted In-Person

The yearling sales for the provincial divisions of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society are expected to be conducted in a live-auction format in 2020, foregoing the option of going online, Canadian Thoroughbred reports.

The publication contacted CTHS representatives in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba, with each confirming that their “Plan A” is to hold their sales as normal, within their local and national guidelines in regards to COVID-19 safety. Like anything else during the pandemic, plans are subject to change depending on increased or decreased restrictions.

First on the calendar is the CTHS Manitoba Division sale, to be held at the Red River Exhibition Grounds in Winnipeg on Sunday, Aug. 23.

The Canadian Premier Sale in Ontario will be held Wednesday, Sept, 2 at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto. Should Ontario not be fully re-open for business by the time of the sale, the auction will be held with limitations on group sizes, and guidelines on social distancing, mask wearing, and sanitary measures. Should the situation become especially dire, CTHS Ontario will consider expanded phone and online bidding options.

British Columbia’s yearling sale will take place Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, though the group is still waiting on the province to reach the next phase of reopening before the sale can be conducted as planned. Regardless of where the province is in its recovery, the traditional preview parade for the sale has been canceled due to crowd size restrictions.

Rounding out the quartet is the CTHS Alberta sale in Friday, Sept. 18 at Westerner Park in Red Deer.

Read more at Canadian Thoroughbred.

The post Canadian Yearling Auctions Slated To Be Conducted In-Person appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.

DYFD Winter - 300x90

Comments are closed.