Inglis have put together a contingency plan for their Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale and have decided to conduct the sale in two rounds, believing it will assist vendors and buyers during what has been a difficult time in the wake of coronavirus.
Inglis said splitting the sale into two rounds (or offerings) would be the best move as some vendors who are not located in the Hunter Valley have not had as many inspections as others, while also recognising that many buyers have not been able to undertake inspections and the two rounds provide everyone with greater flexibility.
Round 1 of the Easter Yearling Sale will be conducted as a Digital Auction from April 5–8, with no horses at the Riverside complex. The bidding portal will be accessible through www.inglis.com.au from April 5 at 10am, with each lot to sell sequentially in lot order from 10am Tuesday April 7, completing on April 8. The majority of vendors have committed to providing quality videos and photos for the sale, as well as the standard submissions such as x-rays and video scopes which will be accessible by veterinarians in the online repository.
A number of vendors have also committed to disclosing other necessary information and all vendors will be contactable in advance of and during the sale.
All existing Inglis Digital Accounts and Inglis Online Bidding accounts are eligible for this sale. Existing registered bidders simply need to login and request bidding approval/credit for the Easter Sale. Existing and new digital customers simply need to click here and follow prompts - https://inglis.com.au/biddingateaster. Standard credit approval requirements will apply.
Yearlings are available for inspection by appointment on farm with all confirmed vendors listed below.
Meanwhile, Round 2 of the Easter Yearling sale is being planned as a live auction at Riverside Stables on Sunday July 5 (subject to conditions being suitable to hold a physical sale by then) and Inglis say they will monitor the developments from the coronavirus outbreak and assess closer to the date if a further delay is needed or if Round 2 will also need to be held online.
Some vendors have withdrawn from the Easter Sale whilst other vendors may choose to defer involvement until Easter Round 2. Inglis are encouraging all vendors to offer their yearlings during Round 1 online if possible, and Round 2 if their yearlings are not sold during Round 1.
At this stage, some vendors have relocated their drafts to more convenient locations, with details below of what we are currently aware of:
Burke Bloodstock – Available for inspection at Dalama, Scone
Edinburgh Park – Available for inspection at Inglis Riverside till PM on Tuesday and then at Whispering Pines, Oakdale
Highgrove – Available for inspection at Newgate Farm
KBL Thoroughbreds – Available for inspection at Inglis Riverside till PM on Tuesday
Macquarie Stud – Available for inspection at Holbrook
Mill Park – Available for inspection at Sledmere
Tartan Fields – Available for inspection at Vinery
On Thursday, Inglis also released the new dates for their remaining sales in 2020.
Inglis Chairman's Sale
Subject to further consultation with vendors, the intention is for this sale to proceed as a digital auction on May 8 using the existing Inglis Digital platform. Supplementary entries will remain open for this sale until April 24 and the sale will be subject to revised conditions.
Inglis Broodmare & Weanling Sale
This sale will now be split.
The Inglis Broodmare Sale to be run as a digital auction on May 10. Supplementary entries will remain open for this sale until April 24 and the sale will be subject to revised conditions.
The Inglis Weanling Sale has been re-scheduled to run as a live auction on July 8th at the Riverside complex. Entries for this sale will re-open and be subject to revised conditions. Current entrants will be advised of details by email.
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale
This sale has been re-scheduled to run as a live auction on July at White Park. The status of this sale will be subject to review by Inglis in consideration of any restrictions in place at the time. An initial review will take place on April 30.
Inglis Great Southern Sale
This sale has been re-scheduled to run as a live auction on July 14 and 15 at the Oaklands complex. Entry forms will be made available shortly through inglis.com.au.
Inglis R2R Sale
The intention is for this sale to proceed as scheduled on October 20 at the Riverside complex.