Sales News

Entries open for live Easter Round 2 sale

Inglis will take select supplementary entries for its planned Easter Round 2 sale in July, a planned live auction to complement its Round 1 virtual event earlier this month.

The July 5 Round 2 auction was added to the sales calendar in the lead-up to its two-day feature sale on April 7 and 8 to provide vendors with the option of holding back yearlings for the live sale or to reoffer passed in lots.

Now, Inglis has opened up entries for the Riverside Stables event to other select sale quality yearlings, with the view of buyers being allowed to inspect yearlings at the complex in the understanding that the current Covid-19 restrictions will be relaxed by July.

However, Inglis management stressed that it will depend on any restrictions still in place in respect of coronavirus, but if they do, another virtual auction will take place as was the case for Easter Round 1.

“We want to try and give every vendor the optimum opportunity to sell their horses where practicable and given there has been significant interest in adding additional select entries to the sale on July 5 from vendors, it seems an appropriate step to take to facilitate suitable yearlings,’’ Inglis general manager of bloodstock sales and marketing Sebastian Hutch said.

“There have been many enquiries in relation to all of our upcoming sales – The Chairman’s Sale, The Australian Broodmare Sale, Easter Round 2, The Australian Weanling Sale, The Melbourne Gold Sale, the Great Southern Sale and the Scone Yearling Sale – and every effort is being made to appropriately facilitate the needs of vendors, suppliers and buyers in a pragmatic manner.

“As previously advised, the intention is to re-evaluate the situation at the end of April and consider any further developments that may be necessary at that stage.

“The patience and understanding of all participants is appreciated at this time.’’

Supplementary applications for the Easter Round 2 sale will close at 5pm on April 30, with an entry fee of $1500 (plus GST) and modified commission terms will apply. There will be no pass-in commission charged at the sale.

Meanwhile, inspections for mares entered in next month’s The Inglis Chairman’s Sale will be by appointment with their respective consignors, with most set to be available by early next week.

While many mares will be on the farms of those vendors offering them, some will be relocated.

Applications for a Wildcard spot in The Chairman’s Sale will be accepted up until 5pm on April 24.