Inglis's most valuable annual sale, the Easter Yearling sale has been forced off-site because of the coronavirus pandemic and will now be held online. Inglis has been running smaller online auctions for some time. In order to ensure a smooth running and to allow some new online bidders to try the technology before the actual sale, Inglis has decided to conduct a test run of its online facilities ahead of time.
The trial of the system will be on Friday from 10 am to 3 pm and will operate along the lines of the smaller online auctions already in place. Bids can be registered from 10 am on Sunday with the actual selling to run over Tuesday and Wednesday. In order to bid, each participant must be officially registered through Inglis and all existing digital accounts are eligible.
The sale has lost its biggest vendor, Arrowfield Stud, which will sell its draft of 60-plus yearlings privately.
Every new buyer who registers will have the services of Inglis staff qualified to give telephone assistance if they encounter technical or other difficulties.