As a result of the official border closure between NSW and Victoria, it is no longer possible for Inglis to host the Melbourne Gold Sale as a live auction.
As a consequence, the sale will be conducted using the Inglis Digital platform, but with the benefit of using Oaklands for inspections in the lead up to the sale.
The border closure, travel restrictions, limited resources and bio-security risk make it impossible to conduct either a live or virtual auction.
A digital sale with the benefit of centralised inspections is the best option under the circumstances.
The Melbourne Gold Sale will have its own section as part of the Inglis Digital July (Early) Online Auction.
Bidding will open this coming Friday (July 10) and closing out next Thursday (July 16) from 10am.
The intention remains to facilitate inspections at Oaklands in the lead-up to the sale.
Inspections of Gold yearlings will be held next Monday July 13, Tuesday July 14 and Wednesday July 15.
All vendors, stud staff, vets and prospective buyers will be required to pre-register to attend Oaklands next week, as part of Inglis’ COVID-Safe plan.
Inglis Digital has a database of more than 5500 registered buyers from both Australia and all around the world, ensuring Gold yearlings will be seen by a maximum number of potential buyers.
At Sunday's Easter Round 2 and Scone Yearling Sales, both held as live auctions, almost 20% of lots sold were purchased by buyers through our online bidding platform.