Arrowfield Stud's major draft withdrawn from Easter Yearling Sale

Arrowfield Stud advised on Thursday afternoon that it has withdrawn its draft of 63 yearlings from the 2020 Easter Yearling Sale that was due to be held online from April 5th and 6th, 2020.

"This is not a decision that has been taken lightly. However, the draft remains for sale by private treaty," the stud said in a statement on Twitter

On Wednesday Inglis confirmed that the Easter Yearling Sale will not go ahead as a live auction and would instead be staged in an online format due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The development follows Tuesday night's press conference held by Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, in which he issued an edict that no auctions are to be staged anywhere in the country after midnight Wednesday, March 25.

In a posting on the Auction House's website, Inglis stated: “In light of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s most recent announcements and further restrictions made last night regarding the COVID-19 situation, Inglis is currently re-evaluating the timing and format of its sales schedule for the remainder of 2020.

“The Easter Yearling Sale will not proceed as a live auction but will instead proceed in an online format."