The Arqana Breeze Up Sale, despite the coronavirus pandemic, will keep its May 8-9 schedule, the French sales company announced on Tuesday. A provisional catalogue will be online on Mar. 25, however changes may occur to this timeline, depending on COVID-19 and the response required to maintain the health and safety of all participants. The closing date for the Arqana yearling and store sales has been moved to Apr. 3, while the planning of yearling and store inspections is underway. These will occur as confinement measures allow, as France is now in lock down.
Arqana President Eric Hoyeau commented, “All industry stakeholders stand united to face this unprecedented crisis. On behalf of all at Arqana, I extend my thoughts and sympathy to those affected by the virus and their loved ones. On our own scale, we are striving to contribute to curb the spread of the epidemic. We shall also take every possible action to keep the market operating in support of the industry.”