ThoroughBid: the UK’s first dedicated online bloodstock auction house for the racing industry, providing purchasers and vendors with regular opportunities to trade all categories of bloodstock in one place, from horses in training to mares with foals at foot.
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Ross qualified as a Chartered Surveyor over a decade ago and runs a successful farm and property business from the Cotswolds. Having part-owned several horses, Ross recently founded Future Bloodstock with Will and a mutual friend. They plan to sell the offspring via the ThoroughBid platform.
Will has worked in racing as an amateur jockey and trainer. Worked as Assistant Trainer to Cheltenham and Grand National winning trainer, Donald McCain. Will went on to take on a professional trainer’s license, training National Hunt horses from his family farm at Peel Hall. Will has always pursued his interest in the bloodstock side of the industry, producing National Hunt breeze-up horses, pinhooking foals and buying potential future broodmares to race and breed from. Will runs a successful stud and bloodstock operation, Peel Bloodstock.
Chief Operations Officer
James, a graduate of the Royal Agricultural University, has been involved in bloodstock from an early age. His family were leading consignors of NH horses, holding the world record for the highest priced NH store sold at auction for over a decade. Later the family changed focus to the Flat, running a successful breeding and pinhooking operation. James has worked in both breeding and racing in England, Ireland, France and America, including as Assistant Trainer to racing luminaries Jessie Harrington, Jonathan Pease and Jonathan Shepherd. He brings a wealth of experience to the ThoroughBid team.
Peter has enjoyed a 35 year career in the UK, spanning banking at Guinness Mahon, Chase Manhattan and First Chicago, derivatives broking for ICAP plc, venture capital at Match Capital and more recently as Head of Fundraising for an NHS charity, the Hampshire Medical Fund, before joining ThoroughBid.
Platform Development & Sales
Since leaving Manchester University in 2013, Mary has worked in the racing industry as Assistant Trainer to Ben Pauling and Nicky Henderson. She grew up on a small stud where her parents bred Flat horses so has experience in both Flat and National Hunt. She also enjoys training her point to pointers before work.
Andrew is a Bloodstock Auctioneer and Independent Equine Valuer. He has a wealth of experience within the world of bloodstock sales having spent 28 years at Brightwells as Bloodstock Manager and Auctioneer. During his time there, he was instrumental in the creation and implementation of the boutique point-to-point sales held at Cheltenham Racecourse. So successful was this innovation that it led to Brightwells being aquired by Tattersalls in October 2015.
Mark is a Chartered Accountant. An early career in private banking was followed by a move into the racing and breeding industry as Chief Financial Officer for Juddmonte Farms for nearly twenty years, supervising the financial affairs of the international breeding and racing activities across the globe. Mark has had a lifelong passion for racing and has had a few horses in training from time to time, which has persuaded him of the importance of accessible
Platform Development & Sales
Molly has worked in the racing industry since leaving school. She rode both as an amateur and apprentice jockey, spent time as a trackwork rider in Australia, and enjoyed three seasons working for Emma Lavelle. She joined ThoroughBid in September after graduating from the BHA Development Programme and completing a placement at The TBA in Newmarket.
Why choose us?
- A third auction house
- Vendor proceeds available from 7th working day
- Ability to buy and sell in multiple currencies
- Reduced costs, e.g. logistics and staffing
- Ability to participate in an auction from anywhere
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Frequent opportunities to buy and sell
- Providing sales whenever the market or vendors require
- Fractional ownership sales
- Vendor receives 100% of the Hammer Price
- Purchaser pays 5% commission
- Horses sold with pre-sale vet certs and subject to post sale re-examination