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5% of hammer price

It is recommended that potential new owners of horses sold with an engagement,contact the relevant body in the jurisdiction in which the horse is to be trained, to ensure that they know the criteria which must be met in order for the horse to take up its engagement .

New owners must be registered by a certain date if they wish the horse to take up its engagement and it is their reponsibility to find out this information.

In Ireland, HRI must be contacted. In the UK, Weatherbys must be contacted and in France, France Galop must be contacted. 


Withdrawals must have a verified veterinary note to certify withdrawal if they wish to be refunded. All refunds will be subject to a withdrawal fee of £100.

ThoroughBid has the right to refuse to refund. 

Visit and click on blue box REGISTER.

Once you have registered you will receive an activation text followed by an email where you will be asked to click on a link to activate your account. ***PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK FOLDER FOR THIS EMAIL***

No, for security purposes, you can only be logged into an account on one device at a time.

Click on the “I forgot my password and username link”.

  1. List your horse with photos, videos and any vet info you wish to submit.
  2. Catalogue is launched and horses are to be available for inspection to prospective purchasers.
  3. 6 days later bidding goes live and lasts for a set amount of time as specified on the individual auction page 
  4. Vendor funds available from 7 working days after the fall of the hammer fall.

Click on AUCTIONS and pick relevant auction.

Click on ENTER A HORSE and follow the process.

The cost of listing is £250+VAT per horse.

Click on MY ENTRIES, then select appropriate document type and upload. Photos must be uploaded as PDF's and videos must be uploaded with a YouTube URL.

Yes as PDF's, on the MY ENTRIES section.

Yes, both vet checks and inspections can be arranged by contacting the Consignor directly from the time the catalogue is launched.

The full explanation of the ThoroughBid catalogue is available from the downloads section.

Our pedigrees are created by Arion Ltd. They use the traditional principle of black type but with different colours to denote different grades of win or place. This is to make it more obvious to viewers on first glance what horses within the pedigree have achieved.


There is a key on each of the pedigrees to explain which colour is linked to each band of race.





“The Great British Bonus (GBB) is an industry-wide prize scheme with the primary aim of encouraging the breeding and ownership of British-bred Flat and Jumps fillies. Owners, breeders and connections of winning GBB-registered fillies can win up to £20,000 in bonuses per eligible race. The benefits of the scheme are being felt across the industry: by those benefiting from the prize money (owners, breeders, jockeys and stable staff), and in the sales ring, as demand for – and value of – British-bred fillies increases.”


“When a stallion is registered to the EBF all progeny resulting from that year’s coverings are automatically EBF qualified for life. Once a horse is EBF qualified it is eligible to run in any EBF confined race throughout Europe. Over 80% of two-year-old races are confined to EBF eligible horses numbering nearly a thousand races per year.”

Breeders Cup Nominations

“All foals sired by a fully nominated Breeders' Cup stallion are eligible for nomination to the Breeders' Cup program in their year of birth.

A Breeders' Cup nominated foal is eligible to participate in all Breeders' Cup racing programs each year and the $31 million Breeders' Cup World Championships races for its entire racing career without any further nomination payments due.”

IRE Scheme

“The scheme will award a Sales voucher of €10,000 to owners of Irish-bred winners of up to 150 selected races across the Flat and National Hunt programmes in Ireland and Britain in 2021.

The owners of each eligible winner – those carrying the (IRE) suffix and Foal Levy compliant – will have until the end of the following year to spend their voucher on Irish-breds at Irish Sales.”

Yes it is 5% + VAT.

The sale of your lot is completely commission free.

The Vendor is not liable for any auction fees apart from the £250+VAT listing fee and the reserve not reached fee.

£1000. ThoroughBid has the right to change this for each sale, the minimum price will be published on each auction page.

Once registered simply click on the horse you wish you bid on and place your bid.

No, once you have clicked confirm you cannot retract your bid.

No bid shall advance less than £200 up to £2,000;
£500 up to £20,000;
£1,000 up to £50,000;
£2,000 up to £100,000;
£5,000 up to £500,000;
£10,000 up to £1,000,000;
£50,000 thereafter. 

Any bid placed in the last minute of a lot will extend the deadine of the lot by 2 minutes.

You will receive email and or text updates each time you place a winning bid or to notify you that you have been out bid. You can opt out of either or both in the MY DETAILS page.

You will receive an email and text confirming that you have bought your lot.

Fill out purchase confirmation form within 30 minutes of receipt, pay for your lot, deadline is 12pm third day after the sale.

Buyers wishing to contact purchasers must use the information provided on the listing page.

Subject to there being no dispute surrounding the sale, the vendor's funds will be available from the 7th working day after hammer fall.

The horse can be collected as soon as ThoroughBid have received payment in full.

The horse must be collected by the end of the third day after the day the horse was sold.

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