Jun 30, 2023

Thursday 29th June 2023 – Nico Archdale has joined the ThoroughBid team to take on the role of Consignment Agent.


Archdale, who is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and the Godolphin Flying Start Scholarship Programme, has a wealth of Bloodstock Industry experience having worked in both training establishments and for bloodstock agencies both in the UK and overseas.


He completed both the Flying Start scholarship and the National Stud Diploma with distinctions and spent time working for racehorse trainers Charlie Fellowes and USA-based Tom Morley in between.


Since finishing his extensive bloodstock education, Archdale has spent two years with Mark McStay at Avenue Bloodstock before setting up on his own in 2022.


He brings a host of inter-continental expertise, contacts and energy to ThoroughBid’s table.


Based in Newmarket, Archdale will be responsible for sourcing primarily Flat horses-in-training to be sold online with ThoroughBid and building relationships with trainers and consigners.


His international network makes him a particularly useful team member regarding the expansion of ThoroughBid’s reach abroad, for which Archdale is especially keen on growing the platform’s prevalence overseas.


James Richardson, CEO of ThoroughBid, said: “We feel very lucky to have recruited Nico Archdale into the position of Consignment Agent.


“He’s a forward-thinking individual who recognises the way in which the industry is changing and realises the benefits of buying and selling bloodstock online.”


Nico Archdale said: “ThoroughBid is a really exciting and innovative concept and I can’t wait to get started. Horses are always there to be traded and ThoroughBid’s online platform offers frequent opportunities for this in an efficient and transparent way.


“This platform can offer more free-flowing international trading as well. I’d like to see it increase the gateway between the UK and the rest of the world.


“They’ve had good success this year with the likes of Maskada being a Cheltenham Festival winner and they had a great new initiative of selling 50 percent of Jack Davison’s Thunderbear, who ran a cracker at Royal Ascot.”


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