Oct 15, 2021


We could talk about the benefits of using ThoroughBid all day long, but there’s no point us saying it when you could hear it from those who took part in the sale last month. We’ve put together just a few of the positive comments we’ve received on the back of our inaugural sale and ahead of our next on Sunday 24th October. Don’t miss out!


"I could not fail to be impressed by the user-friendly process. The fact that the mare I was selling never needed to leave the farm, not only avoided the costs of travel and accommodation, but also the inconvenience of having at least two members of staff away from the yard at a busy time for up to two days. This is a major positive for any seller, as was being paid for the sale within seven days as opposed to the traditional 35-day period"

David Brace OBE, Dunraven Stud: Sold Jolie Comtesse for £60,000 to AK Stud


"It's been good to see ThoroughBid get off the ground and stage its debut sale which is probably itself a fine achievement by all involved. We were pleased to sell one horse, Mickydee, at the first sale and everything seemed really straightforward. I'm looking forward to seeing what's what with sale number two"

Richard Hannon, Trainer: Sold Mickydee for £11,000 to Cheshire Racing 


"Selling on horses after their careers with us is a really important part of the whole process, so as I've said before any new and innovative way to do that, giving us extra options, is terrific. It was good to see the first sale taking place and that we were able to support it, and we were satisfied with the results achieved"

Andrew Balding, Trainer: Sold Imperial Force for £10,000 to Future Racing


“Using ThoroughBid to purchase Restricted Area from Jamie Osborne was very straightforward. I am certainly not a whizz with technology, but I found it all very easy and it all worked really well. Overall, I think it’s a great idea, particularly for a yard like us that could do without incurring the costs of travel and staffing when going to the physical sales. The quality of the videos and pictures of the horses was really good, all the vet checks have been done and it’s a hell of a saving compared with spending a day at the sales, particularly when only a handful of the horses you might have been interested in turn up. I really hope ThoroughBid go from strength to strength, and I’ve already been speaking to my owners about keeping an eye out for the next sale [Sunday 24th October]. They were very interested when they found out they could do it all form their armchair!”

Nikki Evans, Trainer: Bought Restricted Area for £2,500 from Jamie Osborne


“I thought the ThoroughBid process was pretty smooth and user friendly. The idea of selling a horse without having to take it out of the yard is very attractive and I would definitely use ThoroughBid again. Whilst I don’t have anything imminent that I would be looking to sell, I may do within the next few weeks and will be keeping a keen eye on the October Sale [Sunday 24th Oct].”

Jim Boyle, Trainer: Sold Quita for £3,5000 to J D Moore

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