Auctav has launched its strictly online auction platform for flat, National Hunt and trotting horses. With a team largely based in France, Auctav allows the seller the opportunity to offer their horse at the optimum time based on racetrack performance or pedigree updates, and is accessible to bidders from around the world. Auctav inspects the lots on offer to assure quality and offers secure transactions. The first Auctav sale will be held on Mar. 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Auctav is headed up by president Louis Baudron, who simultaneously trains both trotting and Thoroughbred horses and has won five Group 1s as a driver and seven as a trainer. Former trainer/driver Arnaud Angeliaume serves as the company's general director of trotting bloodstock, while pinhooker and National Hunt consignor Katie Rudd is bloodstock consultant for National Hunt and the flat. Bloodstock consultant Cecile Adonias is Auctav's administrative and communication consultant.