I Want The Winner Online Platform Launched


I Want The Winner, a new digital platform for buying and selling racehorses online, was launched on Monday. The service is completely secure and transparent for both buyers and sellers. Geared toward the high-end of the bloodstock industry, I Want The Winner will offer horses-in-training, breeding stock, the syndication process, covering fees and stallion shares.

The 2017 concept is the brainchild of Christophe German, the founder of Le Centaure, a horse racing insurance brokerage which went on to become Markel France. German's partners in I Want The Winner are Michel Gasselin, Mehdi Mohammed and Dimitri Gallier. The trio were already involved in the setting up of Club Elevage-an online site which trades in the covering fees and shares of trotting stallions. German is also working with Valentin Adam, who has spent nearly three years at Arqana, and the company has representatives in France, Britain, Ireland (Billy Jackson-Stops), Germany (Tina Rau) and Australia (Louis Le Metayer).

“I witnessed the success of Club Elevage in a sphere, namely that of the trotting, where trading volume is far less than that of the world of flat racing,” said German. “I quickly became convinced that the Flat sector would benefit from a well thought out online sales platform, and one sharing the same values as those that govern Markel France, namely transparency, integrity and clarity. The design of such a platform required a lot of thought and, to bring it to fruition, I was able to draw on the expertise of my three established partners whose Club Elevage website is a proven success story. We are now proceeding towards the activation phase. I Want The Winner has already received the support of renowned professionals such as Francois Nicolle and Francis-Henri Graffard who, like us, believe in the project and which have understood why it's of interest. This type of sale is also a logical step from an animal welfare and also from an economic point of view as there is less travel. A number of developments are in the pipeline for the next few weeks, including online bidding for certain lots.”

Offerings already on I Want The Winner include: the broodmare Suama (Fr) (Monsun {Ger}) with her Goliath du Berlais (Fr) filly at foot, nominations to Le Havre (Ire), Almanzor (Fr), King Edward (Fr), Threat (Ire) and Born To Sea (Ire) and stallion shares in Threat and King Edward.

For more information on I Want The Winner, please view www.iwantthewinner.com or email Valentin Adam at [email protected] or Christophe German at [email protected].

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.