James Richardson

Mare in Foal to Stradivarius Added to Thoroughbid Sale

Wildcard additions to ThoroughBid's October Sale catalogue include three-time bumper winner and Grade 2-placed Shearling (GB) (Rail Link {GB}-Casual {GB}, by Nayef), in-foal to Stradivarius. Also listed placed on the Flat, the 10-year-old mare, offered as Lot 43, is a half-sister to G1 Australian Cup winner Harlem (GB) (Champs Elysees), and is the first mare in-foal to Stradivarius to be listed for sale in a public auction. Also added as a wildcard is the Sophie Leech-trained Maillot Vert (GB) (Dunaden {Fr}-Santoria {Fr}, by Limnos {Jpn}), Lot 14, who has placed...

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Share in Royal Ascot-bound Thunderbear Sells for £75,000 via Thoroughbid

A 50% share in Royal Ascot G3 Jersey S. probable Thunderbear (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}), most recently fourth in the G3 Goffs Lacken S. at Nass on May 21, was sold for £75,000 through ThoroughBid on Thursday. City Bloodstock was the high bidder and County Meath-based trainer Jack Davison retained his 50% share in the 3-year-old gelding, "I think it's a fair price and, at that money, it's makes a lot of sense for the new partner too," Davison said. "They've now got a significant share in a good, progressive...

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Point-To-Point Debut Winner Tops ThoroughBid Spring Sale

Hypersonic Missile (Califet) went to trainer John McConnell for £34,000 at the ThoroughBid Spring Sale Thursday. The 4-year-old gelding, a Point-to-Point winner on debut, was consigned by Maddie Hand. "With Irish Point-to-Points being so hard to buy out of, you have to go elsewhere," said McConnell. "This is a nice horse who ticks the boxes and has plenty left in the tank. He could be anything and I'm glad to have found him in the Spring Sale." A total of 16 of 19 lots sold for an 84% clearance rate....

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Mikimoto Tops ThoroughBid's March Sale

Martin Keighley went to £46,000 to secure recent Hereford bumper winner Mikimoto (GB) (Scorpion {Ire}) (lot 40) through ThoroughBid's March Sale. Formerly trained by Henry Daly, the 4-year-old gelding will now head to Keighley's Condicote Stables. "We had the second in the race that Mikimoto won at Hereford and we thought that he was a decent horse, so I was interested when I saw him in the sale," Keighley said. "I think £46,000 is a more than fair price and being able to sit here in my office bidding made...

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Iconic Sky Tops The ThoroughBid September Sale

The mare Iconic Sky (GB) (Sixities Icon {GB}) (lot 33), in foal to new Overbury stallion Golden Horn (GB) and with a filly at foot by Jack Hobbs (GB), brought a sale-topping £50,000 from Longner Bloodstock during Friday's ThoroughBid September Sale. Offered by Beswick Brothers Bloodstock, the 9-year-old is a winner over hurdles and is a half-sister to Martello Sky (GB) (Martaline {GB}), who won the Listed Sandown Mares' Hurdle. At the end of the sale, 23 lots sold (57.5%) and the aggregate was £199,200. James Richardson, CEO of ThoroughBid,...

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Thoroughbid Hosts Online All-Weather Sale

ThoroughBid has catalogued 20 horses in training for the upcoming All-Weather Sale, slated for Jan. 16. Graduates of the online auction will qualify for £30,000 All-Weather Challenge. Among entrants, Mick Appleby's recent Shadwell-bred colt Annaf (Ire) (Muhaarar {GB}), winner at Newcastle Jan. 6 and four-time winner Here and Now (GB) (Dansili {GB}). From Ireland, Joseph O'Brien is offering up a pair of maiden winners--4-year-old colt Talbot (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) and Adelisa (Ire), a 4-year-old daughter of Holy Roman Emperor (Ire). All horses sold will go on to compete in the...

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ThoroughBid to Offer £30,000 All-Weather Challenge

The £30,000 All-Weather Challenge was announced by ThoroughBid on Wednesday. The new incentive applies to all horses sold in ThoroughBid's upcoming All-Weather Sale on Jan. 16, who will then have the opportunity to earn points across the UK and Ireland's six winter Flat tracks until Apr. 28th. A win is worth 10 points, a second is four points and there is one point offered for a third-place finish. At the end of the challenge, the horse on top of the leaderboard will earn connections a £20,000 bonus, with the runner-up...

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