Speech Bubble Tops ThoroughBid's February Sale

Broodmare Speech Bubble (Ire) (Well Chosen {GB}) (lot 6), sold with a free cover to Nathaniel (Ire), topped the ThoroughBid February Sale at £25,000. Consigned by Noel Williams Racing, the Grade 2-placed 9-year-old was picked up by JP McGrath Bloodstock, Ltd. The winner of a hurdle race and a bumper, the bay is rated 130. Sholojack (Ire) (Sholokov {Ire}) (lot 8) was second on the buyers' sheet at £12,500. Picked up by Nathaniel Barnett and Hugo Merienne, the relative of Grade 2-winning chaser Super Tactics (Ire) (Furry Glen {Ire}) was...

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Thoroughbid Hosts Racing For A Reason Online Charity Auction

The Racing for a Reason online charity auction, hosted by ThoroughBid, will run from Jan. 1-7 starting 9 a.m. that first day, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated equally between the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. On offer are yard visits with some of the top racing operations in the UK and Ireland, stallion nominations to the likes of Inns of Court (Ire) and Dawn Approach (Ire), and membership to the Byerley Indians Syndicate. The last was created to increase awareness of the...

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Handsome Chap Tops ThoroughBid's December Sale

Hamad Al Jehani snapped up juvenile colt Handsome Chap (Ire) (Camacho {GB}) (lot 13) for £42,000 to top the ThoroughBid December Sale on Wednesday. Out of a Johannesburg half-sister to American stakes winners Malibu Light (Capote) and Lyin Goddess (Boston Harbor), the colt has finished second twice in a pair of Wolverhampton seven-furlong races in November and December. He was consigned by Harry Eustace Racing. Second on the leaderboard was the John Reddington, Ltd.-consigned Grass's Jet (Ire) (Jet Away {GB}) (lot 11), who was knocked down to Dan Astbury for...

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Pair Of Kodiac Colts Anchor ThoroughBid Online Yearling Sale

A pair of colts by Kodiac (GB) and 34 other yearlings will go under the hammer at the ThoroughBid Online Yearling Sale on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Bidding for the first ever online-only yearling sale by a UK auction house will begin at 9 a.m. and will last approximately three hours. The catalogue is available here. Yearlings by sires like New Bay (GB), Gleneagles (Ire), Farhh (GB), and Highland Reel (Ire) will also feature among the consigned horses. Each lot is sold with the opportunity to win the £5,000 Every 1's...

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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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Quality NH Broodmares Added to ThoroughBid October

Black-type broodmares from Yorton Farm Stud and James and Jean Potter have been added to ThoroughBid's October Sale catalogue. A total of 41 lots, including horses-in-training and young stock, are set to sell on the one-day auction, which will take place on Oct. 20. "We're delighted to have both quality and quantity for the October Sale," CEO of ThoroughBid, James Richardson, said. "To have been entrusted with a large consignment of quality mares from Yorton Farm Stud is a great compliment. "The mixture of breeding stock, youngstock and smart horses...

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Hubrisko Tops ThoroughBid September Sale

Doctor Dino (Fr)'s Hubrisko (Fr) (lot 23) took top honours at the ThoroughBid September Sale on Wednesday. He was knocked down for £50,000 to Normans, Ramsay, Tufnell & Bishop and was consigned by trainer Willie Mullins.   The 6-year-old won a beginner's chase three weeks ago and is rated 137 over fences. The mixed sale featured 25 lots, with 12 sold (48%) for a gross of £99,500. CEO of ThoroughBid, James Richardson, said, "It's been a real pleasure to have handled the sale of another smart horse at a great price...

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First ThoroughBid Online Yearling Sale Announced For November

The ThoroughBid Online Yearling Sale will be the first yearling auction of its kind held by a UK auction house on Nov. 8. All yearlings sold will have the chance to win ThoroughBid's £5,000 Every 1's a Winner Bonus for their new connections. In order to qualify for the bonus, the sale graduate must win on debut under rules either as a 2- or 3-year-old in a Flat race held in any IFHA member territory. Entries for the ThoroughBid Online Yearling Sale close on Sunday, Oct. 8. CEO of ThoroughBid,...

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Champagne Gold Brings £34,000 in ThoroughBid's August Sale

Group 3-placed Champagne Gold (Ire) (Presenting {GB}) brought a final bid of £34,000 from Dan Astbury/Stockton Hall to top Thursday's ThoroughBid August Online sale. The 8-year-old gelding, catalogued as lot 19, raced last season for Henry de Bromhead and now goes into the hands of Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero. "He has been bought for a long-standing owner at Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero's, with a view to go Hunter Chasing," Astbury said. "He came highly recommended by a good friend and looks the ideal candidate to hopefully end up...

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Nico Archdale Joins ThoroughBid as Consignment Agent

Nico Archdale has joined the team at ThoroughBid and will take on the role of consignment agent; responsible for primarily sourcing flat horses-in-training to be sold online as well as building relationships with trainers and consigners. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh and the Godolphin Flying Start Programme, Archdale brings expertise from both training establishments and bloodstock agencies in the UK and abroad including America, Australia, and Dubai. "ThoroughBid is a really exciting and innovative concept and I can't wait to get started. Horses are always there to be...

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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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Share In Royal Ascot Runner To Be Offered On ThoroughBid

A 50% share in Thunderbear (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}), who ran fourth in the G3 Lacken S., will be offered on ThoroughBid on Thursday, June 15. The 3-year-old gelding is pointing to a run in the G3 Jersey S. at Royal Ascot on Saturday, June 24. The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. "We are looking forward to partnering up with somebody, or a group of people, for this horse," trainer and part-owner Jack Davison said. "He's ideal, he's a flag bearer for me whom I would...

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