A client will either give us a specific order for a particular type of horse at a particular budget or will come to us to discuss what they may require. If sourcing the horse from public auction, we can first compile a shortlist through assessing the pedigree of each horse in the catalogue. With a breeze-up two year-old we can watch the breeze, while with a horse in training we can analyse their race form and videos.
The next step is to inspect each individual at the sales ground and revise the shortlist accordingly. Following further discussion and analysis, an approximate valuation will be assigned to each horse. A vet is then instructed to assess each horse which we plan on trying to buy. Each horse is then auctioned in catalogue order and sold to the highest bidder. It is important to know what is happening in a bloodstock sales ring and it is therefore advisable to use a bloodstock agent to bid on your behalf. We represent clients who attend the sales with us and also clients who do not come to the sale but with whom we communicate on the telephone.