Racehorse Purchasing Advice

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Buying your first racehorse can be an exhilarating experience. But there are numerous things to think about before the hammer falls in the auction ring, and you part with any cash. It is always a good idea to use a professional to help you make your selection. A good Bloodstock Agent will provide you with all the racehorse purchasing advice you need, and hopefully, make the selection process an enjoyable one.

Getting good racehorse purchasing advice is absolutely key to success; A Bloodstock Agent will have an in depth knowledge of racing form and breeding. As well as having a good eye for conformation and being able to judge how quickly a horse will develop. And even how sound it is likely to be during its racing career.  Just as importantly, they will have an excellent understanding of the current sales market, making them invaluable in securing you a good value purchase.

Before taking the plunge it is important to think about what type of racehorse you are hoping to purchase.  Are you looking for a precocious two year old, a yearling that is a blank canvas and might be slower to develop or a filly with a good pedigree that you might be able to breed from at the end of her racing career? Whatever you are looking for, there are numerous sales worldwide where, with the right racehorse purchasing advice, you should be able to secure yourself a horse that fits your requirements. And, of course, your budget. Occasionally, you might also be able to buy a racehorse through private purchase. And this is where a Bloodstock Agent’s professional relationship with trainers and existing owners can be invaluable.

The well-respected team at Avenue Bloodstock of John Ferguson, Mark McStay and Sam Haggas, have unrivalled experience of the bloodstock market on a global scale. Making them well positioned to provide top class and bespoke racehorse purchasing advice for a wide range of clients, no matter what their requirements.

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