Buying in Britain

GBRI’s dedicated 360-degree service, from initial interest to point of investment, offers support to international visitors at British bloodstock sales. GBRI works alongside Britain’s auction houses to ensure that clients from around the world get the most from their experience of sales in Britain.

There is no more electrifying a venue than a British bloodstock auction, where leading owners from around the world engage in hushed battle to secure the standout thoroughbred who is destined for glory on the track, or the next beautifully bred broodmare who has the potential to produce champion after champion.

Whether you are looking for the first horse to carry your colours at a world-renowned race meeting, or you want to start or expand your breeding operation, British sales houses cater for your every desire.

International visitors to Britain’s bloodstock sales can feel secure that GBRI is an impartial, not-for-profit organisation, which is recognised by British racing’s industry bodies. They can trust that the organisation will guide and arm them with the knowledge, introductions and experiences to support their passion investment.

Sales Dates
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A leading thoroughbred auction house offering an extensive programme of sales throughout the year including a boutique sale in the grounds of Kensington Palace on the eve of Royal Ascot.

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Europe's largest bloodstock auctioneers and the world's oldest, dating back to 1766. Based at Park Paddocks in Newmarket, Suffolk.

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Tattersalls Jockey Club Sales

Tattersalls Jockey Club Sales are held in collaboration with Cheltenham Racecourse and Sandown Park Racecourse.

Federation of Bloodstock Agents

A bloodstock agent is an independent professional who is available to advise and assist a client, for an agreed fee, in all matters connected with thoroughbred racing and breeding. Bloodstock agents are able to provide a wide range of services including attendance at all major sales, advice on purchase of stock particularly with regard to conformation and pedigree, stud management and mating plans, valuations, representing clients at race meetings and regular reporting on clients’ horses and advising on sale of stock privately or at auction.

The Federation of Bloodstock Agents (FBA) aims to establish and maintain a high level of conduct and trading practice amongst Federation members, and to instil confidence in clients who wish to use a member of the Federation with bloodstock agents expected to subscribe to the ethics of the Federation.

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