Buying a Racehorse

We highly recommend that anyone considering the purchase of a racehorse should use the services of a respected and successful bloodstock agent. Our company was incorporated in 1983, and if you have not already done so, we recommend you look at our History, Hall of Fame and Winners sections.

Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock Ltd attend all major sales (auctions), we have a dedicated and very knowledgeable team of spotters who reach the sale yards several days in advance of a sale, it is our policy to see every horse catalogued. We inspect each horse for their conformation (physique); horses that do not possess good conformation will not make the short list. However, if we are satisfied that the horse has the required conformation to make an equine athlete, we then look carefully at their pedigree, which ultimately determines the likely value of the horse. Usually a racehorse trainer will have been selected prior to the sale, we will show the trainer the horses that have made our short list and value their input on the final selection. In consultation with our client, a decision will be made on which horse/s he or she would like us to bid on, we will then ask a firm of veterinarians to vet the horse/s on the client’s behalf. If the horse successfully passes the veterinary examination, we go to battle in the sale ring, where we hope our bid will secure the horse in question. 

Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock Ltd can also source horses that have successfully competed on the race track, either privately or at public auction.

If you would like to discuss the purchasing process in more detail please email either Peter at (Enable Javascript to see the email address) or Ross at (Enable Javascript to see the email address) or if preferred please contact Peter on +35386 2558212 or Ross on +353 868153315.