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What is Auctav's activity?

Auctav is an online service which allows you to have access to bloodstock sales, breeding rights and stallion shares throughout the year. Auctav functions as an auction house with regular sales throughout the year and is open to all sectors of the horse racing industry during each session. No borders, no restrictions alongside total transparency around the presentation of each lot and transactions. Whether you are a buyer seller or a bloodstock agent, Auctav is at your service.

What is Auctav's specificity as a sales agency?

Often, auction sales arrive too early or too late for the sale of your horses. Auctav aims to maximise each lot presented in the catalogue by selling at the right moment in a market that is constantly moving. Auctav proposes horses which will attract a large following of potential buyers. In addition to its regular sales, Auctav offers lots that will appeal to a wide range of potential buyers. It provides the flexibility to quickly create individual sales, called Flash Sales, in less than a week, or establish a private sale, online, at the Haras de Bois Roussel, or any other chosen location.

What is your sales platform ?

The 100% online service allows us to put bloodstock up for auction via an innovative sales platform. Clients are attracted to Auctav thanks to a targeted product, assistance with their purchases and all in total security. The Haras de Bois Roussel provides a consistently accessible venue for private sales, both in-person and online on auctav.com.

How will sales be run ?

If you want to register your horse for Auctav sales, contact us directly by email or phone to discuss it. Auctav selects the lots to be presented and ensures the quality of the horses through visits and veterinary examinations. For transactions, Auctav secures the payments.

What are the different types of sales offered by Auctav?

Monthly Sale

Organized multiple times throughout the year, these sales showcase a wide variety of lots across all disciplines. They are the most open sales in the catalogue.

Rouges Terres Sale

Created at the initiative of Louis Baudron, breeder, owner, and trainer at Haras des Rouges Terres, the Rouges Terres Sale features lots primarily from the breeding operations of the Dubois and Baudron families.

AUCTAV Arabian Sales

Held in summer and autumn, these two sales offer new commercial opportunities for the highly international market of Arabians, in which France is a leader in breeding and training.

Flash Sale

Focused on one or more exceptional lots, the Flash Sale is organized within a few days following a horse's sporting performance. It benefits from increased media coverage.

Trotting Yearlings Selected Sale

This sale created a sensation from its inception in 2023 by achieving the European record for this category with a bid of €580,000 for Machiavel Bourbon, a brother to the champion Face Time Bourbon.

National Hunt Sale

Building on its successes, Auctav has created a strong sale centered around the NH discipline, offering young horses and training elements for the European market.

Winter Breeding Sale

Stallion shares, breeding rights, selected stallions, and broodmares—the Winter Breeding Sale is ideally positioned at the end of the year to prepare for the next season.

Flat Sale

Initially welcoming diverse lots from the flat racing discipline, the Flat Sale will now focus on yearlings.

What is the sales calendar?

The sales calendar is available on the Auctav website and includes monthly sales and regular appointments at Haras de Bois Roussel such as the trotter yearling sale, Rouges Terres sale, or NH sale, as well as the major online sales of Auctav Arabians and the Winter Breeding Sale.

Flash sales and private sales are organized according to needs and receive special communication.

What are the services available for the clients?

Buyers and sellers will have at their disposal an account allowing them to enter the sales room and our internet site Auctav.com. They can carry out their sales and their purchases in complete security. Thanks to our IT system, you can select lots that are of interest and request to receive relevant alerts and notifications.

What are the benefits for vendors?

Auctav supports you in preparing each file according to its specificities. When you sell a horse on Auctav, several possibilities are available. You can thus sell as close as possible to the peak market value of your horse, from breeding to training horses. Our international marketing allows us to reach the maximum number of potential buyers. We secure transactions via bank transfers, and the lots can only be made available to the buyer once the payments are finalized and payments are received by Auctav.

What are the benefits for purchasers?

Auctav focuses on complete transparency and trust in its online sales. If you want to purchase a lot presented by Auctav, you need to register and provide the necessary documents to prove your identity and purchasing capability. Once you've made your choice, you will be notified of the sale's start by email or notification, and you can place bids during the session, which opens on the date and at the times indicated on the website. Most information, as well as photos and videos of the horse, are freely accessible. If you wish to access the veterinary file of a particular lot, please note that only a veterinarian can consult the repository. An Auctav bidder is a serious bidder. At the end of the sale session, payments are made by bank transfer according to the time-scales conforming to the General Terms and Conditions of Sale (CGV).

What is the remuneration for intermediaries?

Auctav fully integrates intermediaries, such as bloodstock agents or trainers, into its auction process, whether they participate in visits or during the auctions. When a buyer employs an intermediary, they only need to enter his/her name at the end of the purchase process. The intermediary can also buy directly on behalf of their clients through their Auctav account. Their commission will be paid according to the rates indicated in the General Terms of Sale once the horse's administrative file is finalized.

What are Auctav's fees?

The rates are specific to each sale. Fees are indicated in the General Terms of Sale.

Where can I see the horse before the sale?

If you decide to visit a horse listed in the Auctav catalogue, go to the horse's page on the AUCTAV.COM website to find its location. Contact the seller to arrange a visit. Privileged visits allow you to take the time to confirm your option and talk with the seller or their representative.

Securing payments for vendors

After the sale, a confirmation email is sent to the highest bidder. After validation, the purchaser has 8 days to make the payment by bank transfer. Once the file is in order and the payment is received, the release form is issued. The buyer then has 48 hours for collection of their purchase. For more details, consult the General Terms of Sale.

The repository

The veterinary file, or repository, is only accessible to a veterinarian. Once registered on the Auctav platform, the veterinarian can access the complete file after providing the name of the client who mandated them. Each repository consists of a series of physical and blood tests specific to each type of lot to provide essential information. Any additional tests requested by the buyers will be at their expense.