Purchasing A Horse


Purchasing a horse is one of the most important steps in becoming a successful owner. To do it alone without experience is not advisable. For those with experience, buying a horse could easily be the most exciting aspect of ownership as you try to pick a champion from thousands of horses available to you. Otherwise, engage a locally based trainer or a bloodstock agent to select a horse that suits your needs and budget.

International sales companies

Country Name URL Contact
Australia Inglis https://inglis.com.au/ chris@inglis.com.au
+61 412 644 452
Magic Millions https://www.magicmillions.com.au/ davidc@magicmillions.com.au
Ireland Irish Thoroughbred Marketing http://www.itm.ie/en/home/ info@itm.ie
Goffs http://www.goffs.com/ sales@goffs.ie
+353 (0)45 886600
Japan JBBA https://jbba.jp/en/ matsuda@jbba.jp
+81 35473-7091
New Zealand New Zealand Bloodstock https://www.nzb.co.nz/ mike.kneebone@nzb.co.nz
+65 9270-2368
South Africa Cape Thoroughbred Sales https://www.caperacingsales.co.za/ Jo@caperacing.co.za
+27 21 700 1600
Bloodstock South Africa https://www.tba.co.za/ michael@equine.co.za
+27 82 552 6524
UK Tattersalls http://www.tattersalls.com/ sales@tattersalls.com
+44 (0)1638 665931
Great British Racing International http://www.greatbritishracinginternational.com/ abossom@greatbritishracing.com
+44 (0) 207 152 0103


You may wish to call on the services of a veterinarian to inspect a yearling, weanling or racehorse you are considering buying. A consultation fee will be charged for which fee, the vet will look over your prospective purchase for conformation, faults and external injuries as well as inspecting its movement whilst walking.

More on veterinarians

Import of Horses into Singapore and Export

Import Procedures

Singapore Turf Club is appointed by Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) to manage the only equine quarantine facility in Singapore for the importation of horses.

Newly imported horses undergo a minimum of 14 days quarantine where they will be tested, vaccinated and monitored to be clinically free of diseases before being released.

Veterinary conditions for imports of horses: conditions to be filled in

    *Note that horses from South Africa are not allowed import into Singapore.

    More information for import procedures of horses

    Export Procedures

    Singapore Turf Club has well appointed facilities to prepare horses for exports in accordance to the protocol of various importing countries.

    Connections of visiting horses should refer to the shippers for details on compulsory government requirements (certifications, vaccinations, blood testing, veterinary examinations, etc.) and for requirements for return to their home countries.

    Medication and Prohibited Substances

    The Malayan Racing Association Rules of Racing and Regulations require horses to be free of prohibited substances.