Bidding Guide

Registration

You must register to bid with a valid email address, credit card, and billing address.  After registration, you will receive an email to confirm your account creation.


Farm Fees

Farm/Chute fees are fees set by the stallion farm and are paid in addition to your winning bid amount.  Farm fees will be added to your winning bid amount during checkout if you are the winning bidder.


Credit Card Required for Final Payment

If you are the winning bidder will required to pay for your final payment via credit card.  Winning emails & text messages will be sent out within an hour of the conclusion of the auction instructing you to proceed to pay for your auction(s) you have won. If we do not get confirmation of receipt within 48 hours, your credit card on file will be automatically run.  Our credit card is processed security through an external payment gateway.


Maximum Bidding

You can enter a Maximum Bid at any time just like eBay.  Your increasing bids will be made automatically whenever you are outbid until the maximum bid is reached.  You will receive an email anytime Maximum Bidding takes effect.  Also your maximum bid will be listed so you can easily see your current status.


Winning the Bid

You must bid MORE than any other bidder’s maximum bid by the minimum bid increment to have the winning the bid.
Example:  The Minimum Bid Increment is $25.  Bidder #1 has a Max Bid of $400.  Bidder #2 must bid at least $425 to be the winning bidder.

You will be outbid when your bid is not high enough over another bidder’s Maximum Bid.

You will be outbid when your bid is the SAME as another bidders Maximum Bid since theirs was bid first.  Your bid will be accepted, however, you will still be outbid.


Extended – No Rush Bidding

When a bid comes in within the last 5 minutes, that stallion’s auction will be extended an additional 5 minutes.  This extended bidding will continue as long as there are bids coming in.  This eliminates trying to get your bid in at the very last second and allows everyone a chance to bid. Stallions that are extended will display their own countdown clock.


E-mail & Text Notifications

You will receive emails & text notifications (if you provide your mobile phone #) when registering, bidding, being out bid, when you won and if you buy a horse after the auction concludes. Be sure to mark the emails as NOT SPAM so you see them as they come in. Also, PLEASE do not count on emails or text for bid notifications as emails & text messages can be delayed for many, many reasons! Logging in and refreshing the pages are the keys to keeping track of all the bids!


Bid Notifications

There are a few ways you are kept up to date on your bids. It will also say whether you have the winning bid, or if you have been out bid. Plus, you will receive an email and/or text with your bid information.

Remember, if your bid is not high enough above another bidders Maximum Bid, your bid will be accepted, but you will still be out bid until your bid is more than the other bidder’s Maximum Bid.