The leading European thoroughbred sales consignor.


The Castlebridge Consignment

Mission Statement

The Castlebridge Consignment is the leading European thoroughbred sales consignor. The experience and professionalism of the company provides a superior service to horse vendors and purchasers, both in the months leading up to the auction sales and at the auction location.

With the support we give to vendors, we aim to provide a straightforward path to obtain the best possible price for all the horses that we sell and our clients frequently comment that the extremely positive results more than justify their decision to use The Castlebridge Consignment.

Message to Buyers

Please contact Castlebridge ( in advance of any sale if you would like information or have any questions about a horse we are selling and we will endeavour to help you.


Why use a Consignor?

There are a number of advantages to selling your bloodstock through a consignor and some of the main points are outlined below:

  • The Directors of Castlebridge will inspect potential sale horses many months in advance of the sales and offer advice on sale preparation and sale selection (both sale company and selling day).
  • Castlebridge will examine the pedigree proof of your sale horse to identify any errors and to see if any improvements to the pedigree can be made.
  • Each horse is presented to their full advantage in our usual excellent stabling location.
  • Potential buyers are drawn to the draft as a whole and if your horse suits a potential buyer, we can often add your horse to the buyer’s inspection list.
  • The ability to operate a hospitality box at the sales barn which acts as a meeting place popular with buyers and vendors alike. A hospitality box would be uneconomical for a vendor selling just a small number of horses.
  • Having been leading consignors for many years, we know most purchasers on a personal basis and they will often seek guidance and reassurance on a horse, either at the showing barn or just prior to it going through the ring.
  • The office team at Castlebridge will make sale entries on your behalf and provide full details of what documentation needs to be put in place ahead of the sales.
  • You will be advised of delivery day and time for your horse which will be met by Castlebridge staff at the horsebox area.
  • A team of top-class experienced sales staff are constantly in attendance throughout the day.
  • We provide constantly updated inspection lists to our vendors throughout the showing days on request and end of day showing totals.
  • Selling a sizeable draft of horses at each sale enables us to gauge the strength of the market on a day-to-day basis and give vendors the most informed advice on the setting of reserves.
  • Castlebridge also uses social media such as Twitter to broker private sales of horses not sold in the ring.
  • The overall presentation of the consignment, with the high turn-out standard of both horses and staff, and a recognised identity led by the famous red and green stripes along the stabling.

Please contact Bill Dwan, Andrew Mead or Patrick Diamond if you would like any further information on the services provided by The Castlebridge Consignment.

Tattersalls August Sale 2021

Bill Dwan

Castlebridge Stud
Kildalkey, Navan, County Meath, Ireland

Andrew Mead

Castlebridge East & Newmarket Office
9 Paddocks Drive, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9BE

Patrick Diamond

Newmarket Office
9 Paddocks Drive, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9BE