You must register to bid with a valid email address. After registration, you will recieve an email to confirm your account creation. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam/junk folder. This email will contain a link to the BIDDER QUESTIONNAIRE. Your account is disabled until you submit the bidder questionnaire and we approve your account. This is a manual process so please do not wait until the last minute to submit it.
For auctions that require a credit card to bid, please enter your credit card information. This information is encrypted and kept securely and can/will be used for payment.
Click the Add to Favorites button to add horses to your list of Favorites. Click the Favorites button at the top to view ONLY your Favorite Horses. Then to see all, click the View All Horses button.
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.
You must bid MORE than any other bidder's maximum bid
by the minimum bid increment to have the winning the
Example: The Minimum Bid Increment is $100. Bidder #1 has a Max Bid of $2000. Bidder #2 must bid at least $2100 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.
When a bid comes in within the last 5 minutes, that horse'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. Horses that are extended will display their own countdown clock.
You will receive emails 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 for bid notifications as emails can be delayed for many, many reasons! Logging in and refreshing the pages are the keys to keeping track of all the bids!
There are a few ways you are kept up to date on your bids. After your successful bid, the horse you bid on will have a different color border. It will also say whether you have the winning bid, or if you have been out bid. Plus, you will receive an email 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.