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English Thoroughbred for sale

Bred over centuries to be the ultimate equine racing athlete, the English Thoroughbred captures the hearts and minds of horse-lovers across the world. Horse racing, “the Sport of Kings”, now has a huge following on every continent. A day at the races is a treat for many people and millions more enjoy watching racing on TV. To buy an English Thoroughbred is the ultimate dream for many ambitious riders since Thoroughbreds are outstanding sports horses. Breeders frequently sell an English Thoroughbred at specialist bloodstock sales, although there are many private sellers too. These intelligent, sensitive animals can bond closely with the right person.

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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 4 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure - Dressage - Jumping - Endurance
Karo Linen
DE-53291
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€6,000
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 5 years, 15.3 hh, Brown
F: TIN HORSE | MF: JAVA GOLD (USA)
Leisure
DE-76547
Sinzheim
€3,750
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 5 years, 15.2 hh, Gray-Dapple
F: RELIABLE MAN
Dressage - Leisure - Eventing
DE-42109
Wuppertal
€9,000
~ $10,553
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 7 years, 16.2 hh, Brown Eventing - Leisure - Hunter - Hunting
DE-91735
Muhr am See
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,863 to $11,725
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 9 years, 15.2 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure
DE-79802
Dettighofen
€5,000
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 5 years, 16 hh, Brown Leisure - Dressage - Endurance - Hunting
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DE-39291
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 5 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure - Dressage - Eventing - Endurance
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 11 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: PASSING GLANCE (GB) 1999 | MF: SELKIRK (USA) 1988
Leisure - Dressage - Jumping - Eventing
Merle Busse
DE-38542
Leiferde
€4,500
~ $5,276
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 9 years, 15.2 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure
DE-79802
Dettighofen
€5,000
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 7 years, 16.2 hh, Brown Eventing - Leisure - Hunter - Hunting
DE-91735
Muhr am See
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,863 to $11,725
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 4 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure - Dressage - Jumping - Endurance
Karo Linen
DE-53291
Möser
€6,000
~ $7,035 ONO
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 5 years, 15.2 hh, Gray-Dapple
F: RELIABLE MAN
Dressage - Leisure - Eventing
DE-42109
Wuppertal
€9,000
~ $10,553
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 5 years, 16 hh, Brown Leisure - Dressage - Endurance - Hunting
Karo Linen
DE-39291
Möser
€6,000
~ $7,035 ONO
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 5 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure - Dressage - Eventing - Endurance
Karo Linen
DE-39291
Möser
€6,000
~ $7,035
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 7 years, 15.2 hh, Brown
F: NEXT DESERT (IRE) | MF: SHAMARDAL
Leisure - Eventing
Sebastian Kainberger
AT-4202
Pelmberg
€6,000
~ $7,035
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Golden
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 5 years, 15.3 hh, Brown
F: TIN HORSE | MF: JAVA GOLD (USA)
Leisure
DE-76547
Sinzheim
€3,750
~ $4,397 ONO
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 4 years, 15.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: RIO DE LA PLATA | MF: LANDO
Leisure - Dressage - Endurance
DE-04774
Dahlen
€5,000
~ $5,863 ONO
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English Thoroughbred, Stallion, 10 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: CAVALLIERI XX | MF: LAROCHE XX
Eventing - Jumping
Gestüt Inselhof
DE-18276
Lohmen
€20,000
~ $23,450
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English Thoroughbred, Stallion, 4 years, 12.1 hh, Bay-Dark
F: TIPSY'S PET XX | MF: ZOLLNER XX
Mating
Trakehnerzucht Am Bürgerbusch
DE-04860
Torgau-Graditz
€9,999
~ $11,724
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 6 years, 15.3 hh, Bay-Dark
F: LORD OF ENGLAND
Dressage - Leisure - Jumping - Eventing
DE-39114
Magdeburg
€7,500
~ $8,794
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English Thoroughbred, Stallion, 2 years, 15.2 hh, Brown Leisure
DE-42372
Wuppertal
€3,500
~ $4,104 ONO
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 16 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: AREION
Breeding
DE-02999
Groß Särchen
€1,300
~ $1,524 ONO
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 6 years, 16.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: EXCEED AND EXCEL XX
Eventing - Leisure - Hunter - Hunting
DE-47495
Rheinberg
€13,000
~ $15,243
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 7 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: TOUCH DOWN | MF: DOYEN (IRE)
Leisure - Racing horses - Jumping - Eventing
DE-86669
Königsmoos
€7,500
~ $8,794 ONO
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English Thoroughbred, Gelding, 6 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark Hunting - Dressage - Jumping - English Pleasure
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Cardiff
£8,000
~ $11,008 ONO
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 9 years, 15.1 hh, Bay-Dark Leisure
DE-85405
Nandlstadt
€4,000
~ $4,690 ONO
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Use and characteristics of the English Thoroughbred

Although English Thoroughbreds mostly require special care and management, this is well repaid by their performance and spirit. Standing between 15 hands (60 inches/152 cm) and 17 (68 inches/173 cm) hands high, these tall, deep-barrelled horses require confident handling. For this reason, it is generally experienced equestrians who buy an English Thoroughbred. Racing Thoroughbreds tend to be of two types: flat racers and steeplechasers. Flat racers are bred for speed over limited distances, while steeplechasers are larger, stronger and also slower, as they jump obstacles while they are racing over longer courses. When vendors sell an English Thoroughbred for racing, they are often described by category, as either sprinters, stayers, or middle-distance horses. Thoroughbreds and their crosses with other breeds make successful eventers, show jumpers and dressage horses.

Origin and history of breeding English Thoroughbreds

Horse racing has undoubtedly taken place in many countries since ancient times. The Greeks and Romans enjoyed exciting and dangerous chariot races, and winning charioteers and their horses had a fan following just as rock stars and football teams do today! However, the ultimate racehorse emerged in Britain in the eighteenth century, and the reason for this is complex and fascinating. Although described as English Thoroughbreds, several types and breeds of horse contributed to their creation. Many people have heard of the three founding fathers of “Oriental” type (that is, Arabian, Turkoman and Barb), who are held to be the originators of the Thoroughbred. These three are the Byerley Turk, the Godolphin Arabian (or Barb) and the Darley Arabian. In fact, many imported sires contributed to the Thoroughbred. However, far fewer people know of the other horses, some of them pony-sized, who contributed in early times. These were the Galloways of Scotland and the somewhat larger Hobbies of Ireland, both of which were extremely fast riding and racing horses, and very well-known from late medieval times onward. DNA has now shown that the speed gene came from these types of British and Irish horse. Formal racing for prizes, particularly of bells made from silver and gold, was established at places like Chester and Carlisle in the sixteenth century, long before the arrival of horses of Oriental type. From the late seventeenth century onwards, hundreds of horses of “Oriental” type were imported into Britain and they too contributed to the development of the Thoroughbred. Rulers such as Charles II were keen racegoers and even took part in races themselves. While Newmarket became the centre for racing in England, there were numerous other racecourses throughout the country and racing became a popular sport for all classes.

English Thoroughbreds in equestrianism

From Eclipse and Hyperion to Red Rum and Desert Orchid, the sight of Thoroughbreds demonstrating their power and speed on the green turf of a racecourse is still an essential part of English culture. Thoroughbreds are one of the main contributors to modern international warmblood sports horses.

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