After several embryo auctions in Belgium and abroad, at last the first Flanders Foal Auction is coming up when live foals will be shown in the ring. They are the nicest auctions, with a lot of audience and a vast support, watching the proceedings online with the finger on the button. On Saturday-night, 17 of June, thirty foals will be auction at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek.
The collection can be seen online: www.flandersfoalauction.be and the first reactions have been very positive. Flanders Foal Auction is known for offering foals with proven pedigrees, but this should never go at the expense of a good model and an athletic canter. “It has happened that we did not take top-class bred foals because they could not charm us”, Gerald Lenaerts explains, who, together with his partner Sigrid Gielen and Luk Van Puymbroeck organizes the auction.
“The foal always comes first. It has to look a top foal and you find plenty in this collection. Beautiful and solid foals with a lot of potency.”
Chacco Blue and Emerald van ’t Ruytershof are main suppliers with 5 foals each, followed by Balou du Reventon (4), Comme il Faut (4) and Conthargos (3).
Every foal is closely related to international sport horses. For example, there is a Balou du Reventon daughter on offer, whose dam is a half-sister of Emerald and a full sister of Nixon van ’t Meulenhof and a Chacco Blue x Cornet Obolensky who is a grand-daughter of the celebrated broodmare Gatoucha van ’t Roosakker (1.50m GP). Another very interesting one is the filly by Dominator Z out of the line of Cold as Ice Z (1.60m GP) and a very handsome Conthargos out of the family of Opaline des Pins (so also closely related to Dutch champion O’Bailey van het Brouwershof under Maikel van der Vleuten).
Out of the valuable broodmare Carrera de Muze (1.50m GP) comes a grandson of Chacco Blue x Cornet Obolensky who is for sale. There is also a filly by Chacco Blue out of Calgot Pleasure (1.55m GP), who in turn is bred out of WEG champion Liscalgot, ridden by Dermot Lennon. Closing the auction will be a handsome Comme il Faut son with Oak Grove’s Heartfelt (1.60m GP) as grandam.
It promises to be another interesting auction. The auction starts at 20.00h CET and everyone is welcome. VIP-tables can be booked via a whatsapp to Sigrid Gielen: +32 476 25 86 47
Source: Press Release from Flanders Foal Auction
Photo: © Flanders Foal Auction