After an excellent auction season with an average price of 23,000 euro per foal, Flanders Foal Auction is preparing for the last foal auction of the year. “We hope we can match the results of past foal auctions, the collection won’t be the problem”, promise Luk Van Puymbroeck and Gerald Lenaerts. Saturday evening, 16 September, is the day. Location this time is Peelbergen Equestrian Centre on Dutch soil.
“Once again, an auction to look forward to. The concept of live and online works very well for Flanders Foal Auction, the team at Peelbergen is very motivated to make it a great evening and it is yet another slightly different audience than, for example, at Sentower Park, where we always auction successfully several times a year.”
There will be 34 showjumping foals ready to be auctioned. Who is going to be the top-seller? Luk Van Puymbroeck and Gerald Lenaerts do not have the answer yet. “There are outstanding foals among them with fantastic pedigrees. Our customers and we are almost used to that. We have already been able to auction so many exceptional foals over the years and also this season. The great thing is that now more and more horses we auctioned as foals are breaking through at international level. Most impressive is O’Bailey van het Brouwershof who, at nine years old, already participated in the European Championships with Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) and showed his huge potential.”
The auction kicks off with a striking colored colt by Conthargos and is followed by multiple genetic gems. To name a few: a Comme il Faut out of the full sister of Nixon van ‘t Meulenhof, a Chacco Blue out of the Olympic mare Sancha LS, a full sister of the 1.70m GP stallion Halifax van ‘t Kluizebos, a Diamant de Semilly out of the half-sister of Olympic showjumper Dubai, a Heartbreaker out of the half-sister of Olympic champion Big Star, a full brother of the 1.60m GP stallion Million Dollar, a Chacco Blue out of the famous mare Baluka Hero, a Cornet Obolensky out of the full sister of Brooklyn Heights, a Don VHP out of the half-sister of Casall and a Conthargos with Prima Donna van ‘t Paradijs as grandam.
Fifteen of the 34 foals are fillies, which also makes it very interesting from a breeding point of view. Anyone looking to strengthen their breeding and/or sport stable should definitely keep an eye on this auction. It is the last Flanders Foal Auction of the year. However, the very last auction will be on 18 November on Italian soil with embryos to be born in 2024.
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Source: Press Release from Flanders Foal Auction
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