For the first time the Flanders Foal Auction team selected the collection for the Bolesworth Elite Auction. They really surpassed themselves for this 3rd edition. Record after record was broken on this beautiful summer evening on the grounds of the British Barbour family castle. For £ 92,000 and £ 62,000, a Saudi Arabian horse owner purchased the colts Tinka's Star (Big Star x Tinka's Star) and Crunch van 't Ameldonk Z (Comme Il Faut x Diamant de Semilly). He also added the colt by Big Star x Champion du Lys to his collection for £ 28,000.
With a turnover of £ 450,000 (513,000 euros) and an average price of £ 25,000 (28,500 euros), thanks to auctioners Dirk Zagers and Stuart Hassall, Bolesworth's history was written. "This is not just our personal record, but also a record here in England. This is the first time so much is payed for jumping foals at a British auction, "says Luk Van Puymbroeck on behalf of the Flanders Foal Auction team. "An auction collection like this has not been shown here before," said colleague Gerald Lenaerts. "We knew in advance that there was much interest and you can not wish for a better location, but we did not expect this turn-over either. What a night."
Also the Belgian farrier Bart Bommere, who auctioned a foal for the first time, was overwhelmed by the £ 62,000 (70,680 euros) for his colt by Comme Il Faut. For £ 38,000, BP Golden Moments, the son of Stakkato Gold and 1.50m jumping mare Ballypatrick Flight from Greg Broderick, was sold to Ukraine. Broderick's other foal, BP Super Kal-Ei, a Stakkato Gold, was sold to Kevin Babington for £ 26,000. Not strange as Babington successfully competes at 1.60m level with Super Chilled, the dam’s full brother.
The half-brother of the famous Grand Prix horse Hello Sanctos was knocked down for £ 24,000. Hostess Nina Barbour was lost for words after the action. "I really did not expect this. Overwhelming. It was crazy! "
The Flanders Foal Auction team will continue auctioning next week. On Saturday evening June 24th, the annual Flanders Foal Auction will take place during Jumping Bonheiden. You can find the collection on www.flandersfoalauction.be.
Results 2017 Bolesworth Elite Auction
Lot 1 - Millfield Caught Short – Bay Filly - Cornet Obolensky x Caught In Action. £28,000 sold to Saudi Arabia.
Lot 2 - BP Super Kal-EI – Bay Colt – Stakkato Gold x BP Quidy. £23,000 sold to United States.
Lot 3 – Rihanna-K Van’T Kattenheye – Grey Filly – Untouchable x Vahine De Muze. £18,000 sold to the UK.
Lot 4 – Viola – Chestnut Filly – Vagabond De La Pomme x My Legend (2014). £15,000 sold to the Netherlands.
Lot 5 – Millfield Big Time – Bay Filly - Big Star x Pretty Woman. £24,000 sold to Greece.
Lot 6 – Harthill Blue Moon – Grey Colt - Mr Blue x Wella. £10,000 sold to the UK.
Lot 7 – Ludo-E – Brown Colt – Bustique x Udonia. £11,000 sold to the UK.
Lot 8 – One Cassatta – Bay Filly – Canturano x Antieua. £13,000 sold to the UK.
Lot 9 – Tinka’s Star – Chestnut Colt – Big Star x Tinka’s Serenade. £92,000 sold to Saudi Arabia.
Lot 10 – Crunch Van’T Ameldonk Z – Bay Colt - Comme Il Faut x Dorina Du Domaine. £62,000 sold to Saudi Arabia.
Lot 11 – Robolensky DW – Bay Colt - Cornet Obolensky x Kaatje Dw. £15,000 sold to the UK.
Lot 12 – Kalyca – Bay Filly - Kannan x Viktoria. £9,000 sold to Belgium.
Lot 13 – Queen Lady KVZ – Bay Filly – Quasimodo Vd Molendreef. £12,000 sold to Greece.
Lot 14 – Embryo – Aganix Du Seigneur x Telysette. £14,000 sold to the Netherlands.
Lot 15 – Withdrawn
Lot 16 – Lefgozer – Liver Chestnut Colt – Cape Coral RBF Z x Ap-Art Z (2007). £17,000 sold to the UK.
Lot 17 – Rasia van de Watertorne – Chestnut Colt - Untouchable x Nasia Van Het Gravenhof. £24,000 sold to Ireland.
Lot 18 – BP Golden Moments – Bay Colt – Stakkato Gold x Ballypatrick Flight. £38,000 sold to the Ukraine.
Lot 19 – Embryo – Big Star x Arka - £18,000 sold to Belgium.
Author/photo's: Wendy Scholten