Luk Van Puymbroeck is clear about it. "It is almost impossible to improve the turnover of the 2017 Bolesworth Elite Auction 2." Nevertheless, he is looking forward to the foal- and yearling auction in England on the estate of the Barbour family. "The foals for the auction on Thursday evening 14 June are exceptionally well bred."
Last year Flanders Foal Auction was involved with Bolesworth Elite Auction for the first time and together is Nina Barbour’s team they broke records. “Our standard is high again. The foals that we now offer are very special, "says Van Puymbroeck, who has selected ten foals from Belgian breeders together with Gerald Lenaerts. Furthermore, six British foals are coming to the auction and some interestingly bred yearlings.
The pedigrees are infused with top sport genes. There are three Cornet Obolensky foals in the collection: bred out of the 1.60m Grand Prix mare Caught in Action (by Champion du Lys) ridden by Helena Lundback, out of the half-sister of Gerco Schröder's former champion stallion Berlin and out of the dam of the 1.60m GP stallion Casallo Z (by Carthago)
There is a Comme il Faut from the direct performance line of 1.60m GP stallion Toulon and an I'm Special de Muze from the Quidam de Revel family. Also interestingly bred are the For Pleasure x Baloubet du Rouet out of the half-sister of 1.60m horse Evli Nandele and the For Pleasure x Cassini I out of the 1.50m level showjumping mare Cover Queen.
Closely related to Casall ASK is Malus LVP Z, who via his sire Malito de Reve (by Cumano) is a half-brother of the number 4 on the FEI world ranking Gancia de Muze. A colt by Casall x Rash R has a 1.50m level show jumping dam (Witch, rider Emily Ward) and 1.60m jumping granddam (T.Sellie, rider Joy Lammers).
For the Big Star out of the full sister of the 1.50m level showjumping horse Cassini Gold and half sister of the 1.60m GP horses Caretino de Joter and Cambito will be a lot of interest, even so for the Untouchable out of the full sister of Big Star. The Catoki x Darco out of the full sister of 1.60m GP horse Udarco is also an eyecatcher.