EDS auction attracts international buyers
The EDS top collection went under the hammer of the Belgian auctioneer Koen Olaerts on August 5th. With a total revenue of no less than seven hundred thousand euros and an average nearing €50.000 per horse and €14.700 per foal, the organisation can look back on a very successful night. A total of 22 foals, nine riding horses and one embryo was auctioned last night.
The top seller was the at Oldenburg and Rheinland Westfalen approved stallion Barroso. He acquired by French investors for €145.000. At the crowd-pulling auction, Marosi was the top seller amongst the foals. The Daily Diamond offspring was sold for €45.000. However, the auction drew more international interest. High Five US descendant Magnum leaves to Brazil for 14.000 euro. Five-year-old mega talent Hyde (s.Johnson) was sold for 80.000 euro to an investor from Hungary. They also purchased the filly Mary-Jane, that originates out of the same dam line as last year’s top seller.
Also Maxrava (s.Desperados) and Mochi Mochi de Tamise (s.In Style) may move into his stables. Later, other foals were sold to France, Italy and Finland.
Set the tone
Monte Carlo (s.Dream Boy) immediately set the tone of the night. He was the first foal to enter the ring and made the hammer drop at €19.000. Directly after him, Movie Star Texel (s.Glock’s Toto Jr) also changed ownership for that number. Both foals remain a resident of the Netherlands.
The flocked in crowd rewarded the performance of Magic Time (s.Franklin) with a big round of applause. Her quality was also recognised by the buyers and with €36.000, she became the top priced filly.