A sensational, historic record has been set yesterday at the 2006 Vechta Foal Auction. The Furst Heinrich x Donnerhall colt Fursten Ball sold for a record price of 110,000 euro to Lone Boegh Henriksen from Denmark. Never before has such a high price been paid for a foal at an auction in Germany. Boegh Henriksen, who is the owner of the superb Hanoverian stallion Rosentanz (Rohdiamant x Sao Paulo), purchased the excellently moving dark bay colt Fursten Ball as a young stallion project.
Boegh Henriksen discovered Fursten Ball in the auction catalogue and fell in love with his photo. Through her German liaison Johannes Westendarp, who trains and competes Rosentanz, they checked out Georg Sieverding's colt and agreed to buy him no matter what price. In a tough bidding duel against Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff, the colt sold to Denmark. Fursten Ball will be renamed into "Furstentanz" and will be reared at Johannes Westendarp's stable in Wallenhorst, Germany. Boegh Henriksen, who is a top Danish real estate agent, also acquired Dr. Rudolfo (Dimaggio x Noble Roi xx) for 12,000 euro.
The second most expensive foal Schautanzerin, a Fidertanz x De Niro filly, which sold for 62,000 euro to a Baden Wurttemberg based stable. The third highest priced foal was Florion, a Florencio x Sion colt, who became the 2006 German Foal Champion once week before the auction. He sold for 52,000 euro to Austria.
The stallion station Blue Hors and German Grand Prix rider Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff both purchased three foals. Linsenhoff acquired, for instance, Faszinato, a Florencio x Carabas colt, for 23,000 euro. Canadian WEG team rider Evi Strasser bought Descalero (Desperados x Curacao) and Dufour (De Niro x Rubinstein).
68 Oldenburg branded foals sold in total for 775,000 euro. The average price for a foal was 11;397 euro. 14 foals sold abroad.