The 5-year old Oldenburg stallion Duke of Oldenburg became the price highlight of the private auction hosted by Burkhard Wahler at Klosterhof Medingen in Germany September 26, 2009. The black stallion sold for 300,000 euro to Austria.
Duke of Oldenburg is a licensed breeding stallion by De Niro out of state premium mare Weidenkätzchen (by Canaster I x Caprimond). He is bred by Hergen and Roland Schweers from Butjadingen. The stallion was the winner of the 70-day performance test in Schlieckau.
Two mares moved to Canada. The 4-year old Oldenburg mare Hoheit (by Hohenstein x De Niro x Romancier) sold for 48,000 euro, while the 5-year old Hanoverian mare Die Diva (by Depardieu x Eklatant x Argentan) achieved a knock down price of 70,000 euro.
The second highest priced horse was the 6-year old liver chestnut Hanoverian gelding Drentano (by De Niro x Brentano II x Legat). He sold for 135,000 euro to The Netherlands. Owners of a dressage stable in Hamburg paid 100,000 euro for the 4-year old Hanoverian gelding Dameron (by De Niro x Caprimond x Wenzel I).
The most expensive of 28 foals offered at auction was the Fred Astaire, a colt by Fidertanz x Dream of Glory, which sold for 15,000 euro.
Nineteen riding horses sold at the 2009 auction and they achieved an average price of 58,600 euro.
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