Lemony's Nicket Sold for 900,000 euro to U.S.A at 2011 Verden Elite Auction

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 15:50
Verden Auction News
Lemony's Nicket :: Photo © Tammo Ernst

The Hanoverian auction centre in Verden, Germany, wrote his history yesterday by selling the 3-year old licensed stallion Lemony's Nicket for a record price of 900,000 euro at the 2011 Hanoverian Autumn Elite Auction.

The American company Harmony Sporthorses acquired the bay Londonderry x Weltmeyer stallion and will put in training and stand him at stud at Ingo Pape's station in Hemmoor, Germany. Lemony's Nicket was also the 3-year old Bundeschampion in Warendorf this year.

The auction sales price of 900,000 euro is a record for a Verden auction, though not the overall record in Germany.

The second highest knock down price was for the Hanoverian mare Lady Dance (by Londontime x Wolkentanz I). A client from Belgium paid 165,000 euro for the 3-year old mare which was a reserve champion at the Hanoverian Riding Horse Championships and Bundeschampionate this year.

Four horses in total sold for more than 100,000 euro. A buyer from Nordrhine-Westfalia paid 130,000 euro for Showdown, a 4-year old gelding by Sir Donnerhall I x Rotspon. A local dressage stable acquired Diamond Fox (by Don Frederico x Friedensfurst) for 125,000 euro, while Russians paid 110,000 euro for the stallion Dantander Hit (by Dancier x Sandro Hit).

The best selling show jumper Scully (by Stakkato x Wilawander xx) sold to Great Britain for 50,000 euro.

85 horses in total were sold for an average price of 43,282 euro, a price heavily boosted by the price highlight.

41 foals were presented for sale at this auction. The top seller was the chestnut colt Quuno (by Quaterback x De Niro) which moves to Russia for 60,000 euro.

Photo © Tammo Ernst

The complete sales list can be viewed here

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