The dark bay colt Dandolo (by De Niro x Florencio) became the price highlight of the 2012 Hanoverian Auction of Foals and Broodmares in Verden, Germany. With 252 foals up for auction, as well as 17 brood mares, the auction took place over three days!
Mr Ruddat of Gerkenhof acquired the top selling colt Dandolo for 48,000 euro. The extravagant mover is bred by Hof Kleemeyer.
Sweden became the biggest import country of foals, acquiring no less than 13 from the collection, with Swedish horse dealer Johan Ifversson ever present at the auction. Danish based Norwegian Grand Prix rider Cathrine Rasmussen bought the second most expensive foal, Furst Highness, a Furstenball x His Highness colt, for 40,000 euro. Swedish customers acquired the colt Figo VI (by Fidertanz x De Vito) for 30,000 euro.
The fourth most expensive foal was the colt Sir Heinrich (by San Amour x Don Primero) which sold to Denmark for 27,000 euro. Swiss clients bought the colt da Capo (by Don Index x Rotspon) for 26,000 euro.
German clients from Baden-Wurttemberg acquired the colt Flow Ryder (by Furstenball x Sandro Hit) for 23,000 euro, Djordy (by Don Index x Hochadel) sold to Finland for 22,000 euro and Hamburg based customers acquired Belcantissimo (by Benetton Dream x Sir Bedo) for 21,000 euro. The same price was paid by Danish clients for the colt Salimero (by San Amour x Furst Heinrich).
The most expensive jumper foal was Graf Galiano (by Grey Top x Calido) which sold to Italy for 18,000 euro.
The most expensive broodmare was the State Premium candidate Rihanna (by Romanov x Rotspon), which sold to Baden Wurttemberg for 25,000 euro.
Thanks to the many price highlights, the average price for a foal at this auction was 6,333 euro.
Photos © Tammo Ernst