Expectations were high beforehand and completely met by Oberyn Red Viper ZL (Blue Hors Romanov x Sir Sinclair). On the second day of the Borculo Elite Foal Auction, the spectacular colt bred by Coen Kerbert that excels at model, movement as well as pedigree, changed hands to Eugène Reesink for € 56,000 after a fierce bidding duel. It was entirely this jubilee edition befitting that Oberyn Red Viper ZL’s dam, two-time WC mare Zolena, was sold at the Borculo Elite Foal Auction fifteen years ago.
Best Dutch dam lines
Other excellent movers from iron-cast dam lines also proved tremendously popular. Born out of KWPN stallion Dorado’s sister and one of the best Dutch dam lines, the sturdy colt Orlando (Blue Hors Kingston x Apache) collected € 36,000. Also instigating some fierce bidding from interested buyers, the excellent filly Olivia Marein E (Blue Hors Zackerey x Charmeur) eventually had auctioneer Frederik De Backer’s hammer fall at € 22,000. A substantial part of the foals was sold in the range between € 10,000 and € 20,000. They were headed by also KWPN registered Olivia JS. This striking Glamourdale filly out of the strongly breeding dam that Navarra (s. Godfather) is, was sold for an excellent € 19,000.
Interested parties from abroad
Several foals auctioned at the PSC Lichtenvoorde accommodation were acquired by loyal Borculo Elite Foal Auction customers. Five were sold to Germany. Other foals fell into the hands of buyers from Denmark, Great Britain and Belgium. A lot of interested parties from abroad, for example from Australia, gladly took the opportunity to make their real-time online bid. This novelty led to a winning bid on four foals, including the filly Olivita O (Fontaine TN x Bordeaux) that was sold for € 14,000. The foals were sold for the substantial average of € 10,500. All auction results can be found here.