Cassalljack Tops Bolesworth Elite Foal Auction 2020

Casalljack Bolesworth Elite Foal Auction

Cassalljack Tops Bolesworth Elite Foal Auction for 2020

Excitement peaked at Bolesworth Young Horse Championships on Friday 21st August, as the highly anticipated Elite Foal Auction 2020 got underway, with Cassalljack attracting the evening’s highest bid.

Taking bids both live in the room at the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships and online, the team behind the annual spectacular, were delighted to receive a significant proportion of bids from as far afield as Australia and the United States. With an average sale price of £16,643!

Casalljack Bolesworth Elite Foal Auction
Casalljack – Friday evening’s highest bidding foal – Bolesworth Elite Foal Auction 2020

The two top lots of the night, Casalljack and Conthargo, were both from the stable of Di Lampard, with their breeding credentials speaking for themselves.

The evening’s prominent foal, Cassalljack, is by Casall Ask, an exceptional ride of Rolf-Goran Bengtsson who boasts numerous wins at Grand Prix and Championship level and Global Champions Tour victories. He is a highly sought after sire, with over 50 licensed sons to date, and numerous progeny competing at 1.60m level. The young colt’s dam, Ruby VIII, is a super athletic performer, already clocking wins at Grand Prix level.

Boasting a world-class pedigree with black-type dam line to match, it is no wonder that online bidding gained pace while the introductory video still was playing, leading to the hammer eventually going down to a bidder the room at £33,000.

Conthargo was not far behind, achieving a final price of £30,000. Also out of Di’s Grand Prix mare, Ruby VIII, this March-born colt is another striking prospect. Sired by Conthargos, the stallion that is the talk of Europe, his son represents everything that he stands for in scope, quality and athleticism.

In a first for the Elite Auctions, two Embryos were also auctioned as the evening drew to a close. Lot Number 19, (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Wild Rose), due in 2021, was sold for £14,000, in a closely fought battle between a pair of live and online bidders.

The global interest and prices achieved in the Bolesworth Elite Auctions are a testament to the continual quality of foals selected for the Elite Auctions, with a focus on exceptionally successful performance bloodlines, and a strong ‘Black Type’ dam line.

Said Nina Barbour,

We were delighted with last night’s result, and it is hugely encouraging to see the strength and breadth of British breeding which continues to improve year on year. Although operating strictly under the Covid-19 guidelines, it was fantastic to be able to present the foals live at the event, and we wish all buyers the very best of luck with their future stars!”

Bolesworth will continue to champion Sport Horse Breeding in the UK working with British breeders and vendors to select and prepare horses for future sales.

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