World’s most expensive foal sold at auction
The world’s most expensive foal has sold at auction.
Colt foal, Especially for Fun Z, sold at Zangersheide Quality Auction for a massive €160,000. An auction night that will ‘go down in history’, the world record-breaking price knocked the previous record out of the park.
Sold to a German buyer, the foal is out of Portuguese rider Luciana Diniz’s Olympic ride. Diniz’s took 17-year-old mare, Fit For Fun 13, to the Rio Olympic’s in 2016. The Hannoverian chestnut mare has also made many Nations Cup team appearances and picked up multiple grand prix wins around the world alongside Diniz.
The new record is over €100,000 over the average price of €43,895 for a showjumping foal at auction.
Other top sales of the night were Cartina JL Z (Carthago Z x Nabab de Reve). The filly foal is a combination of Jos Lansink’s Olympic horses, Carthago Z and Valentina van ’t Heike. After an intense bidding war, Cartina HL Z was crowned as highest selling filly for the amount of € 135.000.
The third highest sold foal was the striking History JT Z (Heartbreaker x Carthago Z), the full brother of the Olympic Hardrock Z. He sold for € 86.000 during the auction night
Running alongside the World Breeding Championship for young horses, the entire night was a success. With an electric atmosphere, the fillies reached an exceptional average price of € 52,571. Meanwhile, the colts raised an average selling price of €38,833 with buyers tuning in from all over the world!
Commenting on the auction, a spokesperson from Zangersheide announced on social media;
Never before have we been more grateful that we are able to organise our World Championship and our Zangersheide Quality Auction, and we sincerely wishes to thank the breeders for supporting us with fantastic foals, our hardworking team for the great work, and all the bidders and buyers worldwide for the endless trust in the Zangersheide foals and wishes them all the best for the future!”
Header Image: Luciana Diniz (POR) riding Fit For Fun 13 at Rio Olympics 2016 (Comité Olímpico Portugal)