25. March 2023
180,000 Euros for the Highest-Priced Lot of the Spring Auction Sale

Already in the run-up to the Holsteiner spring auction sale it had become rather obvious that the collection carefully selected by auction manger Felix Flinzer and his team was attracting attention of clients from all over the world. The international interest was confirmed by today’s auction with the highest-priced lot, four-year-old Marlene by Don VHP Z-Calido I (lot no 111) knocked down to the USA for 180,000 euros. The heated battle of the bids had been won by Sebastian Rohde on behalf of first-time Holsteiner buyers from the US. Four other lots were worth at least 50,000 euros to their new owners.

On the one hand this was lot no 115, Massimo by Million Dollar-Cormint: the bay already ranked at international level changed into Chinese ownership realizing 77,000 euros. And on the other hand premium stallion Cornet I Cord (lot no 109) by Cornet Obolensky-Acord II, realizing 70,000 euros – he is going to be based at the DOKR in Warendorf. Lot no 114, Mien Deern, an appealing grey mare by Million Dollar-Caretino also boasting results in competition, is a representative of the valuable Holsteiner mare family 318D2. A gem for breeding and sport purposes, she was secured by clients from the Netherlands for 50,000 euros, the same price lot no 4, Corsar by Conthargos-Casall, was knocked down by auctioneer Hendrik Schulze-Rückamp. The mean price of the 25 horses sold was about 36,900 euros. Auction manager Felix Flinzer, who had organized a varied show programme around the auction sale gave a quick résumé: “I’m very happy and would like to thank the breeders and owners of the horses for their confidence. Many internationally reputed top stables have secured horses here today.”

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Photo: Janne Bugtrup