Good business at ‘Z’ auction. A total of 70 foals have been auctioned this weekend during the Z Festival at Zangersheide, Lanaken, for a global sum of €1,438,000, an average rate of €20,512. On Friday, top-priced Balzac de Hus Z (Baloubet du Rouet x Locato), half brother of international Holsteiner performer Conrad (Con Air), was sold at €60,000, while and King's Crown JT Z (Kannan x Heartbreaker) went under the hammer for €38,000. The persistently good trend continued yesterday, September 17, when Activity Z (Aktion Pur Z x Cornet Obolensky) was sold for €36,000, and a delighted buyer paid €32,000 for Assence Z (Aganix du Seigneur Z x Chopin). – Eric Fournier