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Does volume or value represent the best investment for breeders?

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Rolex World Cup Finals, Thomas and Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 2009. Dressage Grand Prix, Anky van Grunsven (NED) riding IPS Painted Black: Photo Peter Llewellyn
Rolex World Cup Finals, Thomas and Mack Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 2009. Dressage Grand Prix, Anky van Grunsven (NED) riding IPS Painted Black: Photo ©Peter Llewellyn

In the updated auction rankings uploaded to the World Breeding News website today, Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve (1996/BWP Narcos II - Olympia van de Krekebeke x Laudanum xx) has staked his claim at the top of the leaderboard with sales of €771,000 from six offspring sold (average sales price of €128,500). However, in second place Painted Black (1997/KWPN Gribaldi - Litchy x Ferro), with €705,000 to his name, can boast the highest average having sold just two offspring for an average of €385,500 apiece.

Third place is currently being held by Franklin (2010/KWPN Ampere - Warkle M x Ferro), €660,000 (12 sales – €55,000 average), ahead of a former auction-ranking leader, Cornet Obolensky/ex Windows van het Costersveld (1999/BWP Clinton - Rabanna van Costersveld x Heartbreaker) €613,900, with a massive total of 35 offspring sold for an average of €17,540.

An elementary analysis, therefore, currently spotlights Ferro as the leading damsire. However, as we are only just over half way through the 2019 sales year, with a great many foal sales to come, as well as auctions during the third-quarter's round of stallion approvals, everything could change.