It has been quite a good year for the FENCES auction that took place in Bois Le Roi, at the Olympian Marcel Rozier’s stable this past week. Throughout five evening auctions (four elite auctions and one service auction), some 139 horses sold for more than €3 million in sales.
Glamour Malzieu (Kannan) full brother of the World cup winner Paille de la Roque, was the top-priced foal, purchased for €55 000 by the South African ‘Callaho Warmblood Stud’ farm. The top price of the year was reserved for Excalibur de Hus Z, a son of
Eldorado de Hus (Diarado x Balou du Rouet) and the international showjumper Cafe Crème. He is out of the same holsteiner dam line as Quaprice Bois Margot (ex Quincy) and was knocked down for €110,000 to M. Jacquart. We also noted good prices for: Diamant De Riverland (Diamant De Semilly x For Pleasure) sold to Sandrine Hayotte for €75,000; Fines Di Villagana (Colman X Papillon Rouge) sold for €68,000 to Stéphane Saunier/Elevage de la Soie; and Djumbe Du Rouet (Lux x Quaprice Bois Margot) purchased by Haras des Coudrettes for €60,000.
Although the top price was less impressive than last year, the average price shows good results at more than €22,000, including all sales, and close to €26,800 if we consider only the elite auctions.
The next step for the FENCES auctions is this coming weekend with the ‘Auctions’ selection at the same venue on Saturday and Sunday, September 10/11 when more than 180 horses will be sold. – Aurélie Covini (Photos: © PSV)