Top-priced Luftikus (Le Formidable x Sezuan)

By Jean Llewellyn / press release
Photography: Guido Recki

The eighth online auction of the Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. was very popular among customers as only offspring of young stallions were sold. The most sought-after was the Le Formidable x Sezuan son, Luftikus. The impressive dam lines of the high-priced foals also showed the great importance of maternal pedigrees. A total of 21 foals were sold at an average price of €8,583.

The stunning young stallion Le Formidable truly impressed with the foals of his first vintage. At the Westphalian Online Foal Auction for offspring of young stallions, four offspring of Le Formidable were represented, including two that fetched the highest price.
Luftikus sold for the top price of €19,000 having convinced with his excellent trotting skills. He was bred by Alfons Baumann out of a dam by Sezuan. Descending from the damline of state stud stallion Dankeschön (Danone), there is no doubt we’ll hear from this colt again in the fugure. The successful bid went to a successful owner community from Bavarian and Westfalia who are making a name for themselves as stallion breeders, so we can look forward to the stallion licensing in 2022.
The second most expensive colt with a pedigree oriented towards dressage was also a colt by Le Formidable. The liver-chestnut Le Beau Bordeaux was bred by Birgit Löffers, from a dam by Don Lauredo. The virtual hammer for this stallion prospect from the mare line of Fidermark NRW fell just before the one of Luftikus. Customers from the Rhineland secured this exceptional foal for €13,000.
Fillies also enjoyed great popularity, including The Emanuel x Sir Heinrich daughter Ebnya AV, bred by ZG von Ameln, who changed hands for a knock-down price of €16,000. This mare line is also characterized by success as it’s the origin of the licensed stallion and Grand Prix competitor Werther's Wels (Werther)... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber

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