Recognised for offering future world-class talent in the UK, Science Supplements Bolesworth Elite Auctions launch their next outstanding collection of five embryos and eighteen foals, available exclusively online with bidding commencing on 17th September at 9am and closing from 7pm on 20th September.
Following on from an incredible live Elite Foal & Embryo auction, which posted record-breaking figures at the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championship last month, this selection of foals and embryos are sure follow in its footsteps and impress.
Selected for their enviable pedigrees and natural potential for future top sport, the collection offers buyers the chance to secure a star for the future on home soil with a trusted purchase method. Within the collection lies three very special opportunities to secure youngstock out of the renowned 5* ride of Michael Whitaker, Wild Rose, a top performer in her own right, she is also uterine sister to Ben Maher’s 1.60m winner Drop Shot and boasts close links to elite equine athletes from the showjumping and eventing world in Cadillac the 3* eventer with Izzy Taylor and 1.40m jumping mare Giga Dance, currently being campaigned by Ben Maher Stables.
The first chance to secure this special bloodline is Lot 1, an embryo by the prolific and highly sought-after stallion with a plethora of proven offspring, Cornet Obolensky. The second is Lot 13 Wild Cat HF, also out of Wild Rose and by legendary Olympic ride of Maikel van der Vleuten, Verdi, who himself is an incredible producer of 1.60m horses with fifty-five of his offspring already recording results at 1.60m level. The final Wild Rose Lot is 23, another embryo by a sire needing no introduction, Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve, presenting a raft of well-known successful progeny including Tobago Z and Billy Angelo.
Alongside elite foals, the collection includes five unique opportunities to secure an exceptional embryo with highly coveted bloodlines. Lot 16 presents an embryo from a sire with a seriously impressive breeding record of two hundred and eighty-one approved sons, seventy-nine offspring at 1.60m level and a further three at 1.70m level, Casall has become prolific within the sport with his offspring promising and consistently delivering top results. This online auction provides an opportunity to buy into this bloodline, with an embryo out of popular showjumping mare Cento Love. The dam’s record speaks volumes with numerous wins at 1.60m level as well as accumulating over £60,000 in prize money and already proving herself as a broodmare producing World Cup performer Chacenny (Zoe Osterhoff) and 1.50m performer Chaccoto (Angelique Hoorn). Her own pedigree also delivers quality, she is the direct daughter of Cento, the 2002 World Cup and 2000 Olympic gold medal winning ride of Germany’s Otto Becker. With bloodlines of this calibre, this embryo is sure to go on to future top sport.
Bringing together two powerful bloodlines, Lot 7 Witch Hazel HF is out of 1.50m jumping mare of Emily Ward’s, Witch who presents a strong damline of performers, her own mother Joy Lammers’ T Sellie 15 performed at 1.60m level. The sire Je T’aime Flamenco, Grand Prix ride of Billy Twomey, already has offspring at the top performing offspring including Kimba Flamenco (Billy Twomey) and Rising Son (Michael Duffy).
Further stand out Lots include number 11, Carrickview Cobolesse, out of Doblesse-O who is uterine sister to Rodrigo Pessoa’s 1.60m partner Winsom O. Doblesse-O shares the same sire as the famous Cornet Obolensky in Clinton, who himself collected wins and placings at the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2005 Aachen Grand Prix. The sire of the impressive Lot 11 is Conthargos, with an ever-growing list of progeny seen at the top of the sport including Ben Maher’s Nation’s Cup ride Concona, the pedigree of this exciting Lot promises excellent results in coming years at the top levels.
Nina Barbour, Managing Director of Bolesworth, said: “This is the second collection of foals and embryos we have offered this year at Bolesworth, it’s been a real privilege to offer Lots of this calibre here in the UK. The live Foal & Embryo auction at the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships saw record breaking sales, which is a real testament to the selection process and the standard of Lots on offer. This collection follows in the previous auction’s footsteps, with incredible bloodlines, direct relations to 1.45m and above performers, many with already proven offspring competing at the top levels. We always have a strong focus on the damlines of the Lots, with this collection delivering some of the strongest damlines available on the current market. These foals and embryos are sired by an impressive range of the most popular stallions in sport horse breeding including Casall, Cornet Obolensky and Conthargos to name a few, but we are also pleased to showcase some emerging talent with the likes of Colorit Z, Le Faut and Venividivici, an increasingly popular stallion by the famous Heartbreaker”