The colt Radius became the best selling foal at the 2017 Swedish Warmblood Elite Foal Auction held in Flyinge, Sweden, on 6 October 2017 during the National Young Horse Championships.
Andreas Helgstrand acquired Radius (by Revolution x OO Seven, bred by Lena Nystrom) for 300,000 SKK (approx 32,500 euro).
Jan Brink bought the most expensive jumper foal, the colt Main River (by Cornet Obolensky x Nintender), for 260,000 SKK (approx 27,280 euro). The second expensive jumper foal was Main Balouca (by Baloubet de Rouet x Cardento) which sold to Shane Sweetnam for 230,000 SKK (24,100 euro).
The Swedish Warmblood and Rider Trust, a crowd funding project to support Swedish warmblood breeding and top Swedish riders, acquired Magnus and Camilla Eriksson's Portofino MVG (by Hesselhoj Donkey Boy x Bellagio) for 150,000 SKK (15,700 euro). Therese Nilshagen hand picked this foal as she will become its designated rider.
Jan Brink went on a shopping spree and bought more jumper foals! He paid 210,000 SKK for Clash (by Catch x Casall), 170,000 SKK for Comme il Kenda (by Comme il Faut x Emmerton), and 100,000 SKK for Glorious Bastard (by Glamourdale x Schwadroneur).
There was a lot of interest from the Swedis dressage riders. Karin Oljemark and Jeanna Hogberg bought Paradox CML (Totilas x Don Romantic) together for 90,000 SKK. Anna Svanberg purchased Furst Day (by Furst Romancier x D-Day) for 120,000 SKK and Touch of Romance (by For Romance x Royal Touch Stone) for 140,000 SKK.
Thirty-five foals were auctions and they achieved an average price of approximately 12,000 euro per foal.
Source: Tidningen Ridsport
2017 Swedish Warmblood Elite Foal Auction with Top Collection on 6 October 2017
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