The 3-year old bay Oldenburg gelding Samhitas became the price highlight of the 2012 Oldenburg Autumn Elite Auction in Vechta, Germany, on 6 October 2012. The foal Total Recall broke the foal record auction price by selling for 200,000 euro.
Samhitas (by Sir Donnerhall I x Abanos x Rohdiamant) sold to Canadian Grand Prix rider Gary vander Ploeg for 250,000 euro. Several more Oldenburg horses will move to Canada, including Shylock (by Sir Donnerhall x Donnerschwee x Lord Liberty G) for 20,000 euro, Diamond Schmidt (by Diamond Hit x Weltmeyer x Akzent I) for 41,000 euro, and Landgrafin (by Landsieger x Godehard x Wienerwald) for 28,000 euro.
The second most expensive horse at the auction was Stoneman (by Sandro Hit x Rubinstein x Welt As). The 4-year old bay gelding sold for 100,000 euro to Russia.
The 4-year old reserve German Young Horse champion mare De La Beauté (by Don Romantic x Depardieu x Landadel) sold for 80,000 euro to Great Britain.
Six horses will move to the U.S.A. of which the most expensive one was the grey S-level trained Royal Christmas (by Royal Diamond x Donnerhall), which sold for 47,000 euro.
Monaco based German rider Bernadette Brune bought Dominion (by Don Schufro x Sandro Hit x Calypso) for 33,000 euro and immediately renamed the chestnut gelding to Doc Hollywood. The gelding is a full brother to 2010 Oldenburg licensing champion Del Martino.
One riding pony was offered for sale, Coolman (by Constantin x Prince Thatch xx) which sold for 16,000 euro to Switzerland.
The top selling foal at this auction was the bay colt Total Recall (by Totilas x Sandro Hit x Figaro) which sold to Paul Schockemohle and Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff for the record price of 200,000 euro after a long bidding duel with American Jamie White-Welling.
The second most expensive foal was Finalsatz (by Fidertanz x Romanov x Sandro Hit) which sold for 51,000 euro to German clients. The colt Boreas (by Bordeaux x De Niro x Rubinstein) sold for 29,000 euro to Serbia.
The average price for a young sport horse at this auction was 38,570 €. The average price for a foal was 15,022 euro.
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