Hesselhøj Gnags, Price Highlight of the 2018 Danish Warmblood Spring Auction

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 12:23
Danish Warmblood
Anders Hoeck and Hesselhojs Gnags at the 2018 DWB Spring Auction :: Photo © Ridehesten

The 3-year old Danish warmblood stallion Hesselhøj Gnags became the price highlight of the 2018 Danish Warmblood spring elite auction held in Herning, Denmark, during the annual DWB Stallion Licensing. 

Presented under saddle by the 15-year old Anders Hoeck, the 3-year old black Hesselhøj Gnags (by Grand Galaxy Win x Tailormade Lancelot x Blue Hors Don Schufro) is up for licensing on Sunday, but already sold at auction as the top seller. Bred by Dorthe and Hans Hoeck, Gnags sold for 125,000 euro to Norwegian Grand Prix rider Cathrine Rasmussen. 

The show jumper Cliffhanger (by Cabachon x Quite L) became the second most expensive horse, selling for 65,000 euro, but the owner bought him back. This made Dee Jay Lindebjerg (by Diamant de Semilly) the best selling jumper for just 22,000 euro.

The 5-year old Baunehøjens Carpaccio (by Charmeur x White Talisman), bred by Pia Gobert and Asger Lorentzen, sold for 56,000 euro to a Danish buyer. The bay is competing in the DWB 5-year old Championship in Herning the same weekend. 

The mare UNO Foxy Lady (by Furstenball x UNO Don Diego) sold to Sweden for 42,000 euro. 

Two horses fetched a knock down price of 38,000 euro: the American bred palomino Furstengold (by Furstenball x Michellino) and Call Me Zorba (by Sezuan x De Noir). They will both stay in Denmark.

Twenty-six horses were presented at auction and 18 of them sold. They achieved an average price of approximately 30,000 euro. 

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