The 11-year old Dutch warmblood bred Deco became the best seller of the 2019 Equine Elite Auction at Stable Korenbloem in Weert, The Netherlands, on Saturday 26 October 2019.
Equine Elite is organized annually by British horse dealer Craig Rawlins and his wife, Dutch Grand Prix rider Kebie van der Heijden.
The black Deco (by Painted Black x Purioso) sold for 260,000 euro. He has been competed at national small tour level by Britney Schut.
Giulietta (by Bordeaux x Olivi) sold for 230,000 euro.
Donnee (by Don Frederico x Gribaldi) fetched 190,000 euro, and Hello Negro (by Negro x Don Gregory) sold for 155,000 euro. The same price was paid for Flinstone (by Vivaldi x Polansky).
The bay Elvis (by Spielberg x Jetset D) sold for 125,000 euro, while Idefix (by Chippendale x Flemmingh) found a new owner for 105,000 euro.
Two horses sold for 100,000 euro: Imagine (by Negro x Sandro Hit) and Don Jour (by Don Frederico x Lauries Crusador xx).
Three horses sold in the 90,000 category: The 3-year old Leonidas (by Trafalgar x Alexandro P) and the 5-year old Filou (by Fürst Romancier x Argentinus) for 95,000 euro, and the 7-year old Haydn (by Bretton Woods x Jazz) for 90,000 euro.