Total Recall by Totalis/Sandro Hit sells for 200,000 Euro
It looks like Paul found a stallion prospect. That is one expensive foal! Now we wait and see if he turns out to be that spectacular. I'm wondering where he will be raised. Does he get turned out on the North Sea?
here's a photo of the colt...
seems to me we have another photo around here somewhere. Sorry about the quality of the photo, it was a very small png file that I had to convert to a jpeg. The foal is lovely.
About the price being a bit “enhanced” … it may well be to some extent. Time will tell. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time this has happened, and the world still turns. If you speak with most anyone, about most any horse auctions, they have stories to tell of how the price was manipulated one way or another. It happens, probably more than we all know. We view sales like this with a grain of salt. IF the foal fulfills his potential, great! In some respects high profile sales are good for the market in a general sense, i.e., it’s good for all breeders that any foal could be valued so highly.
As for whether “breeders have forgotten about Totilas already”… implicitly because he and his current rider are not yet in sync with each other (or, more straightforwardly, because he is no longer being ridden by Edward Gal)… I find that hard to believe that breeders are that fickle. If Totilas was the right stallion for your mare three - four years ago, he is still the right stallion for your mare. Fact is, Totilas has done what no other stallion in competition has ever done… so the performance record is solid, and he is not a fluke of an otherwise crappy pedigree. Rather, he is an excellent reflection of his sire (who has produced many many good horses) and the generations before him. One may not like how Totilas is being managed under saddle, but if a serious breeder ever thought that Totilas suited their mare, nothing has changed about the genetic material passed on. I don't think there are enough foals on the ground yet, nor are enough of his offspring of riding age, to say what kind of sire he'll be, one way or the other.
61 De l'Europe (De Niro - Lord Liberty - Riesling)
The full sibling to Fire and Ice sold for10,000 euro to USA
For those that don't know: From Eurodressage.com
Fire and Ice (by De Niro x Lord Liberty)
Oldenburg Breeding News
The 3-year old Fire and Ice was named the Oldenburg mare champion of the 2011 Brilliant Ring at the Oldenburg Elite Mare Championship held at the historic Royal Stud of the Graf Anton von Oldenburg in Rastede, Germany on 20 - 24 July 2011.
Fire and Ice was sired by De Niro and is out of St.Pr.St. Free Life (by Lord Liberty x Riesling). She is bred by Dieter Scherwitzki and owned by Rudolf Flass, who purchased her as a Foal at the 2008 Oldenburg foal auction. She earned excellent scores of 8.5 on her canter and 8.0 on her trot in
her Mare Performance Test as well as a 9.0 for her walk resulting in an
8.10 overall score.