For the fourth time in but a few weeks www.embryoauction.com sold an embryo in which the best sport genes are untied last Sunday. The embryo of Glock’s Zonik out of the Grand Prix mare Reine B from breeder Peter Bleeker went for the record-breaking price of 26,000 Euro. The embryo was sold to a highly reputable German dressage stables which prefers to stay anonymous.
Never before in the history of Prinsjesdag Foal Auction, the organisation that also owns www.embryoauction.com, was an embryo sold for such a price. ‘We did come close several times’, says Nataly van Eykel from Prinsjesdag Foal Auction. ‘Recently one by De Niro and one by Fürstenball out of Sisther de Jeu went for more than 20,000 euro’s to the USA and the Netherlands, respectively, and also one by Kannan out of the only daughter of Ben Mayer’s wonder-horse Cella was sold for a similar amount. Several years ago we sold an embryo from Reine B out of the first season of Totilas, which went to Germany for 25,000 euro’s.’
The website on which embryo’s are offered from the most exclusive gene material in European warmblood breeding is rapidly growing popular in international circles. A growing number of clients registered there to participate in the auctions. Earlier mentioned embryo’s, but also the one by Glasgow van ’t Merelsnest out of the half-sister of VDL Bubalu, offered a few weeks ago, attracted considerable international interest. ‘But the ferocious bidding for the Glock’s Zonik embryo was new to us’, Nataly van Eykel admits. ‘At first the bids came trickling in but in the course of Sunday approached € 10,000. We had interested parties in the USA, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany. The later it got, the more countries dropped out. The last 6 bids came alternately from the Netherlands and Germany. In the end it was Germany to cap the deal.’
In the near future Embryoauction will again offer several highly exclusive embryo’s. For more information www.embryoauction.com or call +31(0)342-440100.