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Big surprise for The Auction: LOT#2 is born!

Thursday, 13 February 2020
Advertisement by The Auction by Arquana

The son of Cornet du Lys and Electra Van’t Roosakker, announced as LOT#2 at The Auction by Arquana “Rare & Iconic Embryos” sale Feb 14 & 15, 2020, is born!  

Announced as one of the highlights of the upcoming sale, a bay male foal was born earlier than expected – before the scheduled start of the Auction. The Auction will go ahead and present this beautiful foal in its embryo Auction, which has never been done before. As we all know breeding is not an exact science. Both mother and baby are doing well! 

The Auction by Arqana “Rare & Iconic Embryos” start Friday 14 February at 14h CET until Saturday 15 February at 18h CET.

The son of Cornet du Lys and Electra Van’t Roosakker The son of Cornet du Lys and Electra Van’t Roosakker, LOT#2 at The Auction by Arquana “Rare & Iconic Embryos” sale Feb 14 & 15, 2020, is born.

The best of the world’s genetics

In exactly three days, The Auction’s virtual auction room will open. Act III offers 17 embryos with incredible breeding... including probably the last Carthago Z (LOT#13) that it will be possible to buy, the full brother or sister to PSG Final (LOT# 1), the maternal half-brother or sister of a World Cup Final winner, Abführen Paille (LOT# 9), and 14 other equally prestigious pedigrees. Exceptional genetics, sires, and iconic dam lines; investments with guaranteed-to-be-talented offspring both in the fields of sport and breeding.

The Embryo: A wise financial investment

The Auction is not only for owners and breeders of sport horses. Acquiring an embryo can be a worthwhile financial investment. These future horses have the best genetics required to become show jumping champions. The exceptional quality of their bloodlines is already a good guarantee of this. The market for the best embryos ranges from €20,000 to €60,000. These embryos, delivered with their surrogate dams, will become healthy foals (they can be insured up to 120 days after birth) which, on the market, are worth between €30,000 and €80,000. In 2019, a colt foal of Tangelo vd Zuuthoeve (like lot #7 of this Act III) was sold for €127,000 at a sale in Belgium!

At 3 years old, their value can increase from €50,000 to €200,000 depending on the ability they exhibit when free jumping. 

At 4 and 5 years old, after their first show jumping courses, the best are sold for up to €300,000 (not to mention the record price of €1 million set at a sale in Germany for a 5-year-old Chacco Blue son last December... there are two Chacco Blue embryos in the Act III catalogue!) 

Then, at 6 and 7 years of age, for horses showing potential for Grand Prix, prices can soar to €2 million (a record of €2.4 million was set for a 6-year-old in 2018). Then, once mature, the horses progressing on the international circuit are traded in a price range of €1 to €3 million, sometimes with prices exceeding €10 million (such as Explosion W, again a Chacco Blue, who sold in 2019 in preparation for the next Olympic Games).

Go to and register by creating an account here. Once the form is completed, you will receive your access code to the virtual auction room that comes with a small guide to bidding. The interface is very simple and easy to use. Auctions, supervised by Arqana, will start on Friday 14 February at noon (CET), and will close on February 15 at 6 pm (CET), unless a bid on a lot occurs within the last fifteen minutes, which will result in an automatic extension of five minutes of the closing time for that lot. This rule will be repeated from the new closing time. 

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