Canadian among big buyers in historic Horse Embryo Auction at Asia Horse Week

Credit : The Auction Online

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Canadian among big buyers in historic Horse Embryo Auction at Asia Horse Week

The Auction by ARQANA took place in Hong Kong this evening during Asia Horse Week with a stellar collection of horse embryos combining some of the best show jumping bloodlines in the world. The event attracted keen bidding from buyers worldwide.

 - Canadian among big buyers in historic Horse Embryo Auction at Asia Horse Week

Credit : The Auction Online

The President of leading French auction house ARQANA, Eric Hoyeau, managed the auction on the ground at the AsiaWorld-Expo venue in Hong Kong. Bids were also taken online and from ARQANA'S headquarters in Deauville, France.

The opening lot of The Auction (Eldorado Van De Zeshoek x Coriana Van Klapscheut (Darco)) sold for 41,000 Euros to a Canadian buyer online. This was the highest-priced embryo of the entire sale. The second highest price paid during the sale was 40,000 Euros for Lot 06 (Cassini 1 x Cocoshynski (Cornet Obolensky)).

18 embryos were auctioned and grossed 416,000 Euros. The average price was 26,000 Euros. Afterwards, ARQANA'S President Eric Hoyeau said, “We are very happy with the outcome of the sale and how technology enabled us to make it all happen.”

“It was quite amazing to have so many people from all corners of the world, including Canada and Brazil, showing interest and buying online,” he said. The next auction will take place in December. For more information, see here. 

 - Canadian among big buyers in historic Horse Embryo Auction at Asia Horse Week


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