Masked Marvel Share Brings 50k At Auctav February Sale

A 1/50th share in prominent jumps stallion Masked Marvel (GB) (lot 18) made €50,000 as a private sale to Trotting Bloodstock during Auctav’s February Sale on Wednesday.

The stallion has sired G1 Grand Steeple Chase de Paris winner Sel Jem (Fr), as well as numerous other black-type winners across Europe.

Trotting Bloodstock’s Florent Fonteyne said, “I bought Masked Marvel’s share for a client who is an established breeder who owns young NH broodmares.”

Fonteyne also snapped up lot 13, 10 shares in young stallion Van Beethoven for €22,000. The Scat Daddy 7-year-old is standing his third season at Karwin Farm.

Fonteyne added, “Van Beethoven is a nice horse in his third year of breeding. This purchase, made with a partner, was an excellent opportunity. I have a broodmare myself who is stationed up there, and I am happy to support Karwin Farm.”

The broodmare Kourouka (Fr) (No Risk At All {Fr}) (lot 7), carrying to Masked Marvel, was also acquired by Fonteyne’s Trotting Bloodstock for €22,000. She will be covered by Goliath Du Berlais (Fr).

Fonteyne said, “I spotted this broodmare as soon as she came out of the catalogue because of her pedigree. A daughter of No Risk At All and out of a dam by Martaline (GB), Kourouka is also a sister to Kapkiline (Fr) (Kapgarde {Fr}) who belongs to a friend of mine and whom I follow closely for a long time. The fact that she is in foal to Masked Marvel was another plus.”

Other lots of note included a share in Nirvana Du Berlais (Fr) (lot 1), which made €48,000 from Julien Dubois; and a breeding right to Harry Angel (Ire) (lot 19) was bought by Oliver St. Lawrence for €38,000.

“My client and I have faith that Harry Angel could be a decent stallion,” said St. Lawrence. “We were keen to have a breeding right in him. He’s a stallion for the future, and we hope his [first] 3-year-olds will prove it further.”

Arnaud Angéliaume, Managing Director Auctav, said, “At the beginning of the year, our customers’ expectations were focused on breeding. We have therefore put together a catalogue to meet this demand with a majority of stallion shares and breeding rights, in particular with stallions that are difficult to reach directly today and which have been the most sought after. We are pleased that Auctav’s clientele is growing with, once again, new clients who have placed their trust in us with a first lot for sale for some, and a first purchase for others.”

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