The Ten Auction: 7 Year Old Gelding Sells for $774,000
The Ten Auction just wrapped up its third edition with a whopping total of €2,505,000 ($2,810,000) in horse sales. Each of the top 10 young show jumpers in the auction was hand-selected by co-founders Tal Milstein, Daniel Bluman, and Ilan Ferder.
Massimo, a 7-year-old gelding by Tangelo VD Zuuthoeve x Electo, was the highest-priced horse when the bidding finally stopped at €690,000 euros ($774,000). His bio assured that he would be a five-star grand prix winner with all the ingredients of "scope, speed, carefulness, and blood." Earlier this year, Massimo won the 7-year-old Finals with Belgian Olympian Jérôme Guery at the Sunshine Tour in Cádiz, Spain. "[He has] an incredible record, and all the scope in the world," says Daniel Bluman.
"This year is very complicated. Every other year, I would be able to give you one or two horses that I am really excited about. This year, I’m in terrible conflict," Daniel jokes. "I think all of them are really special!"
The bidding on Tuesday broke records, with the highest priced horse being sold for €140,000 euros more than last year's winner. We wish all the best to the new owners and congratulate the breeders and previous owners of The Ten horses on a lucrative evening!
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