Big Prices for Top Prospects at the Oldenburg Online Elite Auction

first_img Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email*center_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Top seller D’Amour went for 260,000 euros. (Feldhaus photo)Exciting bidding duels until the very last second comprised the 94th Oldenburg Online Elite Auction in Vechta, Germany. The four-year-old dressage prospect D‘Amour (D’Egalité – Ampère – De Niro), bred by Klaus Kotschofsky, Visbek, and exhibited by Gut Feichten Sportpferde Management GbR of Bad Tölz, was the top seller, fetching 260,000 euros. Her dam, Beauty Girl, is the sister of Intermediaire II winner Ratzeputz under Ursula Wagner. The Hamburg buyer tried out the mare in Vechta and fell in love with the beautiful prima ballerina.The second most expensive dressage horse at 125,000 euros was the eight-year-old Toscana (Tomahawk – Welt Hit II – Ordensglanz/T.), bred by Anne Weser of Stavern, and exhibited by Pferdezucht FE René Eberz of Montabaur. The beautiful mare is a daughter of Oldenburg star sire Tomahawk and sister of the successful advanced-level Fifty Cent (ridden by Helena Bicker) and Lorenzio (Juan Manuel Vidal Testal, ESP). In the future Toscana will reside in Great Britain.For 108,000 euros, the stallion Dovizioso by Dancier – Sunny-Boy – Rubinstein I, bred by Thaden & Tienken-Thaden of Butjadingen and exhibited by Gestüt Vorwerk of Cappeln, sold to a dressage stable in Belgium. Doviziosos brother Dan Roy is successful in Prix St. Georges under Heiner Schiergen. Granddam Romantik TS is sister of the sire Dream of Glory.A mare also topped the price list in the jumper division. The top seller was the four-year-old OS Champion mare Only You (Ogano – Balou du Rouet – Lord Liberty), bred by Katja Schwierking of Barver and exhibited by Arndt Schwierking. Her dam, Sunshine’s Botox, produced the 1.40 m and higher successful El Balou OLD (ridden by Lillie Keenan, USA), Cirby (Romain Duguet, SUI), Channing Tatum (Katharina Offel) and Cornet’s Baloufee (Piergiorgio Bucci, ITA). The lovely mare moved to a renowned jumping stable in Mexico for 88,000 euros.Second most expensive jumper was the grey mare Galla Hillock (Cornettino Ask – Contender – Capitol I), bred and exhibited by Stutteri Hillock of Denmark. The OS high flyer changed hands for 83,500 euros to a buyer in Hungary. Galla Hillock’s sister Cavallina was an auction price highlight two years ago in Vechta. Dam Unica VII is the sister of the successful 1.40 m athletes Cosmo de Bonnevieux (Karin Haber, SUI), Crispien (Georgia Tame, GBR), Continuum (Teddy Thellier, FR), and Corinessa (Eva-Maria Müller).Biasini (Bordeaux – Fürst Romancier – Kondor xx) was sold to an undisclosed Canadian buyer for 30,000 euros.Fifteen of the 31 auction candidates were knocked down by customers from all over the world. Customers from Belgium (3), Great Britain (2), Switzerland (2), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Canada (1), Mexico (1), Portugal (1), Spain (1), Hungary (1), and the United States (1) will be taking home talented Oldenburgs to ride. The four-year old chestnut mare Biasini (Bordeaux – Fürst Romancier – Kondor xx) was sold to an undisclosed Canadian buyer for 30,000 euros.Watch a video of Biasini here: The total sales of the first part of the Online Elite Auction reached 1,508,500 euros; the average price of the horses was more than 48,500 euros.On Sunday, April 11, the licensing candidates of the 10th Oldenburg Saddle Licensing that are up for sale will be published with photos, videos and information in the auction section of the Oldenburg home page www.oldenburger-pferde.com. The saddle licensing will take place on Monday, April 19. The Online Auction starts on April 19 and ends on Wednesday, April 21.~ with files from Tobias Hemken Tags: Dressage, Biasini, jumping, auction, Vechta, Oldenburg, last_img read more

UW can hold heads high despite loss

first_imgBOSTON – The Wisconsin Badgers’ season ended with a heartbreaking thud Thursday night once Jordan Taylor’s last-second heave fell short, but it began with outside expectations that made a Sweet 16 berth seem laughable.Wisconsin, after losing three starters – two in the frontcourt – was tasked with completing a significant makeover of this year’s roster. When Jon Leuer left for the NBA and Keaton Nankivil graduated to play in Germany, two glaring holes were left at forward and center. Juniors Ryan Evans and Jared Berggren stepped in, despite having started just one game between them in the prior two seasons.When the No. 4 seeded Badgers (26-10) saw their season end in a 64-63 loss to the top-seeded Syracuse Orange (26-10) in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament at TD Garden, Berggren had finished the game tied for the team-high with 17 points, while Evans had seven. The game snapped Evans’ string of 14 consecutive games with at least 10 points.Given what the team had lost, many outside opinions held that Wisconsin wouldn’t come close to repeating last year’s Sweet 16 berth. Inside the locker room, though, no such thought existed.“Yeah, I never had any doubt,” Berggren said. “Even when we started Big Ten play 1-3, we knew that wasn’t all we had. We went into [North] Carolina when they were [ranked No. 5] and took them down to a three-point game. We had plenty of mistakes in that game, and we were like, ‘Alright, if we would have done this, we could’ve got this win on the road.’ So we had no doubts of what we were capable of, at any point in the season.”It certainly wasn’t smooth, as the Badgers endured a three-game losing streak early in Big Ten play and then lost three of five after a six-game winning streak. But after collecting a rousing road upset of Ohio State on Feb. 9, Wisconsin put together a three-game winning streak to end the regular season.Thanks largely to 30 points from formerly unheralded senior guard/forward Rob Wilson, the Badgers advanced past the Indiana Hoosiers in the Big Ten Tournament. They fell to Michigan State, an eventual No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the following day, though Wisconsin did enter the Big Dance riding high.After two wins in the NCAA Tournament, the Badgers met the top-seeded Orange and took them to the brink. Afterward, head coach Bo Ryan was mainly upbeat, especially considering how far his team had come. Ryan specifically pointed out senior point guard Jordan Taylor’s leadership in helping the young, inexperienced frontcourt gel.“I think it helps if you have played to understand how inexperienced we were with that front line and the things that those guys ended up being able to do to put us at the record that we have and to put us into this position,” Ryan said. “Jordan deserves a lot of credit for that, so he’ll be sorely missed.”Unsurprisingly, Taylor took little credit shortly afterward in the Badgers’ locker room. As the undeniable star of this team, Taylor did have other things to be concerned with. His season began with preseason All-American accolades but was quickly met with weighty criticism after his numbers failed to meet last year’s stellar output. Against Syracuse, he capped a very strong March with 17 points on 6-for-15 shooting (including 5-for-9 from 3-point range), six assists and four rebounds.So when Taylor, with puffy eyes and a look of severe exhaustion on his face, was asked about his hand in leading Berggren, Evans and company to the promised land of the Sweet 16, his answer was an honest deflection of praise.“I don’t know, it’s kind of a hard question to answer just because I feel like they had that in them; it was just for them to come out and show it,” Taylor said when asked about his leadership role with the frontcourt. “I’m sure I had a small role in that, but I didn’t put all the talent in Ryan and Jared and Mike [Bruesewitz]. That’s not me; that’s them working hard in the games in the offseason. My job was just to try and get them ball and encourage them, be a leader for them.”last_img read more

Attempt to Arrest LMC Boss, Dikko, at Abuja Airport Fails

first_imgPolice detective fires shots as football stakeholders resist the arrestDuro IkhazuagbeThere was pandemonium on Sunday night at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja when Super Eagles returned from Ndola with maximum points in Nigeria’s opening 2018 World Cup qualifier with Zambia.THISDAY correspondent that arrived Abuja from Zambia with Super Eagles reports that the two gunmen claimed to come from the FCT Police Command with the mandate of the police commissioner to arrest the Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, who is also the second vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). There was a disagreement between the leadership of the NFF and the detectives. NFF insisted that the order was not proper as the LMC had appealed the judgment of the Plateau High Court judge.It was at this point that one of the gunmen pulled out his gun and threatened to shoot anyone interfering with his job. With temper flaring, the detective repeatedly fired shots into the dark airport sky.Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, and President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, and other football stakeholders who arrived the airport with Eagles intervened to save an angry mob from lynching the detectives.The LMC has been locked in a legal battle over the expulsion of Giwa FC from the Nigeria Professional Football League due to the Jos-based team’s infractions on the rules governing the league.The league body appealed the conviction of Dikko and the Chief Operating Officer of the league body, Salihu Abubakar for contempt of court.Justice I.I. Kunda of Plateau High Court in Jos recently committed both Dikko and Abubakar to 14 days in prison for disobeying his court order. The ruling was sequel to a suit filed by a supporter of Giwa FC praying the court to order the reinstatement of the club to the league.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more