Grand prix leaping stallion sells at horse public sale for €2.3 million


  • The highest lot at this week’s Aloga showjumping horse public sale in Belgium was once 10-year-old grand prix stallion Darkish Chocolate, who was once offered for €2.3million (£1,975,000) for a pupil of Cian O’Connor.

    Darkish Chocolate (Casall x Acodetto I) has been ridden and produced via Eire’s Denis Lynch for the previous few years, being topped the main eight-year-old within the seven- and eight-year-old ultimate at Dublin Horse Display in 2022 earlier than happening to document a lot of excellent placings at five-star stage together with the London Global, Barcelona, Basel and St Gallen.



    The stallion was once one among 19 high quality showjumpers to head below the hammer on Monday 6 Might at the most recent Aloga Public sale, established via Irish showjumping brothers Bertram Allen and Harry Allen, and fellow showjumper Maxi Lill, held at Sentower Park.

    €2.3million horse public sale acquire: championship ambitions

    Cian O’Connor instructed H&H that the highest lot was once purchased for one among his Ecu-based scholars.

    “The plan is to broaden her to the younger rider Ecu Championships this 12 months,” mentioned Cian, who lately had two best horses secured for him because of funding via a British purchaser because the Paris Olympics manner.

    Denis paid tribute to a “elegance horse”, who he’s loved generating during the last 3 years.

    “Probably the most early highlights of our time in combination was once leaping transparent at Olympia grand prix, which is a truly excellent personality check,” he instructed H&H. “He received the eight-year-old finals at Leipzig International Cup Finals, then we took it simple for just a little earlier than stepping him up and in his first giant check he was once transparent within the International Cup in Madrid. He’s been leaping clears once more as a 10-year-old – the entire approach thru, each and every time you requested him, he all the time stepped up. 

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    “His new rider could be very proficient, she gave him a lovely trial, the pony cherished her and so they truly clicked in combination, which is implausible, so expectantly they’ll cross on smartly in combination.”

    3 loads from Monday’s public sale made in far more than €one million with two different fantastically bred stallions finishing the trio. The second one highest-priced lot of the evening was once Ballywalter Stables’ thrilling six-year-old stallion Nikora TSH (Aganix Du Seigneur x Unaniem), who has been competed via Harry Allen and went below the hammer for €1.9million, and the nine-year-old stallion Kiritan (Kannan GFE x For Ever Soar) who has been leaping to CSI3* with Maxi Lill and offered for €1.7million.

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