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For Pleasure three-year-old is top lot at Kingsman Elite Sport Auction

The top lot of the first sport horse auction to be held during the international showjumping show at Keysoe was a scopey For Pleasure x Dynamo gelding.

He was sold to a phone buyer from the USA for £24,000 during the sale in which 10 of 14 three-year-olds put forward found new homes.

A large audience arrived for the evening event yesterday (3 July) hosted by Kingsman Equine, a Gloucestershire-based company founded specifically to source sport horses and run elite auctions.

Showjumper Carron Nicol took two new horses home to Warwickshire. She first paid £14,500 for a black Nouma DAuzay daughter, a big mare with plenty of jump. Then the enormous-jumping grey gelding Diablo, by Durango VDL, went into Carron’s shopping basket for £14,000.

“I’m delighted because I’d earmarked both these horses before the auction,” she said. “I love a black horse and it’s a real bonus that the mare is already backed, while Diablo was my absolute favourite when I looked at the catalogue.

“I haven’t had to pay a fortune for either of them and they both have lovely characters. Temperament means a lot to me because my horses are part of the family.”

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Kingsman Elite Sport Auction prices

Lot 1: Valor Z (Vagrant Z x Chellano Z stallion) £9,500 not sold

Lot 2: Lazora (Lantino x Ferro mare) £7,500

Lot 3: Lady Balu (Bubalu VDL x Tolan R mare) £17,000 not sold

Lot 4: Camillus S Z (Cicero Z x Chin Chin stallion) £15,000

Lot 5: Lola (Durango VDL x Conterno Grande mare) £6,000 not sold

Lot 6: For Your Pleasure (For Pleasure x Dynamo gelding) £24,000

Lot 7: Lacarda (Dallas VDL x Aerobic mare) £13,000

Lot 8: Action Time Z (Action Breaker x Indoctro stallion) £17,000

Lot 9: Formidable SLR Z (For Pleasure x Carthago Z stallion) £12,000

Lot 10: Corazon Z (Cicero z x Negro stallion) £10,000

Lot 11: not forward

Lot 12: Unnamed (Nouma D’Auzay x Quidam’s Rubin mare) £14,500

Lot 13: not forward

Lot 14: Unnamed (I’m Special De Muze x Clinton gelding) £7,500

Lot 15: Diablo (Durango VDL x Harley VDL gelding) £14,000

Lot 16: Unnamed (Quasimodo Z x Mister Blue gelding) £9,500 not sold

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