Monsun Colt Sells for 480,000 Euros
by Mark Popham
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 8:57:15 AM
Last Updated: 9/4/2008 1:54:51 PM

A Monsun colt sold for 480,000 euros (approximately $694,522) to top the opening session of the BBAG yearling auction Sept. 3 in Baden-Baden, Germany.  Rudger Alles, acting on behalf of Baron von Ullmann, bought the colt, which is out of the multiple-stakes-producing Canadian-bred mare Dawn Side, who raced in the U.S.
 
The next highest price at German’s leading yearling sale was 100,000 euros.
 
Last year’s record top price of 710,000 euros was also for a Monson colt bought by Rudger Alles for Baron George von Ullman.
 
In a statement, BBAG officials said: "In spite of the still difficult situation in German racing and the driving rain, the atmosphere was very positive at the first session. The reserves were realistic and the bidding went smoothly most of the time. The arguably strongest catalogue in the sale's history was supported by the quality of the individual yearling."
 
The sale concludes Sept. 4.


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