Shopper’s delight at Veinticinco Embriones auction



Veinticinco Embriones' Tia Jarana, by Open Felicita and Open Sunset (pictured), sold for $40,000 USD

Veinticinco Embriones’ Tia Jarana, by Open Felicita and Open Sunset (pictured), sold for $40,000 USD


Veinticinco Embriones hosted its 2015 auction on Saturday, November 21st. The remate, which took place in Lagunas del Polo, Pilar, was the tenth of the fourteen auctioning events officially sanctioned for 2015 by the Argentine Polo Breeders Association (AACCP – The season finale to be hosted by Alegría on December 9th.

The auction featured Veinticinco Embriones’ top selection of unbroken two-year-old fillies – thirteen products belonging to the famed in-house Euro breed. The remaining were presented by guest breeders Alex Garrahan, Gonzalo Delger, Carlos de Narvaez, and Alegria’s Lucas Monteverde.

An intimate event attended by no more than 150 guests, the auction provided an ideal opportunity for buyers to shop for less known bloodlines within the Ellerstina genetic breed. Unlike the remates of La Dolfina, La Irenita and Alegría, none of the dams of the featured fillies were current Triple Crown participants. Prolific names such as Seige, Sportivo, Habana, and Claret, only appeared at the grandsire/dam sire bracket.

Bidding and selling was conducted by auction firm Heguy Hermanos y Compania. At the end of the session, twenty one products were sold for a total of $465,000 USD; an average sales price of $22,100 USD. Two-year-old Tia Jarana, by Open Felicita and Open Sunset, was the top sale of the evening for $40,000 USD.

A notable sale of the evening was El Overo Maria Clara, by Maria and Clarify, for $30,000 USD. Clarify was foaled by Claret, a formidable Australian Triple Crown participant with Facundo Pieres, and Atlantic, an Ellerston stallion purchased by Lovelocks Polo Stud.

November 25th auction activity resumes as Cria Tanoira, V8, and Cria Anay Sur host a joint remate at Cuatro Vientos Polo Club, Pilar. –Carlos Naish, Special Correspondent

| Sports, Polo, Argentina, Remates



The Argentine Triple Crown Championship recognizes the winning team of the Argentine, Hurlingham, and Tortugas Open Championships in the same year. Only five clubs have accomplished such a feat: Coronel Suárez (Alberto P. Heguy, Horacio Heguy, Juan C. Harriott (h.), Alfredo Harriott) in 1972 and 1974–77; Santa Ana (Gastón Dorignac, Héctor Merlos, Daniel González, Francisco Dorignac) in 1973; Ellerstina (Adolfo Cambiaso (h.), Mariano Aguerre, Gonzalo Pieres, Carlos Gracida) in 1994, (Facundo Pieres, Gonzalo Pieres (h.), Pablo MacDonough, Juan M. Nero) in 2008 and 2010; La Aguada in 2003 (Javier, Eduardo (h.), Miguel and Ignacio Novillo Astrada); La Dolfina (Adolfo Cambiaso, David Stirling, Pablo MacDonough, Juan Martin Nero, Sebastián Merlos) in 2013 and 2014.


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