Gestern Abend wurde im Rahmen der La Dolfina Auktion im Hippodrom de San Isidro, nahe Buenos Aires, einer der beiden Clone eines Polopferdes von Adolfo Cambiaso für sage und schreibe 800.000 US Dollar verkauft. Iris Hadrat und Thomas Winter waren Augenzeugen dieser Rekordauktion. Von Anfang an wurde gemunkelt, dass der Kaufpreis nicht unter 500.000 US Dollar liegen sollte. Startpreis waren 100.000 US Dollar, weiter ging es in 50.000 US Dollar Schritten.

Aldolfo Cambiaso selbst hatte vor der Auktion am Tisch des Auktionators einen Umschlag hinterlassen, in dem die Summe zu finden war, die er sich für den Clon seiner Ausnahmestute Cuartetera, welche auch aktuell am Open teilnehmen wird, vorgestellt hatte. Das Gebot endete bei 700.000 US Dollar. Die Wunsch-Summe im Umschlag belief sich allerdings auf 800.000 US Dollar. Nun hatte der Meistbietende die Möglichkeit, nochmals für die genannte Summe den Zuschlag zu bekommen und entschied sich auch dafür. Der Käufer konnte sich dann am Ende für einen der beiden Klone entscheiden. Der andere bleibt bei La Dolfina.

Die Leihmutter-Stuten mitsamt den Klonen wurden erst vor zwei Wochen aus Texas nach Argentinien eingeflogen.


La Irenita, Embryotransferstation von McDonough und Matias Maigrini, 8 Goal Polospieler, kauften zusammen eine Hälfte des Hengstes Dolfina Cuarteto für 320.000 US Dollar ganz am Anfang der Auktion. Vater des Hengstes ist Durazno, Mutter Dolfina Cuartetera, welche geklont wurde. Die andere Hälfte des Hengstes behält La Dolfina. Dieser Hengst wird lediglich für die Zucht verwendet und steht jeweils einen Monat bei der Embryo-Zuchtstation La Irenita und einen Monat bei La Dolfina.

An dem gestrigen Abend wurden Pferde im Gesamtwert von über 3.000.000 US $ Dollar verkauft.


Der erste Klon eines Polopferdes wurde am 22. April in Texas geboren, Besitzer Mariano Aguerre. Er klonte seinen Wunder-Wallach Califa und war überaus erstaunt über die schon vorhandene Ähnlichkeit zu Califa gleich nach der Geburt: www.viagen.com

Record-breaking sales price
Adolfo Cambiaso sells polo pony for USD 800,000.

Yesterday evening, a clone of one of Adolfo Cambiaso’s polo ponies was sold for an incredible USD 800,000 at the La Dolfina Auction at the Hippodrome de San Isidro near Buenos Aires. Iris Hadrat and Thomas Winter witnessed this record-breaking sale. Prior to the auction, it had already been rumoured that the going price would not be under USD 500,000. The starting price was USD 100,000 after which bids were made at USD 50,000 increments.

Before the auction began, Adolfo had deposited an envelope at the auctioneer’s desk, containing his minimum asking price for the clone of his exceptional mare Cauatetera, which will also be taking part in the upcoming open. Bidding stopped at USD 700,000. However, the envelope contained an asking price of USD 800,000. The highest bidder was invited to top up his offer, which he did. The buyer then chose one of the clones and the other will be kept at La Dolfina.

The surrogate mother and the clones were flown in from Texas only two weeks ago.
At the beginning of the auction, the 8-goal-players and owners of the La Irenita embryo transfer station, McDonough and Matias Maigrini paid USD 320,000 for half of the stallion Dolfina Cuarteto. La Dolfina retains the other half of the stallion which was fathered by Duranzo and mothered by the cloned Dolfina Cuartetera. This stallion will only be used for breeding and will be at La Irenita and La Dolfina for a month each.Yesterday evening, a clone of one of Adolfo Cambiaso’s polo ponies was sold for an incredible USD 800,000 at the La Dolfina Auction at the Hippodrome de San Isidro near Buenos Aires. Iris Hadrat and Thomas Winter witnessed this record-breaking sale. Prior to the auction, it had already been rumoured that the going price would not be under USD 500,000. The starting price was USD 100,000 after which bids were made at USD 50,000 increments.

Before the auction began, Adolfo had deposited an envelope at the auctioneer’s desk, containing his minimum asking price for the clone of his exceptional mare Cauatetera, which will also be taking part in the upcoming open. Bidding stopped at USD 700,000. However, the envelope contained an asking price of USD 800,000. The highest bidder was invited to top up his offer, which he did. The buyer then chose one of the clones and the other will be kept at La Dolfina.

The surrogate mother and the clones were flown in from Texas only two weeks ago.
At the beginning of the auction, the 8-goal-players and owners of the La Irenita embryo transfer station, McDonough and Matias Maigrini paid USD 320,000 for half of the stallion Dolfina Cuarteto. La Dolfina retains the other half of the stallion which was fathered by Duranzo and mothered by the cloned Dolfina Cuartetera. This stallion will only be used for breeding and will be at La Irenita and La Dolfina for a month each.

In all, horses worth a total of USD 3,000,000 were sold yesterday evening.Yesterday evening, a clone of one of Adolfo Cambiaso’s polo ponies was sold for an incredible USD 800,000 at the La Dolfina Auction at the Hippodrome de San Isidro near Buenos Aires. Iris Hadrat and Thomas Winter witnessed this record-breaking sale. Prior to the auction, it had already been rumoured that the going price would not be under USD 500,000. The starting price was USD 100,000 after which bids were made at USD 50,000 increments.

Before the auction began, Adolfo had deposited an envelope at the auctioneer’s desk, containing his minimum asking price for the clone of his exceptional mare Cauatetera, which will also be taking part in the upcoming open. Bidding stopped at USD 700,000. However, the envelope contained an asking price of USD 800,000. The highest bidder was invited to top up his offer, which he did. The buyer then chose one of the clones and the other will be kept at La Dolfina.

The surrogate mother and the clones were flown in from Texas only two weeks ago.
At the beginning of the auction, the 8-goal-players and owners of the La Irenita embryo transfer station, McDonough and Matias Maigrini paid USD 320,000 for half of the stallion Dolfina Cuarteto. La Dolfina retains the other half of the stallion which was fathered by Duranzo and mothered by the cloned Dolfina Cuartetera. This stallion will only be used for breeding and will be at La Irenita and La Dolfina for a month each.

In all, horses worth a total of USD 3,000,000 were sold yesterday evening.Yesterday evening, a clone of one of Adolfo Cambiaso’s polo ponies was sold for an incredible USD 800,000 at the La Dolfina Auction at the Hippodrome de San Isidro near Buenos Aires. Iris Hadrat and Thomas Winter witnessed this record-breaking sale. Prior to the auction, it had already been rumoured that the going price would not be under USD 500,000. The starting price was USD 100,000 after which bids were made at USD 50,000 increments.

Before the auction began, Adolfo had deposited an envelope at the auctioneer’s desk, containing his minimum asking price for the clone of his exceptional mare Cauatetera, which will also be taking part in the upcoming open. Bidding stopped at USD 700,000. However, the envelope contained an asking price of USD 800,000. The highest bidder was invited to top up his offer, which he did. The buyer then chose one of the clones and the other will be kept at La Dolfina.

The surrogate mother and the clones were flown in from Texas only two weeks ago.
At the beginning of the auction, the 8-goal-players and owners of the La Irenita embryo transfer station, McDonough and Matias Maigrini paid USD 320,000 for half of the stallion Dolfina Cuarteto. La Dolfina retains the other half of the stallion which was fathered by Duranzo and mothered by the cloned Dolfina Cuartetera. This stallion will only be used for breeding and will be at La Irenita and La Dolfina for a month each.

In all, horses worth a total of USD 3,000,000 were sold yesterday evening.

Mariano Aguerre’s pony, born on 22 April, was the first ever polo pony clone. Aguerre cloned his marvellous gelding Califa and was amazed at the resemblance that was apparent just shortly after the clone was born: www.viagen.com



Die Auktionshalle; Bild: Iris Hadrat  Die Auktionshalle; Bild: Iris Hadrat  Die Mutterstute der beiden Klone - Dolfina Cuartetera; Bild: Iris Hadrat  Die Ausnahmestuten von Cambiaso: Bruma und Leyend (v.l.n.r.); Bild: Iris Hadrat  Die Tochter von Bruma - Dolfi Luz; Bild: Iris Hadrat  Der Zuchthengst - Dolfina Cuarteto; Bild: Iris Hadrat  Die beiden Klone; Bild: Iris Hadrat  Die beiden Klone; Bild: Iris Hadrat  Die beiden Klone; Bild: Iris Hadrat  Die beiden Klone; Bild: Iris Hadrat  Die beiden Klone; Bild: Iris Hadrat


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