Online auction house Auctav held its inaugural sale this week, with 12 lots representing a mix of flat, jumping and trotting stock on offer. Seven lots were sold, with top billing going to a well-bred trotting filly foal by Facetime Bourbon out of Union d'Urzy for €121,000. A breeding right to 2018 G1 Irish Derby winner and first-season Haras d'Etreham sire Latrobe (Ire) was unsold at €12,000. The firm's next sale will be on Apr. 21.
Auctav President Louis Baudron said, “This was a successful first for Auctav, and we have shown that this type of sale is of interest to sellers and buyers who trusted this transparent system. The platform worked really well.”