BERTRAM Allen’s Hector Van D'Abdijhoeve has been sold to teammate Denis Lynch.
Previously owned by Noel Delahunty and Ballywalter Farms, the 12-year old stallion by Cabrio Van De Heffinck has been ridden by Allen since the end of his eight-year-old year, and was previously produced by Galway’s Thomas O’Brien.
Allen and Hector recorded numerous five-star victories, with the highlight coming in June 2017 when they won the five-star Grand Prix in St Gallen. Their last big result came in May 2018 when they were runners-up in the five-star Grand Prix of Rome.
“Hector has been a fantastic horse for me with many great successes. I'm looking forward to seeing him in the future with Denis and I would like to thank Noel Delahunty and everyone who was a part of his success,” Allen said on his website.
The high profile stallion the third addition to Lynch’s string in recent weeks, following the retirement of All Star 5 and the sale of The Sinner. Just last week he welcomed Ronnoco Jump Ltd’s 10-year-old stallion Lukas to his stable, and he placed third in the two-star Grand Prix at Kronenberg last Sunday with the 12-year-old gelding Chablis, another new horse.
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