The world's first horse foetus internet auction comes under starters orders next week.
Damien Antico, son of Sir Tristan Antico, one of Australia's most famous thoroughbred breeders, will be having a crack at flogging unborn foals online.
Antico told The Australian newspaper that purchasers could snap up bargains, and breeders would get cash flow much earlier from their investment.
The 47 unborn foals on sale in the auction are eight to 10 months into their 11-month gestation.
The best lot on the internet auction is probably a Danzero foal put forward by the Arrowfield Stud.
The stud's director, John Messara, said that he wished Antico's auction all the best, but had some doubts.
"We'd thought we'd enter one lot, and we'll put a presentable reserve on it to see how it does," he said.
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