Attempts to form Valegro syndicate are still underway, but it doesn't sound like there's much momentum... perhaps the disastrous economy over here is a contributing factor; Uti is to be sold imminently, which was always Carl's goal. It will be nice to see Valegro again this summer if he remains with Charlotte.
I just think they have over-valued Velegro, he's a gelding. He may be "worth" a million or more to the right person who wants him for him or herself, but as a syndicate for Charlotte? I just don't see the benefit to anyone.
They just need to find some ridiculously rich person who wants to do it just because, like Richard Branson doing it out of the goodness of his heart. A million is pocket change to him. Maybe the Queen could sell a necklace?
I have to agree about the asking price, especially when you factor in V's history of headshaking - which he showed evidence of in one of the Olympic tests, albeit so momentarily it was almost indiscernible. It's really Carl's training that gives the horse value, and of course that can't be transferred to a new owner quite so simply. I suspect that all concerned are hedging their bets and will be happy enough to have him on board for WEG, or equally happy if he makes them moderately wealthy before then. Then again, with the Saudis et al buying up champion stock for their emerging riders, who's to say what a medal-winner might be worth on the global market??