Almanzor Share Tops Arqana Online Auction

Six stallion shares and breeding rights were available during the Arqana Online sale on Wednesday, and the top lot was a 1/50th share of European highweight Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) that went for €310,000. The share, lot 6, was purchased by Elwick Stud and allows two nominations annually. The Haras d'Etreham resident, whose oldest foals are yearlings, sits second by average on the TDN European First-Crop Sires Sales Statistics page, with 14 yearlings sold for an average of $119,463.

A breeding right in leading first-season sire Mehmas (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) was knocked down to Haras du Mont-dit-Mont for €200,000. Mehmas (lot 4) is already responsible for 42 winners and four stakes-winners including G1 Middle Park S. hero Supremacy (Ire) and G2 Gimcrack S. victor Minzaal (Ire).

Stephen Hillen snapped up a 1/50th share (lot 2) in Le Havre (Ire) (Noverre) for €175,000. The sire of 40 black-type winners, the dark bay celebrated the win of Wonderful Tonight (Fr) in the G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares S. last month, one of five Group 1 winners for the 14-year-old.

Lot 5, a breeding right in Group 1 sire Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), was sold to Broadhurst Agency for €130,000. His Mohaather (GB) saluted in the G1 Sussex S. earlier this year, giving the stallion three Group 1 winners among his 45 black-type winners.

A share in NH stallion No Risk At All (Fr) (My Risk {Fr}) (lot 3) went to Racing D for €60,000. The sixth lot was a 1/50th share in successful sire Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) (lot 1) which was bought back for €850,000.

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