Arqana Breeze Up Catalogue Offers Le Havre Son of Jet Setting

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A colt by Le Havre (Ire) out of G1 Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Jet Setting (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}) is one of 165 juveniles catalogued for the Arqana Breeze Up Sale. The one-day sale is slated for Deauville on May 9, but that date is subject to change due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, former Arqana Breeze up graduates War of Will (War Front) and Channel (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) claimed the GI Preakness S. Stateside and the G1 Prix de Diane, respectively. Sprinkled throughout the 38 consignors are 30 siblings or half-siblings to group/listed winners and 35 lots out of black-type winners.

Offered as lot 65 by Willie Browne’s Mocklershill, the bay’s dam also won twice at Group 3 level in Ireland. Mocklershill is also the consignor of lot 118, a son of American Pharoah out of Rare Cat, the dam of MGSW and GI Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint runner-up Om (Munnings).

Two 2-year-olds by War Front are also entered; Lynn Lodge Stud’s lot 8, a half-brother to SW and G1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 third Mark of Approval (Lemon Drop Kid); and lot 24, a daughter of GIII Orchid S. heroine Beauty Parlor (Elusive Quality), will go through the ring from Brendan Holland’s Grove Stud draft. Her second dam, Moon Queen (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells) took the G2 Prix de Royallieu.

Haras du Saubouas consigns lot 54, a half-brother to Italian Group 1 winner Shamalgan (Fr) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}); while other lots of note are: Tally-Ho Stud’s Temple City half-brother to GI Kentucky Derby hero Big Brown (Boundary) (lot 86); a son of G1 Preis der Diana heroine Silvester Lady (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) (lot 137) from Lynn Lodge Stud; and lot 146, a colt by Big Blue Kitten, who is a half to G1 Futurity S. victor Kameko (Kitten’s Joy) from Church Farm & Horse Park Stud.

In 2019, the sale grossed €14,797,000 for 114 (78.6%) sold. The average was €129,798 and the median settled at €75,000. Topping proceedings was Ocean Atlantique (American Pharoah) at €1.1 million. The colt, who races in the Coolmore colours, has a win and a second from two starts.

The print version of the catalogue will be deferred until  government announcements concerning the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic allow the confirmation of the sale date, or to schedule it at a later time. For more information, go to www.arqana.com.

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