Arqana Mulling Alternative Options as French COVID Restrictions Tighten


The sales ring in Deauville | Arqana

Following the news that French President Emmanuel Macron is tightening COVID-19 restrictions, Arqana announced they are considering several options for their remaining 2020 sales. A decision on new sale dates and formats will be made early next week.

“We spoke with the local authorities this morning and received confirmation that the upcoming sales will have to follow a different organization from the one in place at the recent October Yearling Sale,” said Arqana CEO Eric Hoyeau. “Several alternative options remain on the table and we are working hard to review them and come up with a solution that would allow Arqana to serve its purpose which is to act as a marketplace for horses. We will be in a position to make a decision early next week following further discussion with local authorities.”

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