Arqana Releases December Sale Catalogue


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Group 1 winner Grand Glory (GB) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) and G1 French 1000 Guineas runner-up Speak of the Devil (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) are two of the stars in the upcoming Arqana December Sale catalogue, which was released on Wednesday. Consigned by Haras de Castillon as lot 192, G1 Prix Jean Romanet heroine Grand Glory was also third in the G1 Prix de Diane and is due to run in the upcoming G1 Japan Cup on Nov. 28. Third in the G1 Prix Rothschild, Speak of the Devil (lot 172), a three-time listed winner, will be offered by Sumbe.

A total of 1,012 mares, fillies and foals are set to sell at Deauville from Dec. 4-7. More than a quarter of the mares offered have won black-type and/or have already produced at least one black-type horse. There are also 212 siblings or half-siblings to group winners, among them 57 sisters or half-sisters to Group 1 winners in the sale.

There have been 13 group winners in 2021 purchased in utero in the Deauville ring out of past December Sales. Leading the way is three-time Group 1 winner Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never), whose dam Plying (Hard Spun) sold in 2013. Other Group 1-winning graduates include Romantic Proposal (Ire) (Raven's Pass), Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) and 2020 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies scorer Aunt Pearl (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}).

Arqana foal graduates have also enjoyed great success at racecourses on an international level in 2021, with alumni including dual Group 1 winner Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), G1 French 1000 Guineas heroine Coeursamba (Fr) (The Wow Signal {Ire}), G1 Prix Marcel Boussac victress Zellie (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), G1 Prix de l'Opera winner Rougir (Fr) (Territories {Ire}) and Tribhuvan (Fr) (Toronado {Ire}), who was first past the post in the GI United Nations S. in America.

Other lots of note include: Malavath (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) (lot 163), who holds an entry in Friday's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf from Ecurie des Monceaux; Wertheimer & Frere's Panthere (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) (lot 194), a half-sister to G1 Prix Saint-Alary heroine Queen's Jewel (GB) (Pivotal {GB}); from Gestut Ammerland are Lady Livonia (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) (lot 23), a half-sister to major sire Lope de Vega (Ire) (Shamardal) and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire})'s full-sister Wildfeder (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 188); Deia (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) (lot 202) hails from the draft of Ronald Rauscher as a full-sister to German Group 1 winner Dschingis Secret (Ger) (Soldier Hallow {GB}); lot 104, Tazma (Fr) (Iffraaj {GB}), is a half-sister to Australian Group 1 winner Whisky Baron (Aus) (Manhattan Rain {Aus}) from the Aga Khan Studs; G2 German 1000 Guineas victress Lancade (GB) (Areion {Ger}) (lot 167) will be offered by Haras de Grandcamp; Baroda Stud's Jam And Mam (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 196) is a half-sister to G1 Prix de Diane winner Channel (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and is carrying her first foal by Night of Thunder (Ire); Star Garland (Ire) (Sea The Stars) (lot 223) represents the Godolphin consignment as a daughter of champion and three-time Group 1 winner Blue Bunting (Dynaformer); Group 3 winner and German Group 1-placed No Limit Credit (Ger) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) (lot 158) will be offered by Andreas Suborics; stakes winner Lightupthenight (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}) (lot 52), a half-sister to Group 1 winner Intellogent (Ire) (Intello {Ger}), is in foal to Almanzor (Fr) as part of an Al Shahania Stud reduction from Haras des Cruchettes; Haras de Castillon's Sarvana (Fr) (Dubai Destination) (lot 80) is the dam of Group 2 winner and Group 1-placed Gold Trip (Fr) (Outstrip {GB}) and is in foal to Sottsass (Fr); and German Group 2 winner Satomi (Ger) (Teofilo {Ire}) (lot 177) is in foal for the first time to Lope de Vega (Ire) from Haras de Saint-Pair.

A variety of sires are represented at Arqana by the 290 foals catalogued including the late Adlerflug (Ger), Australia (GB), Camelot (GB), Caravaggio, Dark Angel (Ire), Fastnet Rock (Aus), Frankel (GB), Kendargent (Fr), Kingman (GB), Kodiac (GB), Le Havre (Ire), Lope De Vega (Ire), Mehmas (Ire), New Bay (GB), Night Of Thunder (Ire), No Nay Never, Sea The Moon (Ger), Sea The Stars (Ire), Showcasing (GB), Siyouni (Fr), Starspangledbanner (Aus) and Wootton Bassett (GB).

Some of the foals of interest are: Haras de la Louviere's lot 111, a son of Wootton Bassett out of the dual group winner Top Toss (Ire) (Linamix {Fr}) who has already thrown two-time Group 3 winner Lesstalk in Paris (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}); a full-brother to Classic winner Dream and Do (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) (lot 124) from Haras du Logis Saint-Germain; lot 136, a half-brother by The Grey Gatsby (Ire) to the G2 King Edward S. winner and two-time Group 1-placed Alenquer (Fr) (Adlerflug {Ger}) from La Motteraye Consignment; a three-quarter brother to G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches victress Coeursamba (lot 145) from Haras de l'Aumonerie; Haras de Colleville's lot 154, a full-brother to dual Group 1 winner Sealiway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}); and lot 206, a half-sister by Frankel to dual Group 1 winner Recoletos (Fr) (Whipper) from Haras de Saint Isidro.

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