The Arqana Series, five races for colts and fillies offered at the Deauville sales, will be unveiled in 2023. The series, which will be contested between Deauville and ParisLongchamp, will offer £1.2 million in guaranteed minimum prize money. Races will highlight the August Meeting at Deauville (Aug. 10) and the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend (Sept. 30).
Eligible sales for the 2023 series are:
- 2022 August Yearling Sale
- 2022 September Yearling Sale
- 2022 October Yearling Sale
- 2022 November Yearling Sale
- 2023 Breeze Up Sale (2-year-olds)
Additionally, foals that enter the ring at the 2022 Vente d'Élevage will also be eligible for the 2024 ARQANA Series.
The owners of a horse eligible for the ARQANA Series must nominate before June 1st, 2023 for an amount of €1,000 for the 2-year-old races. For the 3-year-old race, the nomination amount on June 1st, 2024 will be €500.
Each race in the ARQANA Series program will reward both the owner and the vendor from first to fifth place.