Arqana Summer Sale Catalogue Announced


Santiago was sold in utero at the Summer Sale |

The Arqana Summer Sale in Deauville, featuring 488 lots, will be held from June 30-July 1. Catalogued are 93 2-year-olds in pre-training, 143 2- and 3-year-old stores, 145 horses-in-training and 107 fillies and mares. Flat-bred 2-year-olds will canter at Deauville Racecourse at 1 p.m. local time on June 29. The next day, those Flat-bred 2-year-olds and stores will begin selling at 11 a.m. The breeding stock and horses-in-training session will begin at 11 a.m. on July 1.

Previous sale alumni include the globetrotting Group 1 winner Lord Glitters (Fr) (Whipper), listed winners Chez Pierre (Fr) (Mehmas {Ire}) and Nadette (Fr) (Outstrip {GB}); as well as G1 Irish Derby hero Santiago (Ire) (Authorized {Ire}), who was sold in utero.

Some of the sires of 2-year-olds featured are by Bated Breath (GB), Exceed And Excel (Aus), Kodiac (GB), Lope de Vega (Ire), Mehmas (Ire), Siyouni (Fr), Wootton Bassett (GB), Zarak (Fr), Zoffany (Ire) and Le Havre (Ire), while first-season sires like Expert Eye (GB), Havana Grey (Ire), Harry Angel (Ire), and Sioux Nation also have juveniles to sell.

Among the fillies and mares in the breeding stock section of the catalogue are 20 lots from the Aga Khan Studs. Catalogued mares are also in foal to the likes of Earthlight (Ire), Gleneagles (Ire), Sioux Nation, Victor Ludorum (GB), and Wooded (Ire).

A total of 145 horses-in-training on the Flat and over jumps coming from trainers such as Fabrice Chappet, Nicolas Clément, Henri-François Devin, Mikel Delzangles, André Fabre, Christophe

Ferland, Francis-Henri Graffard, Freddy Head, Carlos Laffon-Parias, Edouard Monfort, Jean-Claude Rouget, Mickaël Seror etc. will close the sale.

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