Arqana V.2 Yearling Catalogue Released

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Sale alum Coeursamba | Scoop Dyga

The Arqana v.2 Yearling Sale, which took a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return to its home in Deauville directly after the Arqana August Sale. A one-day event, the Aug. 17 sale features 146 colts and fillies geared toward precocity on the racecourse. Current poster girl is 2021 G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Coeursamba (Fr) (The Wow Signal {Ire}), while earlier distinguished alumni include fellow French 1000 Guineas heroine Teppal (Fr) (Camacho {GB}) and Olmedo (Fr) (Declaration of War), who won the colts' equivalent in 2017.

There are a wide variety of established sires represented, among them Acclamation (GB) (1), Dabirsim (Fr) (8), Dream Ahead (4), Footstepsinthesand (GB) (1), Galiway (GB) (2), Gleneagles (Ire) (1), Holy Roman Emperor (Ire) (1), Kendargent (Fr) (1), Kodi Bear (Ire) (1), Kodiac (GB) (3), Mehmas (Ire) (4), Night Of Thunder (Ire) (1), Oasis Dream (GB) (1), Olympic Glory (Ire) (4), Wootton Bassett (GB) (3) and Zoffany (Ire) (3). Some of the sires with first-crop yearlings set to go through the ring are: Cloth Of Stars (Ire) (2), Expert Eye (GB) (1), Harry Angel (Ire) (1), Havana Grey (GB) (1), Recoletos (Fr) (3), Seahenge (5) and Sioux Nation (5).

Among the lots of interest are: lot 480, a son of Kodiac out of listed winner Beauty of Love (GB) (Elusive City) consigned by Haras d'Etreham; a Dabirsim filly (lot 361) who is a half-sister to stakes winner Eleni (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) from the extended family of Grade I winner Gorella (Fr) (Grape Tree Road {GB}) offered by Haras de Grandcamp; a Haras des Faunes-consigned Kheleyf half-brother (lot 389) to G3 Prix du Bois winner Livachope (Fr) (Goken {Fr}); lot 435, a Recoletos filly who is a half to group winner Absolutly Yes (Fr) (Country Reel) from the draft of Haras de lAumonerie; and a Shalaa (Ire) half-brother (lot 498) to the listed-winning trio of Prince Falcon (Fr) (Shirocco {Ger}), Cashman (Fr) (Soldier of Fortune {Ire}), and Only The Brave (Fr) (Iffraaj {GB}) from Haras de Castillon.

In 2019, the sale grossed €4,080,000 for 110 sold (79%) from 139 offered. The average was €37,091 and the median was €31,000.

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