Arqana Wraps Up With NH Session

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The Arqana Breeding Stock Sale concluded Tuesday in Deauville with a strong National Hunt-focused session, leading to cumulative figures close to last year's record trade. A total of 686 horses changed hands over the four days for gross receipts of €26,606,100, good for an average of €37,825 (down 3% from 2014). The median rose 11.8% to €19,000. The clearance rate was 76.65% compared to 77.15% 12 months ago.

“We are very pleased with the results, which are so close to the record highs of 2014 despite a smaller catalogue on Saturday's select session,” offered Arqana President Eric Hoyeau. “This sale is now firmly established on the international circuit and many major buyers from America, Japan, Australia and Europe have made it an absolute must-go on their agenda. We are lucky to be entrusted with high quality stock, including from some vendors who exclusively sell at Arqana. Therefore, buyers have become aware that they are some bloodlines that can only be found in Deauville. This final sale of 2015 closes another record season for Arqana, with an overall turnover of €122,897,200, up for the fourth year running. Such achievements reflect the hard work of our vendors as well as the joint efforts of our team and the FRBC, who consistently ensure that buyers who attend our sales for the first time are guaranteed to return.”

The priciest lot during Tuesday's session was leading National Hunt stallion Network (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}) (lot 830D). Offered by IFCE, the public entity that has taken over the former Haras Nationaux and will be dissolved at the end of the year, the 18-year-old garnered interest from a number of buyers, and ultimately brought €290,000 from David Powell. Powell noted that Network would remain in France, but said more details would be revealed at a later date.

Tuesday's gross was €2,344,5000, with an average of €21,314 and median of €11,500. The clearance rate was 70.51%.

For complete results, visit Arqana.com.

 

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