COVID-19 Health Protocols Released For Arqana August

Arqana sales grounds | Alayna Cullen

The upcoming Arqana August Yearling Sale begins on Saturday, Aug. 14, and COVID-19 health protocols were announced by the sales company on Tuesday.

To gain access to the sales grounds, all interested parties must register here. All registered individuals must also present a health pass at the entrance of Arqana's sale complex, with only the main entrance and one near the loading ramps for stud personnel open at this time. The right-handed lane at the main entrance will be reserved for people with a valid health pass. Non-European visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. The left-hand lane at the main entrance will allow others to carry out an antigen test from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in a dedicated tent, without contact with the rest of the public.

The following documents are considered a valid health pass in France:

  • Proof that you are fully vaccinated
  • A negative PCR or antigen test taken with the last 72 hours
  • A COVID-19 recovery certificate attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old

Wristbands will then be provided, with each day a different colour. These wrist bands will allow movement around the establishment and admittance to the racecourse without having to show a health pass. In addition, mask wearing is mandatory indoors, but not outside. It will also be possible to book a PCR or antigen test on site from Thursday, Aug. 12 through Tuesday, Aug. 17. Any interested parties that are unable to travel to Deauville may bid online at To register to bid online during the sale, you must register prior to the start of the sale. Please click here to register to bid.

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