Purplepay Unsold at €1.35m as Milldam Makes €145k at Auctav

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Milldam | Auctav

The latest Auctav Flash Sale concluded on Thursday, with G1 Criterium International third Purplepay (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}) unsold at €1,350,000 and 3-year-old gelding Milldam (Fr) (Martaline {GB}) knocked down for €145,000 to Lucy Snowden. Placed three times hurdling, Milldam (lot 1) is from the family of Dayladam (Fr) (Cyborg {Fr}) and Polidam (Fr) (Trempolino). He will be trained by Jamie Snowden and is bound for the Cheltenham Festival.

Co-owners Jean-Pierre Dubois and Ecurie Hunter Valley will be keeping Purplepay (lot 2). Trained by Cedric Rossi, the filly has only been off the board once in eight starts and sports a Vichy maiden win and a pair of conditions wins at Marseille Borely on Sept. 9 and at ParisLongchamp on Oct. 2. Bred by Lemiere Dubois, she originally hammered at €100,000 during the 2020 Arqana September Yearling Sale in Deauville.

“Seeing seven-figure auctions, is what we dreamed of when we created Auctav in March 2021 and I can only be happy about that because we were honored by the confidence of Purplepay's vendors in this Flash Sale,” said Auctav Managing Director Arnaud Angeliaume. “A sale would have really been the icing on the cake, but seeing the international interest Purplepay generated strengthens our confidence in our 100% online philosophy and in the Flash Sales system. The purchase of Milldam by Lucy Snowden shows that some of our buyers are already becoming regulars, satisfied with their first experience on our platform. We can only thank Richard Corveller and Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé. They are not what you could call regulars at auctions and they have placed their trust in Auctav.”

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