Agent Laurent Benoit went to €960,000 on behalf of SAS Haras Voltaire to secure a share in Siyouni (Fr) on Arqana Online in an auction that ended on Thursday evening. Benoit, who was one of 20 registered to bid for the sale, said, “We're delighted to buy this share in Siyouni, in whom we are already a shareholder and which completes our portfolio of stallions based in France.”
The price is the highest ever recorded on Arqana's online auction platform. Siyouni is the sire of 26 stakes winners, including Group 1 winners Laurens (Fr), City Light (Fr), Finsbury Square (Fr), Pazeer (Fr), Sacred Life (Fr) and Aylmerton (Fr). His fee will rise to €100,000 at Haras de Bonneval in 2019.