Arqana August Yearling Sale

Positive Stats At Arqana's Yearling Sales

The majority of Arqana's yearlings have now gone through the ring this season, with only the November Yearling Sale's 155 lots left to sell, and indices are positive across a range of categories for the Deauville-based sales company when taken as a whole. For the first time, more than 1,200 horses were offered, with more than 1,000 of them finding new homes for a clearances rate of 82.7%. The turnover (€80,499,000) and average (€75,871) both increased, while the median settled at €31,000. In addition, 227 (+17%) horses sold for €100,000...

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Godolphin Goes to €2 million For Dubawi Colt At Arqana

A son of Dubawi (Ire) (lot 292) went to Anthony Stroud on behalf of Godolphin for €2 million during the third and final session of the Arqana August Sale on Monday. He is the fourth seven-figure yearling of the three-day stand. Out of G3 Prix Minerve heroine Golden Valentine (Fr) (Dalakhani {Ire}), the bay colt was consigned by Ecurie des Monceaux. His second dam, G3 Prix Cleopatre victress Gold Round (Ire) (Caerleon), is responsible for no less than seven black-type horses, with four stakes winners to her credit. She is,...

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Global Appeal: Too Darn Hot's First Crop Comes to Market at Arqana

Next week, the first yearlings by Darley's dual champion Too Darn Hot (GB) will be offered for sale at the Arqana August Yearling Sale. Expectations were always going to be high for Too Darn Hot--a son of sire of sires Dubawi (Ire), out of the triple Group 1-winning mare Dar Re Mi (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}), from the deep family of the prodigious sire Darshaan (GB). An undefeated champion at two who repeated as champion at three, he also achieved the best foal sales average of 2021. But uniquely, it will...

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Solid Final Session Wraps Arqana August

DEAUVILLE, France--Gestut Ammerland, the famed German nursery of such luminaries of the turf as Lope De Vega (Ire) and Hurricane Run (Ire), stole the limelight during the concluding session of Arqana's August Sale with a New Bay (GB) granddaughter of the homebred Deutsches Derby winner and Arc-placed Borgia (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}). John and Thady Gosden had already left Deauville earlier in the day following Sunday's success of stable star Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in the G1 Prix Jacques Le Marois for the second year running. But, through Arqana's Freddy...

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Dubawi on Top Again as Arqana Lights Up

DEAUVILLE, France--The second and final session of the select part of the Arqana August Sale lit up in ebullient fashion with two seven-figure yearlings, including the €2.4-million sale topper by Dubawi, a half-sister to Group 2 winner Babylone (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Charlie Gordon-Watson made a significant impact on the day's action when acting for an unnamed client and signed for the filly (lot 108) out of Typique (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) shortly after bidding €525,000 for lot 99, a filly by Frankel (GB). The sale leader was consigned by Haras...

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Arqana As It Happens

Updates on the Arqana August Yearling Sale as it happens in Deauville. Classy Signings For Coolmore Siyouni was also on the shopping list of the Coolmore team, which stands his Arc-winning son Sottsass (Fr) and went to €650,000 for another colt by the sire for the Ecurie Des Monceaux draft. Lot 160 is the first foal of Correze (GB) (Shamardal), whose lone win may have come in the provinces but she is a daughter of the G3 Nell Gwyn S winner Cloud Castle (GB) (In The Wings {GB}) and is a...

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€750,000 for Dubawi Colt at Arqana

A Dubawi (Ire) colt who is the second foal out of the G3 Prix Minerve winner Golden Valentine (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}) is the early leader during the first session of the Arqana August Yearling Sale after selling to Oliver St Lawrence for €750,000. Golden Valentine's first foal, a Galileo (Ire) colt, made €450,000 at the Deauville Select Sale last September. Both were bred by Ecurie des Monceaux and the Roth family's LNJ Foxwoods.

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Hotellerie Drawn One To Kick Off Yearling Season 

DEAUVILLE, France--Somebody has to be the trailblazer and the first yearling into the ring for the 2021 European season will be a first-crop daughter of U S Navy Flag. The filly hails from the consignment of Haras de l'Hotellerie which offers its biggest draft this year, nine years on from making its Arqana August debut. The Garcon family's operation made quite a splash back then, selling a Dubawi (Ire) colt to Jehan Malherbe of Form Bloodstock for €450,000, and he was no one-hit wonder. Named Mubtaahij (Ire) and sent into...

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Arqana Back In Business With August Highlight 

DEAUVILLE, France--As the first full day of showing got underway for Arqana's August Yearling Sale, the sales grounds gradually filled as visitors arrived from Britain and Ireland, along with a planeload of agents and owners who came straight to Normandy from Saratoga.  As if to welcome France's premier sale back to its rightful slot in the calendar, the sun also made an appearance as Arqana prepared to bring the curtain up on the European yearling season. The three-day auction begins its run on Saturday, with two select evening sessions after...

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My Deauville With Julian Ince of Haras du Logis

As sales-goers return to Deauville in August for the first time in two years, the bloodstock community shares some of their favourite memories of the town. Haras du Logis's Manager Julian Ince shares his thoughts in the latest installment in the series. TDN: Away from the sale what is the one thing/place you enjoy most when you're in Deauville in August? JI: Meeting friends and clients, eating out and enjoying the whole sales/after-sales experience. TDN: Who's your favourite travelling companion(s) for the sales and why? JI: I would say our Logis team....

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Colleville Still Mining Kendargent's Gold

Guy Pariente is a happy man as we meet in his office, just 10 days ahead of the Arqana August Yearling Sale. He has just been delivered the golden horse statue that symbolises his first title as champion breeder in France, earned in 2020. The award came as a landmark achievement, yet by no means as a surprise to the 65-year-old.  "It's been ten years since I set myself the goal of topping the breeders' rankings. Everyone thought I was joking, but I wasn't. In 2019 I came third, so...

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COVID-19 Health Protocols Released For Arqana August

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...

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