Arqana August

Observations: Deauville August Sensation Debuts at Newmarket

1.25 Newmarket, Novice, £8,000, 2yo, f, 7fT ANANDA (GB) (Frankel {GB}) was a €525,000 Arqana Deauville August graduate who debuts for Lady Bamford and John and Thady Gosden. A half-sister to the G3 Prix Sigy winner Fas  (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) and the G3 Prix Bertrand de Tarragon scorer Silva (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}), the April-foaled bay hails from the family of the high-class sprinter Sole Power (GB) (Kyllachy {GB}).

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Observations: Arqana August Sensation Debuts at Sandown

4.42 Sandown, Mdn, £15,000, 2yo, 7fT TABARETTA (FR) (Dubawi {Ire}) is one of two Charlie Appleby-trained newcomers, with William Buick siding with this €650,000 Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale graduate whose half-sister Devant (Fr) (Showcasing {GB}) captured the G3 Prix Miesque. From the family of the G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero Blue Canari (Fr) (Acatenango {Ger}), the March-foaled chestnut is joined by City Of Kings (GB) (Kingman {GB}), a 350,000gns Book 1 graduate whose dam is the G2 Lancashire Oaks winner Horseplay (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and who was...

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Will The Full-Brother to Sottsass be the Star of the Show at Arqana?

It has become a familiar occasion to open the Arqana August catalogue and find an offering from the remarkably consistent broodmare Starlet's Sister (Ire), whose progeny have shone for years here for the perennial leading consignor, Ecurie des Monceaux. Most recently, the Dubawi (Ire) filly Pure Dignity (GB) brought €2,500,000 from Oliver St. Lawrence in 2020, and Parliament (GB), a colt by Fastnet Rock (Aus), sold for €700,000 in 2019. Pure Dignity just won her first start for Roger Varian. But the 2022 offering might be the most exciting yet:...

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Arqana August Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Aug. 13-15 Arqana August Yearling Sale is online and can be viewed at Having already produced the likes of Angel Bleu, Hello You, Mangoustine, Rougir, Sealiway, Noble Truth, Meditate and Skalleti, the 2022 renewal is comprised of 313 yearlings which will be sold over three days, a departure from the two-day format previously. The sales times are as follows: Saturday, Aug. 13: 2p.m. - lot 1 to 145 Sunday, Aug. 14: 5.30p.m. - lot 146 to 230 Monday, Aug. 15: 5.30p.m. - lot 231 to...

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New Format For Arqana August

Arqana has revealed its lineup of yearling sales for 2022, including some format changes to key sales. The company's flagship sale, the Arqana August Yearling Sale, will take place from Aug. 13 to 15. The sale will take place over the whole day on the Saturday, and will begin at the end of the afternoon following racing on the Sunday and Monday. The sale had previously been staged as two evening sessions on the Saturday and Sunday and an all-day session on the Monday. The Arqana v2 Yearling Sale, which...

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€1.5-Million For Son Of Siyouni

French champion sire Siyouni (Fr) provided the second millionaire of the Arqana August Yearling Sale when Ecurie des Monceaux's colt out of Cercle de la Vie (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 152) fetched €1.5-million to the bid of Oliver St Lawrence on behalf of Fawzi Nass. Cercle de la Vie is a full-sister to Group 1 winners Highland Reel (Ire) and Cape Of Good Hope (Ire), and her current 2-year-old, who was a private purchase at €120,000 by Jamie McCalmont in Deauville last summer, is Angel Bleu (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}),...

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Dubawi Filly First Arqana Millionaire at €2.4-Million

The seven-figure barrier was breached for the first time at the 2021 Arqana August Yearling Sale on Sunday when Charlie-Gordon Watson went to €2.4-million for Haras d'Etreham's Dubawi (Ire) filly out of Typique (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), hip 108, also the dam of last out G2 Prix de Malleret scorer Babylone (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Lot 108 is from the deep Niarchos family of Denebola, Senga, Coup de Genie, Bago, Maxios, etc.

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Haspel On Trail Of Success

DEAUVILLE, France--There were tears of delight from breeder Jose Delmotte and his friend and agent Marc-Antoine Berghgracht following the sale of Delmotte's Kingman (GB) filly (lot 62) for a session-leading €950,000 on Saturday evening at Arqana. From the Juddmonte family of young sire Calyx (GB), the filly's dam Needleleaf (GB) (Observatory {GB}) was bought as an unraced 2-year-old from the Juddmonte draft at Tattersalls December Sale by Berghgracht six years ago for 60,000gns. The sister to Group 1-winning sprinter African Rose (GB) has already hit the big time with her...

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Kingman Filly To The Top In Deauville

Haras d'Haspel's Kingman (GB) filly from the Juddmonte family of young sire Calyx (GB) and Group 1-winning sprinter African Rose (GB) moved to the top of the leaderboard at Arqana on Saturday when Godolphin went to a winning bid of €950,000. The third foal out of her dam, the filly enjoyed a significant update with her 2-year-old half-brother Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) winning the G2 Superlative S. since the publication of the catalogue.

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My Deauville: Hubie De Burgh

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. TDN: Away from the sale, what is the one thing/place you enjoy most when you're in Deauville in August? HDB: Probably visiting Le Brok cocktail bar, which I normally remember arriving at but seldom remember leaving. TDN: Who's your favourite travelling companion(s) for the sales and why? HDB:There are plenty of those but over the years I have to say Angus Gold for his...

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Lions Ready To Roar At Arqana

Buyers at this weekend's Arqana August Yearling Sale will have the chance to get their hands on an extremely rare commodity when eight yearlings from the lone crop of 2018 Cartier Horse of the Year Roaring Lion go up for sale in Deauville. Qatar Racing's Roaring Lion was euthanized in August 2019 in New Zealand after suffering several bouts of colic. The grey had not long before finished covering a debut book at Tweenhills Stud in Britain that resulted in 90 registered foals. David Redvers, racing manager to Qatar Racing...

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