Arqana Autumn Sale

Arqana's Autumn Sale Finishes on a High 

While all the clamour at last week's Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale was for the offspring of Walk In The Park (Ire) and Blue Bresil (Fr), at Arqana's Autumn Sale the dominant sire for young stores and National Hunt yearlings was Doctor Dino (Fr).  The Haras du Mesnil resident accounted for five of the nine six-figure lots, including the top lots on the last two days of the sale. Wednesday's concluding session saw Frederic Sauque bid €265,000 for Haras de l'Hotellerie's Doctor Dino yearling half-brother to Flat Listed winner...

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Doctor Dino Day at Arqana

A slimmed down section of stores and National Hunt yearlings nevertheless brought an aggregate close to last year's tally as the Arqana Autumn Sale continued in Deauville. Haras du Mesnil's immensely popular stallion Doctor Dino (Fr) provided the top two lots and the only six-figure sales of the session, for a yearling and two-year-old respectively.  At €120,000 the day's leader was the yearling filly named Cherry Berry (Fr), consigned by Mesnil's sister stud Haras de Maulepaire and bought by Ecurie de Launay. The May-born filly (Lot 572) is out of...

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Arqana Top Lot Make Me King to Wathnan Racing 

Arqana's Autumn Sale, which began on Saturday with a session of Flat yearlings, resumed with a lively session of horses in training, headed by Make Me King (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) at €380,000, one of two six-figure purchases on the day by Wathnan Racing. Sold as lot 420 by the Channel Consignment, the three-year-old has been in training with Andre Fabre and has won in both his seasons to date, as well as finishing runner-up in last year's G3 Prix Thomas Bryon. Out of the Listed-winning juvenile Miss Infinity (Ire)...

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Six Wildcards Added to Arqana Autumn Sale

Two flat performers and four National Hunt horses have been added as Wild Cards to the catalogue for Arqana's Autumn Sale, which is set take place from Monday, Nov. 20 to Thursday, Nov. 23 in Deauville. The latest additions will sell during the first session, in addition to the 260 horses-in-training that are also catalogued for the day and the 12 Wild Cards already published. Lot 408 is the 3-year-old winner Belafonte (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}), who is out of a sister to G1 Irish Derby winner Trading Leather (Ire)...

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Twelve Wild Cards for Arqana's Autumn Sale

Millions Miles Away (Fr), a two-year-old daughter of Sea The Stars (Ire) and Prix de Diane winner Channel (Ire), is among 12 wild-card entries for the forthcoming Arqana Autumn Sale in Deauville. Three Listed winners have also been added to the sale, including Zorken (Fr) (Goken {Fr}), who landed last month's Criterium de Vitesse for Bruno de Montzey. The full list of wild cards can be found here. A mix of Flat and jump horses in training, two-year-old stores and National Hunt yearlings, the sale takes places across three days,...

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Arqana Autumn Sale, November Yearling Sale Catalogues Now Online

The Arqana November Yearling Sale and Autumn Sale Catalogues are now available online. The November Yearling Sale will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18 while the Autumn Sale gets underway on Nov. 20 and runs through Nov. 23. Flat yearlings, lots 1 to 181, will sell on Saturday, Nov. 18. The Monday, Nov. 20 catalogue features horses-in-training selling as lots 201 to 483.  An even 10 lots will be offered through the Aga Khan's draft during the Flat portion, including the stakes-placed Behtar (Fr) (Kitten's Joy) (lot 428), while Andreas...

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Arqana Autumn Sale Concludes With Strong Clearance Rate

The four-day Arqana Autumn Sale ended on Thursday with a session devoted to National Hunt breeding stock comprised of foals, broodmares, and fillies. Three horses broke the six-figure mark, and Grade 3 heroine La Boetie (Fr) (Saint Des Saints {Fr}) (lot 820) hammered at a session-topping €190,000 to Guy Petit, who had been active earlier in the sale. Petit signed for 17 lots on Thursday alone, which grossed €584,000. His total by the end of trade was 32 lots for a gross spend of €983,000. Presented by David Cottin, the...

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Doctor Dino Yearling Sets the Mark at Arqana NH Session

Once again Doctor Dino (Fr) headlined the National Hunt scene, with a trio of yearlings by the sire topping Wednesday's third session of the Arqana Autumn Sale. Consigned by Haras des Pierre Follets, Lot 655 led the day with a record price of €200,000 from Saubouas Bloodstock's Paul Basquin, who was bidding on behalf of Genetique Obstacle. Bred by Ecurie Cerdeval, the April foal is out of Caprika Bella (Fr) (Poliglote {Fr}). He hails from the family of Kapgarde (Fr) and Barney Dwan (Ire). "We buy horses with the aim...

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Petit Active At Arqana

The second session of Arqana's Autumn Sale featured a session of juvenile stores, as well as National Hunt-bred yearlings. Bloodstock agent Guy Petit shelled out a combined €165,000 for the most expensive pair of juveniles on Tuesday--lot 442 and lot 442B, a gelding, and filly, respectively, by Karaktar (Ire) and Saint Des Saints (Fr). The former, already named Monticello (Fr), was consigned by Haras des Pierres Follets. He brought €85,000 and is from the family of Grade 3-winning jumper The Reader (Fr) (Lando {Ger}) and the listed jumper Vintage (Fr)...

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Carini Off To Australia Following Arqana Purchase

Carini (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), a latest runner-up in the Oct. 19 Listed Prix Vulcain for the Aga Khan and Francis-Henri Graffard, was knocked down to Nicolas Lefevre's Equos Racing on the phone with Astute Bloodstock's Louis Le Metayer for €600,000 during Monday's horses-in-training session of the Arqana Autumn Sale in Deauville. The 3-year-old gelding is a winner of three of his six lifetime appearances. "I bought it with my former boss, Louis Le Metayer, for one of his Australian clients," commented Lefevre. "It's been four years since we bought together,...

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Another Five Wildcards Added To Arqana Autumn Sale

Group 3 winner Djo Francais (Fr) (Intello {Ger}) (lot 364) is one of five additional wildcards added to the Arqana Autumn Sale, which begins on Nov. 14 and ends on Nov. 17. Trained by Jean-Claude Rouget, the 4-year-old is a half-brother to three black-type performers and won the G3 Prix Bertrand du Breuil. The other four wildcards all have ties to the jumps sphere, with Alain Couetil offering Jackpot D'Athou (Fr) (Doctor Dino {Fr}) (lot 388) and Jumper D'Ange (Fr) (Doctor Dino {Fr}) (lot 399). In The Box (Fr) (Jukebox...

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Arqana To Unveil Horse Profile Catalogue At Their Autumn Sale

The Horse Profile Catalogue, containing detailed form, a recognised independent horse rating and an analysis of each horse, will be available for the first time during the horses-in-training portion at the Arqana Autumn Sale from Nov. 14-17. Published by LAB Racing and Racing and Sports each horse profile will feature enhanced race form data which includes: positions-in-running throughout the race for both PMU and PMH races distance from the leader at each recorded point comments-in-running subsequent winners from the race highlighted record on various track going performances travelling left-handed, right-handed...

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