Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale

GSW Sibilia Spain Heads to Arqana December

G2 Prix du Muguet winner Sibila Spain (Ire) (Frankel {GB}-L'Ancresse {Ire}), by Darshaan {GB}) has been added to the Arqana December Vente d'Elevage and is set to go under the hammer during the first evening of the sale Saturday, Dec. 9 when consigned by Haras de l'Hôtellerie. A winner of the Listed Prix de Liancourt at three, the Christopher Head-trained mare finished fourth in the G1 Prix Saint-Alary and G1 Prix de Diane. In the spring of her 4-year-old campaign, she went on to take her first group win in...

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Frankel Filly Tops Final Day Of Record-Breaking Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale

Indices remained above average, as a record-breaking Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale concluded in Deauville on Tuesday. Despite more horses on offer, demand remained strong at 80% with 740 head sold of 926 offered. The gross breached the €50-million mark for the first time, totaling €56,800,500. The overall average of €76,757 was up 27%, and the median increased 15% to €17,250. Tuesday's session posted a clearance rate of 83.5%, as 127 sold from 152 for an aggregate of €714,500. The median was unchanged at €3,500, and the average improved 23%...

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Clement Adds Quality to Stable Roster at Arqana

Christophe Clement said he always looks forward to his annual trip to Deauville for the Arqana December Sale. It's a bit like stepping back in time for the U.S.-based trainer as he wanders the grounds that were once the setting of childhood summers spent working for his father, French conditioner Miguel Clement Sr. The youngest of three, Clement is still often called 'Little Clement' while in Deauville. "That always makes me laugh," said Clement, whose own son Miguel has a handle on their stable in America while his father is...

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Katsumi Yoshida Spends 1.1 Million For Group 3 Winner Thunder Drum

Thunder Drum (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) (lot 210), a daughter of G1 Irish Oaks heroine Great Heavens (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), became the latest 2022 Arqana December millionaire when sold for €1.1 million to Narvick International, acting for Katsumi Yoshida. The Ecurie des Monceaux-consigned 4-year-old won the G3 Prix de Royaumont, while her granddam, G3 Musidora S. scorer Magnificient Style (Silver Hawk), produced other Group 1 winners Nathaniel (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Playful Act (Ire) (Sadler's Wells).

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3.2-Million Mare Malavath Shines In Arqana Ring, As Moyglare Best In Bidding War

A full-sister to G3 Horris Hill S. hero Knight (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), dual group winner Malavath (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) (lot 199) became the new topper at €3.2 million in Deauville on Sunday. Eva-Maria Bucher-Haefner's Moyglare Stud bought the Ecurie des Monceaux star, who will stay in training and be shipped Stateside to join the Christophe Clement barn. The evolution of Malavath in the ring started when Star Bloodstock spend £29,000 to pick up the chestnut out of the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale. Sent back through as a breeze-up horse,...

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Shadai Farm Snaps Up Group 2 Winner Hello You For 1.55m

Ecurie des Monceaux's G2 Rockfel S. heroine Hello You (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 195) made €1.55 million to Shadai Farm in the Deauville ring on Saturday. A €350,000 Arqana September Yearling Sale alumni, Hello You was also second in the G3 Albany S. and third in the G2 Duchess Of Cambridge S. and G3 Nell Gwyn S. Her dam had brought €710,000 earlier in the day as lot 164, also from the Monceaux draft to BBA Ireland. A half-sister to Signs Of Blessing (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), Lucrece is...

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Claiborne Buys G1 Winner Sweet Lady For 2.05m

During a flurry of activity late in the day at Deauville, Group 1 winner Sweet Lady (Fr) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) (lot 188) took the lead, after bringing €2.05 million from Claiborne Farm's Bernie Sams. Sams was acting on behalf of an undisclosed client of the farm. The bay 4-year-old has victories in the G1 Prix Vermeille, G2 Prix Corrida, G3 Prix de Flore and Listed Prix La Camargo to her name. A half-sister to listed winner Toujours l'Amour (GB) (Authorized {Ire}), Sweet Lady is out of dual stakes winner...

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Prince Faisal's Nawara Stud Signs For MGSW Oscula For 1m At Arqana

Offered as lot 182 by Baroda Stud, multiple group winner Oscula (Ire) (Galileo Gold {GB}) changed hands for €1 million to Ted Voute at Arqana. Purchased for Nawara Stud's Prince Faisal of Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) fame, the triple Group 3 winner also ran third in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac among her numerous stakes placings. Group winners Galeota (Ire) (Mujadil), Burnt Sugar (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) and Brown Sugar (Ire) (Tamayuz) are under the third dam. Voute indicated to the Arqana sales team that the dark bay...

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De Burgh Equine And James Harron Join Forces For 1.25m Times Square

Just a handful of lots after the €1.7-million Burgarita (GB), Times Square (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}) (lot 180) joined the seven-figure club at €1,250,000. The Christophe Ferland-consigned filly was bought by De Burgh Equine and James Harron. A winner of the Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr, the 3-year-old has been Group 1-placed as a juvenile and in the G1 French 1000 Guineas this term. She is also a half-sister to G3 Prix Thomas Bryon third Times Boulevard (Fr) (Shalaa {Ire}).

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Burgarita First To Seven Figures At Arqana, As Godolphin Buys Dual Stakes Winner For 1.7m

The talented and well-related Burgarita (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) (lot 177) was the first seven-figure lot at Arqana on Saturday, making €1.7 million from Anthony Stroud. Bound for the Godolphin fold, the bay filly-in-training was offered by Baroda Stud. A dual listed winner, the half-sister to G3 Prix Allez France heroine Aquamarine (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) was second three times at group level and ran third in the G1 Prix de Diane. Under the second dam is the GI Beverly D. S. and GI Diana S. heroine Angara (GB)...

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Stakes Winner Mea Domina Joins Arqana's Vente d'Elevage

Listed winner Mea Domina (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) (lot 220) is a late addition to the Arqana Vente d'Elevage on Dec. 3. A dual winner, she will be offered by trainer Jerome Reynier. The daughter of the multiple stakes-placed Regina Mundi (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) won the Listed Prix Isola Bella at Saint-Cloud this term. She is also a half-sister to G3 Prix d'Aumale heroine Rocques (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}), the stakes-placed King Pacha (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), and the multiple Group 3-placed Omnia Munda Mundis (GB) (Australia {GB}). The wildcard is also from...

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Group 1-Placed Times Square Heads Latest Arqana December Wildcards

Listed winner and dual Group 1-placed Times Square (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}) (lot 180) has been added to Arqana's Vente d'Elevage from Dec. 3-6. Consigned by Christophe Ferland, the bay was second in the G1 Prix Marcel Boussac at two and third in the G1 French 1000 Guineas this year. She is joined by three additional wildcards: lot 160, Deccan Queen (GB) (Rail Link {GB}) from the Coulonces consignment, who is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Bellamy Cay (GB) (Kris {GB}) and listed winner Cinnamon Bay (GB) (Zamindar), herself the...

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