Arqana February Mixed Sale

Princess Leads Arqana Closer

Arqana's February Sale concluded in a fairly low-key fashion on Wednesday, with two-thirds of the horses brought to the ring for the mixed auction changing hands. Another 120 lots were sold during the second day and overall 239 of the 362 presented in the ring, or 66%, found a buyer. The average of €9,754 was down by 33.5% on the bumper trade at last year's sale, which was helped by the Manneville Dispersal, and that figure was fractionally up on the more regular level seen in 2018. The median of...

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Italy Beckons For Arqana Top Lot Agnes

Following last year's dispersal of the stock of the Marquesa de Moratalla, which brought record trade for this time of the year in Deauville, Arqana's February Sale returned to steadier levels on Tuesday. At €1,380,700, the aggregate was back around the 2018 mark, the 64% decline on last year's turnover showing just how big a difference a dispersal can make to a minor sale and how year-on-year comparisons can prove futile. The average of €11,568 and median €5,000 were both ahead of the corresponding figures from two years ago, but...

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Arqana Season Starts With Mixed Fare

The wraps have already been lifted from Tattersalls and Goffs and this week it is the turn of Arqana to host its mixed February Sale to start the auction year rolling in Deauville. The 'something for everyone' nature of these sales is always a draw even in the depths of winter, and though this lower-key debut will have none of the glitz and glamour of the August Sale, history relates that there are always gems to be found. Of course only time will tell whether any of the 431 lots...

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Supplements and a Stallion Share Added to Arqana February

One fiftieth of National Hunt stallion No Risk At All (Fr) (My Risk {Fr}) (lot 217 ter) and 11 supplements brings the total lots to go under the hammer at the Arqana February Mixed Sale to 442. Held on Feb. 11-12, the sale consists of 105 horses-in-training, 25 2-year-olds, 175 broodmares, 62 fillies and 75 yearlings. Among the supplementary lots is Eau Vive (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) (lot 76 bis). Consigned by HSV Agency, she is out of a SP half-sister to National Defense (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Another new addition...

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