Arqana February

Trade Strong At Arqana February

The two-day Arqana February Sale came to a close on Tuesday with figures up across the board. After a strong opening session on Monday led by the €250,000 AQPS gelding Hardi Du Mesnil (Fr) (Masterstroke), the sale continued apace during Tuesday's session of fillies, mares and yearlings and was topped by the 5-year-old Princess Isla (GB) (Frankel {GB}) (lot 309), who was bought by Anne-Sophie Yoh of Yohea for €110,000 on behalf of Xavier Marie of Haras de Hus. Marie is a more recent investor in racing stock and bought...

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Arqana February Begins On Monday

Following online trade at Tattersalls and Goffs during the past fortnight, winter mixed sale trade moves to Deauville on Monday and Tuesday, where horses in training, broodmares, fillies, 2-year-olds and short yearlings will be offered at a physical Arqana February sale with strict COVID safety protocols in place. The catalogue includes offerings from the reduction of Haras du Mont-dit-Mont, and the dispersal of the late Fabrice Petit. Mont-dit-Mont brings 13 lots, including Akemi (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) (lot 232), an 11-year-old listed winner who is the dam of the winning Mastercraftsman...

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Three Wildcards Added To Arqana

Otambura (Ire) a twice-placed 3-year-old filly by Kingman (GB), is one of three wildcards to be added to the Arqana February Mixed Sale and will go through the ring on Feb. 15 as lot 150. Trained by Christophe Ferland, Otambura finished third on debut at Pau going 1400 metres on Dec. 20, and filled the same position upped to a mile at that course on Jan. 30. Otambura is joined by National Hunt wildcards Hardi Du Mesnil (AQPS) (Masterstroke) (lot 60), a debut winner over hurdles, and Meredith (Fr) (Soldier...

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Arqana February Catalogue Online

The catalogue for Arqana's February Mixed Sale, which comprises 375 horses and takes place on Feb. 15 and 16, has been released. Among those expected to draw attention are the fillies out of training, GIII Long Island S. winner Lady Paname (Fr) (Soldier Of Fortune {Ire}) (lot 160), G3 Prix Vanteaux third Lady Te (Ger) (Tertullian) (lot 253), and the G3 Prix Imprudence third Jet Setteuse (Fr) (Makfi {GB}) (lot 315). Highlights among the broodmares include the listed-winning Oh Beautiful (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 148) from the family of Halfway...

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Arqana February Catalogue Online

Arqana has released the catalogue for its February Mixed Sale, which runs Feb. 11 and 12 and features 431 broodmares, fillies, horses in training, yearlings and 2-year-olds from both the flat and National Hunt realms. Horses in training will kick off the sale, and highlights of that section include Agnes (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) (lot 25), a listed-placed 4-year-old filly with a rating of 93 whose third dam is the great mare Fall Aspen; and Made To Lead (Fr) (Linngari {Ire}) (lot 77), a 5-year-old filly who was stakes-placed last season...

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