Arqana May Breeze-Up Sale

New Topper At Arqana As €2.3 Million Justify Colt Goes To Godolphin

Coolmore America stallion Justify continues to be popular at the Arqana May Breeze-Up Sale, and his colt out of Inchargeofme (GB) (High Chaparral {Ire}) was knocked down for €2.3 million to Anthony Stroud on behalf of Godolphin later in the day. Coolmore was the underbidder. Sold as lot 110 from the draft of Oak Tree Farm, the bay is from the family of GIII Futurity S. winner and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf third Nagirroc (Lea). His dam was third in the GIII Mint Julep H. Bred by Nursery Place,...

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Alex Elliott Snaps Up €1 Million Justify Colt At Arqana For Amo Racing

Lot 62, a burly son of Justify and Curly Locks (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), was the first horse to break the seven-figure mark at Arqana's May Breeze-Up Sale on Saturday, selling for €1 million to Alex Elliott, buying on behalf of Amo Racing. Consigned by Lynn Lodge Stud, the chestnut is out of a full-sister to dual Guineas winner and Group 1 sire Churchill (Ire), as well as G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine Clemmie (Ire) and G3 Diamond S. winner Blenheim Palace (Ire). He was bred by Orpendale/Chelston/Wynatt in Kentucky. Mags...

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Nominations Open For 2024 Arqana Series

Nominations for the €1.2-million Arqana Series, now in its second year, are now open until June 1, the sales company announced on Thursday. Consisting of five races reserved for foals offered at the 2022 Arqana Vente d'Elevage and 2-year-olds sold at the Arqana May Breeze-Up Sale, the series features four races for 2-year-olds and one for 3-year-olds. A trio of juvenile races and the 3-year-old race will take place at Deauville on Aug. 15. The final 2024 Arqana Series race will be held at ParisLongchamp on Arc Weekend, Oct. 5....

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Tuesday's Observations: Debut for Arqana Breeze Up Topper

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Tuesday's Observations features No Retreat, last year's Arqana May Breeze Up topper. 19.00 Newcastle, Novice, £11,400, 3yo/up, 8f 5y (AWT) NO RETREAT (IRE) (Siyouni {Fr}) is a key debutante on a quiet day, having topped the charts at last year's Arqana May Breeze Up Sale when selling to Oliver...

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Arqana May Breeze-Up Catalogue Online

A total of 145 2-year-olds in training comprise the catalogue for the Arqana May Breeze-Up Sale to be held Friday, May 13 beginning at 2pm at the company's Deauville sales complex. The horses will be put through their paces under-tack at the Deauville-La Touques Racecourse on Thursday, May 12 at midday. No fewer than 80 different stallions, from either side of the Atlantic, are represented by juveniles. Major European-based sires include Dark Angel (Ire), Invincible Spirit (Ire), Kingman (GB), the late Le Havre (Ire), Lope de Vega (Ire), Sea The...

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Record Trade at Arqana's Pandemic-Proof Breeze

DONCASTER, UK--It takes more than mere pandemic-induced travel restrictions to blunt the ardour of the bloodstock industry. A new record for turnover and median set the tone for a robust day of trade in Doncaster and, just as would be expected in normal times, the buyers' list at the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale represented many nations, with plenty of help from the Middle East. The familiar duo of Anthony Stroud and David Loder leaned nonchalantly on the parade ring rail to make their play for the Medaglia d'Oro colt who would...

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