Arqana National Hunt Breeding Stock Sale

Breeding Stock Session Concludes Arqana Jumps Fare

There really is no getting away from Doctor Dino (Fr) this week. Fresh from topping the store and yearling sessions of Arqana's Autumn Sale, he also featured as the covering sire as the top lot of the National Hunt Breeding Stock Sale in Deauville. The mare in question, La Boetie (Fr) (Saint Des Saints {Fr}), was a decent jumper herself, however, as the winner of the G3 Prix Sagan over hurdles for David Cottin.  Consigned by Haras de la Cote Fleurie as Lot 930, the 5-year-old mare was knocked down...

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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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No News Is Good News At Arqana

Arqana concluded its trade this week with a single session of National Hunt breeding stock, which had been moved from the December Sale to allow for shorter sessions while Covid-related restrictions remain in place. The 10-year-old mare No News (Fr) (Gentlewave {Ger}), sold as part of the dispersal of stock from Haras de la Croix Sonnet, was the leading light of the sale, selling for €125,000 to Haras des Sablonnets. From the celebrated dual-purpose family which includes the highly sought-after jumps stallion No Risk At All (Fr), the mare (lot...

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Quintet of Wild Cards Added to Arqana Autumn Sale

Five horses have been added to the Arqana Autumn Sale as wild cards. Four horses-jumpers Garkapstar (Fr) (Kapgarde {Fr}) (lot 439), Get Vingt Sept (Fr) (Rail Link {GB}) (lot 460), and Hawai Game (Fr) (Diamond Boy {Fr}) (lot 461); as well as the Flat SP Argyron (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}) (lot 410); will sell on Nov. 16. Rounding out the fivesome is a half-brother to Grade 1-placed Theleme (Fr) (Sidestep {Aus}) named Kloth of Utopia (Fr) as lot 910. The weanling colt is by Cloth of Stars (Ire) and will go...

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Arqana Sales Reworked Due to New French COVID Policy

France extended its curfew measures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to other parts of the country, including Deauville, for the next six weeks on Thursday, with another two week extension a possibility as COVID-19 cases increase. The curfew will not affect the Arqana Autumn Sales with Flat yearlings Nov. 14 and Nov. 16-18 with horses-in-training, stores and NH-bred yearlings. However, the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale, which normally features a mix of Flat and National Hunt breeding prospects, broodmares and foals, has been retooled, as its sessions normally finish...

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