Arqana September Sale

Arqana's September Sale Ends With Steady Demand

The sales action in Deauville's ring ended on Friday, with the second and final session of Arqana's new September Yearling Sale. Demand for young stock at the sales has continued through the summer, and Friday's session closed with a 77% clearance rate for 103 sold from 133 offered. They grossed €1,797,000 and averaged €17,447. The median came in at €14,000. After two days of selling, a colt by the former shuttle stallion and now permanently Swettenham Stud-based Toronado (Ire) made six figures at €120,000 on Thursday, and 11 lots changed...

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Toronado Colt Shines At Arqana September

Arqana's inaugural September Yearling Sale, a replacement for the v.2 Yearling Sale, started its two-day run on Thursday, and a smart colt by the former French-based stallion Toronado (Ire) brought a session-topping bid of €120,000 from Mathieu Alex on behalf of Pauline Chehboub's SAS Yellow Agency. Part of the Fairway Consignment draft and already named Tomokay (Fr), lot 34 is the fifth foal from his dam, the winning Hold That Tiger mare Loumaxaye (Fr). His half-brother Hayejohn (Fr), by first-season sire Johnny Barnes (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), carried all before him...

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Arqana Unveils Inaugural September Yearling Sale Catalogue

The 315-strong Arqana September Yearling Sale catalogue was released on Friday. Slated for Sept. 8-9, the sale will offer a selection of forward and mature yearlings, and is an substitute and extension of the v.2 Yearling Sale that was traditionally held directly after the August Yearling Sale in Deauville. Coeursamba (Fr) (The Wow Signal {Ire}), a €40,000 purchase out of the v.2 Sale, went on to win the G1 French 1000 Guineas. One of only two Wootton Bassett (GB) yearlings in the catalogue is lot 217, a son of Group...

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