Arqana Summer Sale

Lope De Vega's La Filomena Anchors Trade At Arqana

The second and final day of the Arqana Summer Sale featured both breeding stock and horses in training, and it was one of the latter contingent, La Filomena (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) (lot 480), who proved the most expensive at €395,000 on a bid from Stuart Boman of Blandford Bloodstock on behalf of Speriamo Bloodstock's Larry Young. Offered by Jean-Claude Rouget, who led the way as a vendor during the second day with six sold for a gross of €734,000, the George Kent-bred 3-year-old filly placed at two and...

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Zarak Stores Fill Top Two Spots At Arqana's Summer Sale

A colt (lot 251) and a gelding (182), both by Zarak (Fr), make €240,000 and €125,000, respectively, to fill the first two places as the Arqana Summer Sale kicked off in Deauville on Wednesday. The pair of stores were both sold by the Channel Consignment. Thursday's topper, who set a new record top price for a store at the sale, is out of a full-sister to G1 Prix Cambaceres hero Nirvana Du Berlais (Fr) (Martaline {GB}) and went to the session's leading buyer Guy Petit on behalf of Edward James....

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Wild Cards Added to Arqana Summer Sale

A quartet of Wild Card entries have been added to the upcoming Arqana Summer Sale, set to take place July 4-6 in Deauville. The four horses-in-training will be on offer Thursday July 6 beginning at 11am. The latest additions are led by Mille Dreams (Fr) (Dream Ahead) (lot 468), a winner on debut at Compiegne. Offered by Fabrice Chappet, the 3-year-old is from the family of group winners Tampoli, Luth De Saron, Roi Normand and Luth Dancer. A trio of jumpers are also included, Jamaico (Fr) (Cokoriko) (lot 505), Karouska...

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Seven Wild Cards Added to Arqana Summer Sale

Seven wildcard entries have been added to Arqana's Summer Sale, which will be held July 4-6. The latest additions--six horses in training and a filly out of training--are schedule to sell during Thursday's July 6 session, which begins at 11 a.m. Heading the inclusions is Lot 465, Palais Du Louvre (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), one of two offerings from Andre Fabre.  A winner on his comeback over 2200 metres, he most recently won over 2400 metres at ParisLongchamp. Out of Allez Alaia (Ire), the 3-year-old colt is from the family of...

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Wildcard My Lyka One Of Four Added To Arqana Summer Sale

Dual winner My Lyka (GB) (Intello {Ger}) is one of four wildcards added to the Arqana Summer Sale on July 4-6 in Deauville. Consigned as lot 449, the 98-rated 4-year-old was most recently fourth in the G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly. The other wildcards are lot 495, Full Of Shade (Fr) (No Risk At All {Fr}), who was second over hurdles in her second start; the placed hurdler Sun Joy (Fr) (Hunter's Light {Ire}) (lot 496); and Le Grande Yves (Fr) (Triple Threat {GB}) (lot 497), a two-length winner over...

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Diverse Catalogue For The Arqana Summer Sale Revealed

A varied catalogue featuring 92 2-year-olds, 162 2- and 3-year-old stores, 151 horses-in-training, and 80 fillies and mares comprise the upcoming Arqana Summer Sale. Flat-bred 2-year-olds will breeze at Deauville Racecourse beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. The first day of the sale will consist of Flat-bred 2-year-olds and stores on Wednesday, July 5, while breeding stock and horses-in-training will sell the day after. Both sessions will begin at 11 a.m. American Grade I winner Chez Pierre (Fr) (Mehmas {Ire}) was sourced as a juvenile out of this...

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BBA Ireland Buys Txope For €1.2 Million On Behalf Of Yulong At Arqana

Demand for horses-in-training under both codes and breeding stock was at a premium in Deauville, as the Arqana Summer Sale wrapped its two-day stand on Friday. Towering over the proceedings was the €1.2-million purchase Txope (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) (lot 421), who caught the eye of BBA Ireland's Michael Donohoe acting on behalf of Yulong Investments. The daughter of three-time French listed-placed mare Power of The Moon (Ire) (Acclamation {GB) was bred by Haras Voltaire and consigned by trainer Philippe Decouz. Formerly an Ecurie Griezmann colourbearer, the relative of dual group...

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Medaglia d'Oro Colt Shines During The First Day Of The Arqana Summer Sale

A son of Medaglia d'Oro (lot 33) topped the first session of the Arqana Summer Sale at €220,000 in Deauville on Thursday. Offered by MC Thoroughbred, Marco Bozzi Bloodstock snapped up the May third foal, with Bozzi bidding beside Alessandro Botti on behalf of Prince Saud bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. "He's a lovely colt by Medaglia d'Oro, a stallion that has had a lot of success in Saudi Arabia," said the agent. "We've been following the colt for a while already, and we went to see him in...

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Pair Of Wildcards Enhance Arqana Summer Sale

The Arqana Summer Sale, set for June 30-July 1, gained two new wildcards on Tuesday. Absurde (Fr) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) (lot 473), offered by Carlos Laffon-Parias, is rated 102. The Wertheimer & Frere homebred gelding has placed in nine of his 11 starts, including twice at listed level. Royal Lea (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) (lot 422), a listed winner in Milan, goes under the hammer from the consignment of Gianluca Bietolini. She is a full-sister to My Lea (Ire), who has scored twice at the Group 3 level in Italy.

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Txope Heads Seven Additions to Arqana Summer Sale

Classic winner Txope (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) heads a septet of new additions to the Arqana Summer Sale, which will be held June 29 through July 1. A total of 145 horses-in-training on the flat and over the jumps are already catalogued. Trained by Philippe Decouz on behalf of Ecurie Griezmann, the winner of the G2 German 1000 Guineas will be offered as Lot 421. She is out of the black-type mare Power of the Moon (Ire) from the family of dual group winner Zinziberine (Zieten). Offered as Lot 471, Havana...

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Quintet Of Wild Cards Join Arqana Summer Sale

Five more wild cards were added to the Arqana Summer Sale in Deauville on Friday. Scheduled for June 30-July 1, the two-day stand has gained lot 420, the Pia and Joakim Brandt-trained Areen (Giant's Causeway), who is a half-brother to the stakes horse Royale By Nature (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}). Alexandra Rosa will consign the placed Queen Clemence (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) (lot 442) from the family of G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero Blue Canari (Fr) (Acatenango {Ger}); while Daddy Long Legs (Fr) (Almanzor {Fr}) (lot 443), out of the listed...

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Nine Wild Cards Added To Arqana Summer Sale

The Arqana Summer Sale grew by nine lots, as more wild cards were added on Tuesday. One of the new lots, the Bated Breath (GB) horse Makaloun (Fr) (lot 236a), will be offered by The Aga Khan Studs. The dual Group 3 winner was also third in the G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud. Haras des Capucines will send Tosia (Ger) (Big Shuffle) (lot 295A) through the ring. She is already the dam of listed winner Think of Me (Ger) (So You Think {NZ}) and the 14-year-old is in foal to Zelzal...

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