Arqana

Camelot Colt Tops Buoyant Arqana Opener

DEAUVILLE, France--A strong opening day of the Arqana October Sale saw a colt by Camelot (GB) top proceedings at €440,000, bought late in the session by Nicolas de Watrigant of Mandore International Agency on behalf of MV Magnier. Consigned by the leading vendor Ecurie des Monceaux, lot 209 is a half-brother to the listed Prix Michel Houyvet winner Big Blue (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). As has been seen throughout the European yearling season so far, there was a buoyant level of trade in Deauville on Monday, with figures exceeding the pre-pandemic...

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Dubawi's Eldar Eldarov A New Rising Star at Nottingham

KHK Racing's 2.7-million guineas October Book 1 purchase Akhu Najla (GB) (Kingman {GB}) ran second for Roger Varian in his Leicester unveiling Tuesday and the partnership was back in action with £480,000 [email protected] Breeze-Up graduate Eldar Eldarov (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who powered to 'TDN Rising Stardom' in the second division of Wednesday's British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden S. at Nottingham. The 13-8 favourite tanked forward from a slot in rear to track the leaders in fourth after the initial exchanges of this debut and crept closer once into the home...

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Grand Glory to Be Offered at Arqana December

Group 1 winner Grand Glory (GB) (Olympic Glory {Ire}), who races for Albert Frassetto, John d'Amato and Mike Pietrangelo, will be offered at the upcoming Arqana Breeding Stock Sale from Dec. 4-7. Slated to sell on Dec. 4, the G1 Prix Jean Roment heroine and G1 Prix de Diane third also won the G3 Prix de Flore as a 4-year-old and the G3 Grand Prix de Vichy this term. In her most recent start, the Haras de Bourgeauville-bred was second by a nose in the G1 Prix de l'Opera on...

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Mehmas' Malavath Strikes For Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte Success

Everest Racing, David Redvers and Barbara Keller's 2-year-old filly Malavath (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) encountered promising sorts when hitting the board over six furlongs in both August starts at Deauville and graduated in a six-furlong Chantilly maiden last month. Returning over the same course and distance of that breakthrough score for Saturday's G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, the Francis Graffard trainee exhibited late dash to claim a first black-type success with aplomb. The 15-2 chance was swiftly away and tracked the leading duo in third through halfway. Nudged along passing the quarter-mile...

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Auctav To Offer Purplepay

Purplepay (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}), winner of the Haras de Bouquetot - Criterium Arqana on Saturday, will be offered as part of an Auctav Flash Sale on Friday, Oct. 8. Trained by Cedric Rossi for Jean-Pierre-Joseph Dubois, Purplepay broke her maiden at third asking on Sept. 4 at Marseille Borely before following up in the race for graduates of the Arqana October Yearling Sale. Arnaud Angeliaume, managing director of Auctav, said, "We thank Jean-Pierre Dubois for his trust. Our Auctav Flash Sale offers quality horses such as Purplepay a chance to...

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Millionaire Penja Leads Arc Sale

A Group 3 winner and Group 2-placed, 3-year-old filly Penja (Fr) (Camelot {GB}) (lot 11) brought star quality to Saturday night's Arqana Arc Sale at Saint-Cloud Racecourse, and she duly topped proceedings at €1.2 million when Stuart Boman of Blandford Bloodstock prevailed over a remote bidder on Arqana's online platform. Boman noted Penja had been bought for German owner Jurgen Satori. "We're very happy with the purchase," Boman said. "She's an exceptional filly with a fantastic acceleration. We had to fight to get her but she's worth it. We're delighted."...

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Stakes Form On Offer At Arc Sale

The Arqana Arc Sale, staged each year on the evening preceding ParisLongchamp's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe card, has become a market leader among horses in training sales that offer a quick return on investment, and on Saturday horsepeople in Paris for the Arc will have the opportunity to head to Saint-Cloud Racecourse and make a bid on 40 horses with proven form, some of which have entries on Sunday's big card. Buyers have a chance, then, to source the next Lily's Candle (Fr); bought by Martin Schwartz through Oceanic...

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Stakes Placed Dubawi Colt Added to Arqana Arc Sale

The stakes placed Dubawi (Ire) colt In Crowd (GB) has been added as a wild card to the Arqana Arc Sale on Oct. 2. Offered as lot 20, the George Strawbridge homebred is trained by Frederic Head and was runner-up in the Listed Prix Haras de la Haie Neuve. Out of the Group 1 producer and G3 Prix de Flore heroine In Clover (GB) (Inchinor {GB}), the chestnut is a half-brother to Group 1 winners We Are (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), Call The Wind (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and With You (GB)...

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Invincible Spirit's Hello You Registers Game Rockfel Triumph

Amo Racing's €350,000 Arqana August Select graduate Hello You (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) had failed to scale the podium in two starts since joining the David Loughnane yard, but made amends and then some with a battling victory in Friday's G2 Unibet Rockfel S. at Newmarket. The March-foaled bay, who had posted a May 24 6 1/2-length tally on debut at Wolverhampton, hit the board in both G3 Albany S. and G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. when under the care of Ralph Beckett. She raced too keenly in a first-time...

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Wootton Bassett's Topgear Hits Top Gear In the Prix Eclipse

Hisaaki Saito's hitherto unbeaten 2-year-old colt Topgear (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) continued on a roll and took his tally to a perfect three from three with a hard-fought victory in Friday's G3 Prix Eclipse at Chantilly. The April-foaled dark bay went postward as the crowd's 8-5 choice returning off wins in competitive heats at Deauville last month and was under a firm hold behind the leaders in fourth through the early fractions of this six-furlong dash. Powering forward to join German raider Best Flying (Fr) (Pedro the Great) soon after...

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Arqana Arc Sale Catalogue Revealed

A total of 40 horses-in-training, 31 of which have already earned black-type, have been catalogued to go under the hammer at Arqana's Arc Sale on Saturday, Oct. 2. Among the select lots on offer is Colosseo (Street Boss) (lot 38), who was runner-up in the G1 Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains to five-time Group 1 winner St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) and holds an entry in the G1 Qatar Prix de la Foret. Other horses sure to generate plenty of interest are: G3 Prix de la Force winner Adhamo...

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Arqana Releases October Yearling Sale Catalogue

Arqana has released a catalogue of 752 lots for its October Yearling Sale from Oct. 18 to 22 in Deauville. Among the highlights on paper are a Roaring Lion colt out of dual Classic and triple Group 1 winner Golden Lilac (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (lot 10); a colt from the first crop of champion sprinter Harry Angel (Ire) who is a half-brother to two stakes winners, including this year's G3 Prix de Psyche victress Penja (Fr) (Camelot {GB}) (lot 30); a Galileo (Ire) colt out of a full-sister to Zoffany...

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