Auctav February Sale Sees Son Of Camelot Lead The Way

Knowle Racing Stable shelled out €40,000 for the winning Be Sure (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) (lot 5B), the priciest lot at the Auctav February Sale. The three-time winning gelding will start in a 3600-metre hurdle race at Auteuil on Sunday, and will then be sent to trainer Deborah Cole in England. Miami Du Berlais (Fr) (Martaline {GB}) (lot 2) changed hands for €36,000 on the winning bid of BR Consulting on behalf of Haras de Magouet. "It's my birthday gift," explains Patrick Lemarie of lot 2. "I trusted the consigner. I...

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Auctav Recruits Vincent Le Roy

Vincent Le Roy has joined the French sales company Auctav as a new member on its team of bloodstock agents. Born in Brittany, Le Roy previously worked at Haras de Gouffern, where, under the guidance of Jean-Pierre de Gasté, he trained Arabians for Sheikh Sultan of Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai. He later spent five years training in the Middle East.  Switching his focus to National Hunt, Le Roy has had stints working with Guillaume Macaire, Willie Mullins, Paul Nicholls, David Pipe and the Reveley family before settling...

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Sinnerman Popular At Auctav January Sale

Sinnerman (Fr) (Territories {Ire}) (lot 3), a 4-year-old out of Passing By (GB) (Raven's Pass), sold for €18,000 to Damien de Watrigant during the Auctav January Sale on Tuesday. The chestnut is a half-brother to listed winner Sissy Chanel (Tapizar), who was also group placed. Second dam Miss Anabaa (GB) (Anabaa) won the G3 Ballyogan S. A son of Anodin (Ire), Qantiem (Fr) (lot 1) made €11,000 to the same buyer earlier in the sale. The mixed sale also featured shares in a pair of trotting sires, with a share...

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Auctav Flash Sale To Feature Group 1-Placed Mare

Group 1-placed mare Diva Donna (Fr) (Cima De Triomphe {Ire}), who holds an entry in the G1 Prix Royal-Oak on Oct. 29, will be offered during an Auctav Flash Sale on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The sale will last from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Auctav website. Offered by trainer and co-owner Julien Carayon, the mare was second in the G3 Prix Belle de Nuit last October, and was placed in a Chantilly listed in April. She reached a new career high with a runner-up performance in the G1...

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Kendargent's Lovera Tops First Auctav Flat Sale

Near the end of the first edition of the Auctav Flat Sale at Haras de Bois Roussel, the Kendargent (Fr) mare Lovera (Fr) (lot 84), in foal to Haras d'Etreham resident Hello Youmzain (Fr), became the sales topper with a €100,000 bid by Trotting Bloodstock's Florent Fonteyne. Consigned by Roc Let Stud, the grey 5-year-old is a half-sister to the stakes winner and group placed Lova (Fr) (Goken {Fr}), as well as G3 Prix Eclipse third Lovamour (Fr) (Goken {Fr}), and a full-sister to Kenlova (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}), who was...

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Auctav Takes Next Step With Flat Sale at Haras de Bois Roussel

A new name appeared on the European sales circuit in 2021 with the birth of the French company Auctav, a composite of the words 'Auction Avantage'. Auctav sought to create an opportunity to the advantage of the bloodstock industry in France and beyond from the chaos wrought on the bloodstock industry by the Covid-imposed travel restrictions. It founded an online sales platform across the range of racing disciplines, featuring not just Flat and National Hunt sales, but also those for trotters and Arabian horses. As the established sales houses explored...

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Le Fauve Bought By Highflyer Bloodstock During Auctav September Flash Sale

Le Fauve (Fr) (Masterstroke) (lot 2), who was runner-up on debut, changed hands for €105,000 during the Auctav Flash Sale on Wednesday. He was purchased by Anthony Bromley of Highflyer Bloodstock on behalf of an owner of trainer Dan Skelton. A half-brother to two winners, the son of Grenadines Island (Fr) (Bonnet Rouge {Fr}) was trained by Joel Boisnard. "I bought this horse for an owner of trainer Dan Skelton, where the horse will go into training," said Bromley. "Benoît Gicquel, our agent in France, was present in Bordeaux for...

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Auctav Hosts Exclusively Flat Sale Oct. 14

Auctav will conduct its first sale exclusively dedicated to Flat horses on Saturday, Oct. 14. Offered both online at Auctav's website and at Haras de Bois Roussel, the catalogue includes horses in training and yearlings, in addition to broodmares and foals. Highlighting the broodmares is lot 84, Lovera (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}), who is in foal to Hello Youmzain (Fr); Sommerfee (Fr) (Casamento {Ire}) (lot 67), who is responsible for four black-type performers carrying to Recoletos (Fr); and Piscine De Ruinart (GB) (Zoffany {Ire}) (lot 76), who is the sister of...

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Quality Catalogue For Auctav NH Sale Released

The second edition of the Auctav NH Sale, set for Haras de Bois Roussel on Sept. 14, features over 100 lots and the catalogue is now online. The sale begins at 12:30 p.m. local time. Offerings range from foals, yearlings, 2-year-olds, stores, and horses-in-training to broodmares, with lot 100B, Suprem Dream (Fr) (Saint Des Saints {Fr}), one of the lots of note. A late supplement, the 3-year-old gelding is unraced, but is a half-brother to We Have A Dream (Fr) (Martaline {GB}), a dual Grade 1 winner at Chepstow and...

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Undefeated Colt Offered Via Auctav Online Flash Sale

Undefeated Allied Powers (Fr) (Mekhtal {Ire}) will be offered at the upcoming Auctav online Flash sale on Friday, July 21. The 3-year-old broke his maiden over hurdles at Dieppe at the beginning of May and followed it up with a win by two lengths at Clairefontaine in early July. "Allied Powers is an athletic horse with speed, and he is a good jumper," trainer Davide Satalia said. "I believe he has shown that his physical abilities can lead him to win prestigious races. He is a very calm horse, and...

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Auctav Launches Exclusively Flat Sale

Auctav will host its sale of foals, yearlings, broodmares, and horses in training at Haras de Bois Roussel Oct. 14, with inspections taking place Oct. 12-13. The exclusively Flat sale auction will be held both on site and online. "Thanks to our installation at Bois Roussel, we can expand our ambitions and provide optimized conditions for hosting horses," Arnaud Angéliaume, CEO of Auctav, said. "Our first visitors were so impressed that it quickly became evident to establish this new sale for flat horses. We are delighted to have met their...

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'Strong Prospect' — Go Athletico Brings 165k On Auctav Platform

Group 3 winner Go Athletico (Fr) (Goken {Fr}) attracted a bid of €165,000 from Shamrock Thoroughbreds manager Stephen Thorne during Friday's Auctav Flash Sale. The price is a record for a Flat horse on the online platform. Stephen Thorne, Shamrock Thoroubreds manager, said of the former AB Racing runner, "Go Athletico looks like a very nice and strong prospect. He is a solid horse to compete in Ireland in sprint races. He will go in training with Ado McGuiness. We are delighted." "We quickly found our niche in the NH...

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