Deauville

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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Deauville Bids Farewell With Sunday Card

   Deauville's August festival comes to a close on Sunday, with the feature being the 12 1/2-furlong G2 Lucien Barriere Grand Prix de Deauville which is short on numbers and arguably quality. Godolphin's June 6 G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly runner-up Sublimis (Ire) (Shamardal) sets the form standard, but in Haras de Saint Pair's Glycon (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) he has an opponent who has yet to show his full hand at this trip. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained homebred was racing beyond 10 furlongs for the first time when beating some...

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TDN Rising Star Shaikha in Action at Deauville

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Thursday's Observations features a 'TDN Rising Star'. 4:50 Tipperary, Mdn, €14,000, 2yo f, 7 1/2fT HISTORY (IRE) (Galileo {Ire}) was a highly promising second on debut at The Curragh earlier this month and has considerable scope for progression off that effort, being a daughter of the multiple graded-stakes winner...

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Olympic Glory's Grand Glory Upsets The Romanet

Deauville's G1 Darley Prix Jean Romanet has a habit of producing shock winners and there was another to add to the list on Sunday as Grand Glory (GB) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) got up late to deny last year's heroine Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) in a thriller. Last seen enjoying a confidence-boosting success in the July 21 G3 Grand Prix de Vichy, Albert Frassetto, John d'Amato and Mike Pietrangelo's G3 Prix de Flore and Listed Prix Zarkava winner who was third in the 2019 G1 Prix de Diane was anchored...

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Son of GISW Daisy Devine Set For Deauville Debut

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Sunday's Observations features a son of Grade I winner Daisy Devine (Kafwain). 12.58 Deauville, Mdn, €27,000, unraced 2yo, c/g, 8fT Flaxman Stables Ireland's FOR ALL MANKIND (Into Mischief), a Francis-Henri Graffard trainee, is a son of GI Jenny Wiley S. victrix Daisy Devine (Kafwain) and one of eight newcomers...

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Morny and Romanet Share Centre Stage On Sunday

   Deauville offers a double act to savour on Sunday, with the G1 Darley Prix Morny and the G1 Darley Prix Jean Romanet the latest in the catalogue of top-level contests to be staged at the Normandy venue. In the former, Al Shaqab Racing are represented by another of their star 2-year-olds in Armor (GB) (No Nay Never) who moves up to this six-furlong trip for the first time following his emphatic win in the G3 Molecomb S. on soft ground at Goodwood July 28. "Armor is in great form...

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Super Saturday On Tap

As York's Ebor festival draws to a close, with the ever-popular £500,000 handicap after which it is named the feature event on the Knavesmire, Saturday has something for every angle with abundant pattern-race action across three countries thrown into the bargain. While the 22-strong field assembled for the extended 15-furlong Ebor headed by the May 27 G3 Brigadier Gerard S. and July 2 Listed Gala S.-winning veteran Euchen Glen (GB) (Authorized {Ire}) offers a punting puzzle in Europe's version of the Melbourne Cup, the purists can revel in a string...

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Daughter of Veda Debuts at Deauville

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Tuesday's Observations features a daughter of G1 French 1000 Guineas runner-up Veda (Fr) (Dansili {GB}). 3.00 Deauville, Debutantes, €27,000, 2yo, f, 6 1/2fT VEDEVA (FR) (Dark Angel {Ire}) debuts for The Aga Khan and Alain de Royer-Dupre and is a daughter of the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches runner-up...

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Solid Final Session Wraps Arqana August

DEAUVILLE, France--Gestut Ammerland, the famed German nursery of such luminaries of the turf as Lope De Vega (Ire) and Hurricane Run (Ire), stole the limelight during the concluding session of Arqana's August Sale with a New Bay (GB) granddaughter of the homebred Deutsches Derby winner and Arc-placed Borgia (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}). John and Thady Gosden had already left Deauville earlier in the day following Sunday's success of stable star Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in the G1 Prix Jacques Le Marois for the second year running. But, through Arqana's Freddy...

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Dubawi on Top Again as Arqana Lights Up

DEAUVILLE, France--The second and final session of the select part of the Arqana August Sale lit up in ebullient fashion with two seven-figure yearlings, including the €2.4-million sale topper by Dubawi, a half-sister to Group 2 winner Babylone (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Charlie Gordon-Watson made a significant impact on the day's action when acting for an unnamed client and signed for the filly (lot 108) out of Typique (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) shortly after bidding €525,000 for lot 99, a filly by Frankel (GB). The sale leader was consigned by Haras...

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Palace Pier Faces Generation Clash at Deauville

Having missed the G1 Sussex S. due to a minor setback, Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) is back in the picture as he defends his title in Sunday's G1 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois at Deauville. More workmanlike than impressive when last seen in the G1 Queen Anne S. at Royal Ascot June 15, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's TDN Rising Star has a six-pound weight-for-age gift to present to Poetic Flare (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) and will need to be at his best to contain...

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My Deauville With Julian Ince of Haras du Logis

As sales-goers return to Deauville in August for the first time in two years, the bloodstock community shares some of their favourite memories of the town. Haras du Logis's Manager Julian Ince shares his thoughts in the latest installment in the series. TDN: Away from the sale what is the one thing/place you enjoy most when you're in Deauville in August? JI: Meeting friends and clients, eating out and enjoying the whole sales/after-sales experience. TDN: Who's your favourite travelling companion(s) for the sales and why? JI: I would say our Logis team....

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