French yearling sale

Almanzor Colt The Star Of The Show At Arqana November

Mandore International Agency only purchased one yearling at the Arqana November Yearling Sale on Saturday, but they made it count, selecting the day's top lot, a colt by Group 1 sire Almanzor (Fr) for €85,000. Sold as lot 186 and already named Override (Fr) to Mandore International's Nicolas de Watrigant, the Haras des Capucines-consigned bay is out of Zarza (Fr) (Charm Spirit {Ire}), herself a half-sister to His Highness The Aga Khan's undefeated Arc heroine and top-level producer Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar). "He's a lovely colt," said the agent. "He walks...

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Son Of Goken Tops Friday's Arqana Session

The first session of Part 3 of the Arqana October Yearling Sale was topped by a son of Goken (Fr) (lot 580) who went for €60,000 to MAB Agency on Friday. Consigned by Haras de la Haie Neuve, the bay is a grandson of G2 Ribblesdale S. heroine Thakafaat (Ire) (Unfuwain). Dual Group 1 winner and sire Power (GB) is under the third dam, as is GI E. P. Taylor S. victress Curvy (GB) (Galileo {Ire}). The colt was bred by Haras des Pyrenees. It is worth noting that Goken,...

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Full-Brother To Sottsass Part Of Arqana's October Yearling Catalogue

A full-brother to Arc hero Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) (lot 59) is one of the highlights of the upcoming Arqana October Yearling Sale from Oct. 17-21. Divided into three parts with a total of 731 yearlings on offer, the sale will feature 228 yearlings beginning at 11 a.m. in Part 1 on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Wednesday's session kicks off Part 2 with 119 lots, and Thursday's session sees another 190 lots set to sell, with both days beginning at 2 p.m. Part 3 begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct....

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Yoshito Yahagi Snaps Up 1 Million Wootton Bassett Colt In Deauville

A bay son of Wootton Bassett (GB) and G3 Prix Miesque heroine Magic America (High Yield) (lot 281) caught the eye of Japanese trainer Yoshito Yahagi to the tune of €1 million during Sunday's Arqana August Yearling Sale. Part of Anna Sundstrom's Coulonces draft, the April foal is a half-brother to Look Around (GB) (Kingman {GB}), who won the Listed Star S. and was placed twice at Group 3 level. The pair's dam, who was second in the G1 Prix Morny, has also produced the G3 Prix du Calvados second...

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Godolphin Snaps Up Dubawi Colt For 1.25 Million At Arqana

Lot 21, a son of Dubawi (Ire) and the Invincible Spirit (Ire) mare Pretty Spirit (GB), was the first yearling to break the seven-figure mark at Deauville's Arqana August Yearling Sale when selling for €1.25 million to Anthony Stroud on behalf of Godolphin on Friday. Consigned by Ecurie des Monceaux, the bay is out of a half-sister to three-time Group 1 winner Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), who has his first yearlings this year. This is the extended family of G1 Prix Ganay hero Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}).  ...

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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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Godolphin Goes to €2 million For Dubawi Colt At Arqana

A son of Dubawi (Ire) (lot 292) went to Anthony Stroud on behalf of Godolphin for €2 million during the third and final session of the Arqana August Sale on Monday. He is the fourth seven-figure yearling of the three-day stand. Out of G3 Prix Minerve heroine Golden Valentine (Fr) (Dalakhani {Ire}), the bay colt was consigned by Ecurie des Monceaux. His second dam, G3 Prix Cleopatre victress Gold Round (Ire) (Caerleon), is responsible for no less than seven black-type horses, with four stakes winners to her credit. She is,...

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