National Hunt horses

Auctav Show Sale Topped By Ivanhowe Colt

Auctav's July 3 Show Sale saw a weanling colt by Ivanhowe (Ger) take highest honours when selling for €33,000 to Nicolas Bertran de Balanda's NBB Racing on Sunday. The chestnut (lot 10), a son of Changing Times (Fr) (Martaline {GB}) herself a full-sister to G1 EBF Mares Champion Hurdle third Karalee (Fr) (Martaline {GB}), was offered by breeder Jean-Marie Callier. NBB Racing was also in action for the second dearest lot on the day, lot 14, another weanling colt bred and presented by Callier. The son of Bande (Ire) and...

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Summer Sale Set to Kickstart New Season at Deauville

There is a hint that normalcy is returning to the Deauville sales ring, with the Arqana Summer Sale back up to its normal two-day stand beginning on June 30. A quality mix of 593 National Hunt and Flat horses plus wild cards are slated to be offered over the next two days, and the unraced 2-year-olds were put through their paces over the Deauville-La Touques Racecourse on June 29. The juveniles kick start the sale, which begins at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, and continues with 156 young store horses and...

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Milan Gelding Tops Derby Sale Day 1

A 3-year-old gelding by Milan (GB), a half-brother to the ill-fated Grade 1 bumper winner Fayonagh (Ire) (Kalanisi {Ire}), took top honours during the first day of trade at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale on Tuesday. Consigned as lot 145, the attractive bay hailed from Castledillon Stud's draft and was knocked down to Aidan O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott for €195,000. He is from the extended family of the Flat SP Solerina (Ire) (Toulon {GB}), who would become a two-time Grade 1 hurdle winner. Three other lots made six figures, with...

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