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Siyouni Day at Arqana as Sottsass's Brother Heads to Japan

By Emma Berry and Brian Sheerin DEAUVILLE, France--If two of the certainties in life are death and taxes, the third, in the world of bloodstock at least, is that if a yearling out of Starlet's Sister (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) turns up at the Arqana August Sale then he or she will steal the limelight. This time it was a colt (lot 154), a full-brother to the G1 Prix du Jockey Club and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) no less, whose arrival in the ring...

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Zoffany Colt New €550k Top Lot At Arqana

Already in action for a €520,000 Siyouni (Fr) colt (lot 124) earlier in the day, Oliver St Lawrence added a €550,000 Zoffany (Ire) colt (lot 148) near the end of the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale. A member of the Mocklershill draft, the February-foaled bay and new topper is a half-brother to dual group winner Lemista (Ire) (Raven's Pass), who was also third in the GI Beverly D. S. at Arlington Park.

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MV Magnier Buys Sunday Times for 1.8 Million Guineas

Sunday Times (GB) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), best known as the dam of dual Grade I winner Newspaperofrecord (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), was knocked down for 1.8 million gns to MV Magnier to become the new Tattersalls December Mare Sale topper. Consigned by Goldford Stud, agent, lot 1810 is carrying a full-sister to the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf heroine and will visit Wootton Bassett (GB) next year. Also the dam of listed winner and G3 Chipchase S. victress Classical Times (GB) (Lawman {Fr}), Sunday Times won the...

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Zerolo Adds Shades of Blue to Brant's Portfolio at 850,000gns

Lot 1765, the 5-year-old Shades of Blue (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) became the new Tattersalls December topper when hammering for 850,000gns to Michel Zerolo of Oceanic Bloodstock on behalf of Peter Brant's White Birch Farm. Part of The Castlebridge Consignment, the French listed winner, who placed twice at group level, is carrying to Frankel (GB) and will visit Brant's Arc hero Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}). Under the second dam is dual Group 2 winner and Group 1-placed stallion Gutaifan (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}). Shades of Blue's most recent prior sale was...

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Frankel Colt New Tattersalls Topper at 925,000gns, Galileo Filly Goes For 800k

A colt by Frankel (GB) is the new Tattersalls October Book 1 topper, after being knocked down to MV Magnier for 925,000gns. Lot 227 was preceded into the ring by a Galileo (Ire) filly that made 800,000gns on the bid of Alex Elliott. The topper is a son of stakes winner and Grade III-placed Qushchi (GB) (Encosta de Lago {Aus}). Offered by Newsells Park Stud, the well-made bay is a half to G2 Glens Falls S. heroine Mrs Sippy (Blame), who also ran second in the GI Flower Bowl S....

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