No Risk At All (Fr)

Princess Leads Arqana Closer

Arqana's February Sale concluded in a fairly low-key fashion on Wednesday, with two-thirds of the horses brought to the ring for the mixed auction changing hands. Another 120 lots were sold during the second day and overall 239 of the 362 presented in the ring, or 66%, found a buyer. The average of €9,754 was down by 33.5% on the bumper trade at last year's sale, which was helped by the Manneville Dispersal, and that figure was fractionally up on the more regular level seen in 2018. The median of...

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Best of Both Worlds

The latest instalment of Emma Berry's winter series on the crossover between the Flat and National Hunt scenes On Boxing Day, Epatante (Fr) (No Risk At All {Fr}) followed the example of her stable-mate Verdana Blue (Ire) (Getaway {Ger}) by winning the G1 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton. Her five-length victory (with the previous year's winner back in fourth) came on the back of a similarly impressive win at Newbury in November and launched the 6-year-old mare to the head of the betting for the Unibet Champion Hurdle on Mar. 3....

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Supplements and a Stallion Share Added to Arqana February

One fiftieth of National Hunt stallion No Risk At All (Fr) (My Risk {Fr}) (lot 217 ter) and 11 supplements brings the total lots to go under the hammer at the Arqana February Mixed Sale to 442. Held on Feb. 11-12, the sale consists of 105 horses-in-training, 25 2-year-olds, 175 broodmares, 62 fillies and 75 yearlings. Among the supplementary lots is Eau Vive (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) (lot 76 bis). Consigned by HSV Agency, she is out of a SP half-sister to National Defense (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Another new addition...

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Median Rises at February National Hunt Sale

At the close of trade on Tuesday, the Tattersalls Ireland February National Hunt Sale saw a record median of €9,250, an increase of 23% on last year's mark. The gross for the 168 lots sold was €1,928,950, while the average was €11,482. The top price was €60,000 for a yearling colt (lot 259) by No Risk At All (Fr) at €60,000. Consigned by Rahinston Stud, the son of Sardagna (Fr) (Medaaly {GB}) was knocked down to Ryan Mahon and Colm Donlon. The bay is a half-brother to Amore Alato (GB)...

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