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No News Is Good News At Arqana

Arqana concluded its trade this week with a single session of National Hunt breeding stock, which had been moved from the December Sale to allow for shorter sessions while Covid-related restrictions remain in place. The 10-year-old mare No News (Fr) (Gentlewave {Ger}), sold as part of the dispersal of stock from Haras de la Croix Sonnet, was the leading light of the sale, selling for €125,000 to Haras des Sablonnets. From the celebrated dual-purpose family which includes the highly sought-after jumps stallion No Risk At All (Fr), the mare (lot...

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Almanzor Share Tops Arqana Online Auction

Six stallion shares and breeding rights were available during the Arqana Online sale on Wednesday, and the top lot was a 1/50th share of European highweight Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) that went for €310,000. The share, lot 6, was purchased by Elwick Stud and allows two nominations annually. The Haras d'Etreham resident, whose oldest foals are yearlings, sits second by average on the TDN European First-Crop Sires Sales Statistics page, with 14 yearlings sold for an average of $119,463. A breeding right in leading first-season sire Mehmas (Ire) (Acclamation...

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Haras de Montaigu Announces 2020 Roster

The four-strong 2021 roster of stallions at Haras de Montaigu is led by jumps stallion No Risk At All (Fr) (My Risk {Fr}), who will command a fee of €10,000, the French stud announced on Monday. The quartet is completed by fellow NH sire Beaumec de Houelle (Fr) (Martaline {GB}) at €6,000, MGSW & G1SP Jimmy Two Times (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) at €4,000-both with first weanlings this year--and is rounded out by GSW Night Wish (Ger) (Sholokhov {Ire}), who has his first 2-year-olds in 2020, at €3,000.

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Stallion Shares, Breeding Rights to Sell at Arqana Online

Arqana announced six shares and breeding rights to top European stallions will be offered during an online auction at www.arqanaonline. Bidding is scheduled to commence Wednesday, Nov. 4 at noon (12:00p.m.) and conclude at 6:00 p.m. (local time). The lots on offer are: Lot 1: a share (1/50th) in Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) - The share gives right to one nomination every year, plus one extra nomination in 2022 and then every other year. The Aga Khan Studs' sire currently sits in second position on the European stallion rankings by...

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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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