Persian King (Ire)

Persian King Colt Tops Arqana October Finale

Hyde Park Stud, Saturday's leading buyer, shelled out €95,000 for a colt by Persian King (Ire) (lot 723) to top the fifth and final day of the Arqana October Yearling Sale. Out of the American dual stakes winner Much Obliged (Kingmambo), who was also placed twice at graded level, the Haras de l'Hotellerie-consigned colt is also a half-brother to G3 Acomb S. winner Syphax (Arch). Saturday's statistics for the second day of Part 3 stood at a gross of €1,045,000 for 72 sold from 82 offered (88%). The average was...

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Saint-Cloud Debut For Persian King's Sister

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Observations features a full-sister to three-time Group 1 winner Persian King (Ire). 14.15 Saint-Cloud, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, f, 8fT PROPHETIE (GB) (Kingman {GB}) is a key runner for Ballymore Thoroughbred Racing and the Andre Fabre stable, being a full-sister to the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains, G1 Prix...

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Persian King Share Brings Top Price at Arqana Online

A share (1/50th) in French Classic winner Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), who stands at Haras d'Etreham, realised top price of €190,000 from Patricia Butel during the Arqana Online Sale Tuesday. Eight stallion shares and breeding rights and five purebred Arabians of racing age sold for a total of €511,000. A share (1/60th) in Haras du Petit Tellier's The Grey Gatsby (Ire) (Mastercraftsman) brought €62,000 from Bridge Consignment. For the complete results, click here.

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Share In Classic Hero Persian King Completes Arqana Online Catalogue

A 1/50th share in three-time Group 1 winner Persian King (Ire) (lot 13) is the final lot in the upcoming Arqana Online January Sale on Jan. 31. The son of Kingman (GB) was a group winner as a juvenile and progressed to take the G1 French 2000 Guineas. He claimed both the G1 Prix d'Ispahan and G1 Prix du Moulin as a 4-year-old and was a game third in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Persian King commands €25,000 at Haras d'Etreham this year and his eldest foals are...

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Zarak Share Tops Arqana Online January Sale At €410,000

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah purchased a 1/50th share in smart, young sire Zarak (Fr) (lot 1) for €410,000 to top the Arqana Online January Sale on Tuesday. The son of Dubawi (Ire) and Arc heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar) is already the sire of 15 stakes performers led by Group 1-placed Purplepay (Fr) (La Parisienne (Fr) and Times Square (Fr), as well as group winners Sirjan (Ger), Baiykara (Fr), Lavello (Ire), and Lizaid (Ger). He stands for €60,000 in 2023. Second in the sold column was lot 10, a 1/50th share in...

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Persian King Share Anchors Additional Entries To The Arqana Online January Sale

One day after a nine-lot catalogue of stallion shares and breeding rights was announced, the Arqana Online January Sale has increased by four more lots, led by a 1/50th share in young Haras d'Etreham stallion Persian King (Ire). The son of Kingman (GB) is a French Classic winner and added two more Group 1s to his resume at four. Slated as lot 10, the share gives the buyer the right to two coverings a year, and Persian King stands for €25,000 this term. Besides the share in Persian King, three...

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Mathletic Hammers For €500k To Top Arqana Online

Kingman (GB)'s Mathletic (Fr) (lot 1), second by a neck in the G3 Prix de Fontainebleau, topped the Arqana Online December Sale at €500,000 from Ballymore Stables Australia/Paul Moroney Bloodstock. Also second in the Listed Prix Tantieme, the dual winner is a half-brother to GIII Seaway S. heroine Marbre Rose (Smart Strike), as well as the stakes-winning multiple graded-placed Gidu (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and the Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr victress Aviatress (Ire) (Shamardal). The extended family features GI Selene S. winner Zoftig (Cozzene) and her Grade I-winning daughters Zo Impressive...

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MG1SW Watch Me to Visit Persian King

Two-time Group 1 winner Watch Me (Fr) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) will visit Haras d'Etreham's Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) this spring. A winner of the 2019 G1 Coronation S. and 2020 G1 Prix Rothschild for Francis-Henri Graffard, the 6-year-old also claimed the G3 Prix Imprudence and a brace of listed races in her native land. She foaled a Siyouni (Fr) filly on Jan. 27. In her extended family is the stakes-winning gelding Hamish McGonagall (GB) (Namid {GB}), also second in the G1 Nunthorpe S. and third in the G1 Prix...

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Fastnet Foal The Star of Arqana

A colt foal by Fastnet Rock (Aus) (lot 675) starred at Deauville as trade wound down a notch during the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale on Monday. Consigned by Haras de Castillon, who had also offered eventual €2.5-million buy and Group 1 winner Grand Glory (GB) (Olympic Glory {Ire}), the bay is out of the winning Purple Magic (GB) (Rip Van Winkle {Ire}). He was purchased by Benoit Jeffroy on behalf of Manister House Stud for €60,000. Besides the top lot, race fillies and broodmares were the most sought after,...

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Trio of Mares In Foal to Persian King

Three-time Group 1 winner Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) has enjoyed a good start to his initial covering season, as the first three mares he bred have been pronounced in foal, Haras d'Etreham announced on Tuesday. Among the threesome are listed winner Cap Verite (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and Elodie (GB) (Dansili {GB}). The latter is a full-sister to champions We Are (Ire) and With You (GB). The son of Kingman's fee is set at €30,000 for 2021. Limited to 140 mares, the G1 French 2000 Guineas victor will also...

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From the Experts: Gwen Monneraye

On the back of the eagerly anticipated stallion fee announcements in Europe, Emma Berry spoke with a number of leading industry figures about value. Today we hear from Gwen Monneraye of La Motteraye Consignment. EB: Who have you identified as a first-year stallion at an appealing opening fee? GM: I really like Persian King (Ire). I know that at €30,000 he is not a bargain price, but he's a Classic winner from a good family and [his sire] Kingman (GB) is so hot, so we decided to buy a share...

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Almanzor Leads Haras d'Etreham 2021 Roster
Almanzor Leads Haras d'Etreham 2021 Roster

Champion and MG1SW Almanzor (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), who will have his first 2-year-olds in 2021, leads the Haras d'Etreham roster at €30,000, the French stud announced on Sunday. Also a shuttle stallion to Cambridge Stud in the Southern Hemisphere, a 1/50th share in the Cartier champion 3-year-old colt of 2016 was bought for €310,000 at the Arqana Online Sale this past Wednesday and his yearlings have been well received, selling for up to €280,000. Joining him at €30,000 is  Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}-Pretty Please {Ire}, by Dylan Thomas...

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