Zarak (Fr)

Zarak Share Knocked Down For €350,000 at Arqana

A 1/50th share in rising sire star Zarak (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}) (lot 1) made €350,000 from Peter Brant's White Birch Farm to top the Arqana January Online Sale on Thursday. Already the sire of 18 first-crop winners, the son of Arc heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar) also has a pair of Group 1-placed runners, with one of them, Purplepay (Fr) bringing €2,000,000 at the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale. Paul Harley Bloodstock shelled out €25,000 for a breeding right in Group 1 sire Territories (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 2) and...

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Zarak Share to Be Offered at Arqana Online

A 1/50th share in young sire Zarak (Fr) will be offered as lot 1 in the upcoming Arqana Online January Sale. Slated for Jan. 13 from 3-5 p.m. French time, the sale also features a breeding right in Territories (Ire) (lot 2); a half-share (1/100th) in Al Wukair (Fr) (lot 3); the listed placed broodmare Becquascenthe (Fr) (Nombre Premier {GB}) (lot 4); and a trio of National Hunt horses-in-training. His Highness The Aga Khan's Zarak was the leading first-season sire in France in 2021, and among his 18 2-year-old winners...

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Territories Breeding Right Part of Arqana Online Sale

A trio of stallion shares and a breeding right in Group 1 sire Territories (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) will be offered during the Dec. 16 Arqana Online Sale. Sold as lot 4, the breeding right in the sire of G1 Prix de l'Opera winner and €3-million Arqana December topper Rougir (Fr) entitles the buyer to one covering per year. The Darley stallion stands for £10,000 at Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket. Also selling are 1/50th shares in Zarak (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}) (lot 1), who already has two Group 1-placed runners;...

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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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Zarak Share Leads The Way at Arqana

Charlie Gordon-Watson purchased a 1/50th share in His Highness The Aga Khan's Group 1 winner Zarak (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}) for €350,000 to top the Arqana Online Sale on Tuesday. Sold as lot 2, the promising young sire already has the Group 1-placed horses Times Square (Fr) and Purplepay (Fr). Fellow first-season sire Zelzal (Fr) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) (lot 3) also proved popular, with Meridian International's Ghislain Bozo extending to €125,000 for a 1/50th share in the G1 Prix Jean Prat winner. The Haras de Bouquetot stallion has 10 winners...

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Sea The Stars and Siyouni Lead The Aga Khan Studs Rosters

Irish-based Sea The Stars (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and French-based Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) will jointly lead their respective rosters in 2022 for The Aga Khan Studs. One of two stallions standing at Gilltown Stud, Sea The Stars will command €150,000. His unbeaten miler Baaeed (GB) and the progressive filly Teona (Ire) both scored at the highest level in 2021, bringing their sire's total Group 1 winners to 16. Overall, the bay has sired 22 black-type winners this term and he was the sire of the top-priced filly and top-priced...

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Stallion Shares and Breeding Rights For Sale on Arqana Online

A selection of stallion shares and breeding rights, anchored by 1/50th of a share in top French sire Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) (lot 1), will be offered at the Arqana Online Sale on Nov. 23. Seven lots have been revealed so far, and His Highness The Aga Khan's bay continues to go from strength to strength this season after his son Sottsass (Fr)'s victory in the 2020 G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. In 2021, Siyouni is responsible for St Mark's Basilica (Fr), a dual Classic winner of four Group...

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Lizaid Registers A Stakes First For Zarak In Germany

Trainer Peter Schiergen had already scooped last month's G3 Zukunfstrennen, one of Germany's four juvenile pattern-race contests, with Rocchigiani (GB) (Time Test {GB}) and he doubled up with the once-raced maiden winner Lizaid (Ger) (Zarak {Fr}) in Sunday's G3 Die Winterkonigin - Preis des Derbysiegers Sisfahan at Baden-Baden to provide that filly's freshman sire (by Dubawi {Ire}) with a first black-type triumph. Lizaid's debut score came in the same one-mile Hannover maiden annexed by 2018 heroine Whispering Angel (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) and she remained undefeated to provide her trainer...

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Freshman Sire Zarak Off The Mark at Deauville

3rd-Deauville, €27,000, Mdn, 7-13, 2yo, f, 7 1/2fT, 1:39.06, hy. TIMES SQUARE (FR) (f, 2, Zarak {Fr}--See You Always {GB}, by Siyouni {Fr}) was steadied to settled off the pace in fifth after the initial strides of this debut. Making headway in the straight, the 5-1 chance was shaken up to go second approaching the final furlong and kept on well once hitting the front with 150 metres remaining to deny the pacesetting Lacuna (GB) (Shalaa {Ire}) by an ultimately comfortable 1 1/4 lengths, becoming the first winner for her...

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Champion Zarkava Produces Siyouni Colt

Undefeated G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar) foaled a Siyouni (Fr) colt at Sheshoon Stud in Ireland on Apr. 16, The Aga Khan Studs announced on Wednesday. The bay is the 12th progeny of the remarkable mare and a full-brother to listed winner Zaykava (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}). According to Pat Downes, who manages The Aga Khan Studs in Ireland, the colt is "an attractive, correct colt with plenty of quality. He has a lot of presence." A winner of two French filly Classics and another two...

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Arqana-Osarus October Catalogue Features 784 Yearlings

The 784-strong Arqana-Osarus October Yearling Sale catalogue is now online. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the sale has been completely restructured combining the Arqana October Yearling Sale and the Osarus September Yearling Sale, running from Oct. 19-Oct. 23. Alumni of the October sale include Group 3 winner and dual Classic bridesmaid The Summit (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), G1 Prix Jean Romanet scorer Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), MGISW Sistercharlie (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}), G1 French 1000 Guineas runner-up Speak of the Devil (Fr) (Wootton Basset {GB}), and GSWs Policy of...

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