Zarak (Fr)

Purplepay Another Winner For Zarak on Banner Day For Sire

Lael Stable's Purplepay (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}) garnered a bumper pot when running away with the Haras de Bouquetot Criterium Arqana on ParisLongchamp's Arc Saturday card and closed last term under the stewardship of Cedric Rossi with a third in Saint-Cloud's Oct. 23 G1 Criterium International. Making her debut for new connections in last month's G1 Irish 1000 Guineas at The Curragh, having been knocked down for €2-million at last year's Arqana December sale, she finished sixth there and rebounded in style to salute in Sunday's G2 Prix de Sandringham going...

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Burkina Faso Tops Inaugural Arqana Pop-Up Sale

Arqana's first Pop-Up Sale was topped by lot 1, Burkina Faso (GB) (Mukhadram {GB}). In foal to Zarak (Fr), the half-sister to Group 2 winner Angel Power (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) was knocked down to Anita Wigan for €185,000. Second on the buyers' sheet was Impaire Et Passes (Fr) (No Risk At All {Fr}) (lot 3) at €155,000, who went to Highflyer Bloodstock. The 4-year-old gelding ran second in an AQPS contest at Moulins last year. The third and final lot that sold was lot 5, a breeding right...

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Arqana Unveils Pop-Up Sales, First Scheduled For Apr. 6

Expanding Arqana Online, Arqana is launching pop-up sales, with the initial five-lot sale taking place on Wednesday, Apr. 6 from 4-6 p.m. local time. The first sale catalogue features Burkina Faso (GB) (Mukhadram {GB}) (lot 1), who is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Angel Power (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) in foal to smart, young sire Zarak (Fr); lot 2, Bonito Cavallo (Fr) (The Grey Gatsby {Ire}), who was runner-up on his Flat debut and filled that spot again in his first try over hurdles; Impaire Et Passe (Fr)...

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The Back Nine With Aline Giraud

A horse for 2022: Erevann (Fr), a son of Dubawi (Ire) out of triple Group1 winner Ervedya (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}). First season or proven: Proven. Speed or stamina: Stamina, if only because we get to enjoy the staying stars for longer. Eat out or home cooking: Home cooking with friends or family. Country walk or art gallery: Art gallery for a change of scenery. Pâtisserie or fromage: I have to say fromage, it's a matter of national pride! Chantilly or Longchamp: Chantilly is very special. Bright young thing to follow:...

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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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