Zarak Share Knocked Down For €350,000 at Arqana


A share in Zarak topped the Arqana Online Sale | The Aga Khan Studs

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 Xavier Malaviolle acquired a half-share in Group 1 winner Al Wukair (Ire) (Dream Ahead) (lot 3) for €21,000.

Unbeaten, the nine-length hurdle winner Why (Fr) (Tin Horse {Ire}) (lot 5) hammered at €125,000 to Davide Satalia Stables, while Dungarvan (Fr) (Dunkerque {Fr}) (lot 6) made €74,000 to the same buyer. Finally, Becquascenthe (Fr) (Nombre Prmeier {GB}) (lot 4), in foal to Doctor Dino (Fr), changed hands for €72,000 to Ecurie de Cachene.

Six of the seven lots sold for a gross of €667,000. For the full results, please visit the Arqana website.

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