Zarak Share Leads The Way at Arqana


Zarak | The Aga Khan Studs

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 from his first crop including the listed winner Zelda (Fr).

SARL Lemzar bought a 1/50th share in G1 Prix Jacques le Marois hero Al Wukair (Ire) (Dream Ahead) (lot 4) for €42,000. The dark bay, who also stands at Haras de Bouquetot, has 13 winners in his first crop.

Breeding rights to Territories (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 5) and lot 9, Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), brought €36,000 and €35,000, respectively from Jonathan Mitchell.

Rounding out the six lots that sold was a 1/50th share in Masked Marvel (GB) (Montjeu {Ire}) (lot 6) for €45,000. Haras d'Enki added that share to their portfolio.

The overall aggregate was €633,000. A 1/50th share in French Champion Sire Siyouni (Fr) (Pivotal {GB}) did not sell at €620,000; nor did a breeding right to Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) at €120,000.

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