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

Zarak | The Aga Khan Studs

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 Persian King (Ire). Paul Harley Bloodstock shelled out €150,000 for the share, and the Haras d'Etreham stallion commands €25,000 this term. His eldest foals are yearlings of this year.

A 1/48th share in Nirvana Du Berlais (Fr) (Martaline {GB}) was acquired by Thomas Maudet for €60,000, while the Bridge Consignment went to €58,000 for lot 4, a 1/60th share in The Grey Gatsby (Ire).

Racehorses were also popular during the January Sale, with Rock Hurley (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) (lot 11), consigned by Ecurie Erwan Grall, making €125,000 on the bid of JH Bloodstock acting for Donald McCain. The AQPS Judicieuse Allen (Fr) (Great Pretender {Ire}) (lot 13) was part of the Ecurie Gabriel Leenders yard, and he made €100,000 from the buying group of PB Bloodstock/H. Kirk/WP Mullins.

Of the 14 lots offered, 12 sold for a gross of €986,000.

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