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First Group for BEST FOUAD at Vichy!
20 July 2017

BEST FOUAD posted a brillant display in the Gr.3 Grand Prix de Vichy for his first victory in a group!

Bought for €205,000 by François Rohaut at the 2014 Arc Sale, he was consigned by Haras de Préaux.

Congratulations to all connections!

THE BLACK PRINCESS again!
10 July 2017

THE BLACK PRINCESS won again this year whis a brillant display in the Gr.2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock. 

 

The John Gosden-trained was consigned by Haras de la Louviere at the 2014 August Yearling Sale and bougth for €170,000 by Charlie Liverton. 

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Stakes producing mare tops day 2 of Summer Sale at €280,000
6 July 2017

 The second and final day of the 2017 Summer Sale, comprising fillies, broodmares and horses in training, returned results slightly down from a year ago, with turnover slipping 9% to €4,209,100 and average price down €24% to €29,681 yet the overall figures remain the second-highest in the history of the mixed sale. The cumulated aggregate reaches €7,197,100, virtually identical to the 2016 total, and breaks the €7 million level only for the second time. The clearance rate is up 3 points to 75.44% while the 30 extra horses sold bring the average price marginally down to €27,896.

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Full brother to Sprinter Sacré tops day 1 of Summer Sale
5 July 2017

 A full brother to multiple champion chaser SPRINTER SACRÉ, the winner of 18 of his 24 starts including 13 at Grade 2 or Grade 1 level, was always going to be a rare commodity and duly topped the first day of the 2017 Summer Sale when knocked down to Charlie Swan and Hubert Barbe's Horse Racing Advisory for €125,000. 

A total of 133 horses went through the ring on the opening day and returned a solid set of figures with the aggregate gaining 18% to reach €3,026,000 and the average price going up by 14% to €29,379. The 77% clearance rate is also almost 9 points clear from last year’s figure.

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>> Results


The catalogue of the V.2 Yearling Sale in now online!
30 June 2017

Taking place on Tuesday, August 22, just a day after the August Yearling Sale, the fifth edition of the V.2 Yearling Sale has a total of 144 lots catalogued, which can now be checked out online. 

Intended for early types with speedy pedigrees, the V.2 sale has firmly established its identity thanks to the many successes recorded by graduates at two and upwards. Gr.3 Prix des Reservoirs heroine TRIXIA, Champion Juvenile Stakes (Gr.3) victor LANDFALL, Prix des Sablonnets (L.) scorer MAXIMUM AURELIUS, Listed winner and Group 3 placed juvenile CLEM FANDANGO, as well as Listed scorers HURRICANE, BLACK SEA, EXCILLY and FOURIOSO were all sold at the V.2 Sale.

This year, graduates of the V.2 Yearling Sale have been spearheaded by Almanzor’s sister TROARN, a recent second in the Derby du Midi L., MISTER PICNIC, an eye-catching third in the Prix La Fleche L. and promising juvenile winners WARREN, VALOMBREUSE, MAMBA NOIRE, TREMONT etc.

 >> Read the press release

>> Online catalogue

The catalogue of the August Yearling Sale in now online!
29 June 2017

 Year after year, ARQANA’s yearling sales have underlined their prowess at producing the winners of the best races in the world at every price range. In 2017, for the first time in the history of the Deauville sales, the winner of the legendary Epsom Derby was a graduate of the ARQANA sales ring. WINGS OF EAGLES was bred and consigned by Haras de Montaigu before being purchased at the August Sale in 2015 for €220,000 by M.V. Magnier on behalf of the Coolmore conglomerate.

Just 12 months earlier, the August catalogue had produced subsequent European Champion Three-Year-Old Colt ALMANZOR, bought for €100,000 and now the winner of three Group 1s. His return to the racetrack is eagerly awaited in the next few weeks. 

Almanzor’s contemporaries in the sale include the very talented filly QEMAH, the recent winner of the Gr.2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes following on from her Gr.1 Coronation Stakes and Gr.1 Prix Rothschild victories last year. MEKHTAAL also recorded his first Group 1 in the Prix d’Ispahan lately, stepping up in grade once more after taking the Gr.2 Prix Hocquart last season. Others such as SIGNS OF BLESSING, one of Europe’s best sprinters, NATIONAL DEFENSE, the only two-year-old trained in France to win a Gr.1 in 2016, THE RIGHT MAN, winner of the Gr.1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan, and recent Group 1 placed horses LE BRIVIDO, SISTERCHARLIE, SEA OF GRACE, and PAKISTAN STAR were also purchased at ARQANA as yearlings.

 

The successors to these outstanding performers can without doubt be found in the 2017 August Yearling Sale catalogue, which is now available online. It contains 334 yearlings from the best French and European nurseries, that will come under the hammer from Saturday 19 to Monday 21 August around the Gr.1 Prix Morny weekend.

>> Read the press release

>> Discover the online catalogue


DIFFERENT LEAGUE : third winner in Royal Ascot!
23 June 2017

 DIFFERENT LEAGUE won The Gr.3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot!

This filly by Dabirsim was consigned as a foal by Haras d'Haspel at the 2015 Breeding Stock Sale and bought for €8,000 by Emerald Bloodstock.
Congratulations to all!

Impresive QEMAH in the Gr.2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes
21 June 2017

QEMAH landed the Gr.2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot this afternoon. 

Consigned at the 2014 August Yearling Sale by Haras du Cadran, the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained was bought by Mandore International Agency for €200,000.

Congratulations to all!


LE BRIVIDO impressive winner at Ascot
21 June 2017

LE BRIVIDO posted a brillant display in the Gr.3 Jersey Stakes at Ascot. 

 This son of Siyouni was firstable consigned at the 2015 October Yearling Sale by Haras de Clairefontaine and bought for €42,000 by George Mullins.

He was consigned again at  2016 Breeze Up Sale by Longways Stables and purchase for €105,000 by Voute Stables.

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BRAMETOT a dual Classic winner!
5 June 2017

Three weeks after his win in the Abu Dhabi Poule d’Essai des Poulains (Gr.1), BRAMETOT produced a jaw-dropping finish to land the Gr.1 QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club, the second leg of a Derby double for ARQANA graduates in the space of 24 hours.


The Jean-Claude Rouget trainee was bought as a foal for €26,000 at the 2014 Breeding Stock Sale by Sylvain Vidal, having been consigned by the Haras du Logis.


Congratulations to all connections!