Across Europe, passing through Dubai, the United States and Scandinavia, horses bought at the October Yearling Sale continue to shine on the racetrack. It was THE RIGHT MAN, bought by Thierry Delegue for only €32,000, that started off 2017 with a bang when taking his first Group 1, the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan.
In the wake of that victory, LE BRIVIDO and SISTERCHARLIE went on to register Group wins and be narrowly touched off in the Classics. The former, knocked down to Irishman George Mullins from Haras de Clairefontaine’s consignment for €42,000, gave Brametot an epic battle in Poule d’Essai des Poulains Gr.1 before taking the very competitive Jersey Stakes (Gr.3) at Royal Ascot. As for SISTERCHARLIE, she was purchased for just €12,000 by Paul Nataf from the Ecurie des Monceaux before taking the Prix Penelope. She then went down a head in the Prix de Diane Gr.1, before most recently taking the runner-up spot once again in the Belmont Oaks Invitational (Gr.1) on her American debut.
In Germany, the well named REAL VALUE, a €25,000 buy by Mario Hofer took his first Group race at Hanover in August. The 2017 Scandinavian Classics have also been totally dominated by horses bought at the October Yearling Sale: the Haras du Lieu des Champs consigned DORCIA, bought for €40,000 by Morten Buskop, registered a rare Swedish Derby/Oaks double, while the Haras des Capucines offered HIGH AS A KITE, knocked down for €18,000 to Jan Bjordal, took the Swedish 1000 Guineas before following up in the Norwegian Derby. Another George Mullins purchase, TROUBLE OF COURSE, this time from Haras du Quesnay, also took the Gr.3 Marit Sveaas Minnelop at Ovrevoll.
A total of 653 yearlings from 90 consignments are ready to follow in the footsteps of such illustrious predecessors at the 2017 October Yearling Sale, which will take place from October 17-20 in Deauville. The catalogue, which is now available online, is split into two sections: the first day, Part I, will start at 10:30am, while Part II will take place over the following three days. The sale starts at 2:30pm on Wednesday 18, and at 11:00am on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October.
For the second year running, the Galop Expo fair will also take place from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 October, with the presence of more than 60 businesses from areas including breeding, feeding, health care, transport, insurance, marketing and new technology etc. Combined with the annual Autumn Meeting at La Touques racecourse, these events make Deauville a hotspot for the racing and breeding community during the third week of October.
637 yearlings qualified for the 2018 October Yearling Sale Criterium
The inaugural Haras de Bouquetot-October Yearling Sale Criterium will take place at Chantilly on September 30 during the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend. Only open to two-year-old colts and fillies offered at the 2016 sale and qualified by their connections, the race is worth €137,000 to the winner, with prize money to eighth place. The breeder of the winner will also be presented with a free nomination to Shalaa, the second to Olympic Glory, and the third to Style Vendome.
In total, the 2017 catalogue contains 637 yearlings qualified for the 2018 running, which will race for a minimum of €250,000 in prize money – guaranteed by ARQANA. This is a fantastic opportunity for an owner to have a runner in during the Arc weekend, which will take place for the first time at the new ParisLongchamp racecourse.
French stallions very well represented
Of the 653 yearlings catalogued, 420 are by French-based stallions, including DABIRSIM, ELUSIVE CITY, INTELLO, KENDARGENT, LE HAVRE, MANDURO, MYBOYCHARLIE, RAJSAMAN, SIYOUNI, STYLE VENDOME, WOOTTON BASSETT, etc. Of those, several are represented by their first crop, such as ANODIN, CHARM SPIRIT, OLYMPIC GLORY, SOMMERABEND, TORONADO, WALDPARK etc.
Other sires that are represented by their first yearlings include ALHEBAYED, AUSTRALIA, KINGMAN, MUKHADRAM, SEA THE MOON and WAR COMMAND. The 2017 catalogue is equally rich with proven sires such as CAPE CROSS, DANSILI, DARK ANGEL, DUTCH ART, EXCEED AND EXCEL, FRANKEL, GALILEO, IFFRAAJ, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, LOPE DE VEGA, MAKFI, MASTERCRAFTSMAN, SEA THE STARS, TEOFILO, ZOFFANY, etc.
Exceptional individuals on offer
Having opted to sell his yearlings exclusively at ARQANA’s October Yearling Sale, Andreas Putsch’s Haras de Saint Pair offers six well-bred fillies and colts, including:
Haras de Grandcamp offers the largest selection of yearlings at the sale with 43 lots, including a half-brother to black-type winners ODELIZ and PAMPLEMOUSSE by Exceed And Excel (lot 138), and the second foal out of Listed winner GLOWING CLOUD by Dabirsim (lot 210).
A total of 33 yearlings will be consigned by Haras d’Etreham, including a filly from the first crop of Toronado, a daughter of Listed winner TOCOPILLA (lot 115) that has already produced two black-type performers; a half-sister by Maxios to UNI, a Listed winner and Group 1 performer this year (lot 123), and a filly by Siyouni out of Group winner BREATH OF LOVE, already the dam of the Listed-winning and Group-placed BOCAIUVA (lot 163).
Haras des Capucines presents 31 yearlings including a half-brother to multiple Group 1 winner ZAGORA by Siyouni (lot 133); another by Siyouni, a filly this time, out of Gr.3 victor JUST LITTLE (lot 3) that has already produced the talented JUSTWANTACONTACT; a half-brother to Group winner AIM TO PLEASE by Rajsaman (lot 35); a Makfi half-brother to HIGH AS A KITE, the winner of the Swedish 1,000 Guineas and Norwegian Derby this year (lot 121); a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, the first foal out of Group 3 victor EMERALD STAR (lot 198), etc.
Ecurie des Monceaux comes to the sale with 25 colts and fillies including a daughter of Oasis Dream, the first foal out of a sister to PACIFIQUE and PRUDENZIA (lot 52); a daughter of LOPE DE VEGA, the second foal out of Listed scorer PRIDE DANCER (lot 63); a half-sister to Group winners SEISMOS et SAMBA BRAZIL by Galileo (lot 86) and a filly by Invincible Spirit, the first foal out of a half-sister to Group 1 winners MOST IMPROVED and ECTOT (lot 120).
La Motteraye Consignment brings 26 yearlings to Deauville of which lot 219, a son of Dansili out of Group winner HANAMI, already the dam of black-type performers REGENT STREET, HOLLY POLLY and KHAREEF.
Coulonces Sales, Anna Sundström’s new entity, presents 31 yearlings including lot 149, a half-sister to Group 3 winner AQUAMARINE by Oasis Dream.
In addition, of note in the catalogue is:
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