Buying

Buying

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Public auction sales are deeply rooted in the French racing industry having taken place for more than a century. Many horses have resulted from this tradition and culture of excellence. Helissio, Subotica, the unforgettable Urban Sea (dam of four Group 1 winners including the current top sire Galileo and the champion Sea The Stars), Anabaa Blue, Dream Well, Gorella, Highst Honor, King’s Best, Latice, Lawman, Literato, Natagora, Golden Fight, Harchibald, Zayad, Kauto Star, Master Minded, Hurricane Fly, Long Run… A list too long to name all of the flat and jump champions who have left their imprint on the sand of French auction rings.

French sales companies offer a rich and diverse calendar of more than 12 sales throughout the year featuring thoroughbreds to suit every budget. Leading sales company is ARQANA holding sales in Deauville (Normandy) and Saint-Cloud (Paris). The result of a merger of the Agence Française and Goffs France in 2006, ARQANA has given the French market an incomparable boost and is firmly established as one of the major auction houses in Europe.

The OSARUS sales company was created in 2008 offers five auction sales every year. This young and dynamic sales company has specialized in 100% French bred thoroughbreds. It operates in La Teste (near Bordeaux) and in Le Lion d’Angers (near Angers). In January OSARUS began the 2014 sales calendar in France with a brand new sale at Clairefontaine racecourse in Deauville.

Of course our Breeders are a year-round source of great bloodstock via private sales, and our bloodstock agents regularly make noteworthy purchases for prospective buyers. At FRBC we are happy to connect you with our network of professionals who will guide you in your next investment.

The most prestigious French sale takes place in August at Deauville.
It is the first major international event of the Northern Hemisphere’s sales season.
It attracts the cream of the yearling crop bred in continental Europe, as well as selected yearlings from England, Ireland and the United States. Deauville, fashionable since the 1860’s has all the charm and hallmarks of a world class seaside resort  :
luxury hotels, superb restaurants, casinos and 5km of beaches, all situated within only 2 hours from Paris and 1 hour from London Airport.

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2016-02-08 February Mixed Sale
type : Breeding Stock & Yearlings & HIT

A winter mixed sale in Deauville, offering opportunities for all budgets

start lots :
BUBBLE CHIC (€33,000 in 2010) G3 The Queen Mother Memorial Cup & 2nd G1 Prix du Jockey Club; RUSSIAN SOUL (€1,500 in 2012) G3 Al Shindagha Sprint & G3 Renaissance St. CHAMP DE BATAILLE (€5,000 in 2013 ) 2nd Gr.1 Prix Cambacérès Gr.3 Prix Général de Saint-Didier

Address :
Arqana Deauville - 32 avenue Hocquart de Turtot - 14800 Deauville

http://www.arqana.com/calendar.html
2016-05-03 Breeze Up Sale & HIT Sale
type : Breeze Up & HIT

Buyers will have plenty of opportunities to find both quality and value for money at the La Teste Breeze Up and HIT sale. Previous editions included Eros de la Luna (10 wins & €239,998, purchased for €9,000), Cozy Girl (5 wins & €183,440, purchased for €9,000), Zadrak (4 wins & €177,657, purchased for €6,500) or Indian Walk (7 wins & €164,267, purchased for €12,000).

start lots :
Mango Tango (Siyouni), Prix de Trévise (F) at Chantilly (€50,000 in 2015) + THEINVAL (Smadoun), Alder Hay Children's Hcp Hurdle Gr.3 (Purchased for €5,500 in 2012)

Address :
Hippodrome du Bequet, Route de Cazaux, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch

http://www.osarus.com/o/calendrier
2016-05-13 to 2016-05-14 The 100% Wild Card Sale
type : HIT

This brand-new, innovative sale held on the eve of the French Guineas is a boutique section of high-class horses in training, all entered using the Wild Card scheme - they can be entered up to 10 days prior to the sale, and each lot is promoted individually.

start lots :
First edition in 2016

Address :
Arqana Deauville - 32 avenue Hocquart de Turtot - 14800 Deauville

http://www.arqana.com/calendar.html
2016-05-14 Breeze Up Sale
type : 2 YOS

Europe's fastest-growing breeze up sale - turnover has risen 10-fold over the past decade. A consistent source of Group 1 winners, held in Deauville for the first time this year on the same weekend as the French Guineas - a not-to-be-missed event.

start lots :
MSHAWISH (€170,000 in 2012) G1 Donn H. & Gulfstream Park Turf H., G2 Zabeel Mile; ROBIN OF NAVAN (€47,000 in 2015) G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud & G3 Prix de Condé; THE GREY GATSBY (€120,000 in 2013) G1 Irish Champion Stakes & G1 Prix du Jockey Club

Address :
Arqana Deauville - 32 avenue Hocquart de Turtot - 14800 Deauville

http://www.arqana.com/calendar.html
2016-06-29 to 2016-07-01 Summer Sale
type : 2YOS & Stores & HIT

Source of at least one Grade 1 winner over jumps every year over the past five years. Also offering flat-orientated horses in training and the second tier of our breeze up sales.

start lots :
MONDIALISTE (€190,000 in 2014) G1 Woodbine Mile S. & 2nd G1 Breeders' Cup Mile; DON POLI (€42,000 in 2011) Grs.1 Lexus Chase, RSA Steeple Chase, Topaz Novice Chase ; PETITE PARISIENNE (€135,000 in 2014) Gr.1 Champion 4 Y.O. Hurdle ; ADRIANA DES MOTTES (€100,000 in 2013) Gr.1 Mares Novices' Hurdle.

Address :
Arqana Deauville - 32 avenue Hocquart de Turtot - 14800 Deauville

http://www.arqana.com/calendar.html
2016-08-14 to 2016-08-16 August Yearling Sale
type : Yearlings

Often described as "the sales paradise", this premier yearling sale combines the attraction of a catalogue featuring the cream of the French crop, the irresistible charms of the seaside town of Deauville and a top class racing festival.

start lots :
MUBTAAHIJ (€450,000 in 2013) 2nd G1 Dubai World Cup; BELARDO (€100,000 in 2013), G1 Dewhurst St.; ECTOT (€75,000 in 2012) Gr.1 Critérium International ; CHICQUITA (€600,000 in 2011) G1 Irish Oaks; FLOTILLA (€120,000 in 2011) G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf; DABIRSIM (€30,000 in 2010) G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère;

Address :
Arqana Deauville - 32 avenue Hocquart de Turtot - 14800 Deauville

http://www.arqana.com/calendar.html
2016-08-17 V.2 Yearling Sale
type : Yearlings

Created in 2013, this sale caters for precocious yearlings with a pedigree and conformation to run at two. Already source of several high class juveniles headed by unbeaten Group 3 winner TRIXIA.

start lots :
TRIXIA (€85,000 in 2014) G3 Prix des Réservoirs & L Critérium de Lyon; EXCILLY (€52,000 in 2014) 3rd G2 Balanchine & 2nd G2 Cape Verdi Stakes; BLACK SEA (€90,000 in 2014) L Prix François Mathet, MAXIMUM AURELIUS (€38,000 in 2014) L. Prix des Sablonnets

Address :
Arqana Deauville - 32 avenue Hocquart de Turtot - 14800 Deauville

http://www.arqana.com/calendar.html
2016-09-14 to 2016-09-15 Yearling Sale
type : Yearling

Held at the Hippodrome du Béquet at La Teste de Buch, a unique environment for combining business with pleasure. All yearlings offered are eligible for the lucrative French owners’ premiums.

start lots :
FLAMBOYANT (Peer Gynt), San Marcos S. Gr.2 (€28,000 in 2012) + EVASIVE'S FIRST (Evasive), Prix des Chênes Gr.3 (€24,000 in 2013) + KENZADARGENT (Kendargent) La Puente Stakes L. (€8,000 in 2012) + SUITS YOU (Youmzain), Chesham Stakes L. at Royal Ascot (€12,000 in 2014) + GEMIX (Carlotamix), Grande Course de Haies d'Auteuil Gr.1 (€13,500 in 2009)

Address :
Hippodrome du Bequet, Route de Cazaux, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch

http://www.osarus.com/o/calendrier
2016-10-01 Arc Sale
type : HIT

A unique boutique sale of horses in training held on the eve of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, which takes place in Chantilly this year. Some horses are sold with their entry in the next day's Group 1 races.

start lots :
MAX DYNAMITE (€200,000 in 2013) G2 Lonsdale Cup; EMPOLI (580,000€ in 2013) G1 Preis von Europa; FRANKYFOURFINGERS (€100,000 in 2014) G3 Al Maktoum Challenge Round II & G3 Glorious Stakes; THE BLUE EYE, G1 H H The Emir's Trophy

Address :
Pharis Yard - Chantilly

http://www.arqana.com/calendar.html
2016-10-18 to 2016-10-21 October Yearling Sale
type : Yearlings

The largest source of French-bred yearlings: in excess of 600 youngsters, all eligible for the generous French premiums. The one-stop shop for everyone intending to race in France.

start lots :
ODELIZ (€22,000 in 2011) G1 Premio Lydia Tesio & Prix Jean Romanet; TREVE (€22,000 unsold in 2011) G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2013 & 2014; CHARM SPIRIT (€140,000 in 2012) G1 Queen Elizabeth II St.; Avenir Certain (€45,000 in 2012) G1 Prix de Diane & French 1,000 Guineas, CONTRIBUTER (€60,000 in 2011) Grs.1 Ranvet Stakes & Chipping Norton Stakes, MILLE ET MILLE ( €32,000 in 2011) Gr.1 Prix du Cadran.

Address :
Arqana Deauville - 32 avenue Hocquart de Turtot - 14800 Deauville

http://www.arqana.com/calendar.html
2016-11-04 Mixed Sale
type : Yearlings & Breeding Stock & Stores & HIT

The November Mixed sale is held at Le Lion d'Angers in the West of France and offers yearlings, breeding stock, stores and horses in training. In its short existence, the sale has already revealed several Listed and Group performers over jumps.

start lots :
LES BEAUFS (Apsis), Prix Royal Oak Gr.1 (2010), PUNCH NANTAIS (Puit d'Or), Prix Congress Gr.2 (€7,000 in 2013) + SHAKAPON (Deportivo), Prix de Marsan L. (€4,000 in 2013) + Le Vent d'Antan (Martaline), 2nd Sans Frontières Novice Hurdle Gr.2 (€12,000 in 2010)

Address :
Hippodrome de l'Isle Briand, 49220 Le Lion d'Angers

http://www.osarus.com/o/calendrier
2016-11-14 to 2016-11-15 Autumn Sale
type : HIT & Stores & yearlings

A mixed sale combining flat and jumps horses in training as well the final yearling session.

start lots :
SILJAN'S SAGA (€2,500 in 2011) - 2nd G 1 Prix Royal Oak; Tourny (€32,000 in 2013) 3rd G1 Prix Morny; ARCTIC FIRE (€110,000 in 2012) Gr.1 Hatton's Grace Hurdle ; BONITO DU BERLAIS (€70,000 in 2012) Gr.1 Prix Cambacérès ; LE ROCHER (€26,000 in 2011) Gr,1 Future Champions Finale Hurdle ; MIN (€6,000 in 2013) 2nd Gr.1 The Supreme Novices' Hurdle ; KOBROUK (€105,000 in 2013) Gr.2 Prix Congress Gr.3 Prix Orcada

Address :
Arqana Deauville - 32 avenue Hocquart de Turtot - 14800 Deauville

http://www.arqana.com/calendar.html
2016-12-03 to 2016-12-06 Breeding Stock Sale
type : Breeding Stock

Four days dedicated to fillies, broodmares and foals, featuring some exclusive consignments from the Aga Khan Studs, Wertheimer et Frère, Haras de Fresnay le Buffard, Haras du Bois Roussel etc. The finest European bloodlines at a great value.

start lots :
Embellishment sold for €950,000 in 2015; Alterite sold for €1,1 million in 2014; Toronado (€40,000 in 2010) - G1 Queen Anne Stakes; Dunaden (€1,500 in 2006) - G1 Hong Kong Vase ; LUCAYAN (€17,000 in 2009) - French 2,000 Guineas REVE DE SIVOLA (6,000 in 2006) Grs.1 JLT Long Walk Hurdle Race, BGC Long Walk Hurdle, Grand Prix d'Automne, Challow Novices' Hurdle, Champion Novice Hurdle ; AL FEROF (€13,000 in 2005) Gr.1 The Henry VIII Novices' Steeple Chase

Address :
Arqana Deauville - 32 avenue Hocquart de Turtot - 14800 Deauville

http://www.arqana.com/calendar.html