Samuel de Barros, a newcomer to the thoroughbred breeders’ ranks, made the closing bid of €75,000 for a nomination to Siyouni which was offered on Arqanaonline.com. Barros’ wife Elodie has been breeding and racing trotters for a few years at the couple’s Haras des Authieux in Normandy and her husband, who takes advice from Bertrand Le Métayer, has now decided to branch out into the thoroughbred world. He was active at the breeding stock sales previously to securing the Siyouni nomination.
The sale took place over 24 hours, Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 December. Two nominations to France’s 2017 champion sire elect were offered for sale by a shareholder unable to find suitable mares to use them. The second nomination was bought back for the same amount.
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