On Saturday 10 May this year from 2pm Saint-Cloud racecourse will play host to the 2014 renewal ofthe ARQANA Breeze Up Sale. The Breezes will take place on the eve of the sale from 11am on the racecourse’s turf track. The catalogue, which is now online at www.arqana.com, is made up of a fine selection of 131 two year olds including 95 colts. Standouts among these include 44 brothers and
sisters to Group and Listed performers, while 65% of the lots carry the suffix ‘FR’ or are assimilated as French.
Each year the ARQANA Breeze Up offers high quality horses such as Mshawish, who recently won the Zabeel Mile (Gr.2) at Meydan, Pearl Flute, winner of the Prix Palais Royal (Gr.3) and placed several times at Group level including last January in Dubai, as well as Lucayan who won the Poule d’Essai des Poulains (Gr.1) in 2012 and is now being successfully campaigned in the United States, having won a Group 2 last December as well as been placed several times at the same level.
This sale has also offered up Classic hopes such as The Grey Gatsby, a Group 2 and 3 placed son of Mastercraftsman who is entered in the Prix du Jockey Club (Gr.1) and the Grand Prix de Paris (Gr.1) and Gamesome, facile winner on his second start in England last August. Last July it was another representative of Qatar Racing who was making his mark at Deauville. Indeed, the talented two year old My Catch who was bought at the 2013 Breeze Up Sale by David Redvers, ran out the brilliant winner of the Prix de Cabourg (Gr.3), a victory which bagged him the second €100,000 Breeze Up Jackpot.
This year, the challenge has been renewed with the same conditions. This means any two year old graduate of the sale to have won one of the 10 maiden races selected for the challenge (10 races taking place on French soil) will pocket €10.000 on top of the race prizemoney. ARQANA will
then award the €100,000 super Jackpot to the first two year old to combine a victory in one of the challenge’s maiden races with a victory at Listed or Group level in France during the season.
Some magnificent profiles presented by the best European consignors. The 2014 catalogue is made up of a plethora of well bred two year olds prepared with great care by the best
professionals in the industry in Europe.
Irish consignor Willie Browne (Mocklershill) is sending out a contingent of 20 lots including lot 13 who is none other than a Fastnet Rock brother to the excellent Immortal Verse, who won the Prix Jacques le Marois (Gr.1) and the Coronation Stakes (Gr.1), as well as lot 11, a Footstepsinthesand half brother to the Listed winners Golden Stravinsky and Gimme Credit. Leading consignor at the 2013 Breeze Up Sale, The Channel Consignment will make the journey with 15 two year olds next May including lot 90, a Kendargent brother to champion racehorse Dunaden, whose race record features three wins at the highest level including the prestigious Melbourne Cup (Gr.1), lot 92, a son of leading Australian sire Redoute’s Choice and half brother to Group 3 winners Tiger’s Eye and Vetriano, as well as two year olds by Makfi, Paco Boy, Equiano, Invincible Spirit, Mastercraftsman, Rip Van Winkle, etc.
Con Marnane (Bansha House Stables) will travel with 12 two year olds including lot 74, a colt by Oasis Dream whose half-sister is the very talented Falmouth Stakes (Gr.1) winner and five time Group 1 placed Giofra, and lot 123, a Champs Elysées half brother to Pomellato, winner of the Critérium de Maisons-Laffitte (Gr.2) at two.
The renowned Irish based professional Brendan Holland (Grove Stud) will come to Saint-Cloud with 10 two year olds including lot 109, by Oasis Dream and a full sister to Rainfall, who won the Jersey Stakes (Gr.3) at Royal Ascot and was twice placed at Group 1 level, as well as lot 117, a full brother to Princedargent (Kendargent) who was successful last year when easily taking the Prix Marchand d’Or (L.) at Maisons-Laffitte, as well as two year olds by Arcano, Invincible Spirit, Sea The Stars, Zamindar, etc.
Ecurie Prévost-Baratte will consign a draft of nine horses including lot 3, a colt out of the matriarch Rotina, responsible for six black type horses including Prix Saint Alary (Gr.1) winner Belle Et Célèbre, as well as Appel Au Maitre, Worthleberry and Valentino, and lot 111, a Dark Angel three parts brother to the precocious Talwar, who won the Solario Stakes (Gr.3), as well as lot 114, a Lope de Vega half sister to Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes (Gr.1) winner Mast Track, and lot 130, first foal by Exceed And Excel out of a sister to King Of Wands, winner of a Listed race and Group 2 placed in England.
The Haras du Saubouas will present seven two year olds including lot 2, a son of the popular Dark Angel out of a sister to Vangelis, who was successful in the Prix d’Harcourt (Gr.2) and placed several times at Group 1 level, lot 86, an Iffraaj half-sister to Prix Thomas Bryon (Gr.3) winner Makaan, and lot 88, a daughter of Kendargent and the dual Listed winner in Germany Kirona.
Bringing with her a solid draft of six two year olds, the Haras de Saint Arnoult owner Larissa Kneip will most notably present lot 17, a son of Iffraaj, sire of last year’s leading European two year old filly Chriselliam, and of the Prix Yacowlef (L.) winner Spéciale, lot 45, a son of Elusive City out of a sister to the dual Group 1 winner Bright Sky, not to mention lot 94, the first offspring by Lawman out of a full sister to Chinandega, who won the Prix des Réservoirs (Gr.3) and is now a broodmare in Japan.
Among the better maternal pedigrees, standouts also include lot 22 (consigned by Athassel House Stud), a son of Distorted Humor out of the Listed winner and twice Group 3 placed in the States Ticket To Seattle, herself a sister to the dual Group 1 winner Tizway, lot 68 (consigned by Mayfield Stables), a Sinndar half-brother to the stallion Fairly Ransom, lot 75 (consigned by Sherbourne Lodge Stables), a daughter of Elusive City, leading sire of two year olds in France in 2013 and a sister to Marbye, winner of the Prix Astarté (Gr.1) and the dam of two Group winners in Japan, as well as lot 78 (consigned by Powerstown Stud), a half brother by exciting young sire New Approach to Violon Sacré, a Group 3 winner in the United States. Let’s also mention lot 103 (consigned by Hardwood Stud), a Rock Of Gibraltar half brother to Ruwi who won the Prix Noailles (Gr.2), as well as lot 120 (consigned by Brown Island Stables), a colt by Bernstein out of the three times Listed winner Packet
who gave birth to the dual Group 2 winner Great Intentions as well as to Sea Road, winner of two races at Listed level.
Representatives of the most sought after stallions. This catalogue brings together numerous horses by proven stallions such as Acclamation, Arch, Bernardini, Bernstein, Cape Cross, Dansili, Dark Angel, Distorted Humor, Dutch Art, Elusive City, Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock, Footstepsinthesand, Hat Trick, High Chaparral, Iffraaj, Invincible Spirit, Kendargent, Lawman, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Motivator, New Approach, Oasis Dream, Orpen, Pivotal, Redoute’s Choice, Rock Of Gibraltar, Whipper, Zamindar, etc.
The Breeze Up Sale is also a great showcase for first season sires who will be in the limelight thanks to 37 of their first two year olds on the 9 and 10 May this year at Saint-Cloud.
Prix Morny (Gr.1) winner Arcano will in this way see four of his offspring go through the ring including lot 72 (consigned by Grove Stud), a daughter of Freedom who won three Listed races in Germany and is a sister to Queen Mary Stakes (Gr.2) winner Elletelle. Lope de Vega, who won the rare Poule d’Essai des Poulains-Prix du Jockey Club (Gr.1) double, will be represented by seven horses including lot 15 (consigned by Bansha House Stables) a half brother to Sahpresa, three-time winner of the Sun Chariot Stakes (Gr.1). Champion three year old miler in Europe in 2009, the son of Galileo Rip Van Winkle who won three Group races, was very much in view last year thanks to his first yearlings. He will be represented at the ARQANA Breeze Up Sale by two fillies and two colts including lot 127 (presented by The Channel Consignment), the third offspring out of the Prix d’Aumale (Gr.3) winner Poltava. Brilliant winner of the 2009 renewal of the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (Gr.1) Siyouni numbers eight two year olds in the catalogue including lot 38 presented by the Haras du Saubouas and a half brother to Stefer who won the Prix Miesque (Gr.3). Four time Group 1 winner Vision d’Etat will be represented by lot 28 (consigned by The Channel Consignment), the first foal
out of Vie des Aigles who, as her name suggests, is a sister to the champion Cirrus des Aigles.
Elsewhere the catalogue includes four representatives of the excellent miler Makfi, who won the 2000 Guineas (Gr.1) and the Prix Jacques Le Marois (Gr.1) and two horses by Lord Shanakill, winner of the Prix Jean Prat (Gr.1) and Group 1 placed at two. The sale also plays host to 17 horses from the second crop of exciting young stallions in the making. Mastercraftsman, sire of eight black type horses including Classic hope and Racing Post Trophy (Gr.1) winner Kingston Hill will be represented by five two year olds while Sea The Stars, who is already the sire of Group 3 winner in Ireland My Titania, will be relying on lot 34, a colt out of a sister to Alandi, a son of Galileo who won the Irish Saint Leger (Gr.1) and the Prix du Cadran (Gr.1). Also present throughout the catalogue will be two year olds by Mr Sidney, Myboycharlie and Naaqoos.
2014 ARQANA BREEZE UP SALE
Breezes on 9 May at 11am /sale on Saturday 10 May at 2pm / Saint-Cloud
Catalogue online at www.arqana.com