On 5th and 6th November 2014, Le Lion d’Angers racecourse in the West of France will stage the 5th edition of the Osarus autumn mixed sale. On this occasion, 282 lots will go under the hammer among which 135 yearlings (all qualifying for French owners’ premiums), 64 stores and horses in training, 67 mares, 15 foals and 1 stallion.
As last year, the yearling session will take place on the first day. On the second day, the sale will begin with stores and horses in training (lot 136 to 199), followed by mares, foals and a stallion (Kotky Bleu).
n°2, a Dalghar colt out of Rebecca Rheinberg (a sister to four Black-Type performers) n°9, a filly by Irish Wells out of Rose Hedge, half-sister to the Listed placed Rose Danon n°13, a colt by Turtle Bowl, out of a half-sister to Irish Wells (Sire)
n°17, a filly by Vertigineux out of Soliciflore (Coupe des Pouliches de Marseille at Salon-de- Provence L.)
n°19, a colt by Blue Bresil out of Sophie’s Sun (Poliglote), related to Domeside (Prix Vicomtesse Vigier Gr.2, Prix Gladiateur Gr.3)
n°21, a filly by Montmartre, related to Shawanda (Irish Oaks Gr.1, Prix Vermeille Gr.1), Encke (St Leger Gr.1) and Shareta (Yorkshire Oaks Gr.1, Prix Vermeille Gr.1, 2nd Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Gr.1)
n°31, a Dragon Dancer colt out of a half-sister to Loxlade (Prix Roger de Minvielle L.)
n°37, a filly by Siyouni out of Alexandrina (Monsun) (full-sister to Ameer, 3rd Prix Thomas Bryon Gr.3)
n°47, a colt by Turgeon, half-brother to Kaperia (3rd Grand Steeple-Chase de Loire Atlantique at Nantes L.), close relation to Balder Succes (Maghull Novices Chase Gr.1)
n°48, a filly by Diamond Boy out of Benghasi (Turgeon) (half-sister to Group 3 winner Bénéfique, dam of Group 2 winner Bébé Star)
n°73, a colt by Le Havre, grand-son to Fluid Dancer (Rosenna St. L.), close relation to Group 1 winner Floriot
n°75, a filly by Saint des Saints, related to Group 1 winner Amonita
n°76, a filly by Heliostatic out of Genuine True (5 wins, 2nd Hoist Her Flag St. L.)
n°84, a colt by Nombre Premier, out of a full-sister to Joursanvault (Prix Montenica at Maisons- Laffitte L., Critérium de Lyon L.)
n°87, a colt by Montmartre, out of a half-sister to Katgary (2nd Fred Winter Juvenile H. Hurdle Gr.3), related to Katenko (Prix Morgex Gr.3) and Kotkita (Prix Cambacérès Gr.1)
n°89, a filly by Holy Roman Empire, out of a half-sister to Mambia (Prix du Calvados Gr.3)
n°98, a filly by Myboycharlie out of Like Afleet (4th Prix des Réservoirs Gr.3)
n°110, a colt by Blue Bresil, out of a full-sister to Hurkash (Prix de Beaune L. at Enghien)
n°121, a filly by Turtle Bowl, out of a half-sister to the Listed Prix Panacée winner Vertana, and related to Vespone (Gr.1)
n°128, a filly by Kendargent, related to Sire Peintre Célèbre
For this edition, 45 stores will be offered (37 two-year-olds) of which progeny of proven sires including: AL NAMIX, ANZILLERO, ASTARABAD, BALKO, BALLINGARRY, CALIFET, CHAMPS ELYSEES, KAPGARDE, KENDARGENT, KINGSALSA, LOUP SOLITAIRE, MAJORIEN, NICKNAME, ORPEN, PANIS, SATRI, SMADOUN, UNGARO and WALK IN THE PARK, and young sires such as AQLAAM, BRAVE MANSONNIEN, BUCK’S BOUM, FUISSE, GRIS DE GRIS, MASTERCRAFTSMAN, MYBOYCHARLIE and YOUMZAIN.
The sale will feature 67 mares. Covering sires of the mares due to be offered include AIR CHIEF MARSHAL, BALKO, BLUE BRESIL, CAPTAIN MARVELOUS, CIMA DE TRIOMPHE, DEPORTIVO, EVASIVE, FUISSE, HIGH ROCK, IRISH WELLS, KONIG TURF, MAIGURI, MUHAYMIN, MUHTATHIR, NO RISK AT ALL, PANIS, PEDRO THE GREAT, SAINT DES SAINTS, SCALO, SRI PUTRA, TIN HORSE, WOOTTON BASSET and YOUMZAIN.
15 foals have been catalogued, by proven stallions such as DELLA FRANCESCA, DENON, HURRICANE CAT, LINDA’S LAD, POLIGLOTE, SUNDAY BREAK, and young sires such as AIR CHIEF MARSHAL, KONIG TURF, NAAQOOS, RAJSAMAN, SHAKESPEAREAN and ZAMBEZI SUN.
Graduates from the Lion d’Angers November sale include LES BEAUFS (Apsis), winner of the Prix Royal Oak Gr.1, Valdo Béré (Hurricane Cat) who finished 3rd in the Group 2 Prix Noailles, Absolutly Me (Anabaa Blue) who finished 2nd in the Berenberg Bank Cup L., Le Vent d’Antan (Martaline) bought for €12,000 by Guy Petit, who came 2nd in the Sans Frontières Novice Hurdle (Gr.2) at Punchestown, and many other winners such as Biche d’Oo (F3, Martaline) purchased by Charles Lécrivain for €12,000, winner of the Prix Géographie at Auteuil this year, Goodbye Dancer (3yo by Dragon Dancer), bought for €3,000 by K Ross Bloodstock, winner of all 3 of his 3 starts over jumps in the UK this year, Zalty (Elusive City), three-time winner in Ireland who finished 2nd in the “Bold Lad” Sprint Handicap at the Curragh on 14th September, or This Is It (Ballingarry) who has won twice and been placed twice from 5 starts over jumps.
Last year’s yearling session produced winners at 2, as early as March, such as Cisca Béré (Hold That Tiger), Pierre Précieuse (Vertigineux), Ma Ptite Sarah (Siyouni) and Olija (Alexandros).
The sale can be followed Live on France Sire TV (www.france-sire.com) and the catalogue can be viewed online at www.osarus.com
5th November at 1pm: Yearlings
6th November at 12pm: Stores & HIT, Breeding Stock