The Autumn Sale will take place from 17 to 19 November in the Elie de Brignac sales complex at Deauville. For this latest renewal an extra day has been added to the sale in order to offer the most optimal conditions possible to both vendors and buyers. The programme for the first day remains unchanged and will consist of a session dedicated to horses in training for both the flat and jumps and to two year old store horses. The following two days will be dedicated to both yearlings bred for the flat (18 and 19 November) and for National Hunt (18 November).
The catalogue, which is available on www.arqana.com, is made up of 616 lots including 219 horses in training, 25 store horses and 352 yearlings bred both for the flat and for jumps. 20 Wild Cards are still available at the heart of the horses in training section. Designed to welcome horses with recent performances on the flat and over jumps, Wild Cards always generate a huge amount of interest from buyers. Last year both top prices at the Autumn Sale were achieved by the last minute entries ALLEZ COLOMBIERES who was bought for €300,000 by Harold Kirk from Alain Couétil and BALBIR DU MATHAN bought for €300,000 by TJ Bloodstock from Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé.
The performances on the flat of QUEEN BEE (Prix du Calvados Gr.3), SILJAN’S SAGA (Prix Corrida Gr.2 and placed in the Gr.1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud) and over jumps of BONITO DU BERLAIS (Prix Georges de Talhouet-Roy Gr.2), LE ROCHER (Future Champions Finale Juvenile Hurdle Gr.1 at Chepstow) as well as FOX NORTON (placed in the Champion 4 Y.O. Hurdle Gr.1 at Punchestown) reflect the quality of the stock on offer across the different segments of the market at the Autumn Sale.
Horses in training section
On Monday 17 November 219 horses in training will go through the ring including representatives of the best trainers in France such as Pascal Bary, Fabrice Chappet, Nicolas Clément, Alain Couétil, Mikel Delzangles, Francis-Henri Graffard, John Hammond, Christiane Head-Maarek, Carlos Laffon-Parias, Elie Lellouche, Henri-Alex Pantall, Jean-Claude Rouget, Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte as well as horses consigned by the most prestigious owner breeders such as the Aga Khan Studs and Wertheimer & Frère.
The catalogue offers a selection of horses in training on the flat made up of 44 two year olds, 123 three-year-olds and 52 horses aged four and above. Jean-Claude Rouget in particular is sending out a draft of 13 horses including LASTUCE (lot 136) whose race record numbers seven wins and six places from just 14 starts and BUKHARI (lot 139, consigned by Aga Khan Studs), who having bagged two consecutive races has just finished fifth in the Grand Critérium de Bordeaux (L.).
The National Hunt horses in training section also includes several prospects with intriguing profiles such as the Yannick Fouin trained LINODARGENT (lot 169), who has recently finished placed over hurdles at Enghien on 24 September and A MERVEILLE (lot 208), a daughter of Network trained by Christian Scandella who has twice won over hurdles and has just finished second on her first start over fences on 24 September at Enghien. The Yann-Marie Porzier trained SONG AND WHISPER (lot 211) confirmed his good potential when winning the Prix Dominique Sartini by four lengths, a Listed race run over hurdles at Enghien on 30 September this year. The young trainer Augustin Adeline de Boisbrunet will have two horses on offer including the promising TRAFFIC FLUIDE (lot 233) a son of Astarabad and recent winner of the Prix d’Auteuil, run over fences on 22 October at Strasbourg. Guillaume Macaire presents lot 223 APOTRE, bred by the Haras de Saint-Voir and who has shown a genuine aptitude for fences. Indeed, in just five starts over fences he has won three races and been placed one.
Store horse section
This first day of sale also offers a section reserved for two year old store horses hailing from families rich in black type and by renowned stallions such as AL NAMIX, ASTARABAD, BLUE BRESIL, KAPGARDE, MARTALINE, POLIGLOTE, SAINT DES SAINTS, SHOLOKHOV and VOIX DU NORD.
On Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 November 352 yearlings will go through the ring from 1pm. Yearlings with more of a National Hunt profile are by proven stallions such as AL NAMIX, ASTARABAD, BALKO, CALIFET, DREAM WELL, ENRIQUE, GREAT PRETENDER, IRISH WELLS, KAPGARDE, MARTALINE, POLIGLOTE, SAINT DES SAINTS, SHOLOKHOV, TURGEON and promising young stallions such as BLUE BRESIL, LINDA’S LAD, VISION d’ETAT and WALK IN THE PARK.
The catalogue also offers half-brothers and half-sisters to Group winners including close relatives of Tzar’s Dancer (lot 290), winner of the Gr.3 Prix du Président de la République, of Extreme Cara (lot 395) winner of the Gr.1 Prix Cambacérès and of Le Rocher (lot 315) who landed the Gr.1 Future Champions Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow. Others to go through the ring include half-brothers to Ambroise (lot 438), Lord Prestige (lot 444), Tatenen (lot 294), Top of the Sky (lot 377) and to Tell No One (lot 366).
The Autumn Sale is also the last sale of the year dedicated to flat bred yearlings. This contingent is bursting with young horses by proven stallions such as ASTRONOMER ROYAL, DUTCH ART, ELUSIVE CITY, HURRICANE CAT, KING’S BEST, LAWMAN, MONTMARTRE, MUHTATHIR, SLICKLY, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, ZAMINDAR, by young stallions including AIR CHIEF MARSHAL, ARCANO, FUISSÉ, LITERATO, PACO BOY, SILVER FROST, VISION d’ETAT and by three French stallions very much in demand in KENDARGENT, LE HAVRE and SIYOUNI.
The catalogue is online at www.arqana.com
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