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ARQANA renews its support for the “Association Sauvegarde des Terres d’Elevage” (Association for the preservation of stud land)

In  the  context  of  the  December  Breeding  Stock  Sale  ARQANA  is  renewing  its  support  for  the ‘Association Sauvegarde des Terres d’Elevage’ (Association for the preservation stud land) which is continuing its fight against the giant landfill site established at Nonant-le-Pin by the company Guy Dauphin Environnement (GDE).  An auction of highly prized stallion nominations has therefore been organised in the sales ring on Friday 5 December at 5pm, and not at 4:30pm as previously announced.


An auction of 17 highly prized nominations and a safari in Tanzania

Some extremely sought after nominations have been offered by the owners of the said stallions and will be sold at auction for the sole benefit of the ‘Association Sauvegarde des Terres d’Elevage’. Among  the stallions on offer are many stallions already standing in France as well as four talented new recruits who will be standing at stud for the first time in 2015. The first is Anodin who is none other than a full brother to the champion racemare Goldikova  (Anabaa). This Wertheimer  & Frère bred horse proved his ability and consistency from the age of two over a mile; he landed the Prix Paul de Moussac (Gr.3) and went on to be placed on numerous occasions at Group 1 level including in the Queen  Anne  Stakes  (Gr.1)  and  the  Prix  Jacques  le Marois  (Gr.1)  at Deauville  where  he finished second to Kingman and ahead of the top class Olympic Glory.  A nomination for the latter will also be put up for auction on Friday at Deauville. This son of the speedy Choisir is a very good looking horse with many qualities which will undoubtedly  be attractive to breeders. He won four Group 1s from 2 to 4, over distances between 1400m and 1800m and on ground ranging from firm to heavy. The Irish stud Coolmore  has kindly offered a nomination  to Ruler Of The World, a Galileo half brother to 5 time Group 1 winner Duke Of Marmalade and himself winner of the Epsom Derby (Gr.1) in 2013 and of the Prix Foy (Gr.2) this year, ahead of the excellent Flintshire.


Also offered for auction will be options to send a mare in 2015 to the champion Kingman and the highly promising Lope de Vega. This will be the very last opportunity to obtain a nomination for these two stallions, as their books are already full. Once these rights have been bought at auction (for the benefit of the Association) the successful bidders will incur the official nomination fees and terms for each stallion.

While Lope de Vega made his mark at stud this year thanks to his first crop of two-year-olds headed by  Dewhurst  Stakes  (Gr.1)  winner  Belardo,  Kingman  covered  himself  in  glory  on  European racecourses, winning all the top races over a mile.


Stallion nominations offered for auction:


Etalon Donateur Stationnement
ANODIN Wertheimer & Frère Haras du Quesnay
DALAKHANI H.H. The Aga Khan Studs Gilltown Stud (Ireland)
DAWN APPROACH Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum Kildangan Stud (Ireland)
ELUSIVE CITY Syndicat Elusive City Haras d’Etreham



EQUIANO Newsells Park & James Acheson Newsells Park Stud (GB)
EVASIVE Samuel Blanchard Haras de Grandcamp
INCLUDE Mr & Mrs Brereton C. Jones Airdrie Stud (USA)
KENDARGENT Guy Pariente Haras de Colleville
KINGMAN* Juddmonte Farms Banstead Manor (GB)
LE HAVRE Gérard Augustin Normand Haras de la Cauvinière
LOPE DE VEGA* Ballylinch Stud Ballylinch Stud (Ireland)
MAKFI Qatar Bloodstock Haras de Bonneval
MARTALINE Aliette et Gilles Forien Haras de la Reboursière et de Montaigu
OLYMPIC GLORY Cheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani Haras de Bouquetot
RULER OF THE WORLD Coolmore Stud Coolmore Stud (Ireland)
SAINT DES SAINTS Haras d’Etreham Haras d’Etreham
SIYOUNI Syndicat Siyouni Haras de Bonneval

* option to send a mare in 2015 at the official conditions,  ie £55,000 live foal for Kingman  and €44,000 (October  1st) for

Lope de Vega.


At the end of the session, a ten day safari (for two people) in the Serena hotels in Tanzania and in Zanzibar will be offered for auction. This holiday is offered by the Aga Khan Studs.



Tombola for hal fprice nominations

57 nominations have generously been given and will be raffled on Friday 5 December from 2pm in the « 360° » in the sales complex (on the first floor of the sales ring) under the supervision of auctioneer Maître Bernard de Reviers. Each winner will have the opportunity of obtaining a nomination at half price while making a donation to the Association and by the same token contribute to the preservation of stud land at Nonant-le-Pin. Entry to the tombola is now closed.





For more information contact:

Sybille Gibson: +33 (0) /

Alexandra Saint Martins: +33 (0) /