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At the end of the third day of the Breeding Stock Sale at Deauville, the average was up by nearly 33% compared to last year at €11,444, while the median was €8,000 compared to €7,000 last year. 75.8% of the horses on offer found new homes, generating a turnover of €2,196,500, up by 19%.


As with last year on the third day, it was an Aga Khan Studs homebred CLARIYN (lot 683) who finished on top for the day. Bought for €86,000 by MAB Agency acting on behalf of an Irish client breeding at the Haras de Beauvoir, this daughter of Acclamation presented in foal to Kyllachy belongs to the talented family of Clodovil. Indeed, the latter is a three-part brother to Clodovina, dam of the five year old broodmare bought today. Another representative of the Aga Khan Studs, KASTIYA (lot 749), fetched a good price when knocked down for €42,000 to HFTB Racing Agency, which belongs to the German agent Holger Faust. This three year old filly who won at two, Kastiya is a half sister to the talented Kesampour, winner of the Prix Greffulhe (Gr.2) and fourth in the Prix du Jockey Club (Gr.1) before going on to pursue his career in Australia. Bought on behalf of Simon Springer, she is due to be covered by his young stallion Dabirsim, who was a champion at two having been bought at ARQANA in August 2010.

Over the first three days of sale the Aga Khan Studs finish at the top of the vendor’s leaderboard with 30 fillies and mares sold for a total of €3,024,000.


At the end of the session BUFFALO BERRY (lot 822) was sold privately for €52,000 to the Irish agency Emerald Bloodstock. Presented by the Haras de Grandcamp in foal to leading Australian sire Redoute’s Choice, this Grade 3 winner in the States has produced Chattahoochee War, a Grade 3 winner and Listed winner on the other side of the Atlantic, as well as Buffalo Billy, a Stakes placed horse who has won twice this year in the States.


Once again today, foals proved hugely popular with both French and English buyers present at Deauville. Supporting his young stallion Rajsaman, Sylvain Vidal (Haras de la Cauvinière) bought lot 579 presented by HSV Agency for €38,000.  This colt is the second foal out of Sardinelle, a daughter of Verglas out of the Prix Eclipse (Gr.3) winner Stella Berine. Just a few minutes earlier Sylvain Vidal spent €46,000 on lot 572, buying for himself as well as for Philippe Jeanneret and Gérard Augustin Normand.  From the family of Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (Gr.1) winner Torrestrella, this colt presented by the Haras d’Omméel is a son of Le Havre, who just like Rajsaman stands at the Haras de la Cauvinière.  Relegated in this instance the role of underbidder, Paul Basquin was fortunate enough to sign the docket at €40,000 for lot 753, a colt presented by the Haras d’Engerville. He is the result of a cross between the highly prized Siyouni and the young mare Khastriya, a sister to the dual Grade 1 winner in the States Amorama, as well as to the Listed winners Uncoiled and Table Ronde. €40,000 was also the sum invested by Australian agent Seamus Mills for lot 783, another foal by Siyouni, presented this time by the Haras du Logis Saint Germain. His dam Magdala is a daughter of Hawk Wing out of Miss Chryss, a Listed winner in France and most notably responsible for Kinte Hunter, second in the German 2000 Guineas. Irish pinhooker Con Marnane for his part set his sights on lot 688, a foal consigned by Irène Schedt and knocked down for €37,000. From the first crop of triple Group 1 winner Rio De La Plata, this foal is from the family of Ridasiyna, winner of the Prix de l’Opéra (Gr.1) in the colours of His Highness Aga Khan.


Star of the catalogue Samba Brazil sold privately

ARQANA confirms that on the day after she went through the ring, the mare SAMBA BRAZIL (lot 196) consigned in foal to Dubawi by the Haras du Mézeray was sold privately. The young mare will remain at stud in France.



The sale continues tomorrow from 11 AM

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