The Summer Sale will take place from Wednesday 29 June to Friday 1 July at the heart of the Elie de Brignac sales complex in Deauville.
The catalogue, available at www.arqana.com, is made up of 375 lots, including 84 unraced two-year-olds bred for the flat, 79 two and three-year-old store horses, 2 stallion prospects, 66 broodmares and fillies and 144 horses in training on the flat and over jumps. 15 wild cards are still available in the sections dedicated to horses in training and broodmares and fillies coming out of training.
An unmissable event for talent spotters, the Summer Sale has produced numerous winners in both disciplines. As such, MONDIALISTE landed the Gr.1 Woodbine Mile before finishing second in the Gr.1 Breeders’Cup Mile behind champion American race mare Tepin. From a National Hunt perspective, the Aga Khan homebred and top price of last year’s sale ZUBAYR won first time out over hurdles when landing the Gr.2 Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle at Kempton. Others worth a mention include SMASHING, brilliant winner of the Gr.2 Webster Cup Chase and Gr.2 Red Mills Chase, UN TEMPS POUR TOUT, who landed the Gr.3 Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, as well as DON POLI, who finished third in the Gr.1 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Flat-bred two-year-olds section
This first day of sale offers a section reserved for unraced two year olds bred to race on the flat by high profile stallions such as Acclamation, Bernardini, Bushranger, Dream Ahead, Dutch Art, Exceed And Excel, Fast Company, Hat Trick, Holy Roman Emperor, Iffraaj, Invincible Spirit, Kendargent, Kodiac, Lawman, Makfi, Myboycharlie, Pivotal, Pour Moi, Redoute’s Choice, Rock Of Gibraltar as well as Siyouni.
The sale also includes an attractive selection of two-year-olds by first season sires such as Born To Sea (3), Casamento (2), Excelebration (1), Frankel (1), Helmet (1), Power (2), Rajsaman (5), Rio De La Plata (1) and Tin Horse (1).
Two and three-year-old store horses section
The catalogue also offers a selection of two and three-year-old store horses by some of the best National Hunt stallions such as Al Namix (2), Blue Bresil (3), Dream Well (1), Great Pretender (1), Irish Wells (4), Kapgarde (3), Martaline (6), Montmartre (1), Network (5), No Risk At All (4), Poliglote (2), Saint des Saints (2), Turgeon (1) as well as Walk In The Park (1).
From a pedigree point of view, stand outs include:
Broodmares and fillies
For this latest renewal of the Summer Sale ARQANA has created a section dedicated to fillies and to in foal broodmares. This new addition to the sale gives breeders an extra opportunity to put well bred fillies or young mares with attractive coverings on the market without having to wait for the Breeding Stock Sale. This new section has generated a huge amount of interest, as can be seen from the quality of the mares and fillies on offer.
The catalogue offers broodmares and fillies from establishments such as the Wertheimer Brothers, the Haras du Mézeray, the Haras d’Etreham, the Haras des Capucines, Gestüt Brümmerhof as well as Gestüt Etzean.
Among the fillies coming out of training, standouts include:
Gestüt Etzean will offer ELEA (lot 187), a winning Lord of England half-sister to the Group 1 placed ECLAIR DE LUNE and MONCLAIRE (lot 201), a full sister to MONAMI, winner of the Diana Trial (Gr.2) and the Preis Der Winterkönigin (Gr.3).
In foal broodmares
Wertheimer & Frère will present two mares in foal to Anodin :
Among the mares consigned by the Haras du Mézeray, there are two very well bred Shadwell mares:
The Haras du Hoguenet will offer five mares including:
Among the four mares consigned by the Haras des Eclos, two of note are:
Among the more attractive profiles other standouts include:
Also due to go through the ring are the two Group 3 winners LORESHO (lot 233) and KARAKTAR (lot 232), both presented by the Aga Khan Studs as stallion prospects.
Horses in Training Section
144 horses in training on the flat and over jumps will also go through the ring including representatives from some of the most successful names in French racing such as Pia Brandt, Fabrice Chappet, Nicolas Clément, Tony Clout, Rodolphe Collet, Mikel Delzangles, Yan Durepaire, André Fabre, Christophe Ferland, Françis-Henri Graffard, John Hammond, Freddy Head, Carlos Laffon-Parias, Ellie Lellouche, Henri-Alex Pantall, Didier Prod’homme, François Rohaut, Jean-Claude Rouget and Philippe Sogorb.
10 representatives of the prestigious Wertheimer Brothers outfit will be presented for sale as well as a draft of seven horses hailing from the Aga Khan Studs, including the Listed placed GREEN SWEET (lot 336), SARYSHAGANN (lot 352) and ZAFIRO (lot 369).
Among the horses running over jumps, standouts include horses trained by Nicolas Bertran de Balanda, Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé, Guy Cherel, Patrick Chevillard, Guillaume Macaire, François Nicolle, Marcel Rolland as well as Donatien Sourdeau de Beauregard.
15 Wild Cards are still available at the heart of the sections dedicated to broodmares and fillies and to horses in training. Intended for horses with recent performances on the flat and over jumps, Wild Cards always generate a huge amount of interest from buyers. Do consider entering your horses with recent performances! Contact : Dominique Boulard : +33 (0)1 41 12 00 35 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 29 June : Breezes by flat bred two year olds and three year old store horses, 3pm Deauville La Touques racecourse
Thursday 30 June : Sale of flat bred 2yos and two and a three-year-old store horses, 11am
Friday 1 July – sale of stallion prospects, fillies and mares and horses in training, 11am
The catalogue is online at www.arqana.com
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