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Bidding to start Wednesday 2 November at 3:00pm

Another exciting opportunity will soon be available on the innovative online auction platform with a share in French champion sire elect Le Havre set to go under the hammer. The sale will start Wednesday 2 November at 3:00pm with a 24h duration.

Only aged 10, the flagship sire of Haras de la Cauvinière has the rare merit of having already produced two dual Classic heroines. AVENIR CERTAIN, a member of his first crop, took the Gr.1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Gr.1 Prix de Diane in 2014 only for the feat to be repeated two years later by LA CRESSONNIERE, who is still unbeaten in 8 starts and due to remain in training as a four-year-old. These champions are among 17 Listed and Pattern winners by Le Havre, alongside Gr.2 Prix Chaudenay scorer AUVRAY, Gr.3 Prix de Meautry winner SUEDOIS, who was also runner-up in the Juy Cup, Haydock Sprint Cup and Prix de la Forêt, ZGHORTA DANCE, a recent 2nd in the Gr.1 Premio Lydia Tesio and winner of the Gr.3 Prix Vanteaux, QUEEN BEE, winner of the Gr.3 Prix du Calvados at two, etc.

Having started off at stud at only €5,000, Le Havre duly saw his stud fee rise as a consequence of his outstanding results. He covered 199 mares in 2015 at a fee of €20,000, 100 of which had gained black type on the track or produced a black type horse, and 189 in 2016 at €35,000, 112 of which had gained black type or produced a black type horse. His fertility rate is close to 90% every year.

Le Havre’s covering fee for 2017 will be announced on Monday 31 October.

His progeny rapidly caught the buyers’ eye at the sales. At the 2016 ARQANA August Yearling Sale, 100% of the 11 colts and fillies on offer sold at an average price of €140,000, remembering they had been conceived off a €5,000 fee. They included a full brother to La Cressonnière who was knocked down for €520,000 to Blandford Bloodstock.


Conditions of Sale:


  • Each share gives right to two nominations every year.
  • Share and breeding right holders amount to 108 nominations every year. The proceeds of all extra nominations sold are distributed evenly among the 50 shareholders.
  • Management and keep fees amount to €200 per year and per share, and marketing costs to €600 per year and per share.
  • Mortality insurance for each share is the responsibility of each shareholder.
  • Sales of shares are subject to a pre-emption right by the current shareholders, with a validity of 30 days, except in the case where the purchaser is already a shareholder.
  • The share is sold with VAT applied at a rate of 10% (recoverable for buyers who are VAT registered in UE countries).
  • A health certificate for the stallion Le Havre is available and will be renewed immediately after the sale.

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