A few days from the February Mixed Sale, ARQANA continues to expand its network of international representatives with the appointment of Matias Villamil in South America. It is the first time the Deauville-based sales company is fitting itself with a business representative in that part of the world.
32-year-old Matias Villamil lives in Buenos Aires and belongs to the third generation of breeders in a family deeply involved in the thoroughbred industry. After four years of working for Argentina’s leading sales company, Antonio Bullrich SA, he started his own bloodstock sales business, Villamil Remates, a year ago while continuing to run the family’s Rodeo Chico stud farm along with his brothers. Established in San Antonio de Areco, the focal point of thoroughbred breeding in Argentina, the farm is home to 40 broodmares and 4 stallions including St James’s Palace Stakes winner Most Improved. By an amusing twist of fate, this son of Lawman out of Tonnara was bred by Ecurie des Monceaux and Ecurie Skymarc Farm and bought for €65,000 by Angie Sykes at the ARQANA August Yearling Sale. Matias Villamil also acts as a bloodstock agent for numerous clients.
Freddy Powell, Head of Bloodstock at ARQANA, commented on the appointment of Matias Villamil: “We are very pleased to welcome Matias within our network of international representatives. South America is a natural partner for ARQANA as French stock contributed significantly to the foundation of the leading breeding operations in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Breeders in these countries are familiar with the old Dupré, Stern and Boussac families as well as with today’s Aga Khan, Wildenstein and Wertheimer pedigrees. Recent developments regarding the participation of South America in the global bloodstock industry show that there is a lot of potential both with local owners and breeders. We can’t wait to start working with Matias on growing the business between both parts of the globe”.
Mathias Villamil may be reached on +54 911 54 19 71 21 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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