OSARUS was created in June 2008 with the objective of developing a new sales opportunity for owners and breeders on the flat and over jumps.
OSARUS holds 3 sales a year at two different racecourses: the Breeze-up Sale & the select Yearling Sale take place in La Teste (60 km from Bordeaux) and the Mixed and Yearling Sale is conducted at Le Lion d’Angers (200 km from Paris). OSARUS is therefore very present and active on the French territory.
The team is made up of Arnault Leraitre, who is the Bloodstock Director and in charge of horse inspection; Frédérique Lingua in charge of pedigrees and general administration; Françoise Leforestier who is responsible for the accounts department and Sophie Fitzpatrick in charge of communication. The auctioneer, Emmanuel Viaud, is also responsible for the sales development as well as yearlings, HIT and stores inspection.
OSARUS has already seen great flat performers in its auction ring like LES BEAUFS winner of the Prix Royal Oak (Gr.1), Group 2 winner FLAMBOYANT, VIZIR BERE and sire EVASIVE’S FIRST, who both won the Prix des Chênes (Gr.3), as well as SUITS YOU, KATIE’S DIAMOND, APILOBAR, THE TURNING POINT, BLUE SOAVE, DARLING STORY, KENZADARGENT, ARES D’EMRA, GUAJARAZ, BAIE D’HONNEUR, all Listed race winners. Incredible top performers over jumps like GEMIX, who won the prestigious Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil (twice), ROYAL BOY, Group 1 winner at Kempton in January 2014, Group 2 Prix Congress winner PUNCH NANTAIS, Group 3 Prix Général de Saint Didier (Gr.3) winner MY MAJ, or PUR STYLE and SHAKAPON, Listed winner at Auteuil.
Buyers will have plenty of opportunities to find both quality and value for money at the La Teste Breeze Up and HIT sale. Previous editions included Eros de la Luna (10 wins & €239,998, purchased for €9,000), Cozy Girl (5 wins & €183,440, purchased for €9,000), Zadrak (4 wins & €177,657, purchased for €6,500) or Indian Walk (7 wins & €164,267, purchased for €12,000).
The La Teste Breeze Up sale has produced many winners such as Gr.2 Qatar Oaks winner Mango Tango (Siyouni), who was purchased for €50,000 by MAB Agency on behalf of Galileo Racing in April 2015. THEINVAL (Smadoun), Alder Hay Children's Hcp Hurdle Gr.3 (Purchased for €5,500 in 2012)
Hippodrome du Bequet, Route de Cazaux, 33260 La Teste-de-Buche
Held at the Hippodrome du Béquet at La Teste de Buch, a unique environment for combining business with pleasure. All yearlings offered are eligible for the lucrative French owners’ premiums.
FLAMBOYANT (Peer Gynt), San Marcos S. Gr.2 (€28,000 in 2012) + EVASIVE'S FIRST (Evasive), Prix des Chênes Gr.3 (€24,000 in 2013) + KENZADARGENT (Kendargent) La Puente Stakes L. (€8,000 in 2012) + SUITS YOU (Youmzain), Chesham StakesL. at Royal Ascot (€12,000 in 2014) + GEMIX (Carlotamix), Grande Course de Haies d'AuteuilGr.1 (€13,500 in 2009)
Hippodrome du Bequet, Route de Cazaux, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch
The November Mixed sale will be held around Paris just after the "48h of Jumping", one the most jump races week-end at Auteuil racecourse and offers yearlings, breeding stock, stores and horses in training. In its short existence, the sale has already revealed several Listed and Group performers over jumps.
LES BEAUFS (Apsis), Prix Royal Oak Gr.1 (2010), PUNCH NANTAIS (Puit d'Or), Prix Congress Gr.2 (€7,000 in 2013) + SHAKAPON (Deportivo), Prix de Marsan L. (€4,000 in 2013) + Le Vent d'Antan (Martaline), 2nd Sans Frontières Novice Hurdle Gr.2 (€12,000 in 2010)