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MOMENTUM ROLLS ON TO DAY THREE OF BREEDING STOCK SALE

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The positive trend observed over the first two sessions of the Breeding Stock sale rolled on to day three, which saw 201 horses sell for €1,914,500, a 10% gain on last year’s corresponding session. The clearance rate of 74% also showed improvement from 2016 while the average price rose 7% to €9,525. While Tuesday traditionally[…..]

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STRONG INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONTINUES ON DAY 2 OF BREEDING STOCK SALE

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With the market having proved nothing short of frenetic during the opening session, the second session of the ARQANA Breeding Stock sale saw many underbidders make up for their fruitless attempts and resulted in upbeat figure across the board. The clearance up improved by a spectacular 10 points to 82% while the €5,708,500 turnover was[…..]

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2 NOMINATIONS TO SIYOUNI TO BE OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT GUARANTEE ON ARQANAONLINE.COM

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Breeders who are currently brainstorming about their 2018 matings will be pleased to hear that they will be given a rare opportunity to bid on two nominations to French champion sire Siyouni, which will be auctioned on Arqanaonline.com on December 18 & 19. The nominations are offered by a shareholder who isn’t in a position[…..]

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€1.3 MILLION HAGGLE DOMINATES RECORD-BREAKING OPENING SESSION OF THE BREEDING STOCK SALE

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The opening day of the 2017 Breeding Stock sale saw buoyant trade in the Deauville sales ring which materialized in a record-setting turnover for this session. With a larger offer than in previous years, 175 mares, fillies and foals sold for a cumulated €21,593,000, a whopping 47% rise from last year’s opening session, while the[…..]

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THE FIRST FRENCH CONFERENCE ON THE RETRAINING AND REHOMING OF RACEHORSES PROVES SUCCESSFUL

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This Sunday the first conference dedicated to the retraining and rehoming of racehorses after their race careers have ended, was held during the last day of the 2017 Salon du Cheval in Paris. Organised by the Au-Delà Des Pistes charity and entitled “From one career to another, the thoroughbred adapts to all”, this conference outlined[…..]

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8 FINAL WILD CARDS ADDED TO BREEDING STOCK SALE CATALOGUE

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Three black type fillies and five attractive young mares join the two Wild Cards already subscribed for the 2017 Breeding Stock Sale, ARAZZA (lot 170) and MUKAABRA (lot 180), meaning that the 10 slots intended for these last-minute entries have now been filled. Reduction sale from Haras de Bouquetôt SHAHAH (lot 160) caused a memorable[…..]

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LISTED WINNING HURDLER DJINGLE HAMMERED DOWN TO TOM MALONE ON ARQANAONLINE.COM

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The exciting four-year-old hurdler DJINGLE, the winner of his last two starts in effortless style for Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé including a Listed event at Auteuil, commanded a final bid of €350,000 on Arqanaonline.com today. Bidding started at €100,000 this morning for the Voix du Nord AQPS and heated up gradually as the closing time loomed closer.[…..]

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DJINGLE, IMPRESSIVE WINNER OF THE LISTED PRIX FRANÇOIS DE PONCINS HURDLE, TO BE AUCTIONED ON ARQANAONLINE.COM

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The winner of his last two starts in effortless style, the Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé trainee DJINGLE will be offered at auction on Arqanaonline.com, Tuesday 28 November. This four-year-old AQPS is a son of Voix du Nord, also the sire of Vroum Vroum Mag, Defi Du Seuil, Taquin du Seuil, Vaniteux, Adagio des Bordes etc. Fourth on[…..]

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A LISTED WINNING FILLY AND A YOUNG MARE IN FOAL TO SIYOUNI ADDED TO THE BREEDING STOCK CATALOGUE

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Bred and raced by Gestut Auenquelle, the three-year-old filly ARAZZA will go under the hammer as lot 170. Rated 105, she ran 3rd in the German 1,000 Guineas (Gr.2) and the Grosse Europa Meile (Gr.3) this season, having previously taken the Listed Winterkonigin-Trial as a juvenile for Jens Hirschberger. Consigned by Ronald Rauscher, this daughter[…..]

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AUTUMN SALE CLOSES WITH FIGURES ON A PAR WITH 2016

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AUTUMN SALE CLOSES WITH FIGURES ON A PAR WITH 2016 The final session of the 2017 Autumn Sale catered for the fourth tier of flat-bred yearlings, on the back of the August, V.2 and October sessions. With 40 extra horses on offer compared to the corresponding session in 2016, the aggregate increased by 12% to[…..]

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TREMENDOUS TRADE FOR NATIONAL HUNT YEARLINGS ON DAY 2 OF AUTUMN SALE

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The newly-formatted session exclusively dedicated to National Hunt yearlings proved a definite success, registering increases across the board. 122 of the 164 youngsters on offer sold, a clearance rate just shy of 75%, and they changed hands at an average price of €24,152. Due to a different format in 2016 that mixed national hunt and[…..]

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TOP HURDLING FILLY ELIMAY TOPS HIT SESSION ON €310,000 BID FROM HORSE RACING ADVISORY

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The opening session of the 2017 Autumn Sale was dominated by National Hunt fillies and Hubert Barbe’s Horse Racing Advisory, with the two highest-priced lots sharing these traits. The market proved strong and in line with vendors’ expectations throughout the day, as evidenced by the 86% clearance rate, an improved score from 2016. However, the[…..]

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SEVEN EXCITING YOUNG NATIONAL HUNT PROSPECTS ADDED TO THE AUTUMN CATALOGUE

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Thanks to the Wild Card system, six geldings and one filly with exceptional potential in the National Hunt sphere have been added to the Autumn Sale. All of them still qualify as novices over hurdles and fences, which opens up a number of opportunities for them across the Channel. They will go through the ring[…..]

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A SISTER TO ZARKAVA, TWO GROUP 1 WINNERS AND THE ONLY MARE IN FOAL TO AMERICAN PHAROAH IN EUROPE: THE BREEDING STOCK SALE CATALOGUE IS NOW ONLINE

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Fillies and mares bought at ARQANA’s December Breeding Stock Sale have produced numerous winners at the highest level across the globe, led by two dual Classic winners this year. The dam of Irish Derby and St Leger winner CAPRI, DIALAFARA, was bought for €175,000 by Margaret O’Toole from the draft of the Aga Khan Studs[…..]

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Her Majesty the Queen has chosen the French stud Montfort & Préaux to stand her new stallion, Recorder

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One of the best 2-year-olds in England of his generation, Recorder, will begin his career at stud at Montfort & Préaux in 2018. In the silks of Her Majesty the Queen, this son of Galileo won the Acomb Stakes at York (Gr3, 1.400m) like a champion. He was the favourite in the Phoenix Stakes (Gr1),[…..]

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A SOURCE OF GROUP WINNERS IN BOTH DISCIPLINES, THE AUTUMN SALE CATALOGUE IS NOW ONLINE

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A mixed sale with yearlings, two-year-old stores and horses-in-training, each year the Autumn Sale produces high-class winners in both disciplines. SILVERWAVE, a multiple Group winner on the flat from the age of three, was bought as a two-year-old in training, as was the Gr.3 Sapphire Stakes winner CASPIAN PRINCE. Of those that have also distinguished[…..]

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OCTOBER YEARLING SALE CONTINUES TO RISE

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The fourth and final day of the 2017 October Yearling Sale maintained the solid momentum observed over the first three sessions, with figures for the day posting strong gains across the board. 82 yearlings sold for a cumulated €1,052,000 (+25%) and despite 19 extra yearlings catalogued, the clearance rate improved from 77% to 85% while[…..]

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OCTOBER YEARLING SALE MAINTAINS STEADY GAINS

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The third and penultimate session of the October Yearling Sale returned figures largely on a par with its 2016 equivalent as eleven extra horses sold – an 81% clearance – resulted in a 4% rise of the aggregate to €3,958,500, while the average price slipped 2% to settle at €26,215. Six-figure honors for Dabirsim The[…..]

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APPEAL OF FRENCH STOCK CONTINUES TO BRING SOLID GAIN ON DAY 2 OF OCTOBER YEARLING SALE

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The second session of the October Yearling Sale, featuring the first half of the catalogue’s Part II, brought further evidence of the growing quality and international appeal of French stock, with the aggregate rising 10% to reach €3,161,500 and the average progressing almost to the same extent to €35,128. Just two lots from the close[…..]

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TRIO OF RECORD PRICES ON OPENING DAY OF OCTOBER YEARLING SALE

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The opening session of the October Yearling Sale had a hard act to follow, coming on the back of a record-breaking renewal that had seen turnover take a 41% leap from 2015. It was therefore no mean feat to register a 3% increase at €12,274,500 for 166 horses sold – a healthy 79% clearance rate.[…..]

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The 2017 Epsom Derby Winner to stand at Haras de Montaigu in 2018

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The Haras de Montaigu is delighted to announce the arrival of the classic winner WINGS OF EAGLES who is returning home to his birthplace. This is a fantastic opportunity for French breeders to have a winner of the prestigious EPSOM DERBY standing in France. WINGS OF EAGLES is the first EPSOM DERBY winner to retire[…..]

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ZARAK RETIRES TO STUD

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The  Aga  Khan  Studs  are  delighted  to  announce  that  ZARAK, the  Group  I  winning  son  of DUBAWI out of the unbeaten Champion ZARKAVA will be retiring to stud at the Haras de Bonneval in France for the 2018 breeding season. A Group I winner this year, ZARAK showed a decisive turn of foot to come[…..]

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MID DANCER, CYRLIGHT, REMEMBER ROSE, RHIALCO, OCULI… THE CHAMPIONS RETURN TO AUTEUIL ON SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER

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During the « 48 heures de l’obstacle » race meeting that takes place at Auteuil racecourse on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November, Au-Delà Des Pistes are due to organise an inaugural Parade of Champions. This event, that will take place just prior to the running of the Prix La Haye Jousselin, will gather a number of[…..]

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GERMAN 2,000 GUINEAS WINNER POETIC DREAM TOPS ARC SALE €900,000 AND HEADS TO AUSTRALIA

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The 2017 Arc Sale was a highly international affair with the five highest-priced horses being headed for Australia, Qatar, America, Dubai and Hong Kong respectively. Overall, 25 of the 44 horses on offer sold (56%) for an aggregate of €5,978,500 and average price of €239,140. Louis Le Métayer of Astute Bloodstock had to stretch to[…..]

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LA JEUNE POULINIÈRE DJEDAHES DOMINE LA VENTE DE PUR-SANG ARABES 2017

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À la veille de la Qatar Arabian World Cup, la Vente de Pur-Sang Arabes 2017 se conclut sur un chiffre d’affaires de 2.209.000€. Sur les 112 chevaux présentés, 78 ont changé de mains, soit un pourcentage de chevaux vendus de 70% pour un prix moyen s’élevant quant à lui à 28.051€. Khalifa Bin Hamad Al[…..]

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OCTOBER SALES RACE ATTRACTS LARGEST FIELD ON OPENING DAY OF ARC WEEKEND

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A full field of 18 runners have been declared for the inaugural edition of the Haras de Bouquetot-Critérium de la Vente d’Octobre ARQANA, a mile contest for two-year-olds who were offered at the 2016 October Yearling Sale. This makes it the largest field on the opening day of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe[…..]

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EYE-CATCHING DEBUT WINNER SALSA BELLA TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT ARC SALE

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The all-the-way winner of a hot newcomers’ event over a mile at Bordeaux yesterday, two-year-old filly SALSA BELLA has taken advantage of a last minute Wild Card and will be offered at the Arc Sale as lot 25. Trained by Christophe Ferland, this daughter of Siyouni from the family of Gr.1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud scorer[…..]

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PAIR OF FINAL WILD CARDS MAKE UP 2017 ARC SALE CATALOGUE

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With only a few days left to the Arc Sale, a pair of classy performers will join the catalogue as Wild Cards and complete the list of horses on offer. Offered by Henri-Alex Pantall, the three-year-old filly BIJIN takes up lot 35. A daughter of Holy Roman Emperor, she acquired black type as recently as[…..]

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UNE WILD CARD « ENDURANCE » ET 3 SUPPLÉMENTS AU CATALOGUE DE LA VENTE DE PUR-SANG ARABES 2017

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La Vente de Pur-Sang Arabes qui aura lieu jeudi 28 septembre à Saint-Cloud, à quelques jours de la Qatar Arabian World Cup, vient de s’enrichir d’une Wild Card dans la section endurance et de trois lots supplémentaires. Présenté par l’Ecurie du Vallon, AGHDAL devient le lot 110. Ce fils de Dahess a couru à cinq[…..]

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3 EXTRA WILD CARDS ADDED TO ARC SALE CATALOGUE

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Three more horses in training with ratings of 93 or above have been added to the catalogue for the Arc Sale, which will take place at Chantilly, Saturday 30th September. REBELLITO, the eye-catching three-length winner of a Class 1 event last week at Le Lion d’Angers, takes up lot 30. This three-year-old Montmartre gelding from[…..]

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HARAS DE BOUQUETOT-CRITERIUM DE LA VENTE D’OCTOBRE: ENTRIES TO BE TAKEN FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

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The first edition of the Haras de Bouquetot – Critérium de la Vente d’Octobre ARQANA will take place Saturday, 30th September at Chantilly racecourse, as part of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend. 214 horses are qualified to run in this mile event carrying a whopping overall purse of €274,000, to be distributed[…..]

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EYE-CATCHING STAKES WINNER MISS MELBOURNE JOINS ARC SALE CATALOGUE AS WILD CARD

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The catalogue for the 2017 Arc Sale has gained a significant boost with the addition of MISS MELBOURNE, who turned many heads when running away with the Prix Occitanie (L.) by two lengths last Saturday, her third win in a row. The charge of South-West-based Antoine de Watrigant, of GAILO CHOP fame, will sell as[…..]

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20 LISTED AND GROUP WINNERS IN THE 2017 ARC SALE CATALOGUE

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Nestled in the heart of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend, the Arc Sale, for which the catalogue is now online, takes place for the second year running in Chantilly. The prestigious Pharis Yard that is owned by trainer Robert Collet and located just a few minutes away from Chantilly Racecourse, will play[…..]

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A RENOWNED NURSERY OF GROUP WINNERS, THE OCTOBER YEARLING SALE CATALOGUE IS NOW ONLINE

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Across Europe, passing through Dubai, the United States and Scandinavia, horses bought at the October Yearling Sale continue to shine on the racetrack. It was THE RIGHT MAN, bought by Thierry Delegue for only €32,000, that started off 2017 with a bang when taking his first Group 1, the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan. In[…..]

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The Retrained Racehorse Day: Racing professionals and horse lovers gather to celebrate the thoroughbred

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The French aftercare organisation Au-Delà des Pistes, in conjunction with France Galop, organised another hugely successful Retrained Racehorse Day at Deauville La-Touques racecourse on Saturday, 26 August. The first event of the day was the Champions’ Parade, held just before the feature Prix de la Reconversion des Chevaux des Courses.  A large crowd packed around[…..]

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AU-DELÀ DES PISTES RETRAINED RACEHORSE DAY FEATURING SOLOW AND CIRRUS DES AIGLES

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Au-Delà des Pistes, in partnership with France Galop, are hosting a day dedicated to retrained and retired horses, tomorrow, Saturday 26 August, at Deauville-La Touques racecourse, as part of the Lucien-Barrière sponsored meeting. The day kicks off with the Champion’s Parade at 14h45 where the mighty SOLOW makes his first return to a racecourse since[…..]

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EBULLIENT V.2 SALE POSTS RECORD AGGREGATE AND 83% CLEARANCE RATE

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The V.2 Yearling Sale saw some rock-solid trade from start to finish, a feature best illustrated by the 83% clearance rate and virtually stable average price of €39,088, despite 21 horses more being sold than in 2016. The aggregate for the one-day event was €4,221,500, up 22% from the previous year. Four yearlings reached the[…..]

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RECORD AVERAGE PRICE AND PLETHORA OF NEW FACES ON STRONG RENEWAL OF AUGUST YEARLING SALE

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The solid appetite for quality horses witnessed during Part I of the 2017 August Yearling Sale carried over to the third and final day, featuring Part II of the catalogue. 76% of the 145 yearlings who were led through the ring sold, an improved clearance rate from the same session a year ago, while the[…..]

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DUBAWI COLT A €1.55 MILLION SHOWSTOPPER FOR KERRI RADCLIFFE

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A seven-figure son of top stallion Dubawi dominated the second day of trading at the August Yearling Sale, the final of the catalogue’s Part I before Part II unfolds on Monday. The vagaries of alphabetical order had resulted in the catalogue proving stronger on the opening session as opposed to a year ago, thus making[…..]

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MAYFAIR SPECULATORS DOMINATE DAY 1 OF AUGUST YEARLING SALE

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Over  the  first  of  two  evenings  forming Part  I of the  catalogue, 67 yearlings  sold – a  clearance rate of  82%  –  for  a  cumulated  €17,302,000 and  an impressive average price  of €258,239. These figures are way  clear  of their  2016 counterparts, however it must be reminded that Part  I of the  catalogue extends alphabetically[…..]

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