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La Teste September Yearling sale catalogue now online

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The catalogue for the La Teste September yearling sale is now online and can be viewed at www.osarus.com. The sale, which takes place Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th September 2017 at La Teste de Buch racecourse, comprises 271 lots. Since its creation, the La Teste yearling sale has produced many winners including, most recently, CAVALE[…..]

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FOAL PURCHASE SUPER HAZE REGISTERS FIFTH SUCCESS IN ROSEMONT COLOURS – BOUND FOR CUP RACES

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A €62,000 (approx. A$72,880) foal purchase at the Arqana Breeding Stock Sale back in 2012 is turning into a properly exciting stayer for Rosemont Stud and partners after taking the Banjo Paterson Series Final at Flemington last Saturday, his fifth victory Down Under. SUPER HAZE was picked up by agent Louis Le Métayer’s Astute Bloodstock[…..]

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STAKES PRODUCING MARE TOPS DAY 2 OF SUMMER SALE AT €280,000

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The second and final day of the 2017 Summer Sale, comprising fillies, broodmares and horses in training, returned results slightly down from a year ago, with turnover slipping 9% to €4,209,100 and average price down €24% to €29,681 yet the overall figures remain the second-highest in the history of the mixed sale. The cumulated aggregate[…..]

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FULL BROTHER TO SPRINTER SACRÉ TOPS DAY 1 OF SUMMER SALE

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A full brother to multiple champion chaser SPRINTER SACRÉ, the winner of 18 of his 24 starts including 13 at Grade 2 or Grade 1 level, was always going to be a rare commodity and duly topped the first day of the 2017 Summer Sale when knocked down to Charlie Swan and Hubert Barbe’s Horse[…..]

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CLAIREFONTAINE NEWCOMERS GRYFFICHOP, SHAMROCK ROVER & GREANETEEN TO BE OFFERED AT SUMMER SALE THURSDAY

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The Summer Sale has gained three final and particularly attractive Wild Card entries in the form of a trio of three-year-old geldings who made their hurdling debut at Clairefontaine earlier today. GRYFFICHOP, lot 395A GRYFFICHOP, a three-year-old gelding who scored by four lengths at Clairefontaine on his hurdling debut, having previously run five times on[…..]

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RACEDAY DEDICATED TO THE RETRAINING OF RACEHORSES TO BE HELD AT CHANTILLY RACECOURSE ON SUNDAY, 9 JULY

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Au-Delà des  Pistes,  in partnership  with France  Galop and Chantilly racecourse, is  delighted   to announce their  second Retrained Racehorse Day,  to be held on 9 July. Chantilly racecourse will host the event and they have generously offered free entry to all racegoers for the day. Alongside  an excellent programme  of racing, which includes the G1[…..]

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144 PRECOCIOUS YEARLINGS SELECTED FOR V.2 CATALOGUE

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Taking place on Tuesday, August 22, just a day after the August Yearling Sale, the fifth edition of the V.2 Yearling Sale has a total of 144 lots catalogued, which can now be checked out online. Intended for early types with speedy pedigrees, the V.2 sale has firmly established its identity thanks to the many[…..]

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4 ADDITIONAL WILD CARDS MAKE UP THE SUMMER SALE CATALOGUE

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A Group-winning breeding prospect and three four-year-old geldings with untapped jumping potential have been added to the Summer Sale catalogue through the Wild Card system. DAMILA (lot 200) Offered as a breeding prospect by Ecurie des Chaumes, this four-year-old filly won the Gr.3 Prix de Ris-Orangis over 1200 metres last year from a competitive field[…..]

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JOURNEE DE RECONVERSION DE CHEVAUX DES COURSES

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INTRODUCTION Launched in 2016 at Deauville, and organised in partnership with France Galop, Au-Delà des Pistes hosts their Journées de la Reconversion des Chevaux de Courses (JRCCs) with the objective of promoting thoroughbreds as versatile equestrian athletes, capable of adapting to a wide range of equestrian disciplines following their racing careers.   We believe it is[…..]

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THE SOURCE OF WINGS OF EAGLES, ALMANZOR, QEMAH, MEKHTAAL AND SISTERCHARLIE – AUGUST YEARLING SALE CATALOGUE IS ONLINE

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140 yearlings out of black type mares and 111 siblings to black type performers Year after year, ARQANA’s yearling sales have underlined their prowess at producing the winners of the best races in the world at every price range. In 2017, for the first time in the history of the Deauville sales, the winner of[…..]

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8 HORSES WITH FRESH FORM ON THE FLAT OR OVER JUMPS ADDED TO THE SUMMER SALE CATALOGUE AS WILD CARDS

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As a result of the Wild Card system, eight horses in training have been added to the Summer Sale catalogue that have recently produced eye-catching performances. They will go under the hammer on July 6 at Deauville. MADIVA (lot 340) Trained by Christophe Lotoux and rated 88, this five-year-old daughter of Aussie Rules is a[…..]

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AU-DELÀ DES PISTES PREPARES THE SECOND RETRAINED RACEHORSE DAY ON JULY 9TH AT CHANTILLY RACECOURSE

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A few weeks after the first Retrained Racehorse Day of the racing season was held at the Le Lion d’Angers racecourse, the French charity Au-Delà Des Pistes is already organising the second edition of the year, on Sunday 9th of July, at Chantilly racecourse, during the Prix Jean Prat (Gr1) race meeting. Indeed, in a[…..]

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ARQANA GRADUATES LAND TWO DERBIES IN AS MANY DAYS

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24 hours after August Yearling Sale purchase WINGS OF EAGLES became the first graduate of the Deauville sales ring to ever winEpsom’s Blue Ribband, Al Shaqab Racing’s BRAMETOT completed a Classic double in two ways by landing the Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club in breathtaking style, three weeks after snatching the Gr.1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas) in similarly gritty fashion.[…..]

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Au-Delà Des Pistes unveils their website and launches their accreditation process of retraining structures in France

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The Au-Delà Des Pistes charity has put their website on line and it can be accessed at www.audeladespistes.fr . This bi-lingual website, available in both French and English, outlines the key objectives of the charity, updates the public on the charity’s latest news and events, but above all unveils the directory of Au-Delà Des Pistes’[…..]

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210 horses confirmed for the Haras de Bouquetot – October Yearling Sale Criterium Guaranteed prizemoney reaches €274,000

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The third confirmation stage for the Haras de Bouquetot-Critérium de la Vente de Yearlings d’Octobre closed yesterday, May 31, and 210 two-year-old colts, fillies and geldings have been confirmed. This race is restricted to horses that were offered at the 2016 October Yearling Sale and duly qualified by their connections through the first three phases.[…..]

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THE FIRST RETRAINED RACEHORSE DAY OF 2017 TOOK PLACE ON 25TH MAY AT LE LION D’ANGERS RACECOURSE

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Under the beating sun, Au-Delà Des Pistes organised their first retrained racehorse day of the year on Thursday 25th May at the Le Lion d’Angers racecourse. In partnership with the racecourse managers, two demonstrations of polo and eventing, took place in between races during the race day which features the longest cross country race in[…..]

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ONWARDS AND UPWARDS AT DEAUVILLE BREEZE UP TOPPED BY EUROPEAN RECORD €1.4 MILLION COLT

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Hot on the heels of a buoyant 2016 renewal, which saw a 30% leap in turnover and 20% in average price, the Breeze Up sales continued to set new records. The aggregate for the 92 horses sold reached €12,498,000, up another 23%, while the average price now stands at €140,174, a whopping 27% rise from[…..]

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EXCITING NATIONAL HUNT PROSPECT HOLIDAY WINNER BOUGHT BY PIERRE BOULARD FOR €110,000 ON ARQANAONLINE.COM

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Holiday Winner, an imposing daughter of Vision d’Etat and the winner of two races on the flat, commanded a final bid of €110,000 on www.arqanaonline.com from Pierre Boulard, acting on behalf of Ireland’s freshly crowned champion trainer Willie Mullins. Trained in Deauville by Romain Le Dren Doleuze, son of former jockey George and brother to[…..]

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AU-DELÀ DES PISTES TO ORGANISE THE FIRST RETRAINED RACEHORSES DAY OF 2017 AT LE LION D’ANGERS RACECOURSE ON THURSDAY 25TH MAY

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The French retraining of racehorses charity Au-Delà Des Pistes is delighted to announce the first Retrained Racehorse Day of 2017 will take place at Le Lion D’Angers racecourse (in the West of France) on Thursday 25th May. This event takes place on the same day as the running of the mythic « Anjou Loire Challenge[…..]

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TWO SUPPLEMENTARY LOTS ADDED TO THE BREEZE UP CATALOGUE

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ARQANA’s Breeze-Up Sale has been further boosted by the addition of two supplementary entries to the catalogue, with a total of 139 two-year-old colts and fillies now set to go under the hammer. Offered from Irishman Willie Browne’s (Mocklershill) consignment, lot 138 is a son of the late Coolmore sire SCAT DADDY, the sire of several top[…..]

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SECOND QUALIFYING STAGE FOR THE HARAS DE BOUQUETOT – ARQANA OCTOBER SALE CRITERIUM CLOSES ON MAY 31

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340 colts and fillies are still qualified to line up in the Haras de Bouquetot – ARQANA October Sale Criterium, the first edition of the race that will be held on September 30 at Chantilly and is reserved for horses that went through the ring at the 2016 October Yearling Sale. The second qualifying stage[…..]

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EXCITING NATIONAL HUNT PROSPECT FOR SALE ON ARQANAONLINE.COM

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The four-year-old mare HOLIDAY WINNER will be offered at auction on Arqanaonline.com, May 3-4. This athletic daughter of Vision d’Etat has won two of her four latest starts, both on the flat, and boasts all the right credentials to make an exciting addition to the National Hunt ranks. A 17.1hh individual with plenty of scope[…..]

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HARAS DE BOUQUETOT TO SPONSOR OCTOBER YEARLING SALE CRITERIUM

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ARQANA is pleased to reveal that the October Yearling Sale Criterium, whose first edition will be run at Chantilly, Saturday 30 September, as a curtain-raiser for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend, will be sponsored by Haras de Bouquetot. The race will be named Haras de Bouquetot – Critérium de la Vente d’Octobre[…..]

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Double Gold For Vazirabad

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Saturday, March 25, 2017, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai: History repeated itself times over in the Dubai Gold Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors as Vazirabad (FR) became the first dual winner of the race, which joined the Dubai World Cup programme in 2012. As last year Vazirabad, representing owner the Aga Khan, trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre and[…..]

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FRENCH RUNNER IS RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB

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Going 1200m on the turf straight of Meydan, the Al Quoz Sprint sponsored by Azizi Developments had the potential to deliver an exciting finish. On Saturday afternoon it outdid itself when French-trained The Right Man (GB) held on by a diminishing nose over American invader Long On Value (USA) in a thrilling finish in a[…..]

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A breeding right to Invincible Spirit offered on Arqanaonline.com

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A remarkable influence at stud Following in the footsteps of his own sire, Invincible Spirit has asserted as an outstanding source of speed. He is the sire of no less than 15 Group 1 winners to date, including 3 in 2016, and 175 Stakes winners, a figure that already equals Green Desert’s lifetime total. Invincible[…..]

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LA TESTE BREEZE UP AND HORSES IN TRAINING SALE CATALOGUE NOW ONLINE

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The catalogue for the Osarus Breeze Up and Horses-in-training sale, which will take place at La Teste on Wednesday 26th April, is now online and can be viewed at  www.osarus.com. 78 two- year-olds and 27 horses-in-training have been catalogued for the sale. The La Teste Breeze Up sale has produced many winners such as Gr.2[…..]

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1st mare in foal to NIGHT WISH

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Press Release Haras de Montaigu HARAS DE MONTAIGU are pleased to announce that their new recruit NIGHT WISH (Sholokhov) has had his first mare scanned in-foal. Approximately 70 mares are booked so far for NIGHT WISH. Among them, CARDAMINE (Garde Royale) sister to CARDOUNIKA ; LOIN DE MOI (Loup Solitaire) LR Prix Hopper ; LOUNANE (Commands) ; ROYALE[…..]

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Au-Delà Des Pistes selected to benefit from first “Charity Mile” to take place in France

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The first edition of the Charity Mile to be held on French soil will take place at Cagnes-sur-Mer racecourse on Saturday 25th February 2017, under the guidance of Princess Charlene of Monaco. Every runner in the “Prix de la Princesse de Monaco – Charity Mile” will be associated to a charity, which will receive a[…..]

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340 TWO-YEAR-OLD COLTS AND FILLIES CONFIRMED FOR THE OCTOBER YEARLING SALE CRITERIUM

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The inaugural October Yearling Sale Criterium, a race for two-year-olds that have been consigned at this auction, has been strongly supported by buyers as 340 colts and fillies have had their entries confirmed following the second qualification stage on January 31. Presented at the October Yearling Sales last year, these juveniles are as a result[…..]

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SIX-FIGURE PAIR OF HIGH CLASS JUMPERS HEAD SUCCESSFUL FEBRUARY MIXED SALE

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The 2017 sale season got off to a pleasing start with the February Mixed Sale registering gains in most of its key indicators. Despite the number of horses led through the ring having been reduced by 30 lots, the one-day auction grossed €2,075,900, up 21.4%, for an average price of €10,402, up 45.7%. The clearance[…..]

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MATIAS VILLAMIL JOINS ARQANA TEAM AS REPRESENTATIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA

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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[…..]

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FEBRUARY MIXED SALE: A QUALITY CATALOGUE FOR THE FIRST SALE OF THE YEAR

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The sales year at ARQANA starts with one of the best catalogues of recent times for the February Mixed Sale, which takes place on Tuesday, February 14. Now available online, it is made up of 307 lots including 110 mares, 54 maiden fillies, 74 horses in training, 21 two-year-olds, 46 yearlings, a stallion and a[…..]

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GROUP PRODUCER BLISSFUL BEAT KNOCKED DOWN TO RJB BLOODSTOCK FOR €235,000 ON ARQANAONLINE.COM

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The dam of Gr.3 and dual Listed winner HOME OF THE BRAVE, the 10-year-old mare Blissful Beat got the Arqanaonline.com 2017 season off to a strong start when selling for €235,000 on a bid from Justin Carthy’s RJB Bloodstock. A group of French-based investors were the underbidders on the unraced half-sister to two black type[…..]

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OSARUS APPOINTS ARNAULT LERAITRE AS BLOODSTOCK DIRECTOR

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After working for Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard for over twenty years, Arnault Leraitre has been appointed Bloodstock Director at Osarus. His role will be to strengthen the existing team and to enhance the activity of French and foreign vendors and purchasers. Arnault Leraitre : « After helping the bloodstock team in 2016 to select yearlings for[…..]

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DAM OF GROUP WINNER HOME OF THE BRAVE TO SELL ON ARQANAONLINE.COM JANUARY 17-18

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10-year-old Blissful Beat offered with an early service to champion sire Le Havre Arqanaonline.com’s 2017 sales season is set to start with a bang with the dam of 2016 Gr.3 Timeform Jury Stakes scorer HOME OF THE BRAVE going under the hammer, offered by Haras du Grand Chêne. The 10-year-old BLISSFUL BEAT, a daughter of[…..]

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POSITIVE 2016 CAMPAIGN FOR ARQANA SALES

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A couple of days ago, the 2016 Breeding Stock sale brought the curtain down on another season of growth in all key indicators for the Deauville-based sales company ARQANA. The cumulated aggregate for the 10 auctions that were held since February 2016 is €129,608,000 (including private sales), up almost 5% from the previous year’s record-breaking[…..]

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LIVELY NATIONAL HUNT SESSION CLOSES SMALLER CATALOGUE FOR BREEDING STOCK SALE

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The final session of the 2016 Breeding Stock sale saw some lively trade and solid demand for the best-bred NH foals, fillies and mares from a variety of investors from both sides of the Channel. The same session a year ago included the dispersal of seven stallions from the former National Studs sires which grossed[…..]

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CLEARANCE HOLDS, AVERAGE DOWN ON DAY 3 OF BREEDING STOCK SALE

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74.4% of the horses on offer on the third and penultimate day of the Breeding Stock Sale found new homes but they average price took a 21% dip at €8,831 and resulted in the day’s aggregate slipping 22% at €1,722,000. Foals made up the day’s leading podium with a trio exceeding €40,000. First through the[…..]

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285,500 EUROS RAISED AT THE AU DELA DES PISTES NOMINATION CHARITY AUCTION

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This Friday, on the eve of the Arqana breeding stock sales, the recently formed French aftercare charity, Au Delà des Pistes held a stallion nomination auction. This fund-raising event was for the benefit of the charity, which was set up under the initiative of The Aga Khan Studs and Godolphin, in order to promote the[…..]

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