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 DORÉE (Sunday Break), winner of the Group 3 Prix du Calvados and placed 3rd in the Group 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, ITSINTHEPOST (American Post) winner of the Group 2 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita and Group 2 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland, MADEMOISELLE MARIE (Evasive) winner of the listed Prix Delahante, APILOBAR (Slickly) winner of the Listed Prix Maurice Caillault, who took a 5th place in the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club before finishing 3rd in the Group 2 Prix de Chantilly this year. Past graduates of the sale also include FLAMBOYANT, FRANKYFOURFINGERS, SUIT’S YOU (Royal Ascot Listed winner), EVASIVE’S FIRST, KATIE’S DIAMOND, VIZIR BÉRÉ, GEMIX, THE STOMP, etc.
The 2016 edition has revealed some promising two-year-olds such as Tigre du Terre (Le Havre) who won impressively on debut at Ascot, and Evabienchope (Captain Chop) winner of the Prix du Début – Etalon Kendargent at Saint-Cloud.
The largest consignment comes from Haras des Faunes who will offer 17 lots, followed by Haras de Grandcamp with 16 lots, Haras de Saint Vincent with 14 lots and Haras des Granges who will consign 13 lots.
Notable lots include:
The catalogue includes the progeny of 91 sires, including proven sires LE HAVRE (6 lots), SIYOUNI (lots 66 et 86), KENDARGENT (4 lots), WOOTTON BASSETT (3 lots), RAJSAMAN (13 lots), MYBOYCHARLIE (9 lots), SUNDAY BREAK (5 lots), LITERATO, AUTHORIZED, DREAM AHEAD, ELUSIVE CITY, EVASIVE (13 lots), HARBOUR WATCH, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, HURRICANE CAT, MAKFI, MANDURO, MONTMARTRE, MOTIVATOR, ORPEN, RIP VAN WINKLE, RODERIC O’CONNOR, SILVER FROST, SO YOU THINK, SOLDIER HOLLOW, WHIPPER and ZOFFANY.
Young sires, whose first crop are two or three year olds, are also well represented including BOBY DI JOB, DABIRSIM, FRENCH FIFTEEN, GEORGE VANCOUVER (13 lots), MASTERSTROKE, MOST IMPROVED, PEDRO THE GREAT (11 lots), POWER, PENNY’S PICNIC, PLANTEUR, RED JAZZ, SHAMALGAN, STYLE VENDOME (7 lots) and SWISS SPIRIT as well as first crop yearling sires such as AMERICAN DEVIL, ANODIN (9 lots), CHARM SPIRIT, LAST TRAIN, MASKED MARVEL, OLYMPIC GLORY (9 lots), RULER OF THE WORLD, SOMMERABEND (6 lots), TORONADO, VERY NICE NAME and WAR COMMAND.