Arqana Horse Sales – Frankel and Kingman Soldon Second Day For High Bids

Arqana Horse Sales – Frankel and Kingman Soldon Second Day For High Bids

FRANKEL had the second highest average in the first two days of the sale (more than two sold) with €424,167 for six sold, closely followed by KINGMAN with the third highest average of €374,500 for 10 sold. Frankel’s top lot (Lot 4), a filly out of Cape Cross mare Secrete, hails from the family of Group winners Plumania, […]

Arqana’s First Million Sale

Arqana’s First Million Sale

The first million sale at the 2019 Arqana August Yearling Sale came courtesy of Ecurie des Monceaux and Lady O’Reilly’s Galileo colt out of Prudente, a full-sister to the dam of Irish Oaks heroine Chicquita (Montjeu). At a bid of €1.5million, the successful buyer was Japanese trainer Mitsu Nakauchida, much to his delight, as he later explained, […]

Coolmore is King at Arqana

Coolmore is King at Arqana

Coolmore sires enjoyed a profitable Saturday in Deauville, where they accounted for the three most expensive lots sold on the opening day of the Arqana August Yearling Sale. The top price of €800,000 was paid by Phoenix Thoroughbreds for a son of Galileo offered by Haras d’Etreham as Lot 23. The February-born colt is the […]

Ten Fillies Lined Up at Deauville

Ten Fillies Lined Up at Deauville

Ten 3-year-old fillies line up Thursday, August 15 at Deauville for the Arqana Prix de Lieurey(Gr3), a mile race with a turn. Last year, the race went to Wind Chimes, a year after Lady Frankel, also trained by André Fabre. Wind Chimes went on to finish second in the Prix de Moulin de Longchamp (Gr1). As luck would have it, over […]

France: ARQANA August Yearling Sale

France: ARQANA August Yearling Sale

France: ARQANA August Yearling Sale Further underlining the quality of a selection that hails from the top French and European nurseries, this year has seen a plethora of exciting performances from previous graduates, not least 2016 sales topper MAGIC WAND who captured the Gr.2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot last week in dazzling style. She […]