The catalog for the Osarus La Teste September yearling sale is now online and can be viewed at www.osarus.com.
The sale, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6-7, at La Teste de Buch racecourse in La Teste de Buch, France, 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 third 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; and APILOBAR (Slickly) winner of the Listed Prix Maurice Caillault, who took a fifth place in the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club before finishing third 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 2-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:
Lot 34, a colt by Wootton Bassett, half-brother to Al Wathina (three wins at 3 years old including the Group 2 Prix de Malleret), consigned by Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard.
Lot 55, a filly by Olympic Glory, half-sister to Mambomiss (5 wins including the Listed Prix des Tourelles-FEE and Listed Prix FEE Urban Sea, second Grand Prix de Vichy Group 3), consigned by Yann Creff,
Lot 62, a colt by Most Improved, grand-son to Mare Nostrum (Prix Vanteaux Group 3, 2nd Prix St-Alary Group 1, 3rd Prix Vermeille Group 1), closely related to Erupt (Grand Prix de Paris Group 1), consigned by Haras des Capucines,
Lot 86, a filly by Siyouni, half-sister to 2 black-type performers, consigned by Haras d'Omméel,
Lot 102, a colt by Penny's Picnic and Power Girl (Warwickshire Oaks L.), half-brother to Glowing Cloud (6 wins including the Listed Prix d'Automne-FEE), consigned by Collange Elevage,
Lot 143, a filly by Style Vendôme out of a half-sister to Dunaden, consigned by Fairway Consignment.
Lot 171, a colt by Toronado, half-brother to Sarigan (3 wins at 3 including the Listed Prix de Thiberville at Saint Cloud), consigned by The Channel Consignment,
Lot 176, a filly by Charm Spirit, out of a half-sister to Redolent (3 wins , Heron St. L., 3e Critérium International Group 1), consigned by Haras du Logis,
Lot 226, a colt by Dabirsim, related to Zafonic and Zamindar, consigned by Haras de Grandcamp.
The catalog 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 2- or 3-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.