Deauville Gross Nearly 40 Million Euros

The Arqana yearling sale at Deauville, France, ended up in all areas after the fourth and final day Aug. 18, with the aggregate nearly reaching 40 million euros.
 
Of the 469 horses offered, 360 sold through the ring for 39,966,000 euros (37,448,000 in 2007 for 382 sold). The average rose to 111,017 euros from 98,031 euros last year and the median jumped to 70,000 euros from 60,000 euros. If the 11 private sales worth 730,000 euros are taken into account, the aggregate came to 40,699,000 euros. The only measure to fall was the clearance rate which dropped to 76.76% from 78.6%  in 2007.
 
The final day figures were not as good as those seen on the first three days when all areas were significantly up.
 
There were 157 yearlings offered (compared to 178 in 2007) of which 121 sold (down from 141) for 5,537,000 euros (down from 6,189,000 euros). The average increased to 45,760 euros (from 43,894 euros) while the median stayed the same at 40,000 euros.
 
The highest price paid was 160,000 euros by agent Will Edmeades for a Royal Academyfilly that  is a half-sister to four winners, including Dance Apollo, successful twice in Canada, and U.S. scorer Popham Beach.
 
The big change at this year’s Arqana sale, the first European yearling auction of the year, was the presence of Sheikh Mohammed on the first day and the buying power of his bloodstock advisor John Ferguson, who purchased 15 horses for 4,990,000 euros.
 
Of the 469 horses offered, 360 sold through the ring for 39,966,000 euros (37,448,000 in 2007 for 382 sold). The average rose to 111,017 euros from 98,031 euros last year and the median jumped to 70,000 euros from 60,000 euros. If the 11 private sales worth 730,000 euros are taken into account, the aggregate came to 40,699,000 euros. The only measure to fall was the clearance rate which dropped to 76.76% from 78.6%  in 2007.
 
The final day figures were not as good as those seen on the first three days when all areas were significantly up.
 
There were 157 yearlings offered (compared to 178 in 2007) of which 121 sold (down from 141) for 5,537,000 euros (down from 6,189,000 euros). The average increased to 45,760 euros (from 43,894 euros) while the median stayed the same at 40,000 euros.
 
The highest price paid was 160,000 euros by agent Will Edmeades for a Royal Academy filly that  is a half-sister to four winners, including Dance Apollo, successful twice in Canada, and U.S. scorer Popham Beach.
 
The big change at this year’s Arqana s ale, the first European yearling auction of the year, was the presence of Sheikh Mohammed on the first day and the buying power of his bloodstock advisor John Ferguson, who purchased 15 horses for 4,990,000 euros.

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