365 Cataloged for Arqana Yearling Sale
There are 365 horses cataloged for the Arqana August yearling sale, which is set for Aug. 16-18 in Deauville.
Presented over three days, the sale is divided into two parts. Part 1 has 180 horses for the Aug.16-17 (Saturday-Sunday) sessions. Part 2 will offer 185 yearlings in the Aug. 18 (Monday) session. Immediately following on Aug. 19 (Tuesday) will be the second renewal of Arqana's v.2 sale, which will offer 123 yearlings with a more precocious profile in a separate catalog.
A catalog for the August yearling sale is accessible here.
The August catalog has a number of horses by proven stallions, including Galileo, Invincible Spirit, Dansili, Dutch Art, Oasis Dream, Dubawi, Shamardal, Teofilo, Montjeu, Iffraaj, High Chaparral, Cape Cross, Pivotal, Acclamation, Exceed And Excel, Danehill Dancer, Monsun, Rock of Gibraltar, Raven's Pass, Zamindar, Dalakhani, Lawman, Dark Angel, Footstepsinthesand, Henrythenavigator, More Than Ready as well as French-based stallions Elusive City, Kendargent, and Myboycharlie among others.
The sale also will offer a good number of yearlings by stallions whose first 3-year-olds have proved excellent on the track such as Sea The Stars, Champs Elysees, and Mastercraftsman.
Stallions with their first 2-year olds this year include Arcano, Equiano, Lope de Vega, Makfi, Rip Van Winkle, Siyouni, Vision d'Etat, and Youmzain.
Yearlings by first crop yearling sires often prove very popular at the sales. At the forthcoming August sales will be the first yearlings by group I winners Canford Cliffs, Cape Blanco, Dick Turpin, Dream Ahead, Poet's Voice, Pour Moi, Roderic O'Connor, Wootton Bassett, and Zoffany.
"After a breath-taking year in 2013, 2014 also looks to be an exceptional vintage thanks to a talented crop of 3-year-olds led by five group I winners," Arqana chairman Eric Hoyeau said. "This resounding success is thanks to French breeders who entrust us each year with their best yearlings as well as thanks to their English, Irish, German and Italian counterparts who prove loyal to the August sale by sending us yearlings of great quality.
"This year, the catalog, which numbers 365 yearlings, has once again been the object of a rigorous selection, and we can say with certainty that consignors will bring them to Deauville in the best possible condition. As we were during our inspection visits, buyers will undoubtedly be seduced by the August yearlings and will surely find the horses they are looking for and the next generation of group I winners who will fly the flag in their colors on the best racecourses during the three days of sale."
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