A winning Mastercraftsman colt named Dance of Life was bought for a sale record €400,000 (US$445,061) July 1, the final day of the Arqana summer sale, which closed with record sales.
French sales company Arqana has cataloged 375 yearlings for its Aug. 14-16 sale in Deauville that has been represented by recent group I winners Almanzor, Qemah, Belardo, and Jemayel, among others.
Dalakhani, a resident stallion at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval near Normany, France, will be unavailable to cover mares the rest of the 2016 breeding season because of an unspecified “veterinary problem."
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French auction company Arqana posted records in total sales and average price for its 2015 sales.
The fourth session of the Arqana breeding stock sale in Deauville, France, Dec. 8 posted a gain of 36% in gross over a year ago as the 2015 auction closed with figures down slightly from the 2014 edition.
The U.S. and European breeding operations of American billionaire John Malone dominated the top of the market on opening day of the Arqana December breeding stock sale Dec. 5.
With the conclusion of the autumn yearling sale Nov. 18, the French sales company Arqana completed 2015 with record sales for the four yearling auctions.
The Arqana autumn sale will go ahead in Deauville as scheduled, starting on Nov. 16 and continuing through Nov. 18.
Anne and Etienne Drionne's Coulonces Consignment sold the day's highest-priced yearling at the opening session of the Arqana October sale Oct. 20, an Oasis Dream colt to Voute Sales.
The chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, in an address Oct. 5 in Paris, France, outlined what he called matters that are critical to the future of racing on an international level.
Anthony Oppenheimer's 3-year-old colt Golden Horn, racing just behind the pacemaker, took off when asked in the stretch to comfortably win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 4.
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Kildangan Stud resident Vale of York, winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been sold to Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, which will stand him at Haras des Faunes in France.
Prominent Australian racing and breeding figure John Messara will be the keynote speaker at the International Conference of Horseracing Authorities in Paris, France, Oct. 5.
Barbara M. Keller's Odeliz set the pace and pulled a 35-1 stunner in the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) for older fillies and mares Aug. 23 at Deauville.
Al Shaqab runners took the top two spots in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds Aug. 23 at Deauville, as Shalaa willingly spurted clear of Gutaifan for a comfortable 1 3/4-length victory.
The Arqana Deauville August sale concluded Aug. 17 with records in total receipts, average, and median for the three-day auction, which launched Europe's yearling sale season.
A colt by Dubawi out of French group III winner Pacifique brought a sale record price of Ã¢â€šÂ¬2.6 million (US$2,890,232) at the Arqana Deauville yearling sale Aug. 16.
Esoterique shook clear of favored stablemate Territories with a scintillating rally to win the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) Aug. 16 at Deauville.
A Shamardal colt sold for the highest price of 720,000 euros (U.S. $799,919) at the opening session of the Arqana Deauville yearling sale, launching Europe's yearling auction season Aug. 15.
The Niarchos family's Karakontie, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), is slated to make his 2015 debut Aug. 16 in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville.
Robert Ogden's Amazing Maria gave irrefutable proof she is the real deal Aug. 2 at Deauville in capturing the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) for her second straight top-level victory.
French bloodstock agent Jean-Marc Moquet died July 24 at his home in France at age 46.
Omar Sharif, the actor and horse owner known for his iconic roles in "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Dr. Zhivago," died from a heart attack July 10 at the age of 83 in Cairo, Egypt.
The French auction house Arqana has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with two group races held at Newmarket.
A pair of 3-year-olds offered in close succession during day two of the Arqana summer sale July 2 each sold for the sale-topping price of â‚¬380,000 (US$ 421,560), a record price for the two-day auction.
Dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Treve is on course for a third bid to win Europe's premier middle distance race after digging in to win the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) June 28.
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Hampered and well-beaten in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) nine days prior, Star of Seville roared back for a convincing victory in the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 14 at Chantilly.
Two-time Arc winner Treve made an eye-catching start to her 2015 season when unleashing her patented powerful finishing kick and drawing clear to win the Prix Corrida (Fr-II) May 29 at Saint-Cloud.
Trainer Freddy Head and jockey Maxime Guyon teamed for a group I double May 24 at Longchamp, winning the Prix d'Ispahan with Solow and the Pour Moi Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary with Queen's Jewel.
Al Shaqab Racing's two-time Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Treve is set make her 2015 debut later this month in France, Racing UK reports.
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Arqana reported record returns of its annual breeze-up auction May 9 at Saint-Cloud, where sales were led by an Oasis Dream colt who sold to Sheikh Joann's Al Shaqab Racing for €600,000 (US$672,283).
Godolphin's U.A.E. Two Thousand Guineas (UAE-III) winner Maftool is among 18 runners for the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Fr-I, French Two Thousand Guineas) May 10 at Longchamp.
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Cirrus des Aigles set the pace and repelled a bid from Al Kazeem to land the Prix Ganay (Fr-I) for the third time May 3 at Longchamp.
Four-time European group I winner Olympic Glory will join the stallion roster at Arrowfield Stud in Australia for this year's Southern Hemisphere season, making him the first shuttler for the Al Shaqab operation.
The highest-priced horse at the reformatted Arqana February mixed sale came near the auction's conclusion Feb. 10 when Ponte Bawi, a Dubawi filly, sold to Herv Bunel of Agence FIPS.
Young stallion Montmartre was the star on the final day of the Arqana Deauville breeding stock sale Dec. 9 before the auction closed its four-day run with record results.
Average price increased 33% and median price was up 14.3% on the third day of the Arqana Deauville breeding stock sale Dec. 8.
The Arqana Deauville breeding stock sale proved dynamic throughout the second day Dec. 7 as gross, average, and median all showed gains from the same session last year.
There was spirited bidding Dec. 6 for U.S. grade I winner Alterite, who topped sales on opening day of the Arqana Deauville breeding stock sale at 1.1 million euros (US$1,351,459).
Arqana's Deauville autumn sale saw excellent returns on opening day Nov. 17 and was led by the purchase of unbeaten juvenile Silverwave for an auction record price.
The first of six programs Yonkers Raceway is sending to France for wagering purposes generated solid pari-mutuel handle and could be used to spark similar racing industry endeavors.
Second-crop sire Mr. Sidney, a grade I winner in the United States, will be relocated from the Head family's Haras du Quesnay in France to Walmac Farm near Lexington for the 2015 breeding season.
Juddmonte Farms' front-running Epicuris skipped over the heavy turf at Saint-Cloud Nov. 8 and won the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) with consummate ease.
Qatari Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani went to 150,000 euros ($190,851 in United States funds) for a Sharmadal colt to acquire the Oct. 21 session topper at the Arqana October yearling sale in Deauville, France.
Median showed a sharp increase on opening day of the Arqana October yearling sale, where a Dubawi colt sold for the highest price Oct. 20 at Deauville, France.
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