Keyword: France

  • 'Arc' Winner Trempolino Pensioned

    Trempolino, winner of the 1987 Trusthouse Forte Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and second in that year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) to Theatrical, has been retired from stallion duty at age 27 in France.

  • Arqana Oct. Yearling Sale Holding Steady

    Part 1 of Arqana's Deauville October yearling sale, which consisted of two sessions, turned in a steady performance. At its conclusion Oct. 18, the average price was up 1.7% while the median price was the same as in 2010.

  • Arqana Creates November Yearling Sale

    Arqana officials have created a new yearling sale for 2011 that will be held Nov. 15. It will follow the stores and horses in training portions of the November mixed sale that are set for Nov. 14.

  • Arquana Sale's Average Rises 10.6%

    Arqana's Deauville breeding stock sale ended its four-day run Dec. 7 in France with increases from 2009 of 23.5% in gross revenue to €16,314,000 ($21,743,000 in U.S. funds) and 10.6% in average price to €28,722 ($38,347).

  • Business Up at Deauville October Sale

    Arqana's Deauville October yearling sale closed out its four-day run Oct. 21 in France with increases of 21.3% in gross revenue, 8.1% in average price, and 16.7% in median price from 2009.

  • Keeping Our Place in the World

    Keeneland has successfully developed the September sale into the largest international marketplace for Thoroughbred yearlings. But will the sale continue offering the kinds of horses European buyers want?

  • Aragorn's First Winner Scores in France

    Irish-bred Aragorn, a two-time grade I turf winner, was represented by his first winner when his son Araneide won June 20 in Durtal in France.

  • Gross Increases at Arqana Autumn Sale

    The Arqana autumn sale enjoyed upswings of 15.1% in gross revenue and 7.5% in average price Nov. 16 in France. Najaf, a 4-year-old son of Lost World brought the top price of €250,000 ($374,060 in U.S. funds) from Highflyer Bloodstock.

  • Arqana Sale Ends With 9.5% Upswing in Average

    The Arqana October yearling sale closed out its three-day run at Deauville in France Oct. 21 with increases from 2008 of 4.9% in gross revenue and 9.5% in average price. The clearance rate of 71.2% was the same as a year ago.

  • Average, Median Rise at Arqana Yearling Sale

    The average price rose 5.6% from 2008 and the median price increased 12.5% on the second day of the Arqana October yearling sale at Deauville in France Oct. 20. But fewer horses were sold, which contributed to a 6.7% reduction in the gross revenue.

  • Montjeu Colt Leads Way at Arqana Sale

    The market didn't lose much ground from a year ago during the opening session of the Arqana October yearling sale at Deauville in France Oct. 19. Compared to 2008, the gross revenue fell only 1.5% and the average price declined 5.9%.

  • Deauville Yearling Sale Average Rises 3.4%

    Arqana's Deauville August yearling sale finished its four-day run with a 3.4% increase in its average price and a 7.1% upswing in its median price from 2008. The gross revenue fell 1.5% while the clearance rate declined from 76.8% last year to 74.7%.

  • Peintre Celebre Colt Leads Way at Deauville

    A Peintre Celebre–Hayhaat colt brought the highest price of 205,000 euros ($291,264 in U.S. funds) Aug. 16 on the third day of Arqana's Deauville yearling sale in France. Agence FIPS purchased the colt from Neustrian Associates.

  • Pivotal Filly Brings $427,000 in France

    A Pivotal filly topped the second session of Arqana's Deauville August yearling sale, bringing 300,000 euros ($427,722) Aug. 15 in France. Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferguson, purchased the filly from Capucines.

  • Ferguson Buys Arqana Sale Session Topper

    Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock manager, John Ferugson, who was the biggest spender at the recent Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction, was busy again Aug. 14 during the opening session of the Arqana's Deauville August yearling sale in France. He bought the session-topping Storm Cat colt for 900,000 Euros ($1,282,860 in U.S. funds) from Etreham.

  • Elusive City to Haras d'Etreham

    Elusive City, sire of this year's French mile classic winner Elusive Wave, will stand in 2010 at Haras d'Etreham in Normandy, France.

  • French Stallion Anabaa Dies

    Anabaa, a major French stallion at Alec Head's Haras du Quesnay near Deauville, died July 7 of acute peritonitis after undergoing colic surgery.

  • French Derby Winner Le Havre Retired

    Le Havre, winner of the June 7 Prix du Jockey-Club (Fr-I, the French Derby) for owner Gerard Augustin-Normand, has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury suffered during the classic race.

  • Dubawi Colt Sets Record at French Sale

    A Dubawi colt, which is a member of his sire's first crop, set a sale record when he brought 280,000 euros (approximately $376,538) May 9 during the upbeat Arqana breeze-up auction at Saint-Cloud racecourse in France. Paul Nataf, acting on behalf of his longtime client Gérard Laboureau, purchased the colt from Willie Browne's Mocklershill operation.

  • Great Pyramid to France

    Great Pyramid, a full brother to 2002 Cartier Award winner Rock of Gibraltar, has been moved to Basheer Kielany's farm in France.

  • Sarissa Tops Arqana February Mixed Sale

    Sarissa, a 12-year-old Diesis - Wonderous Minstrel mare, brought the top price of 32,000 euros (approximately $40,489 in U.S. funds) during the Arqana February mixed sale at Deauville in France. French agent Abeth Mussat purchased her from Haras d'Etreham. Sarissa, who is in foal to Dylan Thomas, has produced two winners in Japan, Rock of Sarissa (by Rock of Gibraltar) and Loulan Reverse (by Montjeu).

  • Librettist to Haras du Logis

    French champion miler Librettist is relocating to France, the scene of his biggest victories, and will stand at Haras du Logis for the 2009 season.