Arqana October Yearling Sale catalog is now online with 752 cataloged. Bloodhorse Article
Year after year, the Arqana October Yearling Sale continues to underline itself as a reliable source of group winners across the globe.
Following her win in the Grand Prix de Vichy (G3), Grand Glory went on to take the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (G1) last month. Offered from Haras de Bourgeauville in 2017, she was bought by Marco Bozzi for €18,000 (US$21,179). In addition, Audarya , runner-up to Grand Glory, took the Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T) last year. She was bought in 2017 by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for €125,000 ($147,475) from Haras des Capucines.
Also at the highest level, the extremely consistent Lord Glitters added to his already illustrious winnings when taking the Jebel Hatta Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) and the Singspiel Stakes Sponsored by Riviera By Azizi (G2) in Dubai. He was bought for €25,000 ($31,790) by Ecurie au Trieux from Elevage de Tourgeville in 2014. On the 2-year-old front, €55,000 ($64,466) purchase Armor , sold by La Motteraye Consignment to Al Shaqab Racing and Mandore International Agency at the 2020 sale, took the Markel Molecomb Stakes (G3) this summer.
Fellow graduates of last year's sale, Skazino , Tamahere , Penja , Iresine , Policy of Truth , Cheshire Academy , Glorious Dragon, and most recently Wootton Asset , have all shown themselves at group level, while several promising juveniles look sure to follow in their footsteps such as Loureira Blanc, Rebel Path, Good Too, Beuys, etc.
A 2021 Catalog of Great Depth
This year, 752 yearlings will be offered to buyers from Oct. 18-22 in Deauville. The sale is made up of three parts, which are as follows:
Part 1: Monday, Oct. 18 — 232 hips, 11 a.m.
Part 2: Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Wednesday, Oct. 20 — 308 hips, 2 p.m.
Part 3: Thursday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Oct, 22 — 211 hips, 2 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday
The Best European Stallions Represented
Multiple stallions are represented at the sale, including the in-demand Adlerflug , Australia , Camelot , Caravaggio , Churchill , Dubawi , Exceed And Excel , Frankel , Galileo , Galiway , Invincible Spirit , Kendargent , Kingman , Kodiac , Le Havre , Lope de Vega , No Nay Never , Sea The Moon , Sea The Stars , Showcasing , Siyouni , Wootton Bassett , etc. Yearlings by first-season sires such as City of Light , Cloth of Stars , Cracksman , Expert Eye , Harry Angel , Kessaar , Mr Owen, Recoletos , Roaring Lion , Saxon Warrior , Seabhac , Seahenge , Sioux Nation , Taareef , Unfortunately , U S Navy Flag , and Zoustar are also on offer.
Pedigrees Rich in Black Type
No less than 89 consignors will be represented at Deauville. One of the largest numerically is Ecurie des Monceaux, which will offer 27 yearlings, including:
• Lot 80, a daughter of Wootton Bassett out of multiple group winner Olma
Haras des Capucines will consign 39 yearlings, including:
30 yearlings will go through the ring under the Haras d'Etreham banner, including:
Haras de Castillon offers 21 colts and fillies, among them:
A total of 44 colts and fillies will be offered from Haras de Grandcamp, including:
Gestüt Ammerland will offer four yearlings, including Lot 10, a son of Roaring Lion out of classic winner Golden Lilac , from the excellent maternal line of Grey Lilas ; as well as Lot 37, the first foal by Saxon Warrior out of a half sister to the excellent Lope de Vega and group winner Lady Frankel .
Among the 21 yearlings consigned by Haras de l'Hotellerie, is Lot 123, a half brother by Motivator to four black-type performers, including Sinawann , a winner of the Amethyst Stakes (G3), and Lot 157, a son of Siyouni out of the close family of classic winner Valyra .
A total of 17 yearlings will be offered by Haras de Montaigu, including Lot 199, a half sister by Churchill to Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (G1) scorer Shakeel , from the excellent maternal family of Shemaka ; as well as Lot 183, a brother to dual group 1 winner A Raving Beauty .
Haras de Saint Pair will offer three yearlings, including Lot 85, a colt by Shalaa out of group 3 winner Pearl Banks , that has already produced three black-type performers, including this season's dual group winner Pearls Galore ; and Lot 160, a daughter of Lope de Vega out of Prix des Reservoirs (G3) scorer Via Milano , from the close family of the excellent Admire Mars.
Of note among the other yearlings cataloged:
• Lot 188, a half brother by Churchill to black-type performers Willie The Whipper , Anna Magnolia , and Jackfinbar , from the close family of German champion 2-year-old Aspectus , from Haras de SaintArnoult