Arqana September Sale Concludes Sept. 9

Bringing together the second half of the catalog, the second day of the September Yearling Sale on Sept. 9 saw 133 lots go through the ring. A total of 75% changed hands for an average of €17,190 ($US17,450), generating a turnover of €1.67 million ($1,695,300).

The top price of the day went to a daughter of Goken (Lot 274) from Haras de Colleville. Sold for €74,000 ($75,121), the filly is out of the family of group 1 winners Intense Focus and Skitter Scatter and will now carry the colors of Bernard Giraudon.

September Yearling Sale Figures

Over the two days, demand was consistent with more than 73% of horses sold from the 274 Lots offered for an average of €19,065 ($19,354). The total turnover reached €3,856,000 ($3,798,353).

Following the sale, Arqana president Eric Hoyeau and executive director Freddy Powell said, “We still have some adjustments to make to the format of this young sale, which must find its place. We would like to thank all the vendors who put their trust in us. The percentage of horses sold is satisfactory and many French professionals, including many trainers, have been active, which is encouraging. Let’s remember that all these yearlings are eligible for the Arqana Series, with the first races taking place next year. We will analyze all the segments of annual sales at the end of the October sale, when we will have a more global overview.”

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