The first session of Arqana Trot’s Yearling Sale at Deauville is complete with 77 head sold of the 131 cataloged (60.6%).
There were four outs and 50 Rna’s. Gross proceeds totaled €3,185,000 (down 14% from prior year but up from 2012), with the average being stable at €41,364 and the median was €37,000 (up 18% from prior year).
There was a wide array of buyers with 42 individual purchasers and the appeal of French trotting yearlings for buyers from all over Europe (top price went to a Finnish individual) as sales were registered to buyers from Scandinavia, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands as well as from Australia, with bloodstock agent Christian Le Barbey (ITS) paying €100,000 for a filly from Island Dream (hip #8), consigned by the Haras de la Brosse, that will now travel to the southern hemisphere.
The top five sellers are listed below (hip, pedigree, buyer, price in euros):
115, Dolce Notte (f, Coktail Jet-Tes Amours), Heikki Taipale, €115,000
122, Don’t Cry For Me (f, Niky-Usha Dream), Ecurie le Tremont SCEA. €103,000
8, Dream Island (f, Sam Bourbon-Island Dream), Christian LeBarbey, €100,000
73, Derby du Biwetz (m, Coktail Jet-Une du Biwetz), Neuilly Bloodstock, €85,000 (this one from a half-sister to Olga du Biwetz (€2,208,795)
96, Dingle de Loisir (m, Ready Cash-Ingoda Pierji), Robert Bergh Travstall AB
#115 Dolce Notte (f, Coktail Jet-Tes Amours), second dam Amour d’Aunou by Speedy Somolli, she dam of In Love With You (€241,898), Private Love (€847,145) and the superb broodmare Guilty of Love, she dam of Love You (€1,416,537), Repeat Love (€290,680) and In Dix Huit (€152,616)
#122 Don’t Cry For Me (f, Niky-Usha Dream), second dam Island Dream by Coktail Jet, dam of Infinitif (€632,339), Viva Island (€315,670) and Not Disturb (€314,940).
#8 Dream Island (f, Sam Bourbon-Island Dream), first dam the exceptional Coktail Jet producer of Infinitif, Viva Island and Not Disturb, as described above.
#96 Dingle de Loisir (m, Ready Cash-Ingoda Pierji), from a half-sister to semi-classique winner Soif de Limonade (€228,380)
The second session begins at noon on Thursday.
by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com