The exciting season of yearling sales will kick off on August, 14-17 at Deauville with the prestigious ARQANA August Yearling Sales. Among the splendid catalogues fetches the next generation of our stallions AL WUKAIR, ECTOT, GALILEO GOLD, MEHMAS, OLYMPIC GLORY, SHALAA and TORONADO.
With 4 individual winners from 13 runners aged 2, Haras de Bouquetot-based freshman sire AL WUKAIR has 4 yearlings catalogued from Haras des Capucines (lots 234 and 430), Haras de l’Hotellerie (lot 251), and Haras de Castillon (lot 448).
Dual G1 winner in France and in the USA from an exceptional maternal line, ECTOT was off the mark with his first winner last month and will be represented by lot 207 consigned by Normandie Breeding, a half-brother to G2 winner PORT GUILLAUME and Listed scorer AUBEVOYE.
With already four blacktypes to his name, including a splendid Group 1 victory for EBRO RIVER in the G1 Phoenix Stakes in Ireland on August, 8, Tally-Ho Stud-based freshman sire GALILEO GOLD has two yearlings catalogued from Haras de Castillon, a half-sister to G3 winner SEFRI (lot 295) and a colt from the family of multiple Group-placed THAI HAKU (lot 396).
Sensational Tally-Ho Stud-based MEHMAS already counts on 14 individual Stakes winners to his name with only 2 crops of racing age. Among the 5 lots consigned by Haras du Cadran, Haras des Capucines, Haras de Montaigu, Haras de Grandcamp and Haras de Castillon to go through the sales ring is lot 318 from the Haras du Cadran’s draft, a half-sister to Listed winner and multiple Group-placed EXCILLY.
Crowned with a new Stakes victory to his name last month when G1 Classic performer and ever consistent GRAND GLORY stormed home in the G3 Grand Prix de Vichy, OLYMPIC GLORY confirms to be one of the best values in France and in Europe and will be represented by 5 yearlings consigned from Haras de Montaigu, Haras des Granges, Haras des Capucines, Haras du Long Champ and Haras du Petit Tellier. Among them, lot 267 from Haras de Montaigu is a half-sister to dual Group victor SOFFIA and to 2021 Listed winner NATIONALISTA, and lot 432 offered by Haras du Long Champ is a half-sister to Listed winner and dual Group-placed SICOMORO.
Honored around the worldwide tracks, Haras de Bouquetot-based SHALAA will have a total of 21 yearlings to go through the ring from the drafts of Haras de Castillon, Haras de l’Hotellerie, Haras des Sablonnets, Haras du Cadran, Haras de Montaigu, La Motteraye Consignment, Haras de Saint-Pair, Haras de Tourgéville, Haras d’Ellon, Haras de Grandcamp, and Fairway Consignment. Among them, lot 107 from Haras de Castillon hails from the splendid family of PRUDENZIA, lot 211 consigned by Haras de l’Hotellerie is a half-brother to this season G3 Prix de la Grotte-placed SILVESTRI, lot 213 from Haras de Castillon is a half-brother to Listed winner WASMYA and Group-placed TALBAH, lot 248 offered by Haras de Montaigu is a half-sister Listed winner SEEYOUBYME and multiple Listed-placed PALAVAS, lot 257 consigned by La Motteraye Consignment is a half-brother to multiple Group-placed NORTH THUNDER. They will be followed by lot 259 from the draft of Haras du Cadran, a half-sister to G3-placed A QUIET MAN, lot 293 from La Motteraye Consignment, a daughter to dual Listed-placed SUPER ERIA, lot 472 and 498 consigned by Haras de Castillon, respectively a half-sister to Listed-placed ALJUMAYLITAH for the first named and to Listed winners PRINCE FALCON and CASHMAN, and to dual Group-placed ONLY THE BRAVE for the second named.
Impressive TORONADO who registers new scorers every week across the planet and who has already two G1 heros to his name this season will also be honored during the Deauville rendezvous with lot 316 from Haras de Bourgeauville, lot 379 consigned by Haras du Cadran, a half-sister to G3-placed OVER REACTED and dual Listed-placed IVORY CHOICE, and by lot 443 presented by Haras de Montaigu.
All lots not to be missed here (ARQANA August Yearling Sale) and here (ARQANA v.2 Yearling Sale).