A total of 102 horses went under the hammer at the Purebred Arabian Sale at Saint-Cloud, with 68% changing hands for an average of €25,870, generating a total turnover of €1,785,000.
Son of Munjiz makes top price
Several potential buyers were keen to follow Pashaa (lot 38) through the ring, with the son of Munjiz out of Group 3 PA winner Sahabaa eventually being knocked down for €120,000. Offered from Haras de Mandore, it was Gerard Larrieu that had the final say for the two-year-old, bought on behalf of Sheail bin Khalifa Al Kuwari. The colt hails from the excellent maternal line of Group 1 PA scorer Cherifa.
Pashaa ©Christophe Tanière
Wild Card Guiness d’Vialettes for Mohamed Fahad Al Attiyah
Acting on behalf of Mohamed Fahad Al Attiyah, Paul Basquin bought six lots for a total of €451,000, in the process becoming leading buyer at the auction. The man behind Haras du Saubouas notably went to €100,000 in a private sale for the promising three-year old Guiness d’Vialettes (lot 95). The winner on her debut at San Sebastian and a runner in the Qatar Arabian Trophy des Pouliches (Gr.1 PA) tomorrow, the daughter of Af Albahar was offered as a Wild Card by Mrs Jean-François Bernard.
“I’ve bought her for Mohamed Fahad Al Attiyah, a young Qatari owner who deserves to win big races,” commented Basquin. “I’ve worked with him for several years now. All his mares are at Haras du Saubouas, and he is in the process of constructing a great breeding operation that we will add to with these purchases and more. Guiness d’Vialettes is a filly that won really well on her debut at San Sebastian. She is still green but I really liked her attitude when passing the post and afterwards. She has a lot of potential. I saw her work several times at Elisabeth Bernard’s and she recommended her to me for my client. She has an exceptional physique, and is very like her sire. We’re crossing our fingers for tomorrow!”
Earlier in the day, Basquin also struck for four further two-year olds, led by Penny (lot 33) for €90,000. Consigned by Domaine de l’Aigle, the son of Nieshan is a half-brother to the talented Matys and Shanghai Express, both placed at Group PA level.
Ch’Ezza (lot 15 – €82,000), OL PY (lot 13 – €72,000) and Nelkiane (lot 30 – €50,000) were also purchased by Basquin for the Qatari.
A dynamic market for endurance profiles
The profiles with the pedigrees and confirmation for Endurance were subject to a lot of interest from buyers. Lucie Loevenbruck, buying on behalf of M7 Stables, was the second leading buyer at the sale having signed for 13 lots for a total of €264,000.
Endurance Team SPC were fourth leading buyers with four horses bought for a total of €143,000.
At the end of the sale, ARQANA President Eric Hoyeau said: “It should be noted, despite everything, the number of agents that made it to the sale, as well as how well the ARQANA online platform worked, in addition to the interest in the Endurance profiles. These three factors partially compensated for the physical absence of a large number of foreign buyers due to the current health circumstances.”
See the results at arqana.com
The next sale is 3 October – The Arc Sale, Saint-Cloud