Arqana Online to offer chance to buy into Classic sires
Bidding starts next Monday for the right to send mares to Le Havre and Siyouni
Arqana has announced the online sale of shares in two prominent stallions, taking place on Monday and Tuesday.
The first share on arqanaonline.com to be offered will be for Siyouni, who has already had three crops appear on the track.
Siyouni, a son of Pivotal, is the sire of three-time Group 1 winner Ervedya, winner of the French 1,000 Guineas.
He also sired the high-class filly Volta, winner of the Group 2 Prix de Sandringham this season and multiple Group 3 winners including Bourree, Spectre, Siyoushake, Finsbury Square and Souvenir Delondres.
Siyouni covered 224 mares in 2016, 87 per cent of which are reported in foal, while his progeny sold for up to €400,000 at auction this season. His stud fee at Haras de Bonneval will be €45,000 in 2017.
Le Havre: sire of two Classic winners
The other share to be offered will be for Le Havre, who stands at Haras de la Cauviniere.
His best progeny includes Avenir Certain, winner of the French 1,000 Guineas and French Oaks, and Le Cressonniere, who notched the same Classic double this year.
Le Havre's other Group winners include Auvray, Suedois, Zghorta Dance and Queen Bee. He covered a book of 189 mares in 2016, of which nearly 90 per cent are reported in foal.
Le Havre’s progeny has rapidly caught the buyers’ eye at the sales. At this year's Arqana August Yearling Sale, all 11 colts and fillies on offer sold at an average price of €140,000.
He will stand for a fee of €60,000.
The bidding will begin for the share in Siyouni at 3pm local time and for the share in Le Havre at 4pm local time.