Arqana unveils 160 high-class entries for Breeze-Up Sale
Arqana has released the highly anticipated entries for its Breeze-Up Sale, which takes place in Deauville on Saturday, May 11.
The catalogue contains 160 juveniles, of which 31 are siblings to black-type performers. There are siblings to seven Group 1 winners, while 22 lots are out of black-type mares.
Among the standouts on pedigree are:
- Lot 6, a Kingman half-sister to dual Group 1 winner Rizeena, consigned by Mocklershill
- Lot 17, a Muhaarar half-sister to Prix Maurice de Gheest scorer Signs Of Blessing, from Grove Stud
- Lot 21, an American Pharoah colt out of a half-sister to Leroidesanimaux, offered by Grove Stud
- Lot 54, a Starspangledbanner half-brother to Group winners Assign and Giuseppe Piazzi, as well as €1.6 million Frankel colt Old Glory, from Ballyvorgal Stables
- Lot 99, a Kodiac sister to Group 3 winner and sire Coulsty, from Tally-Ho Stud
- Lot 123, a Lope De Vega brother to four black-type performers, including Acomb Stakes winner and Classic hopeful Phoenix Of Spain, offered by Grove Stud
- Lot 151, a Lope De Vega half-brother to Sussex Stakes hero Here Comes When, also consigned by Grove Stud
Last year's sale was topped by the €825,000 Scat Daddy colt Western Frontier, while Kentucky Derby hopeful War Of Will, who fetched €250,000 from Justin Casse, also changed hands in Deauville.
The 2018 season featured some headline successes for Arqana Breeze-Up Sale graduates, including Teppal, who landed the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, and Khan, who ran out a six-length winner of the Preis Von Europa.
The breezes will take place at Deauville Racecourse from midday on the day before the sale. The colts and fillies will now be shown down the backstretch going left handed.