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Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

The glitz and glamour of the Arqana August Yearling Sale

A selection of images from the weekend action taken by Patrick McCann

Before the action started in the ring, the Racing Post and Weatherbys held a reception at the Hotel Royal Barriere
Before the action started in the ring, the Racing Post and Weatherbys held a reception at the Hotel Royal Barriere
Guests sample the food at the Racing Post and Weatherbys reception at the Hotel Royal Barriere which was held prior to the first session of trade at Arqana on Saturday
Guests sample the food at the Racing Post and Weatherbys reception at the Hotel Royal Barriere which was held prior to the first session of trade at Arqana on Saturday
Attendees included from left Rachel Hood, Diana Vasicek and Eimear Mulhern
Attendees included from left Rachel Hood, Diana Vasicek and Eimear Mulhern
One of the highlights in the ring on Saturday night was the latest yearling out of Prudenzia to be offered by Ecurie des Monceaux. The filly, by Galileo, sold for €950,000 to MV Magnier, Mayfair Speculators and Peter and Ross Doyle
One of the highlights in the ring on Saturday night was the latest yearling out of Prudenzia to be offered by Ecurie des Monceaux. The filly, by Galileo, sold for €950,000 to MV Magnier, Mayfair Speculators and Peter and Ross Doyle
An auctioneer in full swing during the Arqana August Yearling Sale
An auctioneer in full swing during the Arqana August Yearling Sale
The Galileo half-brother to Ectot and Most Improved who was bought by MV Magnier for €1 million on Saturday evening
The Galileo half-brother to Ectot and Most Improved who was bought by MV Magnier for €1 million on Saturday evening
A morning scene of the sales ground at Arqana on Sunday
A morning scene of the sales ground at Arqana on Sunday
Lots out for inspection by prospective buyers at the Arqana sales ground
Lots out for inspection by prospective buyers at the Arqana sales ground
A lot leaves the ring having been sold during the auction
A lot leaves the ring having been sold during the auction
This Dubawi colt is the most expensive yearling sold at Arqana since John Ferguson paid a record-breaking €2.6m for Parabellum in 2015
This Dubawi colt is the most expensive yearling sold at Arqana since John Ferguson paid a record-breaking €2.6m for Parabellum in 2015
A packed ring watches the action unfold
A packed ring watches the action unfold
The half-sister to Wings Of Eagles, by Kingman, who sold for €750,000
The half-sister to Wings Of Eagles, by Kingman, who sold for €750,000
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