The livestock stock sale band kicks off in Deauville on December 4 with Arqana’s four-day event that will begin at 10 a.m. local time (9 a.m. GMT).
Approximately 1,024 lots, mares and ponies have been placed in the Arqana Breeding Stocks For Sale category, including a handful of young with the new Group 1 form to their name. There’s a new name in the shipper metric, albeit with some familiar faces at the helm, with Nurlan Bizakov’s Sumbe set to deliver its first draft.
Operations, founded in November 2020 and consisting of Hesmonds Stud in Lewes and the Normandy-based pair Montfort & Preaux and Haras du Mezeray, deliver 18 lots, including a key wildcard entry, Prix de l’Opera Longines this year (G1) heroine Rougir (Lot 160).
Daughter of Territory was once the most talented and progressive performer for coaches Cedric Rossi and Haras de la Gousserie of the Cheboub family. She has won four times, including three races in 2nd place, winning the Prix des Reservectors (G3) and finishing third. Tiger Tanaka at the Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac (G1).
She took her form to new heights this year, first being beaten by half the length Mother Earth in the Prix Rothschild (G1), then when the third came Rumi in the Prix de la Nonette (G2) before she made her group 1 breakthrough in the Prix de l’Opera, in which she defeated Grand Glory , who will also be hammered at Arqana (Lot 192), as well as the third house Eudaimonia (Lot 200).
Mathieu Alex of Sumbe says: “Rougir is an extraordinary phenomenon. “She ran in the Breeders’ Cup (ranked seventh in the Filly & Mare Turf, G1T) then did training for a while and she came to the ranch 10 days ago.
“She’s a lovely chubby person with a great temperament, she has a lot of class and I’m very pleased with her. She’s only 3 years old; she’s very strong with X-rays- The optics and range are very clear. Opportunities to buy this filth are rare.”
Expanding on how Sumbe came to introduce Rougir at Arqana, Alex said: “I’ve known Mr (Kamel) Chehboub for a while and we have a very good relationship. He wants to have some mares in Normandy and join him. Bizakov bought the farm here (Mezeray) which we contacted again A few weeks ago he kindly asked us if we would consign this car to him and naturally we said that we are happy to do so.”
She also boasts some form of group 1 solid to her name, coming in third, one place ahead of Rougir, in the Prix Rothschild won by Mother Earth, while she also finished second, lost defeated by a rapid drop, in the Emirates Poule d’ Essai des Pouliches (G1) won by Dream and do .
Alex said: “Speak of the Devil is a very handsome chubby guy who has a hot son in Wootton Bassett. “She’s in the right group of 1. She’s another very sound person and I think she could be an interesting prospect to race against.”
There are many other highlights in the case category, including by Gestut Ammerland Wildfeder (Plot 188), sister of Galileo to the hero Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) Walker and a three-part sister to Waldlied, who topped the Tattersalls December Sale at 2,200,000 guineas (US$3,075,899) when Newsells Park Stud acquired their partner through Jill Lamb.
Other eye-catching items include assorted fillings placed in groups of 1 Hello Star (Lot 182) and Purplepay (Lot 150), and the scorer of group 3 Parents’ prayer (Lot 147) and No credit limit (Lot 158). Aga Khan Studs and Godolphin also submit typical strong and large drafts.
The sale of Arqana livestock stock comes hot after particularly strong rounds of innovation by the Goffs and Tattersalls equivalents, and Alex said he is optimistic that the momentum created at those events will be sustained. in Deauville.
“The market has been very strong this year, particularly in Ireland and the UK, and I think that will continue here, which is very good for the game,” he said. “There’s a lot of people coming from all over the world, obviously from France, Britain and Ireland but also the US, Australia and Japan.
“This is my first year on the job as Sumbe and it’s very exciting to be here with such a very good draft. It’s something we want to do more of in the future, especially. is at this time of year.
“This is a great opportunity to meet people and talk about our stallions and breeding. We are very grateful to the owners who have put their trust in us. Now let’s go. Hope we can do it!”
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/255339/arqana-breeding-stock-sale-set-to-begin-dec-4 Arqana farming stock sale will start on December 4