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February Mixed Sale catalogue is now online

Deauville first sale of the year, the February Mixed Sale will take place on February 15 and 16. Now available for viewing online at www.arqana.com, the 2022 catalogue is made up of 435 lots which include horses-in-training, fillies, broodmares, two-year-olds, three-year-old stores and yearlings. The auction will begin at 11am on both days. Five Wild Cards are still to come in the horses-in-training and/or broodmare section.
A total of 85 horses-in-training both in the Flat and National Hunt disciplines from stables such as Gianluca Bietolini, Mathieu Brasme, Simone Brogi, Nicolas Clément, David Cottin, André Fabre, Francis-Henri Graffard, Gavin Hernon, Carlos & Yann Lerner, Edouard Monfort, Jean-Claude Rouget, Antoine de Watrigant, Stéphane Wattel etc. will open the sale on Tuesday, February 15. These are led by the Carla O’Halloran trained ARAMHES (lot 78), sold to dissolve a partnership. The son of Kendargent with a current rating of 100 is a winner of three races.

Lot 78 ARAMHES © Scoopdyga

While the offspring of broodmares sold at the February Sale continue to show themselves at the highest level including Group winners GINTO and JONBON as well as TRIBUVHAN, the winner of the United Nations Stakes (Gr.1), there will be 161 broodmares and 66 fillies this year that will go under the hammer.
Of note among the fillies out of training that have shown themselves over jumps:
· Prix de Chambly (Gr.3) winner at Auteuil GOLDEN PARK (lot 145), that was also placed in the Prix La Périchole (Gr.3), from Henri Blois;
· RAFFLES GRAY (lot 152), a half-sister to dual Group winner RAFFLES SUN by Great Pretender and GRAY STEAM, a sister to Prix Amadou (Gr.2) scorer GRAY STEEL, from Haras du Lieu des Champs;
On the flat:
· ANACRONIQUE (lot 164), a daughter of  the highly sought-after Japanese stallion Kizuna and Group winner IMPASSABLE, from the close family of SPOTIFY, ATTENDU, FOREIGN TUNE and ADHAMO, from Wertheimer & Frère;
· BLACK SEED (lot 176), a half-sister to A CASE OF YOU, winner of the Prix de l’Abbaye Longchamp (Gr.1) last season, from Haras d’Ombreville.


161 broodmares will also be offered to buyers, including the well-bred selection offered from Haras de Bouquetot:
· BALKIS (lot 154), a daughter of Galileo out of dual US Group 1 scorer HARMONIOUS, in foal to Bated Breath;
· HELCIA (lot 231), a winning daughter of Olympic Glory and MIZDIRECTION, the dual Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr.1) winner, in foal to Mehmas;
· MIDDLE EAST (lot 283), a black-type daughter of Frankel, a half-sister to Group winner NAYEF ROAD, offered in foal to Ectot;
· CRYSTAL REEF (lot 411), a half-sister to Group winners REEFSCAPE, COASTAL PATH and MARTALINE, the dam of Prix Chaudenay (Gr.2) winner DOHA DREAM, in foal to Doctor Dino.
Yearlings and Two-Year-Olds

A total of 84 yearlings and 31 two-year-olds in both disciplines will be offered, which includes progeny by Australia, City Light, Cloth of Stars, No Nay Never, Saxon Warrior, Territories, Wootton Bassett, Zarak et Zelzal  etc. on the flat, as well as Beaumec de Houelle, Doctor Dino, Goliath du Berlais, No Risk At All, Saint des Saints etc. over jumps, including:
· Lot 148, a half-sister by Wootton Bassett to Group 1 placed and Group winner GOLD TRIP, from Haras de la Haie Neuve;
· Lot 385, a daughter of Saint des Saints out of the black-type BECQUASCENTHE, from the close family of GRANDE HAYA, a multiple Group winner including the Grand Prix d’Automne (Gr.1), from Domaine de l’Etang;
Finally, two three-year-old stores and the stallion AGENT SECRET complete the catalogue.



February Mixed Sale

15 – 16 February, Deauville



Lord Grimthorpe Appointed Racing Manager To Imad Al Sagar

Lord ‘Teddy’ Grimthorpe has been appointed as racing manager to Imad Al Sagar, whose Blue Diamond Stud has recently undergone a major restructure.  A widely respected figure in the racing world who last November took on… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Equine Medical Director Blea Placed on Administrative Leave by UC Davis

Jeff Blea, California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) equine medical director, has been placed on administrative leave by UC Davis–the dean of which appoints the equine medical director–pending a formal review of his veterinary license, according… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]


Dual Classic Winner Snowfall Dead

Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), the record 16-length winner of the G1 Cazoo Oaks last June, has been euthanized after suffering a pelvic injury in her box. “It’s very sad news, terrible,” said trainer O’Brien. “The… [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]

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Book 1 Goes Out With a Bang
A total of 263 head summoned $18,859,500 Wednesday with an average of $71,709 and a median of $40,000. The RNA rate was 19.57%. Through two Book 1 sessions, 511 Thoroughbreds grossed $36,848,700 with an average of $72,110 and a median of $40,000. The RNA rate was 22.69%. 
Eaton Sales had a strong session Wednesday, topping the consignor list with 18 horses sold for $2.291 million.
Ocala horseman Nick de Meric was quite busy Wednesday, purchasing six yearlings under the name of his Sand Hill Bloodstock for $1.015 million, making him the session’s leading buyer. He also bought three yearlings during Tuesday’s session.
The 3-year-old colt Belgrade (Hard Spun), a debut winner at the Fair Grounds Dec. 18, topped the day’s session, summoning $700,000 from Jane Buchanan, who was acting on behalf of Carl and Yurie Pascarella. Pascarella is the former CEO of Visa, which sponsored the $5 million Triple Crown Challenge from 1996 to 2005.
Thanks to Belgrade, Darley’s Hard Spun edged out Coolmore’s Munnings to be the leading sire for Book 1 with nine of his offspring bringing $1.128 million. Munnings had nine sell for $1.094 million and his undefeated stablemate Justify was third with four of his progeny grossing $1.065 million.


More Choice:  Catalogue Now Online For Three Day Goffs February Sale 

Europe’s premier New Year Sale, the Goffs February Sale will take place from Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th February and the catalogue is now available online. 

The first sale of the year at Kildare Paddocks offers buyers the broadest choice across every age group and code with 599 Lots catalogued.  The sale will begin with a quality selection of two-year-olds and horses in training followed by a particularly strong weanling section of over 300 Lots boasting an impressive commercial sire profile.  Goffs February Sale will conclude with high class breeding stock from a host of leading breeders and consignors including Aga Khan Studs, Derrinstown Stud, Godolphin, Baroda Stud, Irish National Stud, Oghill House Stud, The Castlebridge Consignment and many more as well as a dispersal draft from the late Garrett Freyne.

Commenting on publication of the catalogue, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“We are delighted to kick off 2022 at Kildare Paddocks with a February catalogue of real depth and diversity.  Following the vibrant foal and record breeding stock trade seen at the Goffs November Sale, demand for February Sale places was especially strong and has resulted in the sale being expanded to three days.  This catalogue should hold huge appeal for domestic and international buyers alike”.   

Among the highlights catalogued are:

Horses In Training & Two Year Olds:
Lot 17:  Advanced Virgo, 7yo gelding, five-time winner including the Grade A New Stand Handicap Hurdle at Fairyhouse.  Out of a sister to Beresford Stakes winner Curtain Call.
Lot 22:  Pulse Of Shanghai, 6yo gelding, five-time winner and won brother to Stakes placed Firefright.
Lot 29:  2YO son of Invincible Spirit out of three-time Listed winner and Group 2 placed Katla.
Lot 41:  2YO filly by Dark Angel out of an own sister to Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed Ertijaal.
Lot 49:  2YO Fastnet Rock filly out of Listed winner Queen Titi, dam of Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes winner Beethoven
Lot 52:  2YO Teofilo filly out of Group placed Reyaadah from Derrinstown Stud
Lot 53:  2YO Australia colt from the Garrett Freyne dispersal draft
Lot 63:  2YO Order Of St George filly and NH store prospect
Lot 66:  2YO Night Of Thunder filly
Lot 102:  2YO Kodiac colt from Derrinstown Stud
Lot 113:  NH store prospect, a 2YO daughter of Maxios from the family of Mount Nelson
Lot 118:  Cotai Glory half-brother to Group 1 winner Champers Elysees
Lot 133:  Son of Saxon Warrior and half-brother to two black type performers
Lot 135:  Walk In The Park colt out of winning Le Havre mare
Lot 157:  Capri colt out of seven time winner Miss Eyecatcher who is black type placed over hurdles and fences.
Lot 159:  Daughter of Magna Grecia
Lot 160:  Colt by Waldgeist ex multiple Listed winner and G2 placed Modeeroch from family of Belardo
Lot 175:  Mehmas colt and brother to two winners
Lot 194:  Showasing filly ex G3 placed dam Prontamente from the family of Guineas winner Speciosa
Lot 218:  Blue Point colt out of a sister to Muhaarar
Lot 256:  NH prospect, a son of Cokoriko from the family of multiple Gr 1 hurdle winner in France in Blue Dragon
Lot 281: A son of Crystal Ocean
Lot 285:  Night Of Thunder colt out of a sister to two Group 3 winners including Group 1 Prix Morny placed Alrahma.
Lot 307:  Son of Feel Like Dancing, half brother to Grade 2 hurdle winner Forge Meadow
Lot 339:  Daughter of Cyrstal Ocean out of Listed placed Crafty Fancy
Lot 376:  Sea The Stars colt from the family of Lily’s Angel
Lot 389:  Blue Bresil filly out of an own sister to Grade 3 Chase winner Cogry
Lot 403:  Walk In The Park colt
Lot 404:  Kodiac colt, half-brother to Group 1 performer Gabrial.
Breeding Stock:
Lot 426:  Dam of a Stakes winner in foal to Magna Grecia
Lot 438:  Dam of three winners in foal to Mehmas
Lot 439:  Listed winner in foal to Bungle Inthejungle
Lot 441:  Listed winner in foal to Waldgeist
Lot 455:  Multiple Group 1 winner Furia Cruzada
Lot 476:  Winning mare in foal to Mehmas
Lot 496:  Winning mare in foal to Magna Grecia
Lot 509:  German Guineas winner Full Rose in foal to Hello Youmzain
Lot 514:  Winning mare in foal to Mehmas
Lot 518:  Stakes placed daughter of Champs Elysees
Lot 523:  Holy Roman Emperor 4YO mare out of Group 1 placed dam
Lot 539:  Cape Cross mare in foal to US Navy Flag
Lot 540:  Sister to a Derby winner in foal to Dark Angel
Lot 545:  Winner and Listed placed mare
Lot 546:  Listed placed mare in foal to Sottsass
Lot 564:  Group 1 winner White Moonstone in foal to Blue Point
Lot 565:  Listed placed mare in foal to Dark Angel
Lot 573:  Winning mare in foal to Crystal Ocean
The sale begins at 11am on Tuesday 8th February and at 10am on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th with bids also being accepted from pre-registered bidders via Goffs Online.

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