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Autumn Yearlings 




Saturday 16th September



October Yearling Sale: 731 colts and fillies to discover!

The second major event for yearlings and a great showcase for French breeding, the October Yearling Sale sees a large number of its graduates excel on the track every year, as witnessed by PADDINGTON‘s exploits in the Irish 2000 Guineas, St James’s Palace Stakes, Coral Eclipse and Sussex Stakes (Gr.1s), as well as IRESINE‘s victory in the Prix Ganay (Gr.1) this season. Other successful graduates include GAME RUN and GREY MAN, as well as LIGHT INFANTRY, AVENUE DE FRANCE, MOON RAY, CHESSPIECE, REVALITA, ISLANDSINTHESTREAM, BIRR CASTLE, ZORKEN, VICIOUS HARRY, LOOSE CANNON, SHALROMY, IMMENSITUDE, PLEASANT JANE, NADETTE, CASH EQUITY, HEARTACHE TONIGHT, VERT LIBERTE, DESERT ICON and HOOKING.


PADDINGTON, Saint James’s Palace Stakes (Gr.1) © ZuzannaLupa

The 2023 edition of the October Yearling Sale will take place from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 October at Deauville. The 731 yearlings catalogued will be offered in the following format:
Part 1:
Tuesday 17 October – 11am – lots 1 to 228
Part 2:
Wednesday 18 October – 2pm – lots 229 to 347
Thursday 19 October – 2pm – lots 348 to 537
Part 3:
Friday 20 October – 2pm – lots 538 to 638
Saturday 21 October – 11am – lots 639 to 731
Now available online at arqana.com, the catalogue offers yearlings by a large number of in-demand sires including Adlerflug, American Pharoah, Australia, Camelot, Churchill, Cracksman, Dark Angel, Frankel, Galiway, Intello, Invincible Spirit, Kingman, Le Havre, Lope De Vega, Mehmas, New Bay, Night Of Thunder, No Nay Never, Oasis Dream, Sea The Moon, Sea The Stars, Showcasing, Siyouni, Starspangledbanner, Wootton Bassett, Zarak etc.
Buyers will also have the opportunity to purchase yearlings by the promising young stallions Blue Point, City Light, Earthlight, Ghaiyyath, Golden Horde, Hello Youmzain, Kameko, Magna Grecia, Persian King, Pinatubo, Romanised, Sottsass, Too Darn Hot, Waldgeist, Wooded etc.
Of note among the well-bred colts and fillies in the catalogue:
  • A half-brother by Camelot to Group scorer VESPERTILIO (lot 14), from the close family of PACIFIQUE, PAIX, MAGIC WAND and CHICQUITA, from Écurie des Monceaux;
  • A daughter of Wootton Bassett (lot 29), a half-sister to Group winner KING MALPIC and Listed scorer DREAM WORKS. Consigned by Haras de La Louvière, she hails from the family of SEE THE ROSESAHARA BLUE and SALPINX;
  • A son of Kingman out of Group scorer SELENIA (lot 42). Consigned by Haras d’Etreham, the colt hails from the family of Group 1 winners SOQRAT and BUBBLES;
  • A son of Siyouni (lot 59), a brother to SOTTSASS and half-brother to the excellent performers SISTERCHARLIE and MY SISTER NAT, from Écurie des Monceaux;
  • A half-sister by Sea The Moon to multiple Group winner including in the Grosser Preis von Berlin (Gr.1) this season, SIMCA MILE (lot 63). Consigned by Haras de la Perelle, the filly hails from the excellent family of Classic heroine SARAFINA;
  • A half-brother by Mehmas to Listed winner and Poule d’Essai des Poulains (Gr.1) placed TEXAS (lot 65), from Haras de Castillon;
  • The first foal by Oasis Dream out of black-type winner TICKLE ME GREEN (lot 71), from the close family of INFAILLIBLE, VERACIOUS, MUTAKAYEEF, INTIMITATION, GARSWOOD, from Haras du Cadran;
  • A daughter of Persian King out of Group 1 scorer WAIKIKA (lot 79), from Élevage de Tourgéville;
  • A first foal by Camelot out of the black-type WANAWAY (lot 80) from the family of Group winners BATWAN, MYASUN, SPEAK OF THE DEVIL and MERANDO, from Haras de Colleville;
  • A half-brother by Frankel to dual Group 1 scorer A RAVING BEAUTY (lot 95), from La Motteraye Consignment;
  • The first foal by American Pharoah out of the black-type KENLOVA (lot 179), from the family of AMAZER, DELIGHTER and OAKMEAD, consigned by Haras des Capucines;
  • A half-sister by Ghaiyyath to Hawkesbury Gold Cup (Gr.3) scorer NEW MANDATE (lot 210). Consigned by Haras de l’Hotellerie, the filly is from the close family of the dual Classic winner AVENIR CERTAIN;
All the yearlings offered at the October Sale are eligible for the ARQANA Series 
All the yearlings offered at the October Yearling Sale are eligible for the four races in the ARQANA Series for two-year-olds in 2024Click here for more information.
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October Yearling Sale

17 – 21 October, Deauville



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