The Arqana August Sale is one of the worlds most premier sale for bloodstock. The company’s most famous sale the August Yearling Sale never disappoints when it comes to quality and is always a sale on every Bloodstock Agents list. The Sale has sold some outstanding horses including Irish Oaks winner Chiquita, Sussex Stakes winner Toronado & French 1,000 guineas winner Flotilla. Last years sale saw the highest priced yearling sold to date by Sea The Stars in Edkhan who cost E1,200,000, he is out of French Gr 1 winner Alpine Rose.
This years August sale has no shortage of star quality and the following lots are some of the standout lots catalogued in the sale. There is sure to be fireworks ahead from agents to secure these outstandingly bred youngsters.
LOT 27 Bay Colt by Dubawi x Pennegale
This colt looks a serious prospect for the future. His sire Dubawi is no stranger to success and is having a brilliant year this year most notably through his son Al Kazeem. This colt is out of the Pennekamp mare Pennegale. Her first produce Calbuco (by Kendor) won 2 Listed races in France. It was her 2nd foal that brought her to the top the Group 1 Prix L’opera winner Lily Of The Valley (Galileo), she is now a young broodmare in Japan. This is from the family of Josr Algerhoud, Shakespearean and Group 3 Debutante stakes winner Rainbows For All.
LOT 33 Bay Filly by Galileo x Prudenzia
This young filly looks outstanding. By one of the worlds best sires in Galileo, she is out of the Listed winning Dansili mare Prudenzia making her a half sister to Irish Oaks winner Chiquita. Chiquita herself caused fireworks at this sale in 2011 when selling for E600,000 to Badgers Bloodstock. She was also the most expensive sold by her late sire Montjeu at the August sale in 2011. Not only is her half sister an Oaks winner but she is from the immediate family of triple Oaks winner Alexandrova, as well as Gr1 winner and 2006 Tattersalls Mare Sale top lot Magical Romance.
LOT 55 Bay Filly by Sea The Stars x Sefroua
This filly looks very very special and is from an amazing female family. By one of the most exciting young sires in the world she is out of the stakes winning Kingmambo mare Sefroua. Sefroua is a daughter of Group 1 winner and regally bred mare Sophisticat. This fillies 3rd dam is the remarkable mare Serena’s Song. A champion filly in the US, Serena’s Song also went on to become a successful broodmare where almost all her offspring were stakes winners. This filly looks a real broodmare in the making and is one of my personal favourite lots in the sale.
LOT 73 Chesnut Filly by Dubawi x Straight Lass
This filly is a half sister to 2yo Group 1 winner now young sire Naqoos (by Oasis Dream) as well as Group winners Mazameer (by Green Desert) and Barastraight (by Barathea). They are all out of the unraced Machiavellian mare Straight Lass. She in turn is a half sister to Nash Terrace (by Nashwan) winner of the Listed Louisville Handicap in the states.
LOT 89 Bay Filly by Makfi x Ventura
This filly is by an exciting young stallion in Makfi. This two time Group 1 winning son of Dubawi stands at Tweenhills stud where he received a superb book of mares in his first season and this fillies dam was one of them. Ventura is also the dam of one of Europes Best mares in Moonlight Cloud who on Sunday made history by winning three Prix Maurice De Gheest Group 1 win a row beating Golden Jubilee and July Cup winner Lethal Force and Group 1 Prix Foy winner Gordon Lord Byron. Her dam Ventura is a half sister to Wedding Morn the dam of Group 2 winning juvenile Probably. This fillies 3rd dam is Doff The Derby dam of dual Derby winner Generous & Epsom Oaks winner Imagine. This is from the immediate family of top class 2yo the ill fated Horatio Nelson.
LOT 92 Bay Filly by Galileo x Zaneton
Any American agents present at the sale will sure be willing to pay top dollar for this Galileo filly out of Zaneton. Zaneton is a well known mare in the US most notably as the dam of Breeders Cup F&M turf winner and Diana Stakes heroine Zagora. Zagora was a dual Gr 3 winner in her native France before being bought for a campaign in the US where she scored her Grade 1 double wins . Zaneton is also dam of stakes placed pair in Zanet & Zanakoff. This is from the family of former Rathasker Stud sire Titus Livius.
LOT 99 Bay Filly by Galileo x Alpine Rose
This quality looking filly is sure to be a star attraction. She is the 2nd foal out of her Gr1 winning dam Alpine Rose. Her first foal of course being last years sale topper Edkhan. Dam Alpine Rose is a sister to Gr1 St Cloud winner and now sire Fragrant Mix as well as black type winners Fracassant & black type winner/producer Farfala. Her 2nd dam Fragrant Hill is a half sister to BC F&M turf 3rd Spring Oak.
LOT 132 Bay Colt by Galileo x Dibenoise
This superb quality looking colt has everything to go to the very top. His dam the unraced Kendor mare is a multiple stakes producer. Her best progeny is Criterium St Cloud Gr1 winner Recital (by Montjeu), as a 3yo he won the Gr2 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial & was a one time favourite for the Epsom Derby where he finished 6th beaten 4 and a half lengths by Pour Moi. She is also the dam of stakes placed Corre Caminos a full brother to Recital. Dibenoise is also dam of Racinger a multiple Group winning and Group 1 placed son of Spectrum. LOT 132 is her first produce by Galileo. She also has an unnamed 2yo brother to Recital.
LOT 151 Bounding Away Bay Filly by Galileo x Fleeting Spirit
This filly is the first foal of Group 1 winning sprinter Fleeting Spirit with her biggest win coming in the Group 1 Darley July Cup making her one of Europes best sprinters. She was a multiple stakes winner, her Group wins including the Flying Childers Gr2, Temple Stakes Gr2 and the Molecomb stakes Gr3. Fleeting Spirit is a daughter of champion sire Invincible Spirit and is out of the unraced Millenium Tale. Millenium Tale is also dam of Alone He Stands (by Flying Spur) 3rd in the Listed Knockaire stakes at Leopardstown. Bounding Away’s 3rd dam if 1000 guineas Trial winner The Bean Sidhe who is a sister to Scandinavian winner Whisky. Fleeting Spirit has a filly foal sister to Bounding Away.
LOT 153 Force Of Destiny Bay Colt by Galileo x Four Roses
This colt is a half brother to Group 2 Blandford stakes and Group 3 Blue Wind stakes winner Four Sins (by Sinndar). His half brother Four Caret (by Montjeu) was one of the standout lots at the 2012 Goffs Orby Yearling sale. This colt’s full brother Frontier won 1 race in Ireland as a 2yo in 2011 beating subsequent Group winner Light Heavy.
LOT 171 Bay Filly by Fastnet Rock x Jessica’s Dream
If this filly was being offered in Australia there is no doubt she would fetch well into the six figures and maybe hit the million marker, as her sire is one of Australia’s best ever sires. She is from the 2nd crop of her sire who now shuttles back and forth to Ireland & Australia. This filly though has the makings to be a very good one. She is a half sister to Group 1 winner Havana Gold (by Teofilo).