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Azmeel - Dee Stakes - Chester 7.5.10

Azmeel: Dee Stakes winner is catalogued as lot 5

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) 

Arqana auction year opens in Deauville today

THIS winter's round of mixed sales rolls into Deauville for the Arqana February Sale. The auction starts at 10.30am local time (9.30am GMT) today with 12 horses forming part of a dispersal of Daniel Wildenstein's widow Sylvia's bloodstock.

Wildenstein enjoyed considerable success over the jumps in France and all of her draft are related to her foundation mare Neomenie, dam ofhigh-class Auteuil hurdler Newness, who in turn produced top-class chaser Nickname.

 

The main catalogue comprises four stallions or stallion prospects, including the Sunday Silence pair Born King and Samson Happy and Dee Stakes scorer Azmeel; 137 mares; 45 fillies out of training; 34 yearlings; 16 two-year-olds; and 63 horses in training.

Last year's sale was topped by the Linamix mare Blowaway, in foal to Le Havre, at €67,000. From 244 offered, 165 were sold (68%) for turnover of €943,500 (-16%), at an average of €5,718 (-36%) and median of €3,500 (-14%).

Box-office lots include:

29 - Songbook; from the top Moyglare Stud family of Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Trusted Partner, this Singspiel mare is in foal to Orpen.

49 - Ardere; this daughter of El Prado is already the dam of Group 3 Prix Miesque winner Stefer and is offered in foal to Siyouni

76 - Consuelita; a Singspiel half-sister to Group 2 winners America (the dam of Americain) and Majorien, she is offered in foal to Elusive City.

Withdrawals: 1, 12, 14, 19, 25, 33, 34, 47, 52, 54, 60, 71, 73, 78,89, 92, 100, 103, 110, 112, 114, 151, 156, 172, 182, 186, 194, 209, 212, 225, 236, 243, 249, 252, 253, 261, 275, 277, 280, 293, 294, 295, 11s and 12s

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,649,102
Dark Angel £3,012,277
Dubawi £2,934,398
Kodiac £2,222,880
Acclamation £2,088,768
Frankel £1,960,614
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Sea The Stars £1,873,321
Iffraaj £1,752,926
Invincible Spirit £1,694,010