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Briseida: a Notnowcato half-sister to the German 1,000 Guineas winner sells today as lot 48

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Arqana hosts Saint-Cloud breeze-up

ARQANA has compiled 165 lots for its showcase two-year-old sale of the year, which coincides with Longchamp's French Guineas meeting.

Lots breezes at Saint-Cloud racecourse yesterday and selling starts on Saturday at 2pm (local time).

Arqana's breeze-up sale has continued to strengthen and has now become an alternative to Newmarket for consignors' best


Turnover, average and median have risen each year since 2005 and last year's gross of €6,917,000 was up 24 per cent on 2010. A Giant's Causeway filly offered through Willie Browne's Mocklershill topped last year's auction, after being knocked down to Charlie Gordon-Watson for €260,000. The filly, named
Almase, is unraced.

It has attracted an increasingly international audience and last year Dubai-based Prime Equestrian group bought 26 lots for €1,618,000. The lucrative French prize-money and breeders' premiums have played a prominent role in attracting prospective buyers and this year 85 of the catalogued lots.
are eligible.

Stand-out lots on paper include:

11) b c Holy Roman Emperor-Janet; Holy Roman Emperor's appeal will be as strong as ever following Homecoming Queen's win in the 1,000 Guineas, the sire's first Group 1 winner. This
colt is out of the dual Group 1-winning mare Janet

48) ch f Notnowcato-Party Doll; a half-sister to the dual Group 2 winner Titus Livius and German 1,000 Guineas (Gr 2) winner Briseida

59) b c Galileo-Sweet Stream; Hawthorn Villa Stud consigns this regally-bred colt who is one of two lots catalogued by Galileo. He is out of Prix Vermeille winner Sweet Stream

131) b c Astronomer Royal- Cours De La Reine; Consigned by Church Farm, this colt is out of a Group 3 juvenile-winning
Fasliyev mare

140) ch c Mr Greeley-Drums Of Freedom; this Haras du
Saubouas-consigned colt is a three-parts brother to the
Grade 2 winner and KentuckyDerby second Proud Citizen

Sold last year
From 142 offered, 111 sold (78%) for turnover of
€6,917,000 (+24%), average of €62,315 (+20%)
and median of €50,000 (+25%).

Withdrawals: 12, 17, 59, 62, 77, 85, 86, 87, 93, 96, 108, 118, 143, 154, 163 and 164




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