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Dabirsim - Deauville 21.8.11

A half-sister to Morny winner Dabirsim made €240,000 at Deauville

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Dabirsim half-sister makes €240,000

A HALF-sister to last Sunday's Darley Prix Morny winner Dabirsim made the early headlines on the last day of Arqana's August Sale on Thursday, when selling to Patricia Boutin's Suprina for €240,000.

Consigned by Haras de Grandcamp, the daughter of Slickly will now run in the colours of Edouard de Rothschild for Andre Fabre. Both connections tasted success in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris in July with Meandre, another produce of the Haras du Logis stallion.

"Edouard loves Slickly," Boutin said, before adding, "It was an easy decision as both Andre and Elisabeth Fabre really liked the filly as well. She has an important update, and is an extremely good looking individual."

Eligible for French owners' premiums, the filly is also a half-sister to Listed placed Preferred Yield, and counts Italian Oaks winner Bright Generation as her second dam.

A few lots earlier, lot 385, a son of Holy Roman Emperor also consigned from Haras de Grandcamp, went the way of Blandford Bloodstock's Richard Brown on behalf of Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan for €155,000.

The colt isout of Rosamixa, a full sister to this season's Prix du Muguet winner Rajsaman, as well as Listed winner Rosawa, the dam of Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Rosanara.

"Sheikh Sultan loves the pedigree, and also has the mare. He really wanted to buy this colt to ensure the destiny of the family, and he is likely to stay in France. I also bought a Raven's Pass filly (lot 65) for him on Monday."

A little while later, Boutin struck again when purchasing a filly by Zamindar from the family of Prix Noailles winner Super Celebre for €105,000.

Eric Puerari's Haras des Capucines offered the May born yearling, who is out of the unraced mare Super Anna. "At the moment I have bought her for myself, and she has a great attitude. I bought Zagora from the stud, and she will stay in France."

Summing up the sale, Eric Hoyeau said, "The market in general has been satisfying, and session two has been solid with a good clearance rate. It is always a difficult position to be the first major European yearling sale and these results have given us confidence.

"The decision to invest in revamping the sales ring has beena very successful one, alongside the change of format and dates. The French industry is very buoyant, and we needed to give our clients a good atmosphere in which to buy horses, and support us.

"We have seen a good diversity of clients, and people have been extremely satisfied with everything. Obviously we still have some small adjustments to be made, but it has been a success."




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