Hakam draft generates €487,000 at Arqana
TWENTY-SEVEN lots from the dispersal of Zakaria Hakam's bloodstock interests got the ball rolling at Arqana today, of which 20 were sold at an aggregate of €487,000 (£430,973), average of €24,350 (£21,549) and a median of €14,000 (£12,389).
Of those, a Muhtathir two-year-old filly named Ivory Pearl achieved the highest selling price at €77,000 (£68,142).
She is out of the unraced Peintre Celebre mare Ivory Coast, who from three runners has produced three winners including the triple-winning juvenile colt from last season Ivory Land, who has already won at Listed level.
Her second dam Land Of Ivory was placed in the Listed Ben Marshall Stakes and Lupe Stakes and produced the Group 1 National Stakes winner Heart Of Darkness, with the further family also featuring Elusive Quality and Rossini.
The nine-year-old Ivory Coast was sold earlier in the session for €54,000 (£47,788) to bloodstock agent David Redvers.
Three of the top five lots of the Hakam consignment descend from the mare Halawa, including her seven-year-old daughter Selouma (€46,000/£40,708), her three-year-old Muhtathir colt Zack Hall (€56,000/£49,558), and a two-year-old colt named Zack Hope (€44,000/£38,938), who is out of her Group 3-winning daughter Afaf.