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Eclipse - Sea The Stars

Sea The Stars: the only mare catalogued at Arqana in foal to the champion, Premiere Creation, sells for €360,000 to S. F. Bloodstock

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Yoshida brothers
strike at Arqana

THE Yoshida brothers have so far accounted for the three top prices at Arqana's December Breeding Stock Sale on Saturday, headlined by Group 2 winner Celimene (134), bought by Teruya's Shadai Farm for €800,000.

A dual Group 3 winner by Dr. Fong from the family of Ask For The Moon, Celimene had been due to go through the ring at Tattersalls last Tuesday, however she was withdrawn in favour of this engagment.

Sitting with owner Yoshida's son Tetsuya, Patrick Barbe shook off some strong opposition to secure the four year old, who was trained by Carlos Lerner for Gerard Laboureau throughout her career.

"She will now go straight to stud and be covered by a Shadai stallion," said Barbe, before adding: "We have followed Celimene since her debut as a two-year-old and have always liked her. The filly has some very good performances and has always been very talented."

Shortly afterwards, Katsumi Yoshida signed for Group 1 winner Lune d'Or (137) in foal to Galileo for €750,000from Haras du Mezeray.

PREMIERE Creation (22), the sole mare in foal to Sea The Stars to go through the ring at Arqana's December Breeding Stock Sale, created a stir early on when selling for €360,000 to agent Tom Ryan on behalf of S.F. Bloodstock.

Offered by Anna and Etienne Drion's Coulonces Consignment, Premiere Creation is already the dam of Group 3 winner Leo's Starlet and black-type placed Anabaa's Creation.

Ryan said: "She is a nice mare and a proven producer in foal to a superstar. We hope to buy a few more like her. Nothing is decided but we may think about using Lope De Vega for her next year."

The daughter of Green Tune was also an accomplished racemare, winning twice and running third in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks.




Galileo £11,526,615
Dark Angel £3,698,431
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,697,844
Kodiac £2,224,685
Acclamation £2,088,768
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,301
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882