Press Release Monday 25 March 2013
2013 ARQANA BREEZE UP SALE:
135 TWO YEAR OLDS ELIGIBLE FOR THE BREEZE UP JACKPOT- INCLUDING THREE BY SEA THE STARS
On Saturday 11 May 2013 from 2pm, Saint Cloud racecourse will host the 2013 renewal of the
ARQANA Breeze Up Sale. The breezes will take place on the eve of the sale, Friday 10 May from
11am on the racecourse’s turf track. The catalogue, which is now online at www.arqana.com, is made
up of 135 two year olds, including 78 which are born and bred in France or assimilated as such.
Year after year, the ARQANA Breeze Up produces talented horses which go on to win at Group level
both in France and abroad. In 2012 the sale produced its first Classic winner in Poule d’Essai des
Poulains (Gr.1) winner Lucayan. Also graduates of the 2012 Breeze Up, Pearl Flute and Waterway
Run both went on to make their mark at Group level, the former taking the Prix des Chênes (Gr.3)
while the second won the Oh So Sharp Stakes (Gr.3) at Newmarket. Now three, they both hold
Classic entries in France and Great Britain, as do other graduates from the same sale, including Tuna
Papita, Kyurem, Varega as well as Flanders Blues to name just a few.
This year’s Breeze Up Sale has an added attraction in that any horse sold at this sale will be able to
take part in the Breeze Up Jackpot, a €200,000 challenge which is financed solely by ARQANA
Any two year old graduate of the sale to win one of the 10 maidens selected for the
challenge (all taking part on French soil) will pocket €10,000 on top of the win prizemoney. Added to
this, ARQANA will offer a super jackpot worth €100,000 to the first two year old to follow up a
victory in one of these maidens with a win at Listed or Group level in France that same season.
Very attractive maternal pedigrees
The 2013 catalogue brings together some fantastic pedigrees with no less than 66 two year olds out of
black type mares or mares which have already produced black type horses. Chief among these is;
Lot 22, consigned by Kilminfoyle House Stud, and the result of a mating between Galileo and Pipalong,
winner of the Haydock Sprint Cup (Gr.1) and dam of Walk On Bye, winner of the Anglesey St. (Gr.3)
and third in the Phoenix St. (Gr.1). One year on from the sale of Classic hope Pearl Flute, it will be
the turn of his half sister,
lot 36, to go through the ring at Saint-Cloud. By exciting young stallion
Lawman, this filly is consigned by Haras du Saubouas, as is
lot 85, a Sky Mesa (by Pulpit and winner of a Group 1 at two) half sister to the three year old filly Ollie Olga, who won the Prestige St. (Gr.3)
last year and is entered in both the 1000 Guineas and the Prix de Diane. Consigned by Hawthorn Villa Stud,
lot 49 is a Diamond Green three parts brother to Mazameer, winner of the Prix de Cabourg
(Gr.3) and entered in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket as well as the Poule d’Essai des Poulains, while
his dam Straight Miss is a sister to young stallion Naaqoos. Irish consignor Mocklershill will bring 15
two year olds to Saint-Cloud including
lot 91, a High Chaparral half sister to the top class Lush Lashes who won three Group 1s including the Coronation St. at Royal Ascot, and
lot 113, a son of Smart Strike and half brother to young stallion Lord Shanakill, who bagged the Prix Jean Prat (Gr.1) and wasplaced numerous times at the highest level.
Two year olds by top class stallions
This catalogue brings together numerous two year olds by proven stallions such as Acclamation,
Arch, Azamour, Cape Cross, Danehill Dancer, Dansili, Dubawi, Dynaformer, Elusive City, Elusive
Quality, Empire Maker, Footstepsinthesand, Galileo, Green Tune, High Chaparral, Holy Roman
Emperor, Invincible Spirit, Manduro, Peintre Celebre, Pivotal, Redoute’s Choice, Rock Of Gibraltar,
Shamardal, Smart Strike, Teofilo, Verglas, Whipper, Zamindar, etc.
The sale will also offer two year olds from the second crop of young stallions who have the eye.
Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner Falco, sire of Listed winner Mélodique (whose
Naaqoos half brother is;
lot 104 consigned by Bansha House Stables) and of Snowday, winner of the
Prix du Bois (Gr.3), who numbers four horses in the catalogue including
lot 112, a half sister to dual Group 3 winner Slew The Red consigned by Mocklershill.
Henrythenavigator, whose first crop in
2012 included George Vancouver (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, Gr.1) and Pedro The Great (Phoenix
St., Gr.1), is represented by two 2yos including;
lot 119, consigned by Ballycullen Stables, a colt out
of dual Group 3 winner in the United States Humble Clerk. The same goes for the young Darley sire
New Approach, a son of Galileo who produced the phenomenal Dawn Approach, now unbeaten in six
starts culminating in victories in the National St. (Gr.1) at the Curragh and the Dewhurst St. (Gr.1) in
Newmarket. Steeler, winner of the Royal Lodge St. (Gr.2) before finishing third in the Racing Post
Trophy (Gr.1) put another young Darley sire in the limelight in the form of Raven’s Pass, who ended
his racing career on a high note with a spectacular victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr.1) in
which he defeated Henrythenavigator and Curlin as well as Duke Of Marmalade. He is represented by
lot 14 , Redbrook (consigned by The Channel Consignment), a half brother to Hollywood Gold Cup St.
(Gr.1) winner Mast Track.
Added to this, the catalogue also includes 22 horses by
exciting first crop sires such as
Mastercraftsman, whose five two year olds in the catalogue include lot 7 (consigned by Haras du
Saubouas), a filly out of a sister to 2008 Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr .1) winner Proportional. Haras du
Naaqoos and Myboycharlie each respectively have two and four representatives in
the catalogue. The last named is currently in the limelight in Australia and New Zealand, thanks to two
of his first two year olds Charlie Boy and Charlestown, both Gr.2 placed, and will most notably be
lot 53 (consigned by The Channel Consignment), a sister to dual US Group 1 winner
Finally, six time Group 1 winner
Sea The Stars, whose first yearlings were sold for an average of € 295,000 in 2012, will see three two year olds from his first crop go through the ring, the only ones to
be sold at a breeze up sale in Europe. The first is;
lot 13, a colt consigned by The Channel
Consignment and the second foal out of dual Listed winner Navajo Moon (Danehill), a young mare
from the close family of Alexandrie, dam of Poliglote and Animatrice. The next is
lot 48, consigned by Ecurie Prévost-Baratte, and none other than a half brother to Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (Gr.1)
winner Naaqoos. Consigned by Church Farm Stables,
lot 59 is a filly and the third representative of
this son of Urban Sea. Royally bred, she is a daughter of Group placed Uimhir A Haon, a Montjeu
half sister to Coronation St. (Gr.1) winner Maids Causeway, and hails from the talented Wildenstein
‘V’ family which includes Verveine, Volga, Vallée Enchantée as well as Vespone and Purple Moon.
Also present in the catalogue are two year olds by exciting young sires
Archipenko, Bushranger, Creachadoir, as well as Soldier Of Fortune and Thewayyouare.
Breeze up sessions on Friday 10 May at 11am / sale on Saturday 11 May at 2pm / Saint-Cloud
Catalogue online at www.arqana.com