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ARQANA Breeze Up Sale- Catalogue online

By March 26, 2013General

Press Release Monday 25 March 2013


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, 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.

These include;

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

Mézeray recruits

 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

represented by

 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