04/09/15 first yearling sales are over
mixed results, but at least a top 5 horse at BBAG
The first important yearling sale in the european calendar is the Arqana August Sale. STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK
had prepped a filly
out of LIGHT AND AIRY
for his breeders Haras de Saint Pair at SCHLOSSGUT ITLINGEN
. She was then offered by Haras des Capucines and sold for â‚¬120.000 to Fawzi Nass through Olver St Lawrence and will be trained in England.
The most important sale in Germany took place in the first week of September and STAUFFENBERG BLOODSTOCK
consigned with 5 horses the smallest lot since a few years. The number unfortunately was lowered again through the death of a lovely filly by ACCLAMATION
out of WURFSCHEIBE
, which was killed by lightning quite close to the sales.
Of the five offered four were sold to new owners. First in the ring was GRAND COEUR
, a colt by NAAQOOS
out of GALLIVANT
. He was sold to the american Brookdale Farm to breeze in Ocala. Next was LIAISON DANGEREUSE
, a filly by LAWMAN
out of LA REINE NOIR
. She was purchased by swiss owner Dr. Bottani. A filly
by SOLDIER HOLLOW
out of Gr.1 winner QUIZA QUIZA QUIZA
did not reach the level her breeder wanted and was retained. The french bred colt
by JUKEBOX JURY
out of FAIT ACCOMPLI
was sold to the czech agent Thomas Janda. The only horse to be sold to german clientele was a filly
out of LA BIKINA
, which was sold to Darius Racing via HFTB Agency.
Overall the sale was quite patchy and a lot of prizes did not fulfill the expectations of their breeders. However one of the top lots was CLOUD ATLAS
by SOLDIER HOLLOW
out of C'EST L'AMOUR
, bred by Graf und Grafin Stauffenberg. Sold privately as a foal he was now resold to the Hong Kong Jockey Club for â‚¬180.000.