Arqana online sale

COMPRISING seven lots that were the subject of 170 bids, the Arqana online sale that took place on Thursday afternoon ended with a turnover of €667,000.

A 2% share in the young Aga Khan Studs stallion Zarak, the first lot, made the top price during the sale. Zarak sired 18 winners in his first crop, and the final say was had by Peter Brant’s White Birch Farm at €350,000.

The following two lots were a breeding right to Territories which was knocked down for €25,000 to Paul Harley Bloodstock, while half a share (1%) in Al Wukair sold for €21,000 to Xavier Malaviolle.

Davide Satalia Stables bought the unbeaten Why, a five-year-old son of Tin Horse and a winner of his latest race over hurdles by nine lengths at Pau for €125,000, as well as Dungarvan, a runner-up on his debut over hurdles, for €74,000. The latter is a four-year-old son of Dunkerque.

Listed-placed at Auteuil and a half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Grande Haya, Becquascenthe was sold in foal to Doctor Dino, and she realised €72,000 when purchased by Ecurie de Cachene.