Almanzor filly lights up Arqana ring

Almanzor filly lights up Arqana ring15 Aug 2021

A yearling daughter of Cambridge Stud shuttle stallion Almanzor was the subject of widespread interest when she was put through the ring at Arqana overnight.

Part of the Haras des Capucines draft, Lot 121 was knocked down for €450,000 (NZ$755,000) to bloodstock agent Amanda Skiffington. The sale price is the highest achieved by an Almanzor yearling in Europe to date.

The filly had received a dream update just hours before she went through the ring when her half-sister Who Knows won the G3 Prix Francois Boutin just across the road at Deauville.

Another half-sister Poetic Dream won the G2 Mehl Mulhens-Rennen and their dam Zain Al Boldan was also a black-type winner, claiming the Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial.