Hello Youmzain popular at Arqana

Hello Youmzain popular at Arqana5 Dec 2022

Our Group 1-winning shuttle stallion Hello Youmzain was represented by a host of youngsters from his first Frecnh crop at the Arqana Breeding Stock Sale and they were well sought after with a top price of €150,000 (NZ$245,000).

That honour wrested with a filly consigned by Haras l' Aumônerie and is a half-sister to the G1 French 1000 Guineas winner Coeursamba. She was bought by Stauffenberg Bloodstock.

The other six-figure sale for Hello Youmzain was €100,000 (NZ$166,000) outlaid by Suprina and Haras De Meautry for the Loges-offered filly who is out of a half-sister to the dam of the G1 Breeders’ Turf Cup Sprint winner Golden Pal.

Haras de l’Hotellerie offered a filly from the family of the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Polydream that was knocked down to Ecurie de la Monnerot for €90,000 (NZ$150,000) while Haras d'Etreham sold a colt out of Pivotal mare Quara for the same price to MAB Agency.

All in all Hello Youmzain had 13 weanlings sell during the four day sale for an average of €61,154 (NZ$101,500).

We also dipped back into the international market with the assistance at Deauville of agent John Foote to secure three mares.

They included Agrigan who was purchased for €90,000 (NZ$150,000) out of Castillon’s draft and is a daughter of Siyouni and the Listed-winning Teofilo mare Sarigan.

Agrigan won two races and was stakes-placed and is from the family of the G1 British Champions’ Stakes winner Donjuan Triumphant.

We had earlier paid €60,000 (NZ$100,000) for the La Motteraye-consigned True Icon, who was successful as a three-year-old and is by Churchill out of the Orientate mare Purple Glow.

True Icon is a half-sister to dual Listed winner Main Desire and the family of the multiple Group 1 winner and sire Easy Goer.

Our other purchase from the Schlenderhan draft was Motivator’s unraced daughter Win Over, who is out of the Monsun mare Walzerprinzessin and her sister Wiener Waltzer won the G1 German Derby.

Knocked down for €32,000 (NZ$53,000), Win Over is a half-sister to the dual Group winner and Group 1 placegetter Walkaway.