Hello Youmzain youngsters star at Arqana

Hello Youmzain youngsters star at Arqana20 Aug 2023

The Arqana buying bench took a healthy shine to the progeny of our young shuttle stallion Hello Youmzain at the August Yearling Sale at Deauville.

The two-time Group 1 winner’s youngsters were keenly sought after with 20 through the ring and 19 sold for $4.5 million at an average of $236,200 with a top price of $550,220.

The prize lot was offered by Haras d’Etreham, Hello Youmzain’s Northern Hemisphere home in France, and was knocked down to Newmarket-based bloodstock agent Oliver St Lawrence.

The filly is a daughter of the Group performed Raven’s Pass mare Interesting, whose four winners include the dual Listed winner Fast Raaj and Almanzor’s sons Le Boss, who has been stakes placed.

“I am very keen on the Hello Youmzain yearlings that I have seen so far. They are good-looking and powerful individuals,” St Lawrence told French racing publication Jour de Galop.

A daughter of Hello Youmzain offered by Coulonces was another popular youngster and realised $403,575 to the bid of SARL Bloodstock.

She is the first foal of the Harbour Watch mare Malakeh, who was successful on seven occasions including success in the Listed Henkel-Stutenpreis and posted multiple Group 2 placings.

Irish nursery Kildaragh Stud paid the third highest price for a daughter of Hello Youmzain when they went to $385,200 for the filly out of Haras de la Perelle’s consignment.

She is another first foal with her dam the Acclamation mare Testa who won an edition of the Paris Longchamp.

Among the colts sold, the most expensive was Ecurie des Monceaux’s youngster who was secured by leading French agent Gerard Larrieu for $330,000.

He is a half-brother to the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere winner and sire National Defence with their dam the unraced Kingmambo mare Angel Falls.

Another high-priced colt was Haras du Capucine’s youngster who sold to Haras d’Etreham for $321,000 and is a son of the Group-performed Wootton Bassett mare Beagling.