POSITIVE START TO SALES SEASON AT ARQANA
FRANKEL had the second highest average in the first two days of the sale (more than two sold) with €424,167 for six sold, closely followed by KINGMAN with the third highest average of €374,500 for 10 sold.
Frankel's top lot (Lot 4), a filly out of Cape Cross mare Secrete, hails from the family of Group winners Plumania, Plumatic, Balladeuse, Left Hand and Flop Shot. She was purchased by agent Shawn Dugan for €700,000.
Dugan did not reveal who the filly was bought for but suggested she may remain in France. She said: “She’s a stunning filly. She’s
impossible to fault – she’s just gorgeous. The stallion is on fire and the
family is very lively. No decisions have been taken yet for her future
but she has French premiums, so she could stay in France. We are
very, very happy.”
Kingman was responsible for two colts that made it into the top ten highest lots sold over the first two days. The colt out of Arch mare Miss Plimsoll was bought by Amanda Skiffington for €850,000. Lot 19, a colt out of Group winner Spin sold to Sackville Donald for $600,000 who were buying on behalf of King Power Racing.
Alistair Donald had already purchased Lot 16, another Kingman colt, for the same owners at €400,000. Donald said of his two purchases: “I am very pleased. Kingman
is setting the world alight; he is the go-to stallion. They were the only
two horses on my list – I was hoping to get one, but we got both so
we’re very happy. They will go to England and will be allocated to
trainers later on.”
Date: 19 August 2019