From Japan to the United States, fillies and mares bought at ARQANA’s Breeding Stock Sale have shone at the highest level thoughout the 2018 racing season. Out of Haras du Mezeray’s outstanding mare LUNE D’OR, for which Katsumi Yoshida paid €750,000 in 2010, FIEREMENT recently won the Kikuka Sho, the Japanese St. Leger. On the other side of the Pacific, A RAVING BEAUTY took the Grade 1 Longines Just A Games Stakes and First Lady Stakes before finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf last weekend.

Offered from Ecurie des Monceaux as a racing prospect last year, she had been knocked down for €225,000 to Mandore International Agency. Fellow 2018 Group winners WELL TIMED, POLLARA, TORNIBUSH, DUBIOUS (AUS), CAPRI, CHILEAN, CITY LIGHT and OUR LAST SUMMER are also out of mares bought at the Deauville Breeding Stock Sale, as are the Stakes-winning juveniles BOITRON, CORAL BEACH, ALL THE KING’S MEN, HARMLESS etc.

The 2018 catalogue is made up of 1030 lots of which 505 broodmares, 183 fillies, 328 foals and two stallions. A further 12 Wild Cards are available for last minute entries.

Wertheimer & Frere’s finest families on offer

Wertheimer & Frere, who sell exclusively at Deauville each year, have already sold numerous future dams of Group winners at this auction. The most recent is this season’s Prix de Royaumont winner POLLARA, out of BROOKLYN’S STORM, that was sold for €70.000 to Horse France during the 2011 edition.

This year, they will give buyers the opportunity to purchase 13 fillies and 12 mares from their best families, including SAHEL (lot 28), a sister to Group 1 winners SCHIAPARELLI, SAMUM and SALVE REGINA and the dam of SORTILEGE, in foal to Golden Horn; TIBERIAS (lot 50), a winning three-year-old half-sister by Galileo to dual Group 1 winner SILASOL; DESERTISTE (lot 112), the dam of SASPARELLA and a half-sister to MONDIALISTE, IMPRESSIONNANTE and ONLY ANSWER, carrying to New Approach; Listed winner and Group 3 placed FOREIGN TUNE (lot 151), a half-sister to IMPASSABLE and ATTENDU, in foal to Zoffany; as well as GRAVITEE (lot 159) a sister to INTELLO expecting her second foal by Wootton Bassett.

30 Mares and Fillies from the Aga Khan Studs

Having sold, amongst others, the dams of Group 1 winner CAPRI and this year’s Prix du Pin scorer TORNIBUSH, the Aga Khan Studs send 16 mares and 14 fillies from their most prolific lines under the hammer. Of note are: TALISA (lot 5), a half-sister to dual Group 1 winner FIDELITE, sold in foal to Shalaa; SAWAKIYNA (lot 29), an unraced three-year-old by Sea The Stars out of Group 1 winner SAGAWARA; ZERKERIYA (lot 67), a half-sister to the champion ZARAVA expecting to Ulysses; as well as KASATANA (lot 176), the dam of Group 2 scorer KESAMPOUR and a half-sister to KASSANA, in foal to Dariyan.

Mouth-watering reduction sale from Haras de Colleville

Guy Pariente’s Haras de Colleville will offer 22 foals and broodmare as part of a culling process to maintain the size of his operation. The foals are headed by a Frankel colt, the first foal out of the Listed winner and Group performer RESTIANA (lot 138) and a Kingman half-brother (lot 142) to dual Group 3 winner and Gr.1 King’s Stand Stakes 3rd GOKEN.

Broodmares include Montjeu’s daughter CHERRIYA (lot 185), the dam of two Group performers offered in foal to Kingman as well as last year’s Prix Miesque heroine SWEETY DREAM (lot 218), carrying her first foal by Kendargent.

Sisters to Champions in Ecurie des Monceaux draft

The vendor of A RAVING BEAUTY 12 months ago, Ecurie des Monceaux will consign eight mares headed by MA CHERIE (lot 168), a half-sister to the multiple Grade 1 winner ZAGORA, in foal for the first time with a covering by Caravaggio; LET’S MISBEHAVE (lot 188), a half-sister to HIGH CHAPARRAL, in foal to War Front; PRAIRIE BLOSSOM (lot 118), a half-sister by Dalakhani to Group winners PRAIRIE STAR and PACIFIC RIM, carrying to Caravaggio for the first time, as well as NEPALI PRINCESS (lot 139), a half-sister to SHALAA, in foal to Invincible Spirit.

They will be accompanied by seven fillies including the black type performers FERALIA (lot 96) and MINT JULEP (lot 216).

JUST THE JUDGE’s filly foal by Dubawi amongst 62 lots from La Motteraye Consignment

Responsible for the biggest consignment in the sale made up of 27 foals, 19 mares et 16 fillies, La Motteraye Consignment will offer an outstanding foal, a filly by Dubawi out of dual Group 1 winner JUST THE JUDGE (lot 175). She is a sister to the top price at the 2018 August Yearling Sale, also presented by La Motteraye. Other standouts include: EMBROIDERED SILK (lot 33), a half-sister by Galileo to Group winners WILLIE CAZALS and JOANNA, in foal to Caravaggio; Group placed BELLIFLORE (lot 57), the dam of leading juvenile BOITRON, in foal to Ectot; Group placed HAPPY APPROACH (lot 117), carrying her first foal by Caravaggio; as well as INTERNATIONAL LOVE (lot 164), a half-sister to German champion IQUITOS.