Horse Racing

Churchill Filly Tops The Last Part 2 in Arqana

A Churchill (Ire) from Anna Sundstrom’s Coulonces draft topped the final session of Season 2 of the Arqana October Sale at 90,000 euros on Thursday.

In addition to Alkawthar, a double winner by Top Players Data Link, lot 516 was defeated by Antonin Pelsy (Spincourt Bloodstock), along with Robert and Pierre-Jean Albigot.

The pony was Alkawthar’s first pony, half-sister to the black performer Maybe So (More than ready), and from the families of Both Ends Burning (Ire) and Sangster (NZ).

Churchill, G1 French Derby groom and G1 Eclipse winner S. Vadeni (Fr), leads Zarak (Fr) and Cotai Glory (GB) in the European second season brood panel.

The sale turned out to be a good week for Coulonces, who sold 18 crested birds for an average price of €72,000, for a total of €1,296,000. That leaves Coulonces fifth in the table of top providers going into its final trading session on Friday.

The other highs of the day were made by lot 619, a son of Goken (Fr) from Haras de Colleville, bringing in €85,000 from SAS Le Marais; and lot 583, a son of Iffraaj (GB) was purchased by Paul Nataf for €71,000 from Haras de la Louvière.

A total of 120 contestants passed the round on Thursday, the second and final session of Season 2, recording results that matched the previous day’s results. Overall, 83% of the annuities were offered for sale at an average price of €24,750, generating a turnover of €2,475,000. The average is 22,500 €.

The results for Part 2 of the portfolio continue the momentum of Part 1 in a real market. The overall figures were unchanged for two days. The percentage of horses selling snakes is more than 84%. The average price was €25,772 and the revenue reached €6,019,000. In terms of the full sale in the first four days of the sale, total sales increased to €24,899.00 for the 478 units sold (82.3%). The overall average is €52,090 and the median is €34,000.

The fifth and final day of the October Five-Day Sale features 130 lots in a Part III single session and begins at 11 a.m. local time.


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