For the third consecutive year, ARQANA’s Breeze Up Sale will take place in Deauville, on May 11-12.
Now available online, the catalogue brings together 169 two-year-old colts and fillies that will breeze on the Deauville-La Touques grass course, Friday 11 May from 11h30. They will go through the ring a day later starting at 13h00.
Last year, the sale was topped by WALK IN THE SUN, a son of Street Sense from the Mocklershill draft, who is now unbeaten in two starts in the colours of Phoenix Thoroughbreds. Several other graduates have shone at Listed and Group level in the past few weeks, including HAYABUSA ONE, runner-up in Grade 2 company in the USA on both his last outings, EXPRESSIY who hit the board in the UAE Oaks and 1,000 Guineas, and the promising GHAZAWAAT who took 3rd in the Prix La Camargo (L.) on her seasonal bow.
No less than 70 stallions have progeny catalogued, notably FRANKEL, who is represented by the only juvenile to go through a Breeze Up auction in Europe this year.
The leading Aga Khan Studs sire SIYOUNI has 18 sons and daughters registered, the largest contingent in the catalogue, followed by DABIRSIM with 11.
Established sires such as DANSILI, DARK ANGEL, DUTCH ART, EXCEED AND EXCEL, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, IFFRAAJ, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, KENDARGENT, KODIAC, LE HAVRE, LOPE DE VEGA, MASTERCRAFTSMAN, OASIS DREAM, PIVOTAL, SEA THE STARS, SHOWCASING, WOOTTON BASSETT, etc. are all represented.
There is also a particularly strong presence of American sires in the catalogue, headed by the late SCAT DADDY, the sire of the winners of 43 Group 1s worldwide including CARAVAGGIO, LADY AURELIA and MENDELSSOHN. He will be represented by six two-year-olds from his final crop and feature alongside INTO MISCHIEF, the sire of Kentucky Derby hopeful AUDIBLE, ANIMAL KINGDOM, ARCH, DATA LINK, DISTORTED HUMOR, ELUSIVE QUALITY, EXCHANGE RATE, FLATTER, KITTEN’S JOY, MIZZEN MAST, MORE THAN READY, SUPER SAVER, RAVEN’S PASS, TEMPLE CITY, UNCLE MO and UNION RAGS.
Meanwhile, several exciting young stallions have their first two-year-olds catalogued namely ANODIN, AUSTRALIA, CHARM SPIRIT, FED BIZ, KINGMAN, MAGICIAN, NOBLE MISSION, NO NAY NEVER, OLYMPIC GLORY, SOMMERABEND, TORONADO, VERRAZANO and WAR COMMAND.