We return from the Arqana Deauville Sale, delighted with four new yearlings
Our team have had a very busy few days at the first yearling sale of the season in France. The Arqana August Yearling Sale has been a happy hunting ground for us, as it was at this sale that we purchased our St Leger contender RAYMOND TUSK (Officially Rated 107.)
Other horses we have purchased in France are two of our highest rated colts in the unbeaten 2 year old BOITRON (OR 107 and Timeform rated 110p) and the recently sold 3 year old TIGRE DU TERRE (OR 105): Sold incidentally in a private sale to Hong Kong for 'a considerable sum'!
This year, we have purchased four colts. You can see their photos in the gallery and the direct links to their pages are below, where you can view their pedigrees, videos from the sale and share prices.
BATED BREATH (Kevin Ryan): http://www.middlehamparkracing.net/horses/view,yearling-bated-breath-ex-danlepordamsterdam-colt_211.htm
DABIRSIM (Richard Hannon): http://www.middlehamparkracing.net/horses/view,yearling-dabirsim-ex-fox-force-five-colt_210.htm
SHOWCASING (Mark Johnston): http://www.middlehamparkracing.net/horses/view,yearling-showcasing-ex-les-alizes-colt_208.htm
ZOFFANY (Richard Hannon): http://www.middlehamparkracing.net/horses/view,yearling-zoffany-ex-heliocentric-colt_209.htm
These colts will now come over from France and be given some time to settle into their new surroundings. They will then be broken in to begin their journey into becoming racehorses. You will see that on their pages the monthly training fees are not charged until March 1st next year, so all the costs associated with their purchase and pre training are included in their upfront share prices.
Tim says: "We are thrilled with the 4 purchases, they afford owners plenty of choice with regard to budget and geography of where they will be trained. We found the market rather more sensible in Deauville this year; last year’s 4 purchases having cost around €100,000 more than this year’s. We’ve not compromised one bit on the sort of individual that we have purchased and we feel that all 4 represented very good value indeed. We’ve experienced plenty of success already with 3 of the 4 stallions; Showcasing (De Bruyne Horse), Zoffany (Ventura Storm), Bated Breath (Ventura Blues). Furthermore, Dabirsim is just about as exciting a young sire as there is in Europe. We can’t wait for all 4 to hit the track in 2019."
If you would like to ask any questions about purchasing a share, then please don't hesitate to get in touch with Charlotte and she will be happy to assist you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org