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Breeze Up Demand For Last Scat Daddy Youngsters

The Arqana Breeze Up Sale at Deauville has bucked the European trend as figures held up compared to last year.

Breeze Up Demand For Last Scat Daddy Youngsters

The Arqana Breeze Up Sale at Deauville has bucked the European trend as figures held up compared to last year.

The sale generated turnover of €14,766,000 - up 14 per cent on 2017'. The average of €130,675 was down five per cent and a median of €80,000 was down from €82,500 12 months ago.

However the sale matched the 2017 clearance rate of 75 percent, in contrast to the recent breeze-up sales in Britain and Ireland, a commendable result given the expanded catalogue with 26 more lots offered than 12 months ago.


Arqana director Alix Chopin said: "We can’t be anything other than happy with the results and we knew that, given the state of the market elsewhere, we had to be reasonable in our expectations.

“That the figures have held up from last year’s record-breaking sale is an achievement we are extremely happy with.

The progeny of the late Coolmore sire Scat Daddy were the hot commodity with four of his six catalogued lots appearing in the top

10 sales.

For the second year running top honours at the sale went to a Scat Daddy colt prepared by Willie Browne’s Mocklershill.

Led out of the Keeneland ring unsold last September when bidding ceased at $370,000, the colt went for €825,000 in favour of agent Jamie McCalmont for Coolmore.

His dam Missamerica Bertie (Quiet American) has produced G2 winner Carried Interest (Henny Hughes).

Phoenix Thoroughbreds secured two more of the Scat Daddys with agent Dermot Farrington doing the bidding.

A colt out of a half-sister to Kalanisi (Doyoun) consigned by Grove Stud went for €700,000 after going unsold at $195,000 at last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga August Yearling Sale.

Farrington also signed at €320,000 for a colt out of the Listed winner Parisian Affair offered by Gaybrook Lodge Stud after he had been pinhooked by MC Bloodstock from Keeneland for $160,000.

Godolphin agent Anthony Stroud also struck for a €360,000 Scat Daddy filly consigned by Yeomanstown Stud.

The filly, out of the Listed-placed mare Sure Route (Ishiguru), was pinhooked by Yeomanstown Stud for US$125,000 from last year's Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale.

Godolphin through Stroud were also the purchasers of a colt by the recently deceased Poet’s Voice for €380,000 out of a half-sister to the Hungarian sprint sensation Overdose (Starborough).

The sole Frankel offering made his mark when sold for €700,000 to Avenue Bloodstock.

The colt is out of Kiss A Miss (Kissin Kris), whose offspring include G1 winner Backseat Rhythm (El Corredor).

A colt by Vinery Stud shuttler More Than Ready was knocked down to Matt Coleman for €525,000.

The colt, out of the Listed winner Generosity (Unbridled’s Song), will be heading to Hong Kong.

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