View Full Version : Record breaking sales at Deauville, France

Aug. 19, 2009, 01:04 PM
According to this article http://tinyurl.com/l32z6h
in today's online edition of Le Figaro, the yearlings sales in Deauville broke new records with 41 million euros, an increase of 1.7% over last year.

Buyers came from England, Ireland, Scandinavia, Russia, USA, Japan, Dubai, Saudi Arabia.

Top price went to lot 61, a son by the great American stallion Storm Cat, presented by Etreham Stud, for whom Cheikh Mohamed al-Maktoum did not hesitate to spend 900 000 euros. Out of 459 colts and fillies offered for sale during the 4 days, 343 were purchased (and 33 were the subject of amicable transactions), the average price was around 114 800 euros (+ 3.5 %). "Fifty yearlings were sold for 200 000 euros or more to 27 different buyers, which indicates a very healthy market."

As usual, the al-Maktoum brothers and the famous Irish studfarm Coolmore were the major players at this sale.

Another article, http://tinyurl.com/kustow, published last week, stated that it would be difficult to exceed last year's sales because of the economic crisis. Yearling prices had declined by 30 to 35% everywhere in the world.

Here is the catalogue http://www.arqana.com/thoroughbred/index.php?pageid=3&venid=129 with sales prices.