Deauville – 15/08/2015 – Arqana Vente de Yearlings d’Aout – Lot 89 – N(LAVANDE VIOLET 2014) M. 12/02/2014. Presente par Ballylinch Stud – Acheteur : FERGUSON John
Encheres : 720 000 euros – After a battle between the China Horse Club, John Ferguson finally placed the highest bid , Euro 720.000 for LOT 89. A son of SHAMARDAL.a 3/4 brother to the Classic winner LOPE DE VEGA. The Yearling was sold by the Irish Ballylinch Stud, run by John O’Connor. Hubie d Burgh bought Ecurie de Monceaux’s Lot 44 ffor Euro 610.000,the Courtier bought under the name James Harron/ de Burgh Equine. Ecurie des Monceaux Lot 50 a daughter of Invincible Spirit & Dubai Rose, winner of a Listed race, sold for Euro 550.000. Mayfair Speculators Markus Jooste , in association with Coolmore were the lucky buyers. The Irish team Coolmore were very present during the evening, acquiring Lot 7, presented by Haras des Capucines.. The half sister to ZAGORA Double Champion of Group 1 races in USA, by Galileo, a promising pedigree. M.V Magnier said the Yearling was marvellous, moved very well & would be going to Ireland. PHOTO COURTESY & COPYRIGHT APRH ARQANA WITH THANKS.