Arqana Breeding Stock Sale 2016
Straight off a plane from Dubai meeting a client it was to Deauville where I again teamed up with Stu Boman looking at a mixture of foals and Racing/Breeding prospects. Day 1 was a struggle and that was not just from dinner the night before, from a list of 10 it came down to the last in the ring Ready To Smile whom we were underbidder on at 65,000. This Distorter Humor filly out of Group 1 winner Buster's Ready was a lovely physical but sadly we did not have enough to bid the 70,000!! An early night and it was back to the draft of Wertheimer & Frère where we bought Lot 230 Akhania a winning daughter of proven broodmare sire Dalakhani out of Group 1 winner Fidelite and half sister to 3 x Listed winner Extremis at 52,000 euros this was great value. Her future is yet to be decided as she could well go back into training.