The fourth and final session of the Arqana December Sale breeding stock sale was dominated by National Hunt stock on Tuesday. Topping Day 4 at Deauville was Action Ball at 70,000 euros. He is a half-brother to Group 1 jumper Rubi Ball.
The Deauville Sale was held over four days this year instead of three and turnover reached 17.06 million euros. The average price increased 10% to 28,772 euros.
“Overall, the sale produced positive results thanks to a catalogue of top quality,” Arqana president Eric Hoyeau said. “But the National Hunt mares are much harder to sell now than a few years ago. Ireland used to be a major buyer but they have been hit hard by the financial crisis and that has depressed and narrowed down the market.”
1,000 euros = AUD 1,347