Galileo mare tops Arqana February Sale

Galileo mare Gulsary was the most expensive purchase of the Arqana February Sale in Deauville on Monday.

The four year-old was purchased by Jean-Marie Callier for 200,000 euros.  He bought her on behalf of Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm in Florida.  “Hopefully she can gain some black type before going to stud,” said Callier.  “I think she should adapt to racing there with her style of running.  She obviously has a lovely pedigree to go with it.”

Gulsary was a two-time winner for trainer Christophe Aubert and also finished fifth in the G3 Prix de Royaumont last year.  She is a half-sister to G1 Prix de l’Abbaye winner Imperial Beauty.

Other leading lots included:
SISTER AGNES:  Dr. Fong mare in foal to Dutch Art was bought for 62,000 euros by MAB Agency.  Her three-year-old Snap Call easily won the Prix des Chevrefeuilles at Cagnes-sur-Mer last Sunday.

A MOI:  Daughter of Elusive Quality out of G1 winner Amorama made 39,000 euros to the bid of Wilhelm Feldmann and will join Gestut Hachtsee.

SAMBA CHRYSS:  Daughter of Galileo sold to MAB Agency for 37,000 euros.  Offered by Haras de Saint-Pair, she is out of G3 winner Brazilian Bride.

EXCEL YOURSELF: Two-time sprint winner for Fabrice Vermeulen.  Daughter of Exceed and Excel and a full sister to G2 winner Taajub.  Bought for 29,000 euros by the BBA Ireland.

The Arqana February Sale recorded turnover of 1.52 million euros and the average of 7,952 euros was on par with last year’s figures.