19 April 2024

Malavath Marked The Unforgettable Day

Some sales organizations are remembered for their qualified thoroughbreds. Watching the sales of champions is one of the privileges of the world of horse racing… At Arqana’s December Breeding Stock sales, participants and spectators experienced the privilege of both the thoroughbreds marketed, the competition and the numbers flying in the air, and witnessed the incredible records broken especially on the first day of sales.

Malavath Marked The Unforgettable Day

Arqana’s final sales for 2022, which started on December 3, started with turnovers that will be remembered for many years or until higher prices are established. In the organization that lasted for 4 days, the highest sales average since 2000 was 79.61%. A total of 765 Thoroughbreds were sold, 738 in the ring and 27 in private sales, resulting in a turnover of 58,858,500 €. The record of €42,032,700 12 months ago was thus exceeded by 40%. The turnover reached 45,882,000 € on the first day, exceeding 4 days of sales in December last year.

On the first day, a new record was broken when 23 mares and fillies found buyers for €500,000 or more, and 7 Thoroughbreds for €1,000,000 or more. Among those, with €3,200,000, 3-year-old filly Malavath (Mehmas-Fidaaha/New Approach) hit the headlines, making it the highest priced Thoroughbred Arqana has ever sold on the ring. Malavath changed hands for £29,000 in Goffs yearling sales in 2020 and €134,000 in 2021 Arqana breeze-up sales.

Malavath’s has 3 wins, including G2 Critérium de Maisons-Laffitte and G3 Prix Imprudence. He finished 2nd in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf and G1 Prix de la Foret, 4th in the G1 Prix Rothschild, and 5th in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile Turf. Her 2-year-old full sister Knight, who ran in England last season, won 2 races, including a G3 event. Trained by Christophe Clément, Malavath will run in the USA.

The second most expensive name in the sales was 4-year-old Sweet Lady (Lope de Vega-High Heel Sneakers/Dansili) with a €2,050,000 hammer price. Francis-Henri Graffard was the trainer of these two thoroughbreds.

Reşat Köstem

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