The catalogue for the Arqana breeze-up sale looked strong on paper and so it proved when the horses galloped and were inspected after. Richard Knight was delighted to purchase 2 colts from the sale on behalf of clients for racing in the UK.
The first purchase was Lot 67 by Exceed And Excel out of the Alzao mare Reine Zao. Reine Zao was herself Gr.3 placed and is dam of 6 winners including the Group 1 winner Reggane. The colt (pictured below) breezed superbly on the track and came highly recommended. He cost €240,000 and will be trained by Richard Fahey.
The second purchase was Lot 108 by Siyouni out of the Zieten mare Zita Blues. Zita Blues is the dam of 8 winners from the family of Walensee and Westerner. This colt (pictured below) breezed well and once again came highly recommended. He cost €100,000 and will be trained by John Quinn.
The breeze-up sales season draws to a close this week for Richard Knight with the Goresbridge sale in Ireland (19-20 May) – Europe’s largest breeze-up sale with over 250 horses on offer. If you are interested in purchasing at this sale please contact Richard on 07769 349240 or email [email protected]