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Momentum Continues at Arqana

Wednesday, 13th December 2017

The strong trade exhibited on the opening two days of the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale continued on day three with 201 horses selling for €1,914,500, a 10% increase on last year's corresponding session. The clearance rate of 74% was also up, while the average price rose 7% to €9,525. The day's top seller was the 7YO mare Zaidiyna (Lot 694) which sold to leading breeder Benoît Gabeur for €82,000. Offered by the Aga Khan Studs, Zaidiyna is by Azamour out of Gr1 Prix de Diane & Gr1 Prix Saint-Alary heroine Zainta (Kahyasi). The Irish-bred Zainta has proven to be an excellent producer with Zaidpour and Zaynar both winning at the elite level over hurdles.

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