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Arqana Sale Breaks Records

Thursday, 14th December 2017

The 2017 Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale set new records across the board when the four-day sale concluded on Tuesday. The set of figures posted by the 2017 renewal of the sale were unprecedented. The aggregate broke the €30 million barrier for the first time in the sale’s history, reaching €31,783,000 which represented a 36% increase from 2016. The average price climbed 22% to €45,444 and the clearance rate improved to almost 80%. Looking back over the past five years, the increase is even more striking, showing a 60% rise in the sale’s turnover and 39% for the sale’s average. Arqanan CEO Eric Hoyeau commented on the sale: "Trade has been nothing short of phenomenal over the last four days and most importantly demand was strong at every level of the markets. We didn’t lose momentum as we progressed through the sale, and this is down primarily to the quality of stock brought to the market by our vendors, as well as to the hard work produced by our international representatives with the skilful support of the ARQANA and FRBC teams. Together, we left no stone unturned whether in Japan, America, Australia, Australia, New Zealand, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Northern Africa and of course on both sides of the Channel...the seeds have now been sown for French bloodlines to continue to produce classy winners across the world and in both disciplines."

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