Some 160 lots were put up for sale this weekend, at the auction of future race horses organized in Deauville by Argana.

A yearling, 18-month-old English thoroughbred, was awarded to 1.6 million euros, Sunday early evening in Deauville in Calvados, on the second day of August sales of these future horses race, announced the company Arqana, organizer of the auction.

From the prestigious Stud Monceaux, in the heart of the Normandy, this female is the daughter of stallion star Dubawi, one of the "products" (offspring) had already sold 1.55 million euros in 2017 It was bought by Godolphin, Dubai's famous stable. The mother of this thoroughbred filly is the mare Prudenzia.

Another thoroughbred son of Galileo, who is considered one of the best stallions in the world, was awarded earlier for 1.5 million euros. Also presented by the Stud Monceaux, it was sold to the Japanese coach Mitsu Nakauchida. Another yearling was awarded to 850,000 euros. This is a male from Kingman stallion and Miss Plimsoll mare. Another was sold 800,000 euros. This is a female from the stallion Dark Angel and the mare Mayhem.

A significant increase in the price of racehorses

Like Saturday, some 80 lots were on the bill at Sunday's auction. On Saturday, the highest bid was 800,000 euros for a son of Galileo awarded to the investment fund Phoenix Thoroughbreds. In a statement on Saturday, the Arqana company said that the first day had resulted in "a sharp increase in the average price, + 23%, and close to 283,000 euros, with a stable sales rate compared to 2018". The total auction was Saturday at 14.58 million euros.

In 2018, the most expensive horse was awarded to 1.4 million euros. Coming from La Motteraye Consignment, in Calvados, this male came from Dubawi. Sales continue Monday from 13 hours.