A 18-month-old English yearling was awarded 800,000 euros on Saturday in Deauville, Calvados, on the first day of August sales of these future racehorses, according to the company. Arqana, auction organizer.
# arqana # yearling new top price of the evening at 800.000 € for lot 23 # galileo / Step Amach presented by @Haras_d_Etreham! Buyer PHOENIX THOROUGHBRED / D. FARRINGTON pic.twitter.com/u6ss2MFMqE- Equidia (@equidia) August 17, 2019
From the stud farm of Etreham, in Calvados, this male comes from Galileo, a famous galloper considered as one of the best stallions in the world, and Steip Amach. It was acquired by investment fund Phoenix Thoroughbred and broker Dermot Farrington.
A second sale at 750,000 euros
Some 79 lots appeared on the billboard of the auction, which began in the late afternoon. The second highest sale Saturday, at 750,000 euros, focused on another son of Galileo, presented by the stud farm of Perelle, in Calvados.
In 2018, the most expensive horse was awarded to 1.4 million euros. Coming from La Motteraye Consignment, in Calvados, this male came from the star stallion Dubawi, one of whose "products" (offspring) had already sold 1.55 million euros in 2017. Sales continue Sunday and Monday.