Deauville Day Three Holds Steady
Monday, 16 August 2010: The average of €72,758 was down 7% from 2009 but the the median increased from €60,000 to €65,000, showing that there was a stronger concentration of prices around the average that seems to be characteristic of the current state of the international market.
Individuals by commercial sires and with good conformation achieved satisfactory prices, but the clearance rate was the disappointing figure of the night as it was down from 73% to 68%, the sign of a very selective market.
Top price was once again achieved by a member of the draft of Ecurie des Monceaux.
Despite not being eligible for the French premiums the coolt fetched €240,000 from Sylvain Vidal acting on behalf of Gérard Augustin-Normand.
Thecolt is by the star stallion Dubawi, whose son Makfi took the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville earlier in the day.
He is out of the young mare Samya, a Listed winner in Italy.
A colt from the first crop of Dutch Art, fetched €180,000 from Sir Robert Ogden. He is the first foal out of Group placed Zut Alors.
A Dubawi filly was purchased for €140,000 by trainer François Rohaut, who is enjoying a glittering year with his fillies.
This filly is out of the smart Lucky Lune, who won a pair of Listed races in France and the US.
A sister to the unlucky Liliside, who won a pair of Listed races earlier this year before finishing first-past-the-post in the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp, attracted a final bid of €135,000 from MAB Agency acting on behalf of Spanish-based Anthony Forde, who also owns Liliside.