ARQANA Online had a most productive two hours trading on Thursday when they grossed €1,845,500 for 15 lots that sold from a total of 19 offered.

More than 130 buyers were registered to bid and nearly 500 bids in all were made.

It was the first lot in the sale that captured most attention, with bloodstock agent Paul Moroney spending €500,000 on behalf of Ballymore Stables Australia for the André Fabre-trained three-year-old Mathletic.

Winner of both his starts at two, and placed second on three occasions this year, the Écurie Ama.Zingteam owned colt was runner-up in the Group 3 Prix de Fontainebleau in the spring and later in the Listed Prix Tantième at Saint-Cloud. A son of Kingman with a current rating of 106, the half-brother to three stakes winners, including the Grade 3 winner Marbre Rose, is out of a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Zoftig, in turn the dam of two Grade 1 winners in Zo Impressive and Zaftig.

Again acting for Ballymore Stables Australia, Moroney struck for Gregolimo at €220,000. Winner of the Listed Prix Nureyev, and placed three times at group level last year, finishing second in the Group 2 Prix Hocquart, the Simone Brogi-trained colt is also a winner and placed a few times this year. The four-year-old son of Galiway is from the family of Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes heroine Gorella.


Already the sire of 15 blacktype horses, nine of them winners at that level and including the Group 1-placed trio of Times Square, Purplepay and La Parisienne, Zarak is one of the most exciting young stallions at stud. A share in the son of Dubawi was the subject of a lot of interest online.

It was David Redvers from Tweenhills Stud who had the final say in the young Aga Khan Studs stallion at €450,000.

Redvers also purchased half a share in Zelzal, a son of Sea The Stars, for €42,000. The Group 1 Prix Jean Prat winner will stand for €15,000 next year, and he has three stakes winners in his first crop, who are three-year-olds in 2022.

The Wertheimer & Frère-owned Ondulee sold to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for €150,000. A three-year-old daughter of Adlerflug, trained by Christophe Ferland, she was twice a winner this year and placed a few times at listed level.


Success Bloodstock Agency won the battle for a share (2%) in Persian King, who will stand for €25,000 in 2012, and the online hammer fell at €150,000. The classic-winning son of Kingman has his first crop of foals on the ground.

A number of other shares (2%) traded during the sale, including in the Grade 1 National Hunt sire Karaktar for €82,000 to Thomas Maudet, and in Almanzor for €70,000 to Gestüt Sohrenhof. A 1/60th share in The Grey Gatsby brought a winning bid of €62,000 from Philippe Jousset. Finally, a share in the 15-year-old No Risk At All was bought by Joey Logan for €46,000. The Haras de Montaigu stallion is sire of Allaho and Epatante.