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Mylord Carthago and Padock du Plessis to go trough the ring at Deauville, Monday 8 september 2014
The entire stock of 26 competition stallions belonging to France-Haras will be offered for sale by auction by ARQANA on Monday 8 September, the day after the final of the World Equestrian Games in the prestigious Elie de Brignac sales complex in Deauville. These horses will feature a number of famous performers, some of which are still competing as well as some which are renowned sires boasting fantastic genes.
Penelope Leprevost (FRA) und Mylord Carthago. Quelle: Youtube
In total the catalogue will offer 26 competition stallions from French warm bloods, to foreign breeds and competition ponies, including a number of famous athletes still actively competing such as Mylord Carthago (by Carthago Z, born in 2000, Olympic Games, 12 international victories including five Grand Prix 5* and the Nations Cup at Aix-la-Chapelle, World and European team vice-champion), who has just made a successful return to the international circuit with a victory in the Prix RMC, a 1m50 class at the CSIO 5 * at La Baule under his usual rider Pénélope Leprévost; as well as Padock du Plessis (by Kannan, born in 2003, 3 international victories including a recent one at Lummen, a third-place in a CSIO 5* at Lummen and a near perfect score at the Nations Cup at Saint-Gall for the French team last weekend), a horse very much on an upward curve and with a strong potential for the highest level. A member of the FFE group JO-JEM, Padock du Plessis is on the longlist of preselected horses for the World Equestrian Games this summer.
Several renowned sires boasting the best genes will also go through the ring on Monday 8 September such as Flipper d’Elle (by Double Espoir, born in 1993, 25 international victories), who has sired around 40 horses competing at CSI level, Luccianno (by Burggraaf, born in 1999, 12 international victories (including the Nations Cup in Rome, Saint-Gall and Rotterdam) and the sire of 11 horses on the international circuit including Renoir du Dojo exported to Qatar, as well as the well-regarded stallion Ogrion des Champs, (by Kannan, born in 2002, 2nd on the sires of five year-old horses leaderboard and sixth on the sires of six-year-olds leaderboard in 2013)
Also note the sale of stallions or complete stocks of frozen semen of pure bred SF and AA stallions many of which have a high genetic value and competed at the highest level: Apache d'Adriers, Elan de la Cour, Hurlevent de Breka, L'Amour du Bois, Nectar des Forets, Négus de Talma, Quercus du Maury (AA), ...
Catalogue and specific conditions for sport horses and ponies
The catalogue will be available in print as well as in digital format from the ARQANA website where each stallion will be presented with a factsheet including its pedigree, photos and videos.
Trying out the stallions with a sporting potential will be strictly monitored by France Haras. One single location for all competition stallions will be set up in August at the end of their covering season and will be selected by France-Haras in mid June as a result of an ongoing consultation. Veterinary records appropriate to the discipline of each stallion, both in the breeding shed and those competing will meanwhile be available for buyers at ARQANA.
In order not to disturb the sporting progress at the highest level for Padock du Plessis, or the return to competition at the highest level for Mylord Carthago, these two stallions will be stationed in their respective riders until they are sold. No tests will be permitted for these two stallions.
Mylord Carthago, the legendary French stallion, silver medalist at the World Championships in 2010 and the European Championships in 2011, will be sold on the international market with the obligation to compete in French colours until the end of his sporting career.
An auction which forms part of the State’s withdrawal from standing stallions in France
Established in January 2011, the GIP France-Haras was charged with the task of transferring public stallion duties in France (state owned stallions and reproduction services) to the private sector. Over three years France-Haras has selected the best stallions among its roster. Today only the best from the original stock is left among all the racing and competition horse stock.
The complete dispersal of the stallion roster has been entrusted to ARQANA
In a particularly competitive environment and thanks to its strong historic sales background, ARQANA has become the leading racehorse sales auction house in France and the second at European level. At the heart of four purpose-built and functional establishments, the agency organises 18 sales each year (including eight through ARQANA Trot, its counterpart in the trotting world, allowing 3600 horses to change hands for a total turnover of approximately €124 million. The agency benefits from a competent team of 35 personnel and a network of 13 foreign representatives positioned in all the major equine countries in the world.
Following a nationwide tender, ARQANA was chosen to represent the interests of France-Haras and to organise the sale of its thoroughbred and sporthorses of which it has the full or joint ownership. The dates and locations of each sale have been added to events tailored to each individual market in order to fully meet demand. For the stallions in joint ownership, France-Haras will validate the technicalities of the sale with each shareholder.
Sport horses and ponies: 26 stallions will go through the ring on Monday 8 September 2014 in a dedicated sale taking place on the day after the final of the World Equestrian Games in the Elie de Brignac sales complex in Deauville.
Purebred Arabians and endurance horses: four stallions will be offered for sale on Thursday 2 October 2014 as part of the ARQANA Purebred Arabian Sale which will be held at Saint-Cloud racecourse. A genuine benchmark in this niche market, the session takes just a few days before the world renowned Arc de Triomphe weekend.
Trotters: 10 stallions will go through the ring as part of the ARQANA Mixed Autumn Trotting sale which will be held at Cabourg racecourse on 16 and 17 October 2014. Taking place at a time when stock is renewed, this mixed sale attracts numerous buyers from the French and the European trotting industry and regularly attracts part or complete training and breeding stock dispersals.
Thoroughbred and Anglo Arabian racehorses: 17 stallions will be offered for sale on Tuesday 9 December 2014 during the ARQANA breeding stock sale which will be held in the Deauville sales complex. The leading breeding stock sale in France, this session attracts a wide range of international investors and in particular National Hunt specialists on the Tuesday when stallions are traditionally offered for sale.
Contact and information
Pauline Boulc’h Mascaret – ARQANA
www.arqana.com - www.arqanatrot.com
(ARQANA can help you with your hotel booking)
The Elie de Brignac sales complex in Deauville
ARQANA’s prestigious Elie de Brignac sales complex, world famous for its thoroughbred yearling sale in August has recently undergone important renovations in order to create a purpose built, modern, comfortable and secure workplace for both professionals and horses. It revolves around a 416 seat auditorium and can accommodate up to 388 horses in hardstanding boxes divided into 6 yards, of which the main yard is arranged around the presentation ring. It also has a veterinary centre and an extensive video circuit (inside and outside), in order to highlight horses’ performances and to broadcast the sale live. The restaurant and its terrace can accommodate up to 200 people. A lounge bar overlooking the auditorium and two bars located in the yards complement the hospitality areas, while two private rooms and a business centre are intended for business purposes.
Each year the sales complex plays host to numerous auctions such as the famous yearling sales (August, v.2, October, November), breeding stock sales (December and February) horses in training sales (July and November) as well as trotting yearling sales (September) and mixed trotting sales (March and September).
Padock du Plessis is a son of the international winner Kannan, second best stallion worldwide in 2013 (WBFSH stallion rankings). Kannan has produced over 280 horses which have won at CSI level including London Olympic Games champion Nino des Buissonnets under Steve Guerdat. Padock du Plessis’s pedigree is also exceptional on the maternal side as he is from one of the very best French families, that of Bourrée, who is responsible for great international winners such as Narcotique, Pt'it Pol, Ulane du Plessis, Venus du Plessis, Infinie Rivage, Gare à Elle, Flèche du Plessis... The dam of Padock du Plessis, Ketty du Plessis, has also produced the stallion O’Poil, international winner at CSI2* level, Plume de la Roque winner at CSI3*level and Roupie Plessis Roque who was most notably French champion five-year-old.
Padock du Plessis was brilliant in competition from a very young age in ‘Cycles Classiques’ competitions. He was classed «Excellent» at 4, «Elite» at 5 and finalist at 6. Since 2010 he has been showing off his talent on the international show jumping scene: he has notably won the Grand Prix du CSI2* at Palaiseau, finished third in the Grand Prix 1m60 du CSI3* at Dinard, fourth in the GP CSI3* at St-Lô, fifth in the CSI3* at Vichy and St-Lô and had been placed in numerous CSI5* competitions at Malines, Paris Gucci Masters... In 2012 and 2013, he has each year won over €42,000 in prize money.
This year under rider Timothée Anciaume, his excellent results continue with a place in the 1,50m at the Lummen CSIO, a fourth-place over 1m55 at the Grand National, a seventh place over 1m50 at the La Baule CSIO, and a near-perfect score in the Nations Cup at Saint Gall last weekend for the French team and a ninth place in the CSI5* Grand Prix. A member of the FFE group JO-JEM, Padock du Plessis is on the longlist of preselected horses for the World Equestrian Games this summer.
On the breeding side his first offspring were born in 2008 and have already proved very promising including Urika du Plessis, ISO 132, Ukland Clari ISO 127, Unique de Mandres ISO 121, Ukland Clari ISO 119, Ulys Star du Nil ISO 120, Volcano de l’Aube ISO 120...
As his name suggests Mylord Carthago is a son of the famous Carthago Z, great international winner with Jos Lansink. Carthago most notably won the Grand Prix de la Baule and numerous international Grand Prix and was successful in numerous championships. He finished 11th at the Atlanta Olympic Games, was eighth at the European Championships at Hickstead and won many Nations Cups. Carthago’s progeny are a real yardstick given that in 2013 he was 22nd on the leading sires’ list worldwide. He is the sire of numerous international horses such as Cash 63, Nations Cup winner Old Chap Tame, Cicero Van Paemel, Cobra, Crown Z, Cartani...
The dam of Mylord Carthago, Fragance de Chalusse is also a real benchmark of European breeding. From a remarkable family she has produced an impressive quantity of champions, mostly by embryo transfer. Among them are excellent horses on the international circuit such as: Norton d'Eole, Bamako de Muze, Jolly Girl de Kervec, Jolly Mome, Vodka Orange de Muze, Valentine de l’Imperméable, Nais de la Pomme... The whole of Mylord’s maternal pedigree has produced a huge amount of performers. Horses such as Nifrane de Kreisker, Lord If de Chalusse, Dody de Chalusse, D'Ifrande Chalusse are also from this line. Morgat, who won a team Bronze at the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988, was part of the World Championship winning team and was third individually at Stockholm in 1990, is also from this prolific family.
Mylord Carthago’s sporting career mirrors his pedigree: it is quite remarkable. Brilliant in young horse competitions, he was fourth at the Lanaken World Championship for seven-year-olds. Ridden by Pénélope Leprévost, he won a team silver medal at the Lexington World Championships in 2010 and also won a team silver the following year at the European Championships in Madrid. He was also part of the French team at the London 2012 Olympics.
Mylord Carthago has many international victories to his name. Between 2008 and 2012 he won amongst others the CSI5* Grand Prix at Vienna, Helsinki, Paris Gucci and was second in the 5* Grand Prix at Gijon, La Baule, Chantilly, Rotterdam, he was also third in the Leipzig and London stages of the World Cup. He was also part of the winning teams at the Gijon and Aix la Chapelle Nations' Cups.... Injured in 2013, he successfully returned to competition at the beginning of 2014 with a place in the CSI 3* then 5* at Lulmen before winning a 1,50m at the La Baule CSIO, and was again second in a qualifier at the 1m55 at the CSI5* Grand Prix Global Champion Tour de Hambourg.
His career as a sire has started most promisingly. In 2013 he finished fourth best sire of young horses in France and his son Timon d'Aure was crowned champion French six-year-old. Mylord produces excellent showjumping horses but his progeny has also done extremely well in eventing. Among his offspring: Twentytwo des Biches ISO 146, Surf de la Cense ISO 145, Traviata du Lesme ISO 143 Segnora du Carel ISO 133, Toscane de l'Isle ISO 134, Traviata du Lesme ISO 130, Tradition de la Borde ISO 135, Taquine des Bruyères ISO 133, Turbo de Villiers ISO 132, Totem de Brécey ICC 140, Topaz du Pont ICC 137, Tim de la Lande ICC 131... And the young colts by Mylord Carthago have been successful in stallion competitions.