Caravaggio Head Shot

Six Figure Sale Each For Caravaggio And Churchill At Arqana

Exciting young sires Caravaggio and Churchill made a promising start to the Arqana Select Sale when each siring a six-figure sale on the opening day of the Select Yearling Sale.

Top-class two and three-year-old Churchill was first to hit a high note, as his son offered by Haras de l’Hotellerie (Lot 37) sold for €105,000 to Meridian International. Out of German Guineas heroine Briseida, the half-brother to two Stakes winners follows the proven Galileo/Pivotal cross that produced Magical, Love, Hydrangea and Hermosa.

Later that afternoon, MV Magnier went to €110,000 to secure a Caravaggio brother to Grade 3 scorer Outburst, offered by Haras de l’Hotellerie. The grey colt becomes the most expensive progeny of the unraced mare Daidoo, herself a half-sister to Listed winner Abraxa.

Ecurie des Monceaux was another to capitalise on Caravaggio’s starting stud fee of €35,000, having sold their filly out of Kiss Me Not (Galileo) for €90,000 to Meridian International. The same farm sold a son of Churchill out of well-bred Stakes performer Debutante for €85,000 to Frederic Rossi.