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Kentucky Yearlings Day-2: US$260k Arch Filly

Thursday, 27th October 2011

In the US auction ring, bloodstock agent Steven Young paid top price of US$260,000 for a filly by Arch (out of winning Royal Academy mare Royal Sanction) during the middle session at the 3-day Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale at Newtown Paddocks near Lexington. The filly (consigned by James Herbener as agent) is a half sister to German stakes-winner Ronja & her dam Royal Sanction is a half-sister to both Gr2-winner Regal Sanction & Gr3-winner Nonies Dancer Ali. Young told bloodhorse.com: “I have a lot of respect for Arch fillies, both on the racetrack & after they go home (to become broodmares). She has got a lot of attributes you would like. I thought she pretty much stuck out as one of the best fillies in the sale. Her page (in the sale catalogue) is nice, but it’s all about physicals. She’s got a good walk to her, she’s got a good mind on her & she’s got terrific balance. She’s got every reason to be a good horse. I thought she was special, so I knew she would cost (a lot).”

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