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Fastnet Rock Trio Arqana Headline Act
The European yearling sale calendar commences with the three-day Arqana Yearling Sale on August 18 in Deauville, and features three headline fillies by reigning Australian Champion Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy). The trio are all from Sadler's Wells mares and are bred on the reverse cross of Frankel (Sadler's Wells line over Danehill line):
- Lot 21 is out of Mere De Corail, a half-sister to stakeswinner Alsace Lorraine. Her grand dam is Champion 2YO French filly, Miss Tahiti, winner of France's Golden Slipper equivalent, the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac - Criterium des Pouliches.
- Lot 46 is out of Place De L'Etoile. This is the family of Lillie Langtry, Joint Champion 3YO Mile Filly in GB in 2010.
- Lot 162 is out of Gr1-placed mare, Dance To The Top, a half-sister to Group winners Cheshire & Bankable.