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Arqana Book 2: Aggregate Rises 38%
France's Arqana August yearling Sale concluded on Monday with 168 yearlings, forming Book 2 of the catalogue, going through the sale. The Book 2 aggregate was €7,857,000 (including private sales), up 38.7 per cent on 2012 (€5,664,500). The average and median also recorded an increase on last year's figures, with the average of €60,597 up 5 per cent (€57,495) and the median of €52,000 up 10.6 per cent (€47,000). The clearance rate was a very respectable 76.79 per cent (168 lots catalogued, 129 sold) compared to last year's 62.91 per cent (151 lots catalogued, 95 sold).