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Arqana August Sale Day-3: Average Up 17.34%
On the third and final day of the 2014 Arqana August Sale in France, vendors enjoyed strong demand. An 80 percent clearance rate resulted in turnover of €9,741,000, and an average of €71,102, a figure up by 17.34% compared to the same session last year. All told, 34 yearlings were knocked down for €100,000 or more compared to 18 on the same day last year, encouragingly coming from 17 different vendors. Current leading French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget finished at the head of the buyers' leaderboard for the day. Based in France's south-west region of Pau, Rouget based bought eight yearling for a total of €645,000. He is featured in Breeding&Racing's upcoming Gr1 edition.