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Relation To The Offer Fetches €100K

Tuesday, 19th August 2014

An Excellent Art half-sister to Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer (Montjeu-Valdara, by Darshaan) sold for €100,000 at the Arqana August Yearling Sale at Deauville in France on the weekend. Catalogued as Lot 34, the filly is out of the deceased Darshaan mare Valdara and was purchased by Californian-based Solis/Litt Bloodstock from the consignment of Haras d'Etreham. Bred by Ireland's Barronstown Stud, the filly was the only progeny of Excellent Art offered at the sale. Valdara, a Gr3 placegetter in France,  passed away last year after producing nine foals to race for six winners, including Gr1 Sydney Cup winner The Offer, stakes-winning mare Cymbal (Singspiel), and stakes-winning sire Musha Merr (Sadler's Wells).

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