|News: 3 July 2009
Son of Kalanisi realises €115,000 at Arqana Sale
A 3 year old son of Kalanisi realised the second highest price
at the Arqana Horses In Training Sale in France on July 2nd. Bought
by Sean Tiernans Peak Bloodstock on behalf of Alan and Ann
Potts, Darban realised €115,000 and will go into
training with Jean Paul Gallorini. Offered by the Aga Khans Studs,
Darban had been placed in all 3 of his outings on the flat when
trained by Alain De Royer Dupre.
Standing 16.1 h.h., Darban was pin pointed as one of the highlights
of the sale in all the media previews and he didnt disappoint.
All the major UK and French National Hunt buyers were interested
and in the end Alan and Ann Potts proved most determined and added
their purchase to the growing list of horses who the owners will
now keep in training in France.
Kalanisis store horses also in strong demand
It was very evident at the recent store sales, the high regard
that buyers hold for Kalanisis offspring as his only 3 offspring
catalogued for sale, sold for an average of €37,000.
His only offering at Doncaster was purchased by Bobby ORyan
for £30,000. ORyan later said he was one of the nicest
horses of the sale and will possibly be offered for re-sale at one
of the National Hunt Breeze Up sales.
Kalanisis only two offerings at Goffs Land Rover Sale also
attracted a lot of attention. A 3 year old half brother to Glencove
Marina realised €36,000 and was purchased by Eugene McDermott
who stated that his purchase was a lovely horse with plenty
Also at Goffs, a 3 year old gelding offered from John Banahans
Ridge Manor Stables was purchased for €40,000 by David Minton
of Highflyer Bloodstock, who was acting on behalf of trainer Nicky
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