December 8, 2013, Deauville, France ~ The first day of the Deauville Breeding Stock Sale posted results without precedent, generating a turnover of €18,252,500 (including private sales), a figure up by 31% compared to 2012, according to a press release by Arqana. Buyers from Qatar, the United States, Australia, Japan, and Brazil purchased 159 broodmares, fillies and foals. In all, 80.3% of horses that were represented went under the sold gavel for an average sale price of €114,196. In comparison, 55 lots made €100,000 or more compared to 37 on the same day in 2012.
Al Shaqab Racing was high buyer with 6 horses purchased at a total price paid of €1,502,000.