, the sire of 2008 Prix du Jockey Club winner Vision D'Etat, died on Saturday in Japan after failing to recover from colic surgery.
In second was Ideechic (Chichicastenango
), who was retained at the same sale for EUR4,000
, sire of Prix du Jockey Club winner Vision D'Etat, has 15 lots catalogued Sold last year Foal session: Of 208 offered, 141 were sold (68%) for an aggregate of N3,339m (-32%), average of N23,680,851 (-0.2%) and a median of N17m (-11%) Yearling session: From 214 offered, 173 were sold (81%) for an aggregate of N3,157,100,000 (+17%), average of N18,249,133 (+18%) and a median of N15m (-6%) George Kimberley
The French-based son of Kaldoun is best known as the sire of French Group 1 winner Chichicastenango
but has also compiled a solid reputation as a jumps sire thanks to Nacarat, Molotof and Oumeyade.
The son of sire revelation Chichicastenango
recorded Group 1 victories in the Prix du Jockey Club, Prix Ganay, Prince of Wales's Stakes and Hong Kong Cup, as well as a couple of victories over 1m1f-1m2f at two.
A FILLY from the final French crop of Vision D'Etat's sire Chichicastenango
was the highlight of a low-key third session of the Arqana October Yearling Sale at Deauville yesterday, writes Nancy Sexton.
The current 28-strong roster of Shadai stallions includes familiar European names such as Chichicastenango
, Falbrav and White Muzzle, but another 12 are sons of Sunday Silence, including champion Deep Impact.
The son of Chichicastenango
has won four Group 1 races and will stand at Haras du Grandcamp in Normanday, where he will join Chichi Creasy, Linda's Lad, Majorien and Sunday Break.
Trained by Eric Libaud for his wife Vicky and Jacques Detre, the son of Chichicastenango
made a victorious comeback in Saturday's Group 3 Prix Gontaut-Biron, having not been seen out since finishing unplaced in the Dubai World Cup in March.
On the face of it, the son of Chichicastenango
was disappointing as he wasn't unfancied for the first two runs, but there was definite promise on an easy surface over 2m3f at Fontwell in February on his first start for the yard when in contention until the final two flights against a couple of rivals rated in the 120s.
The fillies' equivalent of the newcomers' maiden was taken by Roche Ambeau, a Chichicastenango
sister to Blek, who won the Group 3 Prix de Barbeville this month.
He was a Listed winner in France and also placed once at Group 3 level from 63 starts, but his son Chichicastenango
won twice in Group 1 company, in the Prix Lupin and Grand Prix de Paris, and went on to sire Vision D'Etat.