German Oaks Champion, Muskoka, Sold to BBA Ireland for €1.3 Million at Arqana’s Arc Sale
In the recent Arqana’s Arc Sale held at Saint-Cloud, Muskoka, the German Oaks winning horse, was sold for a staggering €1.3 million. The buyer, BBA Ireland, is a renowned name in the global bloodstock industry. Muskoka, a German horse (Sea The Moon), has multiple wins to her name and has been trained by the eminent horse trainer Henk Grewe.
The Legacy of Muskoka
Muskoka is not just a champion horse but also a descendant of a prestigious lineage. The influential German sire, Monsun, is a part of her ancestry. Muskoka was previously raced for Stall Golden Goal, and she has several wins, including prestigious ones such as the G3 Brummerhofer Stuten Meile and Listed Henkel Stutenpreis. These victories, coupled with her G1 Preis der Diana win in 2023, have made her a highly coveted asset in the horse racing industry.
In addition to her prior achievements, Muskoka is scheduled to race in the G1 Qatar Prix de l’Opera, further raising her value and the interest of potential buyers. Her sale to BBA Ireland signifies a significant investment in her racing potential and the prestige she brings to any stable.
Other Significant Transactions at Arqana’s Arc Sale
While Muskoka’s sale was a highlight of the event, another noteworthy transaction was that of Freville. Freville, a French horse (Gleneagles), was initially a buy back at €1.175 million. However, she was later privately sold to Ecurie Haras du Cadran for a million euros. Freville, like Muskoka, also has an impressive track record and holds an entry in the G1 Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac.
The Impact of the Sale
The sale of Muskoka to BBA Ireland and Freville to Ecurie Haras du Cadran has made a significant impact on the horse racing industry. Not only does it highlight the value of these champion horses, but it also indicates the confidence and commitment of stakeholders in the industry.
These sales reflect the fact that despite the challenges posed by the global economy, the horse racing industry continues to thrive. The high prices fetched by these horses also indicate the level of competition and the investment potential in this industry.
Following the sale, Muskoka and Freville are expected to continue their racing careers under the guidance of their new owners. The racing industry and the fans will eagerly watch as these champion horses compete in future races, potentially adding more victories to their already illustrious careers.
The sale of these high-value horses is expected to contribute to a surge in the horse trading market. Such transactions not only benefit the buyers and the sellers but also contribute to maintaining the vibrancy and competitiveness of the horse racing industry.
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