SABI SABI HELPED BY LE HAVRE
The Haras de Saint Pair purchased Sabi Sabi, 2009 Orpen – Spring Sea (Kutub) for 24.000 euros at the Osarus Clairefontaine sale in January 2014 in foal to Le Havre. Ten months later this proved to have been an excellent buy as the Le Havre foal was sold at the Arqana Decmeber sale for 46.000 euros to Sylvain Vidal, while the mare was sold to Crispin de Moubray for 26.000 euros in foal to Maxios.
In the mean time Farmah, a daughter of Sabi Sabi’s close relation Torrestrella, won Group and Listed races in France and Italy, and then, of course, Le Havre has more confirmed his status as one of Europe’s most promising stallions. The Haras de Saint Pair is a shareholder in Le Havre and plans to support the horse in 2015 and the years to come. Le Havre is sire of the champion Avenir Certain, as well as numerous other Group and stakes horses. China Horse Club has spent around 2 1/2 million euros since October 2014 buying horses in training by Le Havre including Crisolles, Auvray, Orbec and, in Deauville in December, Summer Surprice.
The demand for foals at the Arqana December sale was particularly strong, overall the average price was up by 20% to 26.500 euros. A large part of this increase can be explained by the interest from all over Europe in France’s new stallion stars, Le Havre, Siyonui and Kendargent. The six foals by Le Havre sold for an average price of 41.333 euros and a median of 40.500 euros, while the five Siyouni’s averaged 51.400 euros with a median of 40.000 euros. The Haras de la Cauviniere’s Le Havre, the Haras de Bonneval’s Siyouni and the Haras de Colleville’s Kendargent are going to play an important role at French bloodtock sales for years to come.