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€960,000 for a share in Siyouni on Arqanaonline.com

Buyers were given the opportunity to buy a rare commodity today on Arqana Online in the form of a share in Haras de Bonneval's leading light, Siyouni. The sire of 26 Stakes winners, the son of Pivotal's progeny have shone on racecourses across the world this season following the victories of five-time European Group 1 winner LAURENS, CITY LIGHT, FINSBURY SQUARE, PAZEER, SACRED LIFE, AYLMERTON, which has subsequently seen his covering fee rise to €100,000 in 2019.

No less than 20 agents and European and American breeders were registered on the platform for the eagerly awaited sale.

Having started at 10am this morning with a bang, bidding did not stop all day culminating in a winning bid of €960,000 – the highest price ever recorded on Arqana Online – more than an hour after the end of the sale following extra-time.

Buying on behalf of SAS Haras Voltaire, Laurent Benoit (Broadhurst Agency) had the final say, explaining: "We're delighted to buy this share in Siyouni, in whom we are already a shareholder and which completes our portfolio of stallions based in France."

Tomorrow sees another online sale starting at 10am with a Breeding Right to Showcasing on offer.

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