Whether buying foals, yearlings, horses in training or breeding stock, Europe is the key destination for anyone seeking to invest in the very best bloodstock. Several of the world’s leading auction houses sell many of the world’s finest bloodlines each year, with key investors from around the globe gathering in Europe to do battle to purchase elite horses that will triumph at the highest level. Outlined below are the key European bloodstock sales for international buyers. Alternatively, you can find full lists of British Sales, French Sales, German Sales and Irish Sales.
Arqana August Yearling Sale
Often described as "the sales paradise", this premier yearling sale combines the attraction of a catalogue featuring the cream of the French crop, the irresistible charms of the seaside town of Deauville and a top class racing festival.
Magic Wand (sold 1,400,000), 2019 Gr.1 Mackinnon Stakes; Uni (unsold 40,000), Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Mile; Almanzor (€100,000 in 2014) G1 Champion Stakes, G1 Irish Champion Stakes, G1 Prix du Jockey Club; Qemar (€200,000 in 2014) G1 Prix Rothschild, G1 Coronation Stakes; Wings of Eagles (€220,000 in 2015) G1 Epsom Derby; Mekhtaal (€300,000 in 2013) G1 Prix d'Ispahan, G2 Prix Hocquart; The Juliet Rose (€650,000 in 2014) G2 Prix de Royallieu x 3; Mubtaahij (€450,000 in 2013) G1 Awesome Again Stakes, 2nd G1 Dubai World Cup;