Lot 226 N21 Frankel x Castellar
Lot 226 21 ch f Frankel - Castellar © Haras de Saint Isidro/Arqana
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Frankel foals lead the way at Arqana

Frankel foals out of mother and daughter Highphar and Castellar were the two most expensive foals of the dat at Arqana on Saturday selling for €480,000 and €590,000 respectively.

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 5th December 2021:

The major claim to fame of the 17-year-old Highphar is as the dam of the dual Group 1 winner and Haras du Quesnay stallion Recoletos. His half-sister Castellar won the Gr.2 Prix de la Nonette, while current three-year-old Ricla landed the Listed Prix de Thiberville and has also been placed at Group 2 and Group 3 level.

It was Castellar's foal (lot 226), her second, who landed the bigger price in the sale ring, with Juddmonte, bidding through Arqana's Mathieu Legars on
the telephone, made a final offer of €590,000. Twenty lots earlier Highphar's Frankel foal (206) had been retained by breeder SARL Darpat France, who bought out their partner at €480,000 through Carlos Laffon Parias, who has trained much of the family.

The third highest-priced foal of the day was a Kingman colt out of Waldjagd, a Group-placed daughter of Wurftaube who is  related to Gr.1 winners Waldmark, Masked Marvel and Waldgeist. The colt was purchased for €280,000 b Avenir Bloodstock.