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Waterhouse Purchases Joint Top Lot At Arqana Summer Sale
Two lots in close succession sold for a new record price of €380,000 on day two of the Arqana Summer Sale on Thursday. Lot 318, Zubayr, from the draft of the Aga Khan Studs, was sold to agent Paul Malone on behalf of trainer Paul Nicholls. The 3YO son of Authorized was placed on both his starts to date for master French trainer Alain de Royer-Dupré. "He is a very nice type who goes on soft ground and has a lot of potential," Malone said. "It's a lot of money to pay and we didn't expect to have to pay that much but the fact is everyone wanted him." Minutes later, High Dynamite (Lot 380) commanded the exact same price when selling to Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse via agent Johnny McKeever, who was bidding over the phone. The 3YO son of Kentucky Dynamite has 1 win and 3 placings from his 5 starts to date, including a placing behind the highly regarded Karaktar in the Gr3 Prix Noailles at Longchamp.