ARQANA, FIRST THOROUGHBRED AUCTION HALL IN FRANCE

 

Présentation du cheval © Sandrine Boyer-Engel
la salle d'enchères © Sandrine Boyer-Engel

Deauville hosts the first thoroughbred auction hall in France and the second in Europe. It’s here, close to the La Touque racecourse, that impressive destinies were forged. Many are the stars of the races sold during the famous Deauville sales, today become a real quality label in the racing field. The Elie de Brignac hall, named so in 1985, hosted its first auction in 1892. Currently managed by the Arqana company, it hosts seven auctions during the year: three yearling sales, two training and “ready to run” horse sales, and two breeding and mixed sales.

To know:

> Remaining at a safe distance from horses, take a look into the establishment during an auction sale. The horse presentation ring and auction sales are fascinating.

> The amphitheatre of this establishment – with perfect acoustics – is also a concert venue for the Easter Festival and the Musical August.

Repèrage dans les cours© Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Avant la vente© Sandrine Boyer-Engel
la salle d'enchères © Sandrine Boyer-Engel

THE KEY OF ITS SUCCESS: WINNING

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New facilities

In August 2009, the Deauville society opened his new Pégase court and a new corridor of stables in the C court. Today, the establishment includes about 388 boxes organized into 6 courts, a round arena and a veterinary pole. In the framework of a continuous renovation program, the sale section was subject to major works lasting two years.

Modernity, comfort and safety are the key words of this establishment. The amphitheatre with seating for 415 people and the round riding arena were completely redesigned and renovated. Coloured seats give a special identity to this auction hall. The establishement is completed by two private halls with a view on the sale arena, offices for buyers, sellers and brokers and a business centre.

It also includes:

  • Resto: a 200-cover restaurant with a very popular terrace on sunny days, overlooking the sale arena;
  • 360°: lounge bar with a view over the sale arena;
  • Zinc: for a quick lunch in the main court.
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