Au-Dela Des Pistes to auction stallion nominations

The charity auction will be held at Arqana on December 2

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By Martin Stevens 1:06PM 12 NOV 2016

AU-DELA DES PISTES, the fledgling French charity for thoroughbred aftercare, is to hold its first ever stallion nomination auction at Arqana on December 2.

Proceeds from the sale will help the charity achieving three objectives in 2017 – the organisation of retrained racehorse days, accreditation of existing retraining and rehoming facilities and crisis funding for the most vulnerable horses.

Stallion nominations on offer are for:

Siyouni, donated by the Aga Khan Studs. The sire of triple Group 1 winner Ervedya will stand at €45,000 in 2017 and already has a full book of mares.

New Approach, donated by Darley. The sire of champion Dawn Approach and Group 1 winners Elliptique, Potemkin, Sultanina and Talent is standing at £30,000 next year.

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Intello, donated by the Wertheimer brothers. First-crop yearlings by the Prix du Jockey Club were in strong demand this year and the son of Galileo stands at €25,000 in 2017.

Martaline, donated by Haras de Montaigu. The leading National Hunt sire, who has supplied stars Agrapart, Dynaste and Very Wood, will command a fee of €15,000.

Olympic Glory, donated by Al Shaqab Racing. The top-class two-year-old and miler, whose first crop are foals, stands at €15,000.

Scissor Kick, donated by Haras d'Etreham. The Group 1-placed son of Redoute's Choice from the family of Hasili shuttles to Normandy for the first time next year. His fee has been set at €10,000.

Rajsaman, donated by Haras de la Cauviniere. The promising first-season sire son of Linamix has had a fee increase to €8,000 in 2017.

Dragon Pulse, donated by the Irish National Stud. Freshman sire of recent nine-length Italian Group 3 winner Aethos is also up to €8,000 next year.

Aliette Forien, president of the charity, said: "The start made by Au-Delà des Pistes has been exciting and encouraging and I must say how thrilled we've been with the hugely enthusiastic response to what we've achieved so far.

"Our mission is also to identify and accredit the retrainers who can take in retired racehorses and safely transition them into second careers in equestrian sports.

"We also hope to put in place competitions for ex-racehorses across the equestrian disciplines, including dressage, show-jumping and eventing, as well as designating a fund for the most vulnerable horses in crisis situations.

"All this requires financing and we would like to offer our sincerest and warmest thanks to the stallion farms who have donated a nomination to the auction. The funds will be used to promote a cause which concerns every single actor in the business: from the breeders to jockeys, trainers, sales companies, agents to the owners. Aftercare is our shared responsibility."

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