Shadai Farm snaps up dam of Qemah

Qemah: deal was struck for her dam after Prix de la Grotte victory

PICTURE: Edward Whitaker ( Qemah’s dam sold to superpower Shadai Farm
By Isabel Mathew 7:20PM 4 AUG 2016

KARTICA, a mare whose first foal is this year’s Coronation Stakes and Prix Rothschild heroine Qemah, has been sold to Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai Farm in Japan in a deal brokered by Yoshida’s adviser Patrick Barbe.

The nine-year-old daughter of Rainbow Quest won a 1m conditions race at Longchamp at two and finished third in the Group 3 Prix Fille d’Air for trainer Philippe Demercastel.

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At the end of her racing career she was bought by Pierre Talvard of Haras du Cadran for €120,000 at the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale in 2011.

Kartica will stay in Europe before being exported to Japan at the end of next year.

“After Qemah ran third in the Prix Marcel Boussac, we discussed it together with Patrick, whom I have known for a long time,” said Talvard from his Normandy base.

“We then came to a deal after Qemah won the Prix de la Grotte in April.”

Talvard will still be able to benefit from connections to Kartica.

“I bought Kartica’s half-sister Lady Gorgeous, by Compton Place, for €70,000 at Goffs in November last year,” he said. “She has since produced a colt by Toronado, and I own Kartica’s second foal Niedziela, as she didn’t sell as a yearling last year, so I still have the family.”

Kartica gave birth to a colt by Charm Spirit at the stud in March, which Talvard plans to sell as a yearling next year, and she is in foal to Gleneagles.

Her yearling colt by Lawman is set to be one of the highlights of the Arqana August Yearling Sale when he goes under the hammer later in the month.

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