They include a number of highprofile names from around the world including Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine Zagora, who recently changed hands for $2.5 million to Mandore
Inter national at t he Fasig-Tipton November Sale, Oatsee, the dam of Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford, and Japanese champion Vodka.
Set in Mandore
, Rajasthan, 769 AD, it is about Ravindra-Raj, the evil sorcerer- king who devices a deadly secret ritual, in which he and his seven queens will burn on his pyre, and he will rise again with the powers of Ravana.
Nicolas de Watrigant's Mandore International Agency purchased Changing Skies for an undisclosed client.
"She has a beautiful pedigree and is a very attractive mare," said Mandore's Benoit Jeffroy.
Nicolas de Watrigant's Mandore International Agency was also an aggressive buyer.
"We are looking for goodlooking mares with a bit of a page, by a good sire," said Mandore's Benoit Jeffroy.
1 Joaan Al Thani an exciting new force in French racing French bloodstock agency Mandore International dominated the top end of the market thanks primarily to a new big spender: Qatari Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, the owner of this season's Prix de Diane third Rjwa.
Mandore International's Nicolas de Watrigant paid EUR1.2 million on behalf of Al Thani for the top lot at the sale, the Sea The Stars colt who is the first foal out of Prix Jean Romanet winner Alpine Rose, and was underbidder on the only other lot to make seven figures, the EUR1.1m daughter of Galileo and Listed winner Prudenzia.
Top price: EUR180,000 paid by Mandore
International for Sceptre Rouge from the Aga Khan Studs.