SUCCESS RATES Ff7 Ff8 Ff9 Ff10
Experiment1 %95 %94 %93 %93 Experiment2 %95 %94 %94 %95 Experiment3 %94 %94 %91 %90 Experiment4 %92 %95 %92 %95 Experiment5 %93 %93 %96 %93 Experiment6 %94 %92 %90 %90 Experiment7 %95 %93 %95 %95 Experiment8 %94 %94 %91 %95 Experiment9 %93 %92 %94 %91 Experiment10 %95 %93 %94 %95 Average %94 %93,4 %93 %93,2 TABLE X.
Urban Sea has also produced the Gallinule Stakes winner Urban Ocean, Oaks third Melikah-herself a Ff10
million (pounds 950,000) yearling-and this season's Group 1-placed juvenile Black Sam Bellamy.
Estimated dividends for four horses is calculated to be in the region of Ff10
,500 (pounds 1,018).
The record price for a yearling at the leading French sale was set in 1998, when a daughter of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winners Lammtarra and Urban Sea fetched Ff10
Record price: Ff10
,000,000 in 1998 for a Lammtarra-Urban Sea filly (Melikah), consigned by Haras d'Etreham and purchased by Gainsborough Stud
Adnaan gr 96 Nashwan-Whakilyric (Miswaki) Haras de Sou, Orne Ff10
Ungaro, one of the best German stayers of the past decade, has been sold to the French National Stud and will stand at the Haras National du Lion d'Angers at a fee of Ff10
,000 (pounds 940).
In races contested on Saturday and Sunday by runners from the two islands, there was Ff17.58 million (pounds 1.7 million) up for grabs, and the visitors took home Ff10
.61 million (pounds 1.02 million)-or 60.35 per cent-of that total.
The Arc itself became a million-pound event for the first time, with a prize fund of Ff10
.5m (pounds 1,008,000), of which Ff4m (pounds 385,000) came from the sponsor Lucien Barriere.
The exchange rate has moved in favour of the pound, now worth Ff10
.41 compared with Ff9.33 in 1990, but inflation more than takes account of that.
None have been superstars, but Melikah proved she was well bought, even at a record Ff10
million, when winning the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes, finishing third in the Oaks and second in the Irish Oaks.
Prize-money for the card, to be staged on October 1, will total Ff15.8 million (pounds 1.52 million), with the Arc itself carrying added prize-money of Ff10
.5 million (pounds 1m), of which Ff6 million (pounds 576,000) will go to the winner.