Turnover: 225 million EUR (2022)

Country: France

  • The ARQANA group was born of the merger between Agence Française de Vente de Pur-Sang and Goffs France in 2006.
  • ARQANA is the second largest sales agency in Europe.
  • ARQANA organizes sales of thoroughbred and trotting racehorses.
  • In particular, it organizes the Deauville sales, one of the world's largest thoroughbred yearling auctions. A total of eighteen sales are organized each year, representing over 5,000 horses and a turnover of around 160 million euros.


Olivier Delloye at Arqana 23/09/2023

  • Arqana, the racehorse auction house, was created in 2006.
  • The Aga Khan and the Dassault family are shareholders in Arqana.
  • Racehorse auctions jumped 24% in 2022.
  • Since 2016, a good half of Arqana's workforce (50 people) has been renewed.
  • Arqana has become France's leading racehorse auction house and number two in Europe.
  • Arqana has developed the Australian and Japanese markets.

Racehorses: Deauville sales go from strength to strength 20/08/2023

  • 300 yearlings will be auctioned on August 18, 19 and 20.
  • These sales have been held in Deauville since 1887.
  • It is the leading thoroughbred market in France and the second largest in Europe.
  • Majority owned by the Aga Khan IV, Arqana is backed by a consortium of French breeders (25%) and Artcurial (25%).
  • Global sales of galloping horses have reached $3.4 billion in 2022, up from $2.7 billion in 2021 and $2.5 billion in 2019.
  • Arqana has become the 6th largest auction house in France, with sales of 226 million euros in 2022
  • Out of 4,500 horses presented in 2022, Arqana sold 4,300.
  • Online auctions rose by 22% to 12 million euros.

Arqana: Racehorses: auction sales jumped 24% in 2022 | Arqana: Racehorses jumped 24% at auction in 2022. 02/01/2023

  • In 2022, Arqana sold 4,441 horses for a total of 225 million euros
  • The global market for auctioned racehorses jumped by 24% to 3.5 billion euros in 2022
  • Arqana remains France's leading auctioneer
  • Thoroughbred yearling segment reaches 85 million euros, with an average of 65,000 euros

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