ARQANA CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP AT 2016 CECF ORDOS
 

Arqana has officially extended its involvement at the China Equine Cultural Festival having signed on as a CECF Support Partner at the 2016 CECF Ordos. The French based auction house has been among the first industry participants to commit to the Chinese industry helping promote the French industry and French bred thoroughbreds into an emerging market.

“The support of Arqana has been unwavering and is testament to their understanding of the Chinese marketplace and its potential,” said Eden Harrington, Vice President and Head (Partnerships/Membership).

“The thoroughbred market is a global one, therefore any emerging market place is important for the industry’s future,”

“Arqana deserves great credit for the contribution they have made and continue to make. Their support at a grassroots level in China has been instrumental in building relations that have seen Chinese buyers compete for quality yearlings, tried stock and broodmares in France.”

Arqana’s promotion of French bred thoroughbreds was instrumental in members of the China Horse Club initially securing Tropaios as a tried horse from the 2012 Arc Sale. The chestnut went on to become the flagbearer for the fledgling international racing team winning the G1 Singapore Gold Cup in 2013 and being placed in the G1 Singapore Derby in the same season. Members have rallied to Arqana in subsequent years securing quality yearlings, tried performers and breeding stock.

“The thoroughbred market is a global one, therefore any emerging market place is important for the industry’s future,” said Eric Hoyeau, President of Arqana.

“China is a major economic power with a number of leaders who represent possible future players for our business. For France as a whole, which is a racing nation with a solid racing and breeding industry combined with a healthy, efficient funding model, China has the potential to become a significant economic partner as is already the case in other sectors (cars, aeronautical, retail etc.)

“Arqana has been among the original partners of the CECF since its inception in 2013 and we are proud to see our brand associated with such a prestigious and international event. Attending the CECF is always a fascinating experience with a great show and the opportunity to make interesting contacts.”

Arqana is an official CECF Support Partner at the 2016 CECF Ordos.