Malavath Sells For Record-Breaking €3.2m
Tweenhills owner David Redvers enjoyed a fantastic Arqana Breeding Stock Sale when 3-year-old filly Malavath – whom David part-owned with Everest Racing and Barbara Keller – sold for a record-breaking €3.2m to Moyglare Stud Farm.
An incredible day’s trade saw a single session aggregate more than the entire sale in 2022. Malavath entered the ring as Lot 199 and a heated bidding exchange finally saw Maria Bucher-Haefner’s Moyglare Stud Farm successful at a sales record price of €3.2m.
Malavath will continue her racing career in the famous Moyglare Stud silks carried to Gr.1 success by Kyprios and Homeless Songs in 2022. Malavath will now be trained by Christophe Clement in the US.
Malavath was a superstar for her owners, including David Redvers, in Europe in 2021 and 2021, winning the Gr.2 Criteriums de Maisons-Laffitte as a 2year-old and the Gr.3 Prix Imprudence this April. She was also fourth in the Gr.1 Prix Rothschild, runner-up in the Gr.1 Prix de La Foret and a close fifth in the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Mile, having finished a narrow second in the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in 2021.
Swiss-born Barbara Keller, a longstanding business partner and friend of David Redvers, said of her compatriot Bucher-Haefner's purchase: “It's from Switzerland to Switzerland. We're very old friends and she couldn't be going to a better place.”
As well as celebrating the high-profile sale of Malavath, David Redvers bought three mares (under the Tweenhills banner) at the sale, namely Lot 15 Malakeh in foal to Almanzor for €82,000, Lot 112 Swish in foal to Pinatubo for €64,000, and Lot 235 Nouvelle Vague in foal to Zarak for €105,000.