Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

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uma_nosuke
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:08 am

Teruya Yoshida, the boss of Shadai Farm, said in an interview with the racing media, just after the hugely successful Select Sale 2013:
'Our proceeds from the sale, as a natural course of events, will be spent for importing excellent mares from abroad. Then they will be bred to good stallions to produce good offspring. This virtuous cycle has made us what we are, and you see this by having a look at bunch of maresーmares with once unimaginable level of quality being in breeding sheds here in Japan.'

For his comment, all racing journalists there nodded like woodpeckers. But the strength of up&down-movement of their heads ends there; they in general don't trace imported mares and their offspring's racing careers. So even Japanese racing fans know little about them, except when they 'quietly' appear in races in the JRA.

This is a thread for improving this situation to share information about them with their fans abroad, and more...feel free to throw in whatever topics on them you'd like to talk about.
uma_nosuke
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:34 am

several basic sources for racing and horses in Japan:

http://www.jbis.jp/ (Japan's largest horse racing information database)
http://japanracing.jp/en/index.html(JRA official site in English)
http://www.netkeiba.com/ (in Japanese; the facing forum in Japan)
https://www.studbook.jp/en/ (Japanese stud book)

https://www.facebook.com/ShadaiFarm (Shadai Farm)
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mariasmon
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:59 am

Good idea for a thread!
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:08 am

Some photos of Yukichan, Zazu, and Tapitsfly in Japan.
http://trainermagazine.com/runroughshod ... -farm.html
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Northport
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:44 am

the website for the select sale

http://www.jrha-selectsale.com
weeeeeeeee
Lakeway
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:44 pm

mariasmon wrote:Good idea for a thread!
Agreed - Love it...
uma_nosuke
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:46 am

Pacific Gal, 2yo f, Zenno Rob Roy x Island Fashion(US), was entered in Fuyo Stakes (1600m open class) at Nakayama today, finishing 3rd (3rd fav).

replay:
http://web-cache.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/o ... pe=2&thum=
PG, #10, jockey: Uchida

(*) A mile race at Nakayama is well-known for its advantage of taking an inside position early because of the short straight with a tight turn. PG, having a disadvantage of starting from an outside stall, failed to do that although she showed a good final spurt.
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Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:17 am

Saratoga Dew(NY)(USA): 1989M. Cormorant(USA) x Super Luna(USA), by In Reality(USA)

Eclipse champion 3yo filly in 1992 (the first New York-bred horse to win an Eclipse Award)
race record: 11-8-1-0 - win Gazelle(G1), Beldame(G1), Comely(G2); 2nd Alabama(G1)

-- pick of Saratoga Dew winning the Beldame
http://www.flickr.com/photos/easygoer/3051336436/

In 1996, Saratoga Dew(USA) was sent to Japan to be a broodmare at Shinkoh Farm, Hokkaido, Japan.
http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~shinkohf

-- pick of Saratoga Dew(USA) at Shinkoh Farm (this pick was taken in 2005)
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When Saratoga Dew arrived in Japan, she was in foal to Storm Cat(USA).
Her first foal born in 1996 was a filly and named Lady Blossom(JPN).
Lady Blossom, smart sprint winner on either surface, retired to K.I. Farm with a record of 24-5-3-3 in JRA.

-- pick of Lady Blossom(JPN)(1996M. Storm Cat x Saratoga Dew) at K.I. Farm
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While Saratoga Dew has not produced any graded winner yet, Lady Blossom produced one of the best sprinters in Japan, if not the best, of all-time.
Lord Kanaloa(JPN), Lady Blossom's sixth foal colt by King Kamehameha(JPN), has won the G1 Sprinters Stakes back-to-back for five successive G1 win today. Many fans now believe that he is one of the world's best sprinters in training.

-- Lord Kanaloa's Sprinters Stakes win today.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=231

-- pick of Lord Kanaloa winning the G1 Hong Kong Sprint 2012
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Thanks Saratoga Dew for coming all the way to Japan!!
I am looking forward to seeing her 2012 Harbinger colt's debut next year. But she is already a great broodmare for the Japanese racing. 8-)

-- picks of Saratoga Dew and her 2012 colt by Harbinger(GB) (these picks were taken in 2012)
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@JBIS
Saratoga Dew http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000404994/
Lady Blossom http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000308961/
Lord Kanaloa http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001089850/
Saratoga Dew 2012 colt http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001150558/
uma_nosuke
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Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:51 am

Atom, a 2yo son of Shining Energy(USA), was 2nd in a G2 for 2yos, Daily Hai Nisai Stakes, at Kyoto on 5th Oct.


replay:
http://web-cache.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/o ... pe=2&thum=
atom, #7, the winning time of 1:33:2 was a record.

'My horse would have won it if I had given him a better ride. Certainly the filly was strong, and yet my colt also deserved to win because he has the potential for it. Sorry for my poor ride.' (jockey, Y Kawada)
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mariasmon
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Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:03 am

It's good to see some of the notable imported mares having an impact, even if it's through grandsons and granddaughters.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:06 am

Mikki Isle out of Star Isle (IRE), Rock of Gibraltar x Isle de France, who was 2nd to Atom (half-length) in his debut, broke his maiden quite easily at Kyoto today, making a new JRA record of 1.32.3 for 2yos' 1600m(*). Even though a firm turf enabled him to do so, he looks like a good miler with a light turn of foot.


replay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHAS-KEp4G8
#3, Mikki Isle; wire to wire with sectional times of 12.5-10.8-11.2-11.7-11.5-11.4-11.3-11.9

(*) The previous one for 2yos' 1600m was 1.33.1, by Vodka in Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (G1) of 2006.
uma_nosuke
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Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:24 am

Amelie, Distorted Humor x Azeri, will be entered in a 1700m dirt allowance race 4 for fillies and mares at Fukushima tomorrow (Saturday).

Open the page:http://japanracing.jp/en/information/jr ... esult.html, and click the date of 2013/11/09 to the page of JRA Race Card & Result 11/9. Her race is 4R ALW D1700 at Fukushima.
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Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:03 am

So glad we still have this page. There's a big influx of new mares heading to Japan so hopefully we can continue to follow their progress : )
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Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:52 pm

Thought I'd start a list of the mares that have been sold to Japanese interests in the November sales. Here's what I have from the Fasig-Tipton. I also listed who they're in foal to:

Shadai
Cambina (IRE) (Exchange Rate)
In Lingerie (Frankel)
Kathmandu (Smart Strike)
Champagne d'Oro (Tapit)

Yatsumi Yoshida
Palace Rumor (Mineshaft)
Willa B Awesome (Medaglia d'Oro)
Mi Sueno (Frankel)
Awesome Feather (Medaglia d'Oro)

Shimokobe Farm
Storming Renee (To Honor and Serve)
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mariasmon
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Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:28 pm

Spinning Wildcat (Hard Spun x Hollywood Wildcat) went to KI Farm, which I believe is also a Japanese entity?
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Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:14 pm

mariasmon wrote:Spinning Wildcat (Hard Spun x Hollywood Wildcat) went to KI Farm, which I believe is also a Japanese entity?
Yes.

Like Shimokobe Farm, K.I.Farm is one of the breeding farms in Japan that are independent of SHADAI group.

Japanese champion sprinter Lord Kanaloa, Saratoga Dew's grandson, is bred by K.I. Farm. ;)
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Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:22 pm

Paca Paca picked up Self Preservation. Liked the filly, love the farm. Their Facebook page is great, and whoever takes their snapshots and farm photos always posts the cutest stuff :)
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:56 pm

Amelie(JPN), 2010 Filly (Distorted Humor x Azeri)
Amelie finished fifth at Fukushima on November 9, 2013.

http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001128932/record/
uma_nosuke
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Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:49 am

A son of Princess Olivia (USA), Tosen Ra, won Mile Championship, a mile G1 at Kyoto, today. The 5yo half-brother to Flower Alley, the stallion standing at Three Chimmeys, was 2nd in 3200m Tenno Sho (G1) this spring, and yet this time his connections entered him in the 1600m race for the first time, a gamble to say the least because he was regarded as competitive in races of 2000-3000m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNVXdWFSQa8
Tosen Ra, #5.

The dam at Shadai Farm, posted today in the Shadai Farm's FB:
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:06 pm

That was an impressive win by Tosen Ra, and congrats to Yutake Take, who brought home his 100th G1 winner.
It's interesting to read about the pedigree connections between Flower Alley and Tosen Ra. It might help explain why the Japanese were so eager to buy Flower Alley's son, I'll Have Another, because they can see that family is very strong.
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