Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

Postby uma_nosuke » 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.
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Re: Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

Postby uma_nosuke » 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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Re: Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

Postby mariasmon » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:59 am

Good idea for a thread!
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Re: Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

Postby amfuller » 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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Re: Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

Postby Northport » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:44 am

the website for the select sale

http://www.jrha-selectsale.com
weeeeeeeee
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Re: Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

Postby Lakeway » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:44 pm

mariasmon wrote:Good idea for a thread!


Agreed - Love it...
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Re: Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

Postby uma_nosuke » 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/onetag/subwindow.html?movie=rtmp://fms-jra.stream.co.jp/jra-fms/_definst_/mp4:jra_seiseki/2013/0928/201304060809&ua=4&type=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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Re: Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

Postby tachyon » 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/
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Re: Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

Postby uma_nosuke » 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/onetag/subwindow.html?movie=rtmp://fms-jra.stream.co.jp/jra-fms/_definst_/mp4:jra_seiseki/2013/1005/201304080111&ua=4&type=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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Re: Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

Postby mariasmon » 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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