World-leading sires represented as JRHA release Select catalogue

The Japan Racing Horse Association has unveiled a catalogue of 231 yearlings and 243 foals for the JRHA Select Sale in July, an event that includes progeny by the world’s leading sires. 

The highlights of the opening section, dedicated to yearlings, include a Kitasan Black (Black Tide) colt out of Mother Goose Stakes (Gr 1, 8.5f) winner Include Betty, an Epiphaneia (Symboli Kris S) colt out of Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr 1, 1600m) heroine Lily’s Candle (Style Vendome), a colt by Kizuna (Deep Impact) out of Irish Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f) winner Covert Love (Azamour), Fillies’ Mile (Gr 1, 1m) winner Listen’s (Sadler’s Wells) son of Lord Kanaloa (King Kamehameha), a filly from the first crop of Japanese champion juvenile and Arrowfield Stud shuttler Admire Mars (Daiwa Major) out of La Brea Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) scorer Heir Kitty (Wildcat Heir), and an Al Ain (Deep Impact) colt out of Prix Saint-Alary (Gr 1, 2000m) victress Coquerelle (Zamindar). 

Group 1-winning Australian-bred mares Seabrook (Hinchinbrook) and Youngstar (High Chaparral) also have representation in the catalogue. Seabrook, who won the ATC Champagne Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) has her first foal – a colt by former shuttler Real Steel (Deep Impact) – catalogued as Lot 22, while kicking off the sale is the Kizuna colt and first foal out of Queensland Oaks (Gr 1, 2200m) winner Youngstar. 

There is an international mix of sires represented in the catalogue including American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile), Daiwa Major (Sunday Silence), Duramente (King Kamehameha), Fierement (Deep Impact), Into Mischief (Harlan’s Holiday), Kingman (Invincible Spirit), Kitasan Black (Black Tide), Lord Kanaloa (King Kamehameha), Orfevre (Stay Gold), Quality Road (ELusive Quality) and Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj) while rising stars such as Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) and first crop sires like Pinatubo (Shamardal) and Siskin (First Defence)  also have offspring catalogued.

The quality remains extremely high for the foal session with a host of regally-bred individuals listed including a Drefong (Gio Ponti) half-sister to the champion Gentildonna (Deep Impact) out of Group 1 winner Donna Blini (Bertolini), a colt by Lord Kanaloa out of Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (Gr 1, 1600m) heroine Dream And Do (Siyouni), and blue-blooded Epiphaneia foals such as a sister to Japanese Fillies Triple Crown heroine Daring Tact and a half-brother to NHK Mile Cup (Gr 1, 1600m) victor Schnell Meister (Kingman) out of Preis der Diana (Gr 1, 2200m) winner Serienholde (Soldier Hollow).

Australian champion filly She Will Reign (Manhattan Rain) will have her filly foal by Saturnalia (Lord Kanaloa) offered in the weanling section of the sale. The mare’s first foal by Heart’s Cry (Sunday Silence) is the Grade 2 placed Danon Tornado. 

Funstar (Adelaide), a half-sister to Youngstar and winner of the Flight Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m), will have her first foal by Kizuna offered as Lot 441, while A Kizuna filly – the fifth foal out of VRC Oaks (Gr 1, 2500m) winner Set Square (Reset) – will be offered as Lot 467. 

There is strong representation from the first crop of Japanese Triple Crown hero Contrail (Deep Impact), with fillies out of champions Caledonia Road (Quality Road) and She’s A Tiger (Tale Of The Cat), alongside a son of Argentinian Group 1 winner Conviction (City Banker) and US Grade 1 winner Personal Diary (City Zip) among the standout lots. First crop sires Benbatl (Dubawi), winner of the Caulfield Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) and runner-up in the Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m), Tiz The Law (Constitution), Mozu Ascot (Frankel) and Poetic Flare (Dawn Approach) also make their debuts at the JRHA Select Sale.

The Japanese government recently announced that international travellers are no longer required to have a Covid vaccination certificate or a negative test before entering the country.

Taking place at Northern Horse Park on July 10 and 11, the auction starts with the yearling session, beginning at 10am local time, with the foal session taking place the following day from 9.30am and the catalogue is available to view here.


Hong Kong
First for Pariah

Speedy Fortune (3 g ex Greytfilly by Ferocity) became the first winner in Hong Kong for the recently relocated Oaklands Stud sire Pariah (Redoute’s Choice) when scoring at Sha Tin on Sunday. Trained by John Size, Speedy Fortune won the first division of the Class 4 1200-metre contest by three lengths ahead of Dream Pursuer (Moshe) to break his maiden at start ten. Speedy Fortune is the fourth foal out of juvenile Group 3 placegetter Greytfilly (Ferocity) and was a $40,000 buy for Ciaron Maher Racing at the 2021 Inglis Classic sale from the Newhaven Park draft. Pariah has had just two runners in Hong Kong. 

Third for Exosphere 

Oaklands Stud stallion Exosphere (Lonhro) earned a third individual winner in Hong Kong from just four runners when Dream Winner (3 g ex Longbeach Lucy by Brilliance) won the Class 4 1000-metre handicap at Sha Tin on Sunday. Dream Winner scored by a dominant five and a quarter lengths to defeat Amazing Rocky (Bel Esprit). The winner of trials in New Zealand and at the Gold Coast, Dream Winner was a $26,000 purchase from the Monovale Farm draft at the 2021 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale. He is the first foal out of the placed mare Longbeach Lucy (Brilliance)

Six for Sacred Falls 

Bulb Prince (4 g ex Ro Da Mi by Savabeel) became the sixth individual winner in Hong Kong from 13 runners for his late sire Sacred Falls (O’Reilly). Ridden by Zac Purton, Bulb Prince won Sunday’s Class 5 1600-metre handicap at Sha Tin by three-quarters of a length ahead of Medic Elite (Zacinto). Bulb Prince is a son of Australian Group 2 winner Ro Da Mi (Savabeel), herself a half-sister to Group 1 winner Marju Snip (Marju) and Listed scorer Unique Jewelry (O’Reilly). Bulb Prince won a trial at Cambridge before his export to Hong Kong and was a $60,000 purchase from the Waikato Stud draft at the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale. 

Eight for Frankel

Find My Love (4 g ex Spring In The Air by Spring At Last) earned a first win in Hong Kong at start six to provide Juddmonte sire Frankel (Galileo) with an eighth winner in the jurisdiction from 15 runners. The Manfred Man-trained Find My Love won the Class 3 1400-metre handicap at Sha Tin on Sunday by a neck ahead of Taj Dragon (Mehmas). The runner-up in the Jersey Stakes (Gr 3, 7f) at Royal Ascot in 2022, Find My Love is also the winner of a novice race at Yarmouth. He is one of two winners from four foals out of the US Grade 1 winner Spring In The Air (Spring At Last). 

Third for Super One

E Universe (3 g ex Classic Rush by Charge Forward) became the third winner from five runners for her sire Super One (I Am Invincible) in Hong Kong when winning the Class 4 handicap over 1200 metres at Happy Valley on Wednesday. The Manfred Man-trained three-year-old won by three and a quarter lengths ahead of Young Life Forever (Exceed And Excel). The winner of barrier trials at the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, E Universe earned his first win in Hong Kong at start four. He was a $16,000 buy for Golden River Investments from the Bowness Stud draft at the 2021 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling sale. 

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