Deep Impact dominates JRHA yearling sale

Champion sire Deep Impact topped the JRHA Select yearling sale on Monday when his colt from End Sweep mare Admire Kirameki sold for 250 million yen.

Offered by Northern Racing, the colt was purchased by Takaya Shimakawa.  “I fell in love with him on a visit to Northern Farm last week,” Shimakawa said.  “The price is more than I thought, but I am very happy to get him.”

The colt’s dam is a half-sister to Tenno Sho winner Tosen Jordan.

Another Deep Impact colt was second on the leader-board at 150 million yen.  Offered by Shadai Farm, he is a half-brother to Shuka Sho winner Red Desire and was bought by Nobutaka Tada of Globe Equine Management.

“I bought him for a partnership that includes Hidetoshi Yamamoto,” Tada said  “He is a son of great sire and is a very good walker.  And he is three-quarter brother to Red Desire, who won a G1 in Japan and G2 in Dubai for Mr Yamamoto.”

A Neo Universe three-quarter sister to World Ace also made 150 million yen for a partnership that includes Ken Nishikawa of the Nakayama Owners’ Association.  Nishikawa owns Western Farm which his family established 60 years ago.

A first crop yearling by Sea The Stars sold for 40 million yen to Kaneko Makoto Holdings.  He is a half-brother to G1 winning NZ shuttler Mastercrafstman,

Gross receipts at the yearling sale reached a record 5,452 million yen which was a 15% increase on the same session last year.

The 26.99 million yen average was up 13% on 2011 and the clearance rate was slightly lower than last year at 84%.

The JRHA Select Foal Sale takes place at the Northern Horse Park in Hokkaido on Tuesday.

1 million yen = AUD 12,326

Shadai champion topped the JRHA yearling sale with this colt from Admire Kirameki