Star stallion Deep Impact (Sunday Silence – Wind In Her Hair, by Alzao) dominated the opening day’s trading when five of his sons occupied the top six places on the Japan Horse Racing Association Select Sale price list.
A Deep Impact colt out of a half-sister to Grade 1 Tenno Sho winner Tosen Jordan (Jungle Pocket – Every Whisper, by Northern Taste) fetched the top price of the day when Takaya Shimakawa parted with JPY250 million ($US3,086,420).
Global Equine Management bought two of the top four lots at the JHRA Select Sale.
The operation bought a colt by Deep Impact out of Great Sunrise (Caerleon – Grace And Glory, by Sadler’s Wells), who has previously produced the Stakes winner Red Desire for JPY150 million ($US1,851,852) before outlaying JPY140 million ($US1,728395) for a another Deep Impact colt out of the US Grade 2 winner Diamond Diva (Dansili – Vivianna, by Indian Ridge).
Australian buyers picked up three lots at the first day of the JHRA sale. Paul Fudge paid JPY21 million ($345,679) for a son of Heart’s Cry (Sunday Silence – Irish Dance, by Tony Bin) while Mosheen’s owner Phil Sly spent JPY49 million ($US604,939) on two fillies, one by Stay Gold (Sunday Silence – Golden Sash, by Dictus) and another sired by King Kamehameha (Kingmambo – Manfath, by Last Tycoon).
Click here for a full round-up of the opening day’s trading of the Japan Horse Racing Association Select Sale.