Select Sale creates new records

Two lots sell for 310,000,000yen a piece at the JRHA Select Yearling Sale

Lot 4 Kitsan Black - Include Betty colt. Picture: JRHA.
Lot 4 Kitsan Black - Include Betty colt. Picture: JRHA.

The JRHA Select Yearling Sale saw new record figures for aggregate, average and median and two lots sold for 310,000,000yen during the 2023 renewal. 

The first of these came early in the session when a colt by Kitsan Black (Black Tide) was bought by that price by Danox Co Limited. Offered by Northern Farm, the colt is out of the Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes (5f) winner Include Betty (Include). 

The Shadai Stallion Station-based Kitsan Black is the sire of multiple Group 1 winner Equinox, who was crowned Horse of the Year in Japan in 2022. 

The second lot to sell for 310,000,000yen came shortly afterwards when a colt by Silver State (Deep Impact) was bought by TN Racing. Another offering by Northern Farm, the colt was catalogued as Lot 20 and is a half-brtoerh to US Grade 1 winner Palace Malice (Curlings) being out of the stakes winning mare Palace Rumor (Royal Anthem). She is also the dam of Japanese Grade 1 winner Justin Palace (Deep Impact). 


Kizuna colt out of Youngstar sells well

A colt by Kizuna (Deep Impact) out of Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) winning mare Youngster (High Chaparral) sold for Y210 million during the  2023 JRHA Select Yearling Sale. 

The first lot in the ring, the colt was sold by Northern Farm and is the first foal out of Youngstar who is herself a half sister to fellow Australian Group 1 winner Funstar (Adelaide), being out of the Danehill (Danzig) mare Starspangled. 


Record figures recorded 
A total of 216 lots, from 222 offered, were sold for 13,365,000,000yen, a 3.8% increase from 2022. The average of, 61,875,000yen, is 6.7% increase from 2022 and the median, 45,000,000yen, is 7.1% increase from 2022. The clearance rate, 97.3%, along with the average, median and aggregate are all new records at the yearling session.

"I am impressed the market was very strong all way through today," Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farm commented at conclusion of yearling session. 

"Clearance rate, 97.3%, tells the whole story. I am very glad to see the buyers were active, not only at top end of market, but also at middle and bottom market.

"Final crop by Duramente was very popular and Kitasan Black was popular as well. And I am very happy to see so many new players in the game, who were very active."

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