Progeny of Aussie Group 1 winners to go through the ring in Japan

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Written by Trent Masenhelder

Cover image courtesy of Sportpix

The two-day JRHA Select Sale – the premier sale in one of the world’s most passionate racing jurisdictions - kicks off at Hokkaido’s Northern Horse Park on Monday, and there’s plenty of interest from an Australian perspective.

On Day One of the Sale, a yearling from four-time Group 1 victress Mosheen (Fastnet Rock) will go under the hammer as Lot 76. The colt is by Arrowfield Stud shuttler Maurice (Jpn) and is consigned by Northern Farm. Mosheen, who notched seven stakes successes, was exported to Japan in 2013 and has thrown triple-Group 3 successor Primo Scene (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) among three winners.

Mosheen also has a foal by Epiphaneia (Jpn), which will go through the ring as Lot 367 on Tuesday.

Gallery: The progeny of Mosheen catalogued at the JRHA Select Sale, images courtesy of the JRHA

Also featuring on Tuesday is a foal out of 2013 G1 VRC Oaks winner Kirramosa (NZ) (Alamosa {NZ}), as well as a foal from 2018 G1 Thousand Guineas heroine Amphitrite (Sebring).

Lot 360 is Kirramosa’s foal – a colt by Kizuna (Jpn), who will be offered by Northern Farm. Trained by John Sargent, Kirramosa won four of her 18 starts and close to $900,000 in prizemoney. She was sold to Japan December, 2015 and exported in 2016.

Kirramosa (NZ) (black and yellow cap) winning the G1 VRC Oaks at Flemington in 2013 | Image courtesy of Sportpix

Amphitrite’s foal is a filly and is entered as Lot 376. She is by Satono Diamond (Jpn) and is consigned by Northern Farm.

Amphitrite won five of her 17 starts and $750,000 in earnings, before being exported to Japan in 2020. Prior to her Satono Diamond filly, Amphitrite had a colt by Daiwa Major (Jpn).

Gallery: Two of the foals to be offered at the JRHA Select Sale, images courtesy of the JRHA

And, dual Group 2 winner Lumosty (Fastnet Rock), who was a stablemate of Mosheen during her racing career, has a yearling (Lot 52) by Lord Kanaloa (Jpn). Again, the filly will be offered by Northern Farm.

Both Mosheen and Lumosty were raced by the late Phil Sly.

More than 450 colts and fillies are slated to be offered (approximately an even combination of yearlings and foals). Interestingly, the JRHA will be accepting online bidding from international buyers for the first time.

...the JRHA will be accepting online bidding from international buyers for the first time.

One of the more unique aspects of the Sale is the fact the dams of the foals being offered stay with their progeny. The foals arrive with their dams at Northern Horse Park early on the morning of the Sale. Prospective buyers have already had the opportunity to inspect the foals at the consigning farms, and are given a further two hours on the Sale day, with the foals standing alongside their dams in the parklands. The dams accompany the foals in the ring and remain with them until they have been weaned.

For the first time in a long time, legendary Japanese stallion Deep Impact (Jpn) will not be represented. He left a small final crop born in 2020, following his death in 2019.

Deep Impact (Jpn) will not be represented at the JRHA Select Sale this year after he passed away in 2019

The sale includes progeny by proven sires, such as Heart’s Cry (Jpn), Lord Kanaloa, Duramente (Jpn), Maurice and Kizuna; as well as up-and-comers, including Suave Richard (Jpn), Admire Mars (Jpn) and Saturnalia (Jpn).

Group 1-winning graduates from the JRHA Select Sale include Deep Impact, Just A Way (Jpn), King Kamehameha (Jpn), Titleholder (Duramente {Jpn}), Tosen Stardom, Admire Mars, Suave Richard and Zenno Rob Roy (Jpn).

Northern Farm
Lord Kanaloa
Satono Diamond