At the sales in Japan, a wide range of information is made available on sale horses, and inspections can be done very efficiently. We hope this will help you find the horse you are looking for.
(1) Available Information
On-site repository at the sales
Online repository available
(b) Anabolic Steroid Testing
All horses offered at the Hokkaido Training Sale (2-Year-Olds) have been tested for anabolic steroids with negative results.
(c) Horse Measurements
Height, heart girth and cannon circumference are announced, plus weight (for the Hokkaido Training Sale)
(d) Reserve Price (Starting Price)
If no bids are actively placed on a horse, this is the price at which bidding will start. This price will be announced for all Hokkaido Sale auctions except for the Hokkaido Selections Sale.
(e) Vices, history of surgery
(2) Inspection of Sale Horses
(a) Group Exhibit
For yearling sales, horses are exhibited in groups by lot number, allowing buyers to check horses in a very efficient way. As all consigned horses will be displayed, buyers can have the chance to see everything on offer, and something special just might catch your eye.
(b) Individual Inspections
Horses can be inspected individually at the stables.
(3) English Sales Catalogs
Catalog information in English can be obtained from the following sources:
JBIS Search website
Sale Holder's website:
equineline Sales Catalog App