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2020 Hokkaido Autumn Sale Preview

28 September, 2020

The final yearling sale of the Japanese sale season is the Hokkaido Autumn Sale held on October 19th and 20th this year. So far, 435 yearlings have been cataloged for the 2020 renewal. There are 266 yearlings on the first day that will be going through the ring for the first time, while the other 169 are yearlings who either didn't sell in an earlier sale this year or were withdrawn from those previous sales. The number on the second day is likely to increase after the September Sale closes on September 24th.

Young sire To the World(JPN) leads the way with 17 yearlings listed in the sale. His first crop is currently three, and he has already had two stakes winners in the NAR from that crop, and his second crop already has ten winners to date. His full brother, To the Glory(JPN), has eight lots in the sale.

Dunkirk(USA) also has a large presence at the sale with 13 lots cataloged. Dunkirk(USA) has been doing well since being imported into Japan in 2015, with 112 winners from 201 runners so far. Air Pocket(JPN) brought his sire some fresh glory by winning the Nishi Nihon Derby at the NAR's Kasamatsu Racetrack on September 10th. Established sprint sire Admire Moon(JPN), Civil War(JPN), a son of the late War Emblem(USA), and the Deep Impact(JPN) sire World Ace(JPN) all have 12 yearlings in the sale. Silver State(JPN) 's first crop has been incredibly popular with buyers this sales season, and there will be ten lots available.

Established sires like Orfevre(JPN), Kurofune(USA), and Harbinger(GB) all have two lots in the sale each, while Rulership(JPN) has five. There are three rising stars with a small presence at the sale too. Real Impact(JPN), who had his first G1 winner this spring, has two lots in the sale while Epiphaneia(JPN), who has the undefeated Japanese Oaks winner Daring Tact(JPN) in his first crop, and Kizuna(JPN), who has five individual graded stakes winners in the JRA both have one yearling in the sale. Gold Ship(JPN) has been doing well under the radar with 40 winners to date and had one lot in the sale.

There are plenty of exciting freshmen sires represented in the sale as well. Maurice(JPN), who leads the earning rankings with ten individual winners, has five lots in the sale. Duramente(JPN), who is second in the standings with 13 individual winners and very popular in the summertime sales this year, has four in the sale. Leontes(JPN), the G1 winning half brother to hot sire Epiphaneia(JPN), currently third in the freshman sire earnings rankings, has three yearlings. Mikki Isle(JPN), fourth in the freshman rankings, recently had his first graded stakes winner in the JRA and had one lot in the sale. Makfi(GB), who has 11 individual winners to date, has four yearlings representing him in the sale. Asia Express(USA), a popular son of Henny Hughes(USA), has been off the mark well with 12 winners and has seven in the sale. Hokko Tarumae(JPN) leads the way by winners with 14 in total over the two racing jurisdictions. He has seven yearlings cataloged for the Autumn Sale.

Several first crops will be out for purchase for the last time as yearlings. Drefong(USA) has been a popular young stallion over the past two years, selling exceptionally well, with many looking forward to his first crop's debut next year. He has three lots in the sale. The exclusive one year lease of The Factor(JPN) was an exciting get for Japan, and he has four in the sale. American Patriot(USA), who like The Factor(USA) is also by the top sire War Front(USA), has six lots in the sale. Satono Aladdin(JPN), who is on the same cross as Kizuna(JPN), has six yearlings cataloged. Copano Rickey(JPN), a brilliant dirt horse and a popular cover for many breeders in Japan, has seven yearlings in the sale. Fan-favorite Lani(USA) has five lots in the 2020 Hokkaido Autumn Sale.

Please contact our representatives if you are interested in purchasing at the 2020 Hokkaido Autumn Sale or to inquire about the Japan-bred winner bonus program:
Satomi Oka (Ms)
Satomi Oka Bloodstock Pty Ltd
E-mail : satomi@bloodstock.jp
Tel : +61 414 414 450

Hokkaido Autumn Sale Details:
●Sale type: Yearling
●Venue: Hokkaido Sales Complex (Shizunai, Hokkaido)
●Dates: October 19th (Mon) ~ October 20th (Tues)
     Pre-sale inspections: 8:30am ~
     Sale: 12:00am ~
●Number of cataloged lots: 435
●Online catalog available at: http://www.hba.or.jp/english/index.html

*All stallion statistics current as of September 18th, 2020.