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Hokkaido September Sale Preview

27 August, 2021

The 2021 Hokkaido September Sale is set for September 21st and 22nd at the Hokkaido Sales Pavilion in Shizunai, Hokkaido, Japan. Five hundred thirty yearlings have been cataloged in the two-day sale. The September Sale is still relatively new in the Japanese sales calendar, debuting in 2019, and has been a very popular sale with buyers each renewal.

Many of Japan's best stallions have progeny available in the 2021 September Sale. Champion Sprinter Lord Kanaloa(JPN), with one lot in the sale, has 171 winners this year, including eight stakes winners. G1 Japanese Derby winner Kizuna(JPN) has been cemented as Deep Impact(JPN) 's best son at stud and has 108 winners to date with five stakes winners. He has four lots in the sale. Rulership(JPN) is on the top sires' list year after year, and progeny is selling well at every sale year after year. In 2021 he has 136 winners and four stakes winners. He has three lots in the sale.

Orfevre(JPN) has been having a spectacular few years, with multiple graded stakes winners rising up the ranks. He has two lots in the sale. Henny Hughes(USA) is a very reliable stallion on both surfaces in Japan and sold very well at the Selection Sale in July. He has four lots in the sale. Epiphaneia(JPN) has recently been one of the hottest young stallions, with classic winners coming from his first two crops to hit the track. He has two lots in the sale. Daiwa Major(JPN) is one of the last few great sons of Sunday Silence(USA), still active in the breeding shed, and is a top producer of top stock year after year. He has one lot in the sale. Kinshasa no Kiseki(AUS) might not have the star-producing power some of the other stallions on this list have, but he routinely gets great-looking stock and winners. He has three lots in the sale. Screen Hero(JPN) is best known as the sire of champion Maurice(JPN), but he also is a reliable source of winners himself and has two lots in the sale. Sinister Minister(USA) and Pyro(USA) have been popular dirt sires guaranteed to get their owners winners; they have five and four lots in the sale, respectively.

Freshman sires are debuting left and right over as the two-year-old season progresses, and their success makes them hot ticket items at each of the sales. Silver State(JPN) has been one of the most exciting successes of a young stallion in recent memory. Despite not having the form most successful stallions tend to have due to an injury that prematurely ended his career before realizing his full potential at the graded stakes level. He already has ten winners to date over both dirt and turf and has proven to be one of the most popular young stallions at the sales. He has ten lots in this sale. Drefong(USA) has also come out swinging with his first crop, and his second has been selling remarkably well. He has two lots in this sale. American Patriot(USA), with seven winners and is holding firm; he has seven lots in the sale. Isla Bonita(JPN), with nine lots in the sale, has four winners, and the classic winner should get more as the season progresses. Copano Rickey(JPN) was a brilliant dirt runner and has had eight winners over the surface to date. He has ten lots in the sale.

First crop stallions represent so much during sales season, and many exciting stallions are looking to make their debut next year. Best Warrior(USA) was a brilliant dirt miler in Japan, and with his foreign pedigree and the added success of his sire, who is also in Japan, his 22 lots should be pretty popular. Satono Crown(JPN) also brings an interesting foreign pedigree with Japanese form at the highest level; he has 11 lots in the sale. Deep Impact(JPN) has two impressive G1 winning sons preparing to debut next year, with Real Steel(JPN) and Satono Diamond(JPN) both having six and three lots in this sale. Fine Needle(JPN) is the best son by reliable stallion Admire Moon(JPN) and has seven lots. Five recent imported stallions are debuting with Japanese bred runners, and two already have proven success abroad. Declaration of War(USA) has six lots in the sale and has seven G1 winners from earlier crops. Shanghai Bobby(USA) has seven lots in the sale and has six G1 winners from earlier crops. Three of the imported stallions will be debuting with their first-ever crops, three-time G1 winner Beach Patrol(USA), who has seven lots in the sale, three-time G1 winner Mind Your Biscuits(USA) with four lots in the sale and G1 Breeders Cup Turf winner Talismanic(GB) has four lots in the sale.

Several interesting stallion options also have a commanding presence in the sale this year. Furioso(JPN) was a champion in the NAR and has been a very popular dirt stallion; he has 15 lots in the sale. To the World(JPN) is the full brother to fellow graded stakes winner, and G1 placed To the Glory(JPN) with an excellent pedigree; he has 14 lots in the sale. Hokko Tarumae(JPN) and Espoir City(JPN) were two champion dirt runners winning both the JRA and NAR's most significant races time and time again; they have 13 and 10 lots in the sale, respectively. Discreet Cat(USA), Dunkirk(USA), and Majestic Warrior(USA) are three relatively recent and promising dirt stallion imports that have been very popular with buyers; they have 11, 10, and 10 lots in the sale. Graded stakes winner World Ace(JPN) is the full brother to two-time G1 winner World Premiere(JPN) and has ten lots in the sale. Bago(FR) has been having a great few years with the success of champion Chrono Genesis(JPN) over the past few years. He has nine lots in the sale.

*All stallion information is current as of August 15th, 2021, and includes NAR and JRA data.

Please contact our representatives if you are interested in purchasing at the 2021 Hokkaido September 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 September Sale Details:
 ●Sale type: Yearling
 ●Venue: Hokkaido Sales Pavilion (Shizunai, Hokkaido)
 ●Dates: September 21st (Tues) ~ September 22nd (Wed)
    Pre-sale inspections: Everyday 8:30am ~
    Sale: Everyday 12:00pm ~
 ●Number of cataloged lots: 530
 ●Online catalog available at: https://www.hba.or.jp/en.php