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2022 Hokkaido Training Sale Review

03 June, 2022

The 2022 Hokkaido Training Sale held at Sapporo Racecourse on May 24th made a strong showing with a gross of ¥769,340,000(US$6,057,795) from 96 lots sold with a clearance of 71.6%. The average was ¥8,013,958(US$63,102), and the median was ¥6,490,000(US$51,102).

The sale topper was Hip 131, a Runhappy(USA) filly that Shigeru Morinaka bought for ¥46,200,000(US$363,779). The second-highest price two-year-old was also a filly, Hip 139 by Drefong(USA), which Northern Farm bought for ¥25,300,000(US$199,213). The highest-priced colt was Hip 91 by Talismanic(GB), also bought by Shigeru Morinaka for ¥19,250,000(US$151,575).

Drefong(USA) was the highest-grossing sire at the sale, where all three of his lots were sold for a gross of ¥46,970,000(US$369,842) and an average of ¥15,656,666(US$123,280).

Runhappy(USA) only had the one filly in the sale, but it was enough to make him the second highest-grossing stallion on the day.

Satono Crown(JPN), whose first crop debuts this summer, sold seven of ten lots offered, grossing ¥40,260,000(US$317,008) and an average of ¥5,751,428(US$45,287).

Hokko Tarumae(JPN), who has been a promising young sire in the NAR, sold all three of his lots in the sale for a gross of ¥33,550,000(US$264,173) and averaged ¥11,183,333(US$88,058).

Strong Return(JPN) sold three lots in the sale, grossing ¥26,290,000(US$207,008) and averaging ¥8,763,333(US$69,003).

Leontes(JPN) has been on a roll as of late, so his three lots sold well this week, grossing ¥25,960,000(US$204,409) and averaging ¥8,653,333(US$68,136).

Declaration of War(USA) sold all four of his lots for ¥25,300,000(US$199,213)and averaging ¥6,325,000(US$49,803).

Copano Rickey(JPN) has also been a promising sire in the NAR, and he sold all four of his lots, grossing ¥25,080,000(US$197,480) and averaging ¥6,270,000(US$49,370).

Eskendereya(USA) sold all three of his lots for a gross of ¥23,980,000(US$188,819) and an average of ¥7,993,333(US$62,940).

Big Arthur(JPN) tied for the ninth highest-grossing stallion of the sale and sold all three of his lots for a gross of ¥23,980,000(US$188,819) and an average of ¥7,993,333(US$62,940).

Silver State(JPN), who has been a breakout star in the affordable stallion market, sold two lots that grossed ¥23,210,000(US$182,756) and averaged ¥11,605,000(US$91,378).

The next Hokkaido Sale is the 2022 Hokkaido Selection Sale on July 26th and 27th at the Hokkaido Sale Pavilion in Shizunai, Hokkaido.


Hip 131, a Runhappy(USA) filly out of Distinguishable(USA) sold for ¥46,200,000.

US$1 = JP¥127

Please contact our representative below for further details:
Satomi Oka (Ms)
Satomi Oka Bloodstock Pty Ltd
E-mail : satomi@bloodstock.jp
Tel : +61 414 414 450