U.S. millionaires Golden Pheasant and Tight Spot will take up stallion duty in China, according to a published report in Japan. Japanese breeder Isamu Ishida, owner of Hokkai Farm, is expanding his Chinese operation and will ship Golden Pheasant, Tight Spot, and 19 broodmares to Long Tou Farm near Beijing.
Golden Pheasant, a 16-year-old son of Caro out of the Round Table mare Perfect Pigeon, won the 1991 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) and 1990 Arlington Million (gr. IT) for Bruce McNall and Wayne Gretzky. Following the Japan Cup, he was bought by Japanese horseman Zenya Yoshida and raced for him before entering stud at his Shadai Farm.
Fifteen-year-old Tight Spot (His Majesty -- Premium Win, by Lyphard) was champion turf male of 1991 after winning that year's Arlington Million for the late Verne Winchell and partners. Tight Spot was bought from the partnership in the fall of 1992 by Hidaka Breeders Association for stallion duty in Japan.