Teruya Yoshida’s Japan-based Shadai Farm paid $525,000 for multiple graded stakes winner Cozi Rosie during the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 10.
Bred in Kentucky by Jerry and Ann Moss, the 5-year-old daughter of Pleasantly Perfect was sold as a broodmare prospect and was consigned by Lane’s End, agent, as Hip No. 675.
“She had a good record as a racehorse and her family is great,” said Yoshihiro Nakaji, a veterinarian for Shadai Farm. “We were happy to get her at that price.”
While racing for the Mosses on the California circuit, Cozi Rosie won the 2011 Buena Vista Handicap and John C. Mabee Stakes (both gr. IIT), plus the 2010 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT). She closed her career with a second in the Yellow Ribbon Stakes (gr. IT) in October. Cozi Rosie, who won or placed in 11 of her 14 starts, has earnings of $527,280.
“We thought she would bring a little more than that, but that’s what the market dictated,” said Bill Farish of Lane’s End. “She’s a big, pretty filly and still has some run left in her. I understand the Yoshidas bought her, so another one goes to Japan.”
Out of the winning, Golden Fleece mare Felidia, Cozi Rosie is a half sister to multiple graded stakes winner Lexicon and multiple stakes winner My Captain (both by Conquistador Cielo).
Cozi Rosie is the third horse to be bought by Japanese interests for $400,000 or more during the Keeneland January sale. Earlier in the second session, Katsumi Yoshida went to $400,000 for Art Princess, a half sister to grade I winner Zazu (by Tapit).
Art Princess, a group II-placed daughter of Officer—Rhumb Line, by Mr. Greeley, is in foal to Tapit. She was consigned by Gainesway, agent, as Hip No. 623.
During the sale’s first session Jan. 9, Yoshida went to $1.4 mllion for Topliner, a grade I producer and a half sister to two grade I winners. The Thunder Gulch mare, who is in foal to Medaglia d'Oro , commanded the highest price during the first session of the sale.
Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned Topliner, who will be sent along with Art Princess to Yoshida’s Northern Farm in Japan.
“I would wonder looking at this catalog if it would necessarily pull (foreign interests) in, but it has, so that’s good,” said Farish.
When asked why the market is so strong, Farish said, “The supply is down; there’s not as much good products on the market, so that’s probably why it’s been stronger. The first two days, there were 160 outs. The catalog is a lot smaller than it looks.”