Northern Taste, a legendary Japanese stallion whose leadership was taken over by Sunday Silence, died Dec. 11 from complications from the infirmities of old age.
Prominent Japanese stallion Real Shadai died of hyposthenia caused by laminitis in his right hind leg.
Jade Robbery, a French group I winner and later a successful sire in Japan, died May 15 following abdominal surgery for a twisted intestine and adhesions of the colon.
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