(Edited JRHA press release)
The Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) 's select foal and select yearling sales will be held July 9-11 at the Northern Horse Park on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. A party also is scheduled for the Northern Horse Park on July 8 to celebrate the yearling auction's 10th anniversary.
There will be 157 horses in the catalog for the yearling sale, set for July 9, and 329 horses in the catalog for the foal auction, scheduled for July 10 and 11. Both catalogs can be viewed at www.jrha.or.jp/eng/ beginning May 30. Print catalogs will be available starting June 20.
Sires with offspring in the yearling catalog include Empire Maker , Forty Niner, French Deputy, Gone West, Grand Slam, Mr. Greely, War Emblem, and Silver Charm. Stallions with progeny in the foal catalog include Arch, Kingmambo, Lion Heart, Maria's Mon, Rock Hard Ten, Roses in May, Sky Mesa , Unbridled's Song, Vindication, Wild Rush, and Yes It's True.
Last year, a King Kamehameha -- To the Victory filly foal brought 600 million yen ($5,217,391), setting a world record for a foal or weanling sold at public auction.