More, Japan Racing Horse Association
A colt by Japan's perennial leading sire, Sunday Silence, topped the first session of the Japan Racing Horse Association's select foal sale Monday, bringing a bid of 205 million yen (approximately $1,708,333) from Genichiro Tahara. Consigned by Shadai Farm, the colt was produced from the 10-year-old Law Society mare Fanjica, winner of the 1995 Lancashire Oaks (Eng-III) and the 1996 Yerba Buena Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Golden Gate Fields.The second-highest price of 135 million yen ($1,125,000) was brought by another Sunday Silence colt. He was produced from the winning 9-year-old Sadler's Wells mare Catalyst, who is a half-sister to European champion Second Empire. Riichi Kondo purchased the colt from Northern Farm.The second session and final session of the sale is scheduled for Tuesday at the Northern Horse Park on the island of Hokkaido.