Two-time Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact had a huge impact on the Japan Racing Horse Association select sale July 14, with six of the top 10 highest-priced yearlings sold being offspring of the stallion.
The sale-topper was Hip 53, a colt by Deep Impact out of British Group 1 winner, Listen, which sold to Sheikh Fahad Al Thani for ¥260,000,000 ($2,549,020 U.S.). The colt was consigned by Northern Farm.
The Blood-Horse reports that 215 of 255 horses offered sold for an aggregate ¥6,028,000,000 ($59,098,040). The average price was ¥28,037,209 ($274,875); the median was ¥20,000,000 ($196,079).
The second-highest price of the sale was for a colt by Deep Impact out of Magic Storm, winner of the Grade 2 Monmouth Oaks. The colt was purchased by Hajime Satomi for ¥200,000,000 ($1,960,785 U.S.).
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