katsumi yoshida

OBS Spring 2-Year-Old Sale Opens With Improved Average and Median

The opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training took a bit of time to get started on Tuesday, both in the literal sense of the start time and the pace of trade, but the returns finished on a generally positive note. Tuesday’s session saw 148 horses sold for […]

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The Mackem Bullet Scores First Stakes Win In Appalachian

Katsumi Yoshida’s The Mackem Bullet found the winner’s circle in her fourth start in the United States, kicking away to win Sunday’s G2 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland by a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Society Rock was ridden by Tyler Gaffalione and sent to post at odds of 6-1 after making two winter starts on […]

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Starlight Racing Following Family Line To Acquire Part-Interest In Yoshida

Starlight Racing has acquired a part-interest in Yoshida, 5-2 favorite for Saturday’s $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), from WinStar Farm, which campaigns the 5-year-old horse with China Horse Club International and Head of Plains Racing. The addition of Starlight gives Yoshida the same ownership as 2018 Florida Derby winner Audible, who is […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Japan Racing And Breeding A Global Force For Years To Come

A recent visit to Tokyo marked the 25th¬†anniversary of my first Japan Cup experience in 1993, when Japanese-bred Legacy World claimed the top prize by defeating Kotashaan, a five-time Grade 1 winner in the U.S. who would be voted that year’s North American Horse of the Year. Legacy World became only the fourth Japanese-trained horse […]

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Cheveley Park Runner-Up The Mackem Bullet Eyeing Breeders’ Cup Trip

Brian Ellison is eyeing a trip to the Breeders’ Cup with The Mackem Bullet, who was beaten a neck by Fairyland in a thrilling finish to the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes. The pair filled the first two places in the Lowther Stakes at York last time and that form was upheld in the 6f Group […]

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War Front Colt Hammers At $725,000 To Top Thursday OBS Spring Session

Hip No. 888, Battle of Algiers, a bay colt by War Front consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Narvick International, Agent for Katsumi Yoshida, for $725,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Out of graded stakes winner River Belle (GB), by […]

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Japanese-Bred Yoshida Game In Hill Prince

Yoshida found a narrow opening in midstretch under Manny Franco and out-kicked his rivals to win the Grade 3, $500,000 Hill Prince Saturday at Belmont Park. Lucullan finished second, beaten a neck, with 6-5 favorite Bricks and Mortar a half length back in third, Frostmourne fourth and pace-setting Secretary of War fifth in the field […]

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‘Equine Idol’: Melbourne Cup Winner Delta Blues Enjoys Showjumping For His Fans

The first Japanese winner of Australia’s Melbourne Cup, Delta Blues developed a large fan following in his native country. The son of Dance In The Dark (Sunday Silence) can still be seen by those fans, reports¬†thoroughbredracing.com, in showjumping demonstrations at Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Horse Park in Japan.¬†Not only does the 16-year-old enjoy showing off for […]

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Breeders’ Cup: Gold Dream Takes February Stakes To Qualify For Classic

Katsumi Yoshida 4-year-old Gold Dream (JPN) held off Best Warrior (USA) by a neck to win the one mile, $1,909,000 February Stakes (G1) on Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse and became the first horse this year to earn an automatic berth into the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series. The Breeders’ […]

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Japanese Horse Of The Year Maurice Will Shuttle To Australia In 2017

Named the Horse of the Year by the Japan Racing Association in 2015, Maurice has already been booked full for his first northern hemisphere season at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan. Owner Katsumi Yoshida said that he will send Maurice the best mare in his band, Gentildonna, two-time Horse of the Year and seven-time Group […]

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