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Breeders’ Cup Distaff Winner Blue Prize Sells For $5 Million At Fasig-Tipton November, Turf Sprint Winner Belvoir Bay Brings $1.5 Million

Nothing boosts an offering’s stock at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale like a Breeders’ Cup victory in the days leading up to the marquee auction, and that proved itself out on Tuesday with Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Blue Prize, who sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine for $5 million and Turf Sprint winner Belvoir Bay who […]

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Dual-Surface Grade 1 Winner Yoshida Retired To WinStar Farm

Yoshida (JPN), a Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf, has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season at WinStar Farm. He will stand for $20,000 S&N. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and Head of Plains Partners and trained by Bill Mott, Yoshida earned $2,505,770 in a sensational racing career. A […]

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‘Very Relaxed’ Japanese-Bred Jodie Breezes For Belmont Oaks Invitational

Japanese-bred contenders Jodie and Master Fencer will add to the international flair of the inaugural $5.25 million Turf Triple Series, featuring the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara for sophomores over three legs at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, set to begin Saturday as part of the Stars & Stripes Festival to be broadcast live […]

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Japan’s Master Fencer ‘Refreshed And Energetic’ In Turf Gallop For Belmont Derby

Katsumi Yoshizawa’s homebred Master Fencer, trained by Koichi Tsunoda, competed in the two-thirds of the Triple Crown with a rail-rallying sixth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and a wide-rallying fifth in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, just a head shy of Tax for fourth. The Japanese-bred son of […]

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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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Tapit Colt Brings Sale-Record $2 Million At OBS March

A colt by commercial powerhouse Tapit set an unprecedentedly high bar in the early goings of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, going to the partnership of West Point Thoroughbreds, Robert Masiello, and Siena Farms for $2 million, setting a new record price for the OBS March sale. The gray or […]

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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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Japanese-Bred Yoshida Airs In James W. Murphy

China Horse Club, SF Bloodstock, Head of Plains Partners and WinStar Farm’s Yoshida was the easiest of winners in Saturday’s $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes, rallying from last of the 12-horse field to pull away in the stretch, crossing under the wire open lengths in front, geared down with his ears pricked under Joel Rosario. […]

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Grade 1 Winner So Many Ways Sold to Japanese Interests

Multiple Graded Stakes winning filly, So Many Ways (Sightseeing – Happy Scene by Dehere) has been sold to Mr. Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farms in Hokkaido, Japan, by her owner Maggi Moss, it was announced Monday. A $22,000 Fasig-Tipton Maryland 2011 purchase, So Many Ways ends her racing career with $717,148 in earnings, winning five […]

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