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Gun Runner’s First Foal: ‘Beautiful,’ ‘Well-Balanced’ Filly Born In Japan

Three Chimneys Farm is pleased to announce the arrival of Horse of the Year Gun Runner’s first foal, born in Japan at Shadai Farm on January 17, 2019. “The filly is a beautiful and well-balanced foal. She looks just like her father,” said Teruya Yoshida, owner of Shadai Farm. The chestnut filly is the first […]

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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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Make Happy Bests The Boys On Japan Road To The Kentucky Derby

California-bred filly Make Happy remained perfect from two starts when bossing the boys in Saturday’s Cattleya Sho at Tokyo, the first scoring race on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby. Sent off as the heavy 2-5 favorite, the Kazuko Yoshida color-bearer prevailed by 2 ½ lengths from Godolphin’s Kingen. Make Happy was bred by […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Sold To Shadai Farm, To Stand In Japan After Racing Career

Mind Your Biscuits, the all-time New York-bred leading money earner, will be sent to Japan for stud duty at the end of this year, trainer Chad Summers said Wednesday. The earner of $3,719,286 from 21 career starts will stand at Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai Farm in Abira on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. “It’s one […]

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Champion Drefong Retired, To Stand At Shadai Stallion Station In Japan

Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Drefong has been retired from racing and will take up stallion duties at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan, according to a statement released by the Baoma Corporation of Susan and Charles Chu, who owned the champion colt. Drefong is a 4-year-old colt by Gio Ponti out of the Ghostzapper mare, Eltimaas. Trained […]

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Soul Stirring Becomes First G1 Winner For Frankel With Victory In Hanshin Juvenile Fillies

Soul Stirring became the first Group 1 winner for her sire, Frankel, when she rolled to a 1 1/4-length victory in the G1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Dec. 11. The 2-year-old filly is the second foal out of Stacelita, winner of the Eclipse Award as champion turf mare in 2011. Stacelita’s first foal is Southern Stars, […]

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First Foal A Colt For KY Oaks Winner Princess Of Sylmar

Kentucky Oaks victress Princess of Sylmar delivered her first foal at Shadai Farm in Japan on Friday. The Racing Post reports that the multiple Grade 1 winner produced a bay colt by Deep Impact, who stands at Shadai Farm. Princess of Sylmar was purchased by Shadai for $3.1 million at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton November sale. Princess of […]

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Multiple Group 1 Winner Elusive Kate Dies

Multiple Group 1 winner Elusive Kate died recently while giving birth to her first foal. According to a report from At the Races, the 6-year-old mare by Elusive Quality had notched four Group 1 wins from ages two through four during her stellar career – Prix Marcel Boussac, Prix Rothschild (twice) and the Falmouth Stakes. […]

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Multiple Group 1 Winner Novellist Retired, to Stand in Japan

Novellist, winner of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) earlier this year and one of the top older horses in Europe, has been retired and sold to stand at Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai Stallion Station in Japan. According to a report in the Racing Post, Dr. Christoph Bergar, the colt’s owner and breeder, […]

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Not Lost in Translation: Azeri’s new life in Japan

Mating plans have been announced for Rachel Alexandra (Curlin) and Zenyatta (Bernardini) — voted Horse of the Year in 2009 and 2010, respectively — but what’s up with Azeri, the third living member of the exclusive club of female Thoroughbreds that have won racing’s top honor? Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year and three-time […]

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