13/05/2020. FRENCH MARES MAKING MARKS IN JAPAN // KOREA: Take Charge Indy Colt Tops May Jeju 2YO Sale // Coolmore stallions: Camelot



By Kelsey Riley

The Yoshida brothers’ reputation of farming the best broodmare prospects globally for their elite collection on the island of Hokkaido has been well documented. And while they have enjoyed top-level success with runners from as far afield as the U.S. and Argentina and various parts of Europe, they have experienced a particular purple patch as of late with the progeny of mares sourced from France.

When Fierement (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) defended histitle in the two-mile G1 Tenno Sho Spring on May 5, he became the third Group 1 winner in the span of five months bred by Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm from a mare sourced from France. The dams of Fierement and triple Group 1 winner Admire Mars(Jpn) (Daiwa Major {Jpn}) were purchased at Arqana’s December Breeding Stock Sale, while the mare that produced last year=s Japanese Horse of the Year Lys Gracieux (Jpn) (Heart’s Cry {Jpn}) was a private purchase.

Yoshida had purchased Fierement’s dam, Lune d’Or (Fr) (Green Tune), from her breeder Haras du Mezeray in Deauville in 2010 for i750,000Bthe sale’s second-highest price, bettered only by the 800,000 paid by Yoshida’s brother Teruya of Shadai Farm for the dual Group 3 winner Celimene (Ire) (Dr Fong).




KOREA : Take Charge Indy Colt Tops May Jeju 2YO Sale

by gyongmaman

The Korean Thorougbred Breeders’ Association hosted its first two-year-old sale of the year at the KRA’s sales complex on Jeju Island on Wednesday and it was a Take Charge Indy colt who topped the bidding.

(The entire sale can be viewed in the video above)

While in excess of 150 lots were offered, only 28 found buyers on the day, something which is not ususual at these sales as any horse which does not reach KRW 20 Million is passed in. The minimum price paid was KRW 20 Million with the average being KRW 39.8 Million.

Sale-topper was a Take Charge Indy colt out of Patti’s Sweet Song (Unbridled’s Song) consigned by breeder Kim Jung-cheol and purchased by the DRM City group for KRW 90 Million. DRM City, who own and race over a dozen horses at Seoul Racecourse including top sprinter Spring Back, were the most active buyers on the day scooping up four lots in all, including the second most expensive, a Gemologist filly out of Pied A Terre (City Zip) at KRW 82 Million.

Take Charge Indy 2

Completing the top three was a Distorted Humor colt out of Flamenba (Kingmambo), bought for KRW 80 Million by Boo Soo-sun, who races his horses at Busan.

Take Charge Indy, who was repurchased by American interests last summer after his progeny had performed better than expected at home, was the most popular sire with five of his juveniles selling.

The sale was held with bidders present in the saleroom albeit with due COVID-19 precautions in place.

fonte Korea Horse Racing


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