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yoshida family japan horseracing

“JAPAN HORSERACING”

Seasoned international racegoers all know Sunday Silence. His exploits as a stallion are legendary, and while his dominance of the Japanese racing scene was total, his progeny have raced and bred with distinction in almost every jurisdiction our sport is played. A glance at the bookings for his son Admire Main, is an indicator of the admiration international horsemen have for Sunday Silence; most of the outside mares booked to this accomplished racehorse, belong to breeders whom you’d expect to be subscribers to the Thoroughbred Daily News.

Most people know that Admire Main is at Summerhill because of our relationship with the Yoshida family in Japan, a dynasty of breeders who have so completely dominated Japanese racing in the past three or four decades, that they are the one name that automatically springs to mind when you think of racing in that part of the world. For that matter, they are one of the few families anywhere, whose name crop up in any legitimate conversation about history’s great breeders.

A glance at the stats for the current Japanese season completes the story. The first three on the Japanese log right now, Shadai Farm,Northern Farm and Shiraoi Farms are all Yoshida entities. For what it’s worth, their earnings are converted to South African Rands, and you will notice that between the three of them, they’ve amassed in excess of R1 billion this season. On the leading sire’s log, all tenof the top ten are based at Shadai Stallion Station and the same applies to the top ten juvenile sires.

It’s a remarkable story about the remarkable enterprise of a remarkable family.

2010 JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION

PURSE RATING / BREEDER

#

Breeder

# of start

(head)

# of start

(race)

win

(head)

win

(race)

Total Purse

(ZAR)

Recent Winner

1

SHADAI FARM

651

2662

229

313

498,393,014

EISHIN FLASH

2

NORTHERN FARM

625

2502

201

256

426,975,550

APAPANE

3

SHIRAOI FARM

210

933

58

77

120,993,774

ALISEO

4

SHIMOKOBE FARM

134

573

37

44

78,512,908

DASHER GO GO

5

CHIYODA FARM

148

591

29

39

69,784,586

DAIWA BARBARIAN

6

NORTH HILLS MANAGEMENT

96

410

26

34

61,705,847

EARNESTLY

7

BIG RED FARM

136

527

36

40

56,469,628

MEINER KITZ

8

OIWAKE FARM

84

328

19

24

37,767,730

ORO MEISTER

9

YANAGAWA FARM

61

316

22

28

37,364,237

KOPANO GINGU

10

MISHIMA FARM

60

292

15

19

33,392,787

MEISHO BELUGA

2010 JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION

LEADING SIRE

#

Stallions

# of start

(head)

# of start

(race)

win

(head)

win

(race)

Total Purse

(ZAR)

Recent Winner

1

KING KAMEHAMEHA

277

1216

108

139

198,019,818

APAPANE

2

SYMBOLI KRIS S

261

1116

77

99

149,746,469

ALISEO

3

FUJI KISEKI

263

1046

72

89

144,631,131

KINSHASA NO KISEKI

4

KUROFUNE

278

1209

97

127

140,282,536

BATEAU D’OR

5

MANHATTAN CAFE

238

905

67

89

140,075,019

GESTALT

6

AGNES TACHYON

220

844

65

84

134,638,573

KOPANO GINGU

7

SPECIAL WEEK

219

919

57

69

117,403,265

GUENA VISTA

8

SAKURA BAKUSHIN O

222

903

69

77

113,172,285

DASHER GO GO

9

JUNGLE POCKET

175

731

47

61

105,169,400

JAGUAR MAIL

10

NEO UNIVERSE

200

843

53

75

97,844,495

VICTOIRE PISA

2010 JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION

LEADING SIRE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS

#

Stallion

# of start

(head)

# of start

(race)

win

(head)

win

(race)

Total Purse

(ZAR)

Recent Winner

1

HEART’S CRY

23

46

12

14

11,801,519

MEISHO NARUTO

2

DEEP IMPACT

35

58

14

14

11,468,413

RED SAINT

3

KING KAMEHAMEHA

49

94

13

14

10,292,787

TSURUMARU ONE PIECE

4

AGNES TACHYON

31

54

8

9

9,624,525

REVE D’ESSOR

5

FUJI KISEKI

36

66

10

10

9,294,685

ADMIRE SAGAS

6

JUNGLE POCKET

32

72

6

7

9,087,320

MAGICAL POCKET

7

SAKURA BAKUSHIN O

32

73

8

8

9,071,754

SUGINO ENDEAVOR

8

NEO UNIVERSE

38

75

5

6

7,027,107

ALL AS ONE

9

TANINO GIMLET

43

81

6

7

6,919,590

MIENER GIBSON

10

MANHATTAN CAFE

27

49

10

10

6,336,371

CAFE RAPIDO

Statistics Courtesy of JRA

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