Victoire Pisa winning the Arima Kinen in Japan
Victoire Pisa winning the Arima Kinen in Japan

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Arima Kinen (Gr1)

(Photo : Racing Post)

“IT’S OPEN WARFARE…”

The Yoshidas have long been the dominant force in Japanese breeding. That’s clear from their latest statistics, which have three family entities at the head of breeding’s affairs, and each and every one of the top ten sires on the General and Juvenile Sires’ logs, residing at their Shadai Stallion Station.

For all that though, when it comes to the Champion Breeders title, it’s open warfare. And it’s about as tight at the top as you can get, the lead changing with the passing of each weekend.

Last weekend, Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm (with whom we have Admire Main,) grabbed the lead for the first time in 2010, overcoming a huge mid-year deficit, only to have older brother, Teruya’s Shadai Farm take the Group One Arima Kinen on Sunday with Victoire Pisa. And you might’ve guessed it, 2nd and 3rd were Northern Farm graduates.

This was the position last week : we’ll provide an update tomorrow on the latest from the “Land Of The Rising Sun,” and the domain of the late, great Sunday Silence.

Editor : Just have a peek at the earnings schedule, converted to Rands (ZAR). Imagine we could play for those stakes!

Japan Racing Association

Purse Rating / Breeder

#

Breeder

# of start

(head)

# of start

(race)

win

(head)

win

(race)

Total Purse

(ZAR)

Recent Winner

1

Northern Farm

694

3097

254

346

575,991,001

Rose Kingdom

2

Shadai Farm

731

3281

274

383

569,617,489

Victoire Pisa

3

Shiraoi Farm

228

1132

67

99

142,932,656

Aliseo

4

Shimokobe Farm

149

662

40

48

85,027,939

Dasher Go Go

5

North Hills Management

104

473

32

43

84,034,688

Transcend

6

Chiyoda Farm

168

723

36

50

83,376,705

Birdy Birdy

7

Big Red Farm

143

652

37

44

61,903,701

Meiner Kitz

8

Oiwake Farm

88

386

21

26

42,601,234

Golski

9

Yanagawa Farm

64

365

25

33

41,923,803

Kopano Gingu

10

Mishima Farm

67

358

20

25

41,891,945

Meisho Beluga

Courtesy of JRA 20 December 2010

Japan Racing Association

Leading Sire

#

Stallion

# of start

(head)

# of start

(race)

win

(head)

win

(race)

Total Purse

(ZAR)

Recent Winner

1

KING KAMEHAMEHA

308

1520

128

177

262,431,785

Rose Kingdom

2

FUJI KISEKI

283

1232

87

116

175,713,280

Kinshasa no Kiseki

3

SYMBOLI KRIS S

292

1354

89

117

171,244,848

Aliseo

4

KURUFUNE

298

1459

109

148

166,986,938

Whale Capture

5

MANHATTAN CAFE

266

1106

77

109

163,911,393

Gestalt

6

AGNES TACHYON

251

1006

76

98

153,748,766

Reve d’Essor

7

SPECIAL WEEK

236

1085

65

80

143,911,684

Buena Vista

8

SAKURA BAKUSHIN O

244

1127

85

105

143,395,138

Grand Prix Boss

9

JUNGLE POCKET

213

917

52

71

121,713,570

Jaguar Mail

10

NEO UNIVERSE

235

1042

63

93

117,913,425

Victoire Pisa

Courtesy of JRA 20 December 2010

Japan Racing Association

Leading Sire of 2 Year Olds

#

Stallion

# of start

(head)

# of start

(race)

win

(head)

win

(race)

Total Purse

(ZAR)

Recent Winner

1

DEEP IMPACT

73

169

33

37

33,550,653

Real Impact

2

SAKURA BAKUSHIN O

51

154

19

24

26,483,962

Grand Prix Boss

3

AGNES TACHYON

56

122

15

18

21,035,051

Reve d’ Essor

4

KING KAMEHAMEHA

77

200

29

30

20,502,903

Tsurumaru One Piece

5

FUJI KISEKI

55

129

21

22

19,382,656

Sadamu Patek

6

HEART’S CRY

46

121

14

16

16,497,315

Lift The Wings

7

KUROFUNE

50

139

11

13

15,040,421

Whale Capture

8

JUNGLE POCKET

67

174

9

10

14,518,578

Magical Pocket

9

MANHATTAN CAFE

49

111

14

17

12,761,176

Shonan Mighty

10

NEO UNIVERSE

70

172

12

13

12,249,347

All As One

Courtesy of JRA 20 December 2010

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