Admire Main
Admire Main

Admire Main (JPN)

(Photo : Greig Muir)

“It’s difficult to comprehend, but the prize money generated by runners

bred at Northern Farm is very nearly R800million.”

We just received the year end breeding statistics from our friends and fellow investors in Admire Main, Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm. It’s difficult to comprehend, but the prize money generated by runners bred at Northern Farm is very nearly R800million, while Katsumi’s brother Teruya’s Shadai Farm lies second, with earnings not far short of R700million. The family’s Shiraoi Farmranks third, with almost a quarter of a billion in stakes. Between them, they have generated close to R1.7billion in total stakes, and to put that into perspective, while they obviously have fewer runners, Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley Japan Farm, has earnings of “only” R90million.

In the general sires log, all ten of the Top 10 stand at the Yoshida family’s Shadai Stallion Station (we thought Coolmore were dominant in Europe!), while eight of the Top 10 juvenile sires (all eight of the Top 8) are also Shadai inmates. Interestingly, 7 of the Top 10 sires in the nation are sons of the great Sunday Silence, and in the light of the success of Japanese runners across the world, that’s about the best alarm signal South Africans can get. There’s only one source in our country, and he’s right here at Summerhill.

2012 JRA Purse Rating / Breeder

#

Breeder

Total Purse (ZAR)

1

Northern Farm

781 162 767

2

Shadai Farm

663 784 970

3

Shiraoi Farm

223 144 321

4

Oiwake Farm

95 192 058

5

Darley Japan Farm

88 914 005

6

Chiyoda Farm

87 297 865

7

North Hills Management

83 426 473

8

Big Red Farm

81 058 753

9

Shimokobe Farm

80 628 779

10

Mishima Farm

56 901 110

2012 JRA Leading Sire

#

Stallion

Total Purse (ZAR)

1

Deep Impact

429 687 703

2

King Kamehameha

381 567 635

3

Stay Gold

208 642 186

4

Symbol Kris S

196 796 840

5

Kurofune

178 559 949

6

Fuji Kiseki

168 066 524

7

Daiwa Major

162 453 886

8

Agnes Tachyon

147 004 184

9

Heart’s Cry

140 103 160

10

Manhattan Café

136 895 559

2012 JRA Leading Sire of 2-Year-Olds

#

Stallion

Total Purse (ZAR)

1

Deep Impact

36 482 750

2

Daiwa Major

29 788 471

3

King Kamehameha

25 043 638

4

Heart’s Cry

23 502 306

5

Symbol Kris S

23 412 212

6

Neo Universe

22 929 291

7

Kurofune

21 864 646

8

Agnes Tachyon

20 442 015

9

Admire Moon

16 593 766

10

War Emblem

14 865 329

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