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edited September 2013 in General Interest
Anyone know how she is doing in Japan? Any foals to report? Still surprised that the Mosses auctioned her off. Not sure what the rate here is in the US but if I read correctly 90% of racehorses there meet their end at slaughter houses because of the small land mass. I hope Zazu's sale included a buy back clause.


  • i was surprised she wasnt kept as a broodmare also. seems like they stopped on her kinda fast..wonder if theres something we dont know. as hot as tapit is, that sell seemed a little odd
  • Same here I know she was sold open (which made no sense since they could've bred her and got more money for her) but I still don't see why they did.
  • QUEEN- she was sold open because she had raced earlier in the year..guessing the original plan was for her to race all year and then be bred in the spring, which of course she was..only in japan insted of usa
  • kurt- I know that but still they could've kept her long enough to breed and then have sold her?
  • GI Winner Zazu Fetches $2.1M at Keeneland
    By Esther Marr, The Blood-Horse Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3:12 PM
    Dual grade I winner Zazu fetched $2.1 million from Katsumi Yoshida's Japan-based Northern Farm during the first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6. Consigned by William S. Farish's Lane's End, agent, as hip No. 149, she was sold as a broodmare prospect.
    "We have her half sister, (stakes-placed) Art Princess (purchased by Katsumi Yoshida for $400,000 at the 2012 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale)," said Shunsuke Yoshida, who signed the ticket for Zazu on his father's behalf.
  • You cant help who the highest bidder was
  • KetaKeta Member
    edited September 2013
    Rachel, He values broodmares & wants to breed the best racehorses in the world. Keta
    Looking Inside Yoshida's 'Jewel Box'
    by Michele MacDonald The Blood-Horse 06 Aug 2012
    Tucked away on a quiet corner of Shadai Farm on Japan’s island of Hokkaido is a broodmare barn known as “Terry’s Jewel Box.”
    When a visitor to Teruya Yoshida’s more than 1,200-acre nursery gets a peek inside this barn, the meaning of the nickname is immediately clear. The mares who live here are all gems of the rarest kind, grade or group I winners or producers from around the globe, including the United States.
    They are all celebrities of the female equine kind; their names are familiar to anyone who follows racing and many of them have cost Yoshida more than $1 million.
    As they are led out one by one to have their photos taken, the power of the Yoshida brothers in today’s Thoroughbred industry becomes increasingly clear. For several years, both Teruya and his younger brother, Katsumi, have been buying the crème dela crème of mares at auction and privately as they pursue their goal of breeding racehorses that will be the best in the world.
  • It appears Zazu has joined a very elite group! She deserves that; I adore her.
  • so has Wickedly Perfect, and WeeMissFrankie! They are quietly buying up all our champion fillies and mares, and no one is saying a word as long as the money's in their pocket!
  • carolinarkansascarolinarkansas hot springs, arkansasMember
    They are looking for outcrosses for all of Sunday's champions ....our fault for letting him get away in the first place
  • True Carol, I love what he accomplished there. Shame on whoever let him go. What a great horse!
  • Interesting that Sunday Silence did not have a drop of Native Dancer in his pedigree. It appears that A.B. Hancock owned him as part of a group; I would think he was then sold to Japan. What a grand Stallion, and what a looker.
  • PattyCakes, I agree, he was such a grand stallion. I'm still hoping one day Zenyatta will go to one of his sons. I can dream! And I am so happy he was so loved and respected in Japan.
  • Truly amazing that American breeders shunned him. I wonder if they regret that.
  • Kathleen, I sincerely hope they do!
  • He won 2/3 of the crown and Breeders Cup........what were they thinking
  • The same thing they were thinking of IHA and Kitten's Joy, only the Ramsey had the faith and courage to keep KJ!
  • carolinarkansascarolinarkansas hot springs, arkansasMember
    Looking at the "Jewel Box" of mares was the first time I realized IHA's mommy was over there...if they loved her explains their going all out to get him...
  • Who knows what may come down the road? Zenny has (so far) 2 lovely sons...maybe a Sunday Silence daughter may grace our shores to visit.....
    And don't forget, foals produced by any of the wonderful horses that have gone abroad could perhaps be bought by somebody here and brought back.
  • carolinarkansascarolinarkansas hot springs, arkansasMember
    Sunday has two boys here at stud right now....Hat Trick in Kentucky and one NY ...who name escapes me but I will check and be right back
  • carolinarkansascarolinarkansas hot springs, arkansasMember
    Sunday has two boys here at stud right now....Hat Trick in Kentucky and one NY ...who name escapes me but I will check and be right back
    the NY boy is called Silent Name....I think he had a stakes winner within last couple of weeks...possibly at Woodbine...
    Hat Trick is really gorgeous....he has produced a European Champion..Darbisim...among others...I always spell that name wrong...
  • Another gem added to the Jewel Box. Keta
    So Many Ways Sold to Northern Farms in Japan
    By Blood-Horse Staff Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 9:20 PM
    Owner Maggi Moss said Sept. 23 she has sold grade I-winning 3-year-old filly
    So Many Ways to Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farms in Hokkaido, Japan,
    for breeding purposes. The purchase price wasn't disclosed.
    A release indicated So Many Ways will no longer race. She won five of 10 starts for earnings of $717,148, and in her most recent start Sept. 21 won the $400,000
    Charles Town Oaks at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
    The Pennsylvania-bred filly by Sightseeing out of the Dehere mare Happy Scene was purchased for $22,000 at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Maryland sale. She was trained
    by Tony Dutrow and then Tom Amoss

  • Okay I did a bit more research this is the only thing I could find on Zazu.
  • Zazu sure has a pretty face.
  • Zazu does have a really pretty face. I loved seeing Yukichan in the photos above Zazu. I love, love, love her. She's a Sunday Silence granddaughter. Once again, the Japanese got some great horses from Sunday. I'm sure they will do right by Zazu, but I still hate losing so many good horses.
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