Horses sold to Japan.

QueenZFan20QueenZFan20 Member
edited September 2013 in General Interest
So with many of the race horses here being sold to japan and the talk about it I thought I would create this discussion about it.
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  • Another one in the 'Jewel Box'!
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  • Very upset about So Many Ways. Hopefully she'll be okay now that she's retired. Am really going to miss her. Watched her last race over the weekend live at 10:30 pm and was so happy she won. Very disappointed she'll be gone.
  • That really kicks me in the butt knowing i could of seen So Many Ways but wasnt able to and NOW shes going to Japan. Humph ._.
  • Hum... I didn't know Zazu went there... I guess ya'll did!
    In that article, it states Zazu is in Japan as well. Bah, well all i can say is that they will have the best stallions to be bred to. Those foreign horses are quite dreamy....
  • Anyone know if the Ferdinand clause applies ? I heard it was optional.
  • What is the Ferdinand clause?
  • carolinarkansascarolinarkansas hot springs, arkansasMember
    that is a good question...I don't know if mares get "Ferdinand" clauses or not...wish Silver Charm would come home soon...I think he is at the Northern Farm where So Many Ways is going...but have to check that
  • Tapitsfly also went to Japan last your with Zazu.
  • I read in Bloodhorse recently that the beautiful and courageous mare Awesome Maria will be sold at auction in November. She's in foal to Distorted Humor. I pray she won't be going to Japan like the others referenced here.
  • 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.
    Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/74265/gi-winner-zazu-fetches-21m-at-keeneland#ixzz2fPCPpOfc
  • 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.
    http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/around-the-globe/archive/2012/08/06/looking-inside-yoshida-s-jewel-box.aspx
  • 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
    Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/80849/so-many-ways-sold-to-northern-farms-in-japan#ixzz2flzQWkxK
  • I read in Bloodhorse recently that the beautiful and courageous mare Awesome Maria will be sold at auction in November. She's in foal to Distorted Humor. I pray she won't be going to Japan like the others referenced here.
    OK, I admit I know very little about horse racing and racehorse breeding, but what is wrong with Japan apart from its distant location? The Yoshida farm sounds wonderful.

  • edited September 2013
    I don't think anything is wrong with Japan, Virginia, and I think they love these horses and are taking wonderful care of them. I think a lot of this talk is because of what happened to Ferdinand in Japan, but I seriously doubt that would happen again. And, of course, we fans just feel like we loved these horses and it's hurtful that connections in the U.S. didn't seem to appreciate them. Bottom line to me is that it's all about the money and Japan is willing to spend it. I, for one, don't have a problem with it and I love that they are giving pretty good access to these horses and appear to cherish them. Besides, plenty of horses here are ending up at kill buyer auctions or breaking down when they should have been retired so who are we to point fingers at any other country.
  • I just heard on facebook that now Richard's Kid is retired. I hope he stays in the US!
  • I don't think anything is wrong with Japan, Virginia, and I think they love these horses and are taking wonderful care of them. I think a lot of this talk is because of what happened to Ferdinand in Japan, but I seriously doubt that would happen again. And, of course, we fans just feel like we loved these horses and it's hurtful that connections in the U.S. didn't seem to appreciate them. Bottom line to me is that it's all about the money and Japan is willing to spend it. I, for one, don't have a problem with it and I love that they are giving pretty good access to these horses and appear to cherish them. Besides, plenty of horses here are ending up at kill buyer auctions or breaking down when they should have been retired so who are we to point fingers at any other country.
    Amen...and Hokkaidou is ideal horse country. Have you seen the videos of I'll Have Another's arrival?
  • Delamont, I have seen many videos of IHA, they have been wonderful sharing with us. He has a wonderful place and a wonderful life! And he looks amazing!
  • VA_in_CA, I believe the Ferdinand clause is something in the contract when selling a horse to Japan, the seller can have first choice to buy the horse back if it's not wanted anymore. Is that right guys? To keep the horse from falling through the cracks.
  • I believe the Thoroughbred Fondation and Seth Hancock (Claiborne Farm) is deeply involved in this. After Ferdinand they developed the clause on horse's being sold to Japan and I think a majority of other countries. Gato Del Sol was brought back from Germany after the Ferdinand incident. Sadly, Exceller wasn't so lucky. He died in a swedish slaughterhouse.
  • carolinarkansascarolinarkansas hot springs, arkansasMember
    I think the "Ferdinand" clause can be put into any contract ...going to any country...and the Japanese farms are being very religious about posting info and pictures on there horses....the Big Red Farm posts new about once a week or so....wish the mares would get as much attention...harder to find picture and updates of them
  • Ok, I think I get it. Something bad happened to Ferdinand. I'm glad to hear about the clause named in his honor. I can see where too many racehorses can create problems. Not that many people can take in a horse the way they can adopt greyhounds. It takes lots of space and money to keep a horse. Thoroughbred racehorses probably wouldn't be very suitable as trail horses for novice riders. And I assume many of those retired broodmares and stallions are pretty old which would be even more expensive to keep healthy. It sure is a problem. Hope they can come up with a viable solution.
  • edited September 2013
    Amen Virginia! And what happened to Ferdinand was he was sent to slaughter in Japan. You can google him, there is a lot about him online.

  • So sad, and stupid!
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