Deep Impact Dominates JRHA Select Yearling Sale
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 11 July 2017
The 2017 JRHA Select Sale kicked off on Monday at Northern Horse Park in Japan with a record breaking yearling session that features a stunning selection of youngsters by champion sire Deep Impact, who interestingly had six foals born in Australia last spring.

A record total of 15 yearlings reached or surpassed the lofty level of ¥100 million ($A1,152,648). With 216 yearlings reported sold overall from 242 offered, the gross soared to a best-ever ¥8,634,500,000, up six per cent from last year's record of ¥8,130,600,000. The average price also crested to a record ¥39,970,000 ($A460,706).

"This is no doubt a better market than I expected," said Katsumi Yoshida, whose Northern Farm sent a dozen horses through the ring for ¥100m or more. "Honestly speaking, I didn't expect this year's session to surpass last year's because last year was so good."

Deep Impact sired the top four highest-priced individuals and eight of the 15 who topped the lofty ¥100m barrier.

24 yearlings by Deep Impact were catalogued for the session in total and 21 were reported sold for a total of ¥2,551,000,000, according to the JRHA at an average price of ¥121,476,190.

Top lot was the Northern Farm consigned Deep Impact colt from Irish bred Sadler's Wells Group I winner Listen that made ¥2,700,000 when bought by Satomi Hajime.

The highest priced yearling not sired by Deep Impact was a colt by Lord Kanaloa from former outstanding Kiwi bred Redoute's Choice mare King's Rose, winner of the Group I New Zealand One Thousand Guineas.

Consigned by Northern Farm, her colt sold for ¥180,000,000 when bought by Nicks Co Ltd.

Click here to see all the results.

The foal session of the sale continues today.

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