Notable US-Bred and -Sired Runners in Japan: July 24, 2022


Shailene | JRA photo


In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this Sunday running at Fukushima and Kokura Racecourses:

Sunday, July 24, 2022
3rd-FKS, ¥9,900,000 ($72k), Maiden, 2yo, 1800mT
MEINER VISION (JPN) (c, 2, Oscar Performance–Songoficeandfire, by Dynaformer) turned in a very promising debut effort when tried over this distance at Tokyo June 25, finishing a good third (see below, SC 15), and stands to come on in leaps and bounds for the effort. The Apr. 12 foal's dam, twice placed in Grade III contests over 12 furlongs on the turf, is a half-sister to Irish Group 2 winner and three-times GI/G1SP Antonius Pius (Danzig), and cost Big Red Farm $200,000 carrying this foal in utero at Keeneland January in 2020. B-Big Red Farm



10th-KOK, ¥28,710,000 ($209k), Allowance, 3yo/up, 1700m
SHAILENE (f, 3, Arrogate–Amen Hallelujah, by Montbrook), a $150,000 KEESEP yearling turned $1-million OBSAPR breezer, a maiden winner at second asking over nine furlings, was third in a seven-furlong Tokyo allowance May 22 and most recently defeated fellow U.S.-bred Per Aa (American Pharoah) when stretched back out over course and trip July 10. The filly's dam was a two-time Grade II winner and placed in no fewer than six Grade I events from seven to 8 1/2 furlongs and on both dirt and turf. B-Town and Country Horse Farms LLC (KY)

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