Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: August 30, 2020


Bryan's Jewel, dam of the debuting Seiun Mori | Michelle Pitts/Timber Town Stable


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 a pair of American-bred horses each making its career in separate races Sunday at Kokura Racecourse:

Sunday, August 30, 2020
4th-KOK, ¥9,680,000 ($91k), Maiden, 3yo, 1200mT
SEIUN MORI (c, 3, Speightstown–Bryan's Jewel, by Rockport Harbor) is the second foal to make the races from his dam, odds-on winner of the 2013 GIII Obeah S. and later sold for $580K with this foal in utero at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale in 2016. Seiun Mori fetched $225K as a KEESEP yearling in 2018, while his year-younger half-brother–now named Aviano (Medaglia d'Oro) and up to three furlongs at Belmont Park–was purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners for $775K at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga last summer. Timber Town consigns Seiun Mori's yearling full-brother as hip 518 next month at Keeneland. B-Timber Town Stable & Jane Winegardner (KY)

5th-KOK, ¥13,400,000 ($126k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1200mT
KOEI BRAVE (c, 2, Run Away and Hide–Officer Allie, by Officer), a $40,000 acquisition out of the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita fall yearling sale, was one of just 10 horses to breeze an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5 and was hammered down for $170K at this year's OBS March Sale. The California-bred is the most expensive juvenile for his now-expatriated sire since Kaleem Shah paid $325K for future GSW & GISP juvenile Run Away at Barretts in 2017. B-Jack & Barbara Owens (CA)

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