Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: June 13 & 14, 2020


Primo d'Arc sold for $500,000 at OBS last spring | Photos by Z


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 weekend running at Hakodate, Hanshin and Tokyo Racecourses:

Saturday, June 13, 2020
8th-TOK, ¥14,360,000 ($134k), Allowance, 3yo/up, 2000mT
LOUD AND CLEAR (c, 3, Giant's Causeway–Melody Maiden, by Saint Ballado) improved for a solid debut fourth over this distance Apr. 4 to graduate last time over 1800 meters of this turf course May 2 (see below, gate 7). A close relative of SW Medolina (Aragorn {Ire}), the $150K Keeneland September yearling has the half-siblings Terlingua (Secretariat) and Royal Academy (Nijinsky II) in his third generation, making him 4×4 to those horses' dam Crimson Saint. Christophe Lemaire has the riding assignment atop the Godolphin colorbearer. B-Ron & Fran Stolich (KY)



Sunday, June 14, 2020
7th-HSN, ¥14,360,000 ($134k), Allowance, 3yo/up, 1200m
PRIMO D'ARC (f, 3, Bernardini–Wilshewed, by Carson City) defeated recent maiden winner American Nina (Carpe Diem) by nine lengths to graduate at third asking in March (see below, gate 1), but faltered over a rain-affected Chukyo main track off a week's rest when last seen Mar. 8. A half-sister to GISW Stormello (Stormy Atlantic) and GSW My Best Brother (Stormy Atlantic); a full-sister to SW & GISP 'TDN Rising Star' Cherry Lodge and GSW Gala Award; and a half to the dam of 2019 Sovereign Award winner Curlin's Voyage (Curlin), Primo d'Arc was a $400K KEESEP yearling and $500K OBS April breezer. Her 2-year-old half-sister by Medaglia d'Oro was RNAd for $245K at OBS on Wednesday. B-Estate of William L Currin (KY)


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