Quartet of Deep Impact Yearlings Anchor JRHA Select Sale Catalogue

Deep Impact | Kelsey Riley

The catalogue is now online for the 2021 JRHA Select Sale, which features four yearlings from the last crop of Deep Impact (Jpn) who died in July of 2019. Held at the Northern Horse Park near New Chitose Airport, the yearling session has 248 lots set to go through the ring on July 12, while there are 241 weanlings slated to sell on July 13.

Kicking off the yearling portion of the sale is a Deep Impact colt who will be offered as lot 1 and is out of the GII Black Eyed Susan S. heroine Go Maggie Go (Ghostzapper). There is also a Deep Impact filly out of GI Beverly D S. heroine Watsdachances (Ire) (Diamond Green {Fr}) and another filly by the late Shadai sire who is a daughter of the winning Jewel Maker (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}). Rounding out the foursome is another colt, a son of MG1SW Sweep Tosho (Jpn) (End Sweep), a winner of the G1 Takarazuka Kinen.

Naturally the sire power extends far beyond the four by Deep Impact, with a yearling colt out of G1 Golden Slipper S. heroine She Will Reign (Aus) (Manhattan Rain {Aus}) by Heart's Cry (Jpn) just one of the high class lots on offer. Heart's Cry's yearling colt out of G1 French 1000 Guineas winner Elusive Wave (Ire) (Elusive City) will also sell. Maurice (Jpn), whose progeny have been excelling this spring, is represented by a son of G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Necklace (GB) (Darshaan {GB}). Among the blue blooded yearling by Lord Kanaloa (Jpn) is a daughter of GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. winner Hot Cha Cha (Cactus Ridge), as well as a son of Finest City (City Zip), who captured the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

One of the choicest foals in the catalogue is a son of Lord Kanaloa (Jpn) out of MG1SW Yankee Rose (Aus) (All American {Aus}), who saluted in the G1 ATC Sires' Produce S. Down Under. A Kizuna (Jpn) filly, a daughter of G1 Irish Oaks heroine Covert Love (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}), will sell earlier in the foal session. Juddmonte's Frankel (GB) is represented by a son of GI Las Virgenes S. victress Callback (Street Sense), and there is also a colt by Triple Crown winner Justify out of MGISW Caledonia Road (Quality Road), successful in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

In 2020, despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the yearling portion saw 229 sold of 249 offered (92%) for a gross of ¥10,428,000,000 (US$95,703,618/£67,742,999/€78,399,969). A brown colt (lot 114) by Deep Impact topped the sale at ¥510,000,000 (US$4,766,356/£3,313,198/€3,834,218). The average was ¥45,537,118 (US$417,984/£295,903/€342,353) and the median was ¥31,000,000 (US$284,548/£201,440/€233,068).

For the 2020 foal session, 203 foals sold from 226 through the ring (90%). The aggregate was ¥8,333,000,000 (US$76,486,200/£54,156,140/€62,649,703). Heart's Cry (Jpn)'s son (lot 365) of Hilda's Passion (Canadian Frontier) brought top dollar at the foal session when knocked down for ¥380,000,000 (US$3,551,402/£2,469,643/€2,856,986). The average was ¥41,049,261 (US$376,822/£266,781/€308,634) and the median was ¥29,000,000 (US$266,213/£188,436/€218,040).

For more information, please visit www.jrha-selectsale.com.

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