Tammy the Torpedo Colt Shines at JRHA Foal Sale


A Deep Impact colt out of Tammy the Torpedo (pictured) was one of the stars at the JRHA Foal Sale Tuesday | Equi-Photo

By Alan Carasso

As was the case during Monday’s yearling section of the JRHA Select Sales, several of the top offerings during Tuesday’s foal section are the produce of mares acquired by Japanese interests either privately or at public auction in the U.S. over the past several seasons. Five foals from these mares realized final bids in excess of ¥100 million (about $909,000) Tuesday, here is a brief recap:

Hip 423, c, Deep Impact (Jpn)–Tammy the Torpedo, by More Than Ready, sale price: ¥180,000,000 ($1,636,364)
Buyer: Danox Co. Ltd.
Consigned by Dr. Masataka Iida’s Chiyoda Farm, this March-foaled dark bay is the second produce from MGSW and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Tammy the Torpedo, who was purchased by Iida for $1.65 million in foal to War Front at Keeneland November in 2017. The 7-year-old half-sister to GSW Seek and Destroy (Verrazano) is dam of a yearling colt by the Claiborne sire who was bought back out of last year’s foal sale.

Hip 411, c, King Kamehameha (Jpn)–So Many Ways, by Sightseeing, sale price: ¥170,000,000 ($1,545,455) Buyer: Y’s Consignment Sales
This Northern Farm-consignee is the third Japanese foal out of 2012 GI Spinaway S. winner So Many Ways, who continued a brilliant run at the Select Sales since her private purchase. The former Maggi Moss runner’s Heart’s Cry (Jpn) colt of 2017 made ¥200 million as a yearling last July, while her foal of 2018, a Deep Impact (Jpn) filly was knocked down for ¥94 million at the same sale. Her current 4-year-old, Satono Eternal (Jpn) (Deep Imact {Jpn}) was a ¥115 million acquisition out of the 2015 foal sale.

Hip 350, c, Heart’s Cry (Jpn)–Coasted, by Tizway, sale price: ¥160,000,000 ($1,454,546)
Buyer: Danox Co. Ltd
Katsumi Yoshida went to $1.3 million for SW & GISP and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Coasted at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale and the mare’s first foal paid the bill Tuesday. Coasted is a full-sister to MGSP Malibu Stacy and a half to the 3-year-old filly Noiva (Temple City), who most recently graduated on the main track at Hanshin June 9.

Hip 422, c, Frankel (GB)–Finest City, by City Zip, sale price: ¥100,000,000 ($909,091)
Buyer: Danox Co. Ltd
This Jan. 29 foal is the first from Eclipse Award and GI Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Finest City, the most expensive of six mares purchased by Katsumi Yoshida at FTKNOV in 2017. The Pennsylvania-bred was hammered down for $1.5 million.

Hip 315, c, Curlin–Alluring Star, by Exchange Rate, sale price: ¥82,000,000 ($745,455)
Buyer: Three H Racing Co. Ltd.
The lone representative of an American-based stallion in the foal sale, the chestnut is out of the 2017 GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and GI Chandelier S. runner-up and was purchased in utero for $925,000 at KEENOV last fall. Alluring Star, a $125,000 Keeneland September yearling, was purchased by Baoma Corp. for $850,000 as an OBS March breezer.

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