Yoshida Purchases Pouliches Winner


Dream And Do | Scoop Dyga

Katsumi Yoshida of Northern Farm has purchased last month’s G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches winner Dream And Do (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) privately, Jour de Galop reports.

The deal was brokered by Emmanuel de Seroux of Narvick International, who said, “Dream And Do is a very pretty filly who is precocious with abundant class and speed, and she comes from an excellent maternal line. She will continue her career with [trainer] Frederic Rossi before retiring to Northern Farm in Japan. She matches perfectly the type of mare that Katsumi likes to have.”

Indeed, Yoshida enjoyed a purple patch over the winter with mares sourced from Japan; he purchased the dams of G1 Tenno Sho winner Fierement (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and triple Group 1 winner Admire Mars (Jpn) (Daiwa Major {Jpn}) at Arqana’s December Breeding Stock Sale, and the dam of last year’s Japanese Horse of the Year Lys Gracieux (Jpn) (Heart’s Cry {Jpn}) was a private transaction. Yoshida has continued to be active at the top of the market at that sale, and his brother Teruya has also made a big splash for French-bred mares, his collection including Classic winners Avenir Certain (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}), La Cressonniere (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) and Stacelita (Fr) (Monsun {Ger}), who has already producing Japanese champion and Classic winner Soul Stirring (Jpn) (Frankel {GB}).

Dream And Do had been previously campaigned as a homebred by Haras Du Logis Saint Germain, having been led out unsold at €80,000 from Arqana’s August yearling sale. Out of the placed Librettist mare Venetias Dream (Ire), Dream And Do is from the family of Group 1-winning miler Charm Spirit (Ire) and influential broodmare Fanfreluche.

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