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JRHA Day-2: US$1,736,842 Deep Impact Full-Brother

Wednesday, 15th July 2009

In a buying splurge at yesterday's 1st foal session of the annual JRHA Select Sale, Takaya Shimakawa purchased the top 3 lots including Lot 275 (Daiwa Major-Wind In Her Hair, by Alzao), a full-brother to dual Japanese Horse of the Year & now young boom stallion Deep Impact. Shimakawa paid 165 million yen (US$1,736,842) to acquire the colt. Earlier in the session he also outlaid 155 million yen (US$1,631,578) for a colt by Deep Impact, and later in the day went to 125 million yen (US$1,315,789) for a Symboli Kris half-brother to Japanese Horse of the Year Admire Moon. At Monday's yearling session, a Rock Of Gibraltar half-brother to Admire Moon topped the session at 145 million yen (US$1,526,315).

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