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Japan Sire Sakura Bakushin O Dies Aged 22
In Japan, multiple Gr1-winning stallion Sakura Bakushin O (Sakura Yutaka O-Sakura Hagoromo, by Northern Taste) died aged 22. Just last weekend, Australian jockey Craig Williams rode his current star 3YO colt & last season's Champion 2YO Grand Prix Boss (Sakura Bakushin O-Rosy Mist, by Sunday Silence) to victory in the Gr1 NHK Mile Cup (1600m) at Tokyo. Sakura Bakushin O (who won Japan's prestigious Gr1 Sprinters Stakes in both 1993 & 1994) stood at Shadai Stallion Station on the island of Hokkaido & is also the sire of Gr1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen winner Shonan Kampf, Gr2 Centaur Stakes winners She Is Tosho, Dasher Go Go & Kanoya Zakura.