Japan Racehorse Management
Japan Thoroughbred Services - JTS


GENERAL SALES INFORMATION

Traditionally sales of thoroughbreds in Japan was done privately. This has changed in recent years with most breeders becoming more interested in the more active sales environment. The JRA provides sales incentives as part of the promotion to increase sales and sales operations in Japan.

Sales held in 2006: weanlings - 3, yearlings - 7, 2 yo's - 4.

The most common form of yearling sales are those conducted by the thoroughbred breeders' cooperatives but the JRHA (Japan Race Horse Association) Select Weanling Sales have become very popular in recent years due mainly to the quality of lots consigned in particular by the Shadai group.

Sales figures 2006

Offered

Sold

Average colt

Average filly

Median

Weanlings

692

336
32.41m Yen
(US$332,000 A$517,000)
22.85m Yen
(US$235,000 A$362,000)
18.53m Yen
(US$190,000
A$293,000)

Yearlings

2,303

880
10.87m Yen
(US$110,000 A$169,000)
4.79m Yen
(US$49,000 A$75,000)
4.31m Yen
(US$44,000
A$68,000)

2 yo's

368

217
7.88m Yen
(US$80,000 A$123,000)
5.14m Yen
(US$52,000 A$80,000)
5.2m Yen
(US$53,000
A$82,000)
Approx. $ figures at Nov. 08 ex. rates




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