A filly who is one of the first foals by Harbinger, ranked the world’s best racehorse of 2010, has been entered by Runnymede and co-breeder Peter Callahan in this summer’s Japan Racing Horse Association sale in Hokkaido.
The attractive chestnut filly born on January 29 is out of our mare Hunter’s Mark, a half sister to two-time leading Japanese sire King Kamehameha.
“She is a good looking filly and I am very pleased with her,” said Runnymede Vice President and General Manager Martin O’Dowd, who annually travels to Japan’s premier sale to oversee the farm’s Japanese-based mares and foals as well as to inspect Japan’s top stallions.
The JRHA sale is the world’s most elite auction of still unweaned foals, following a Japanese tradition. The foal portion of the two-day sale will be held on July 10 at the Northern Horse Park, following a yearling session on the previous day.
Hunter’s Mark, who also is a half sister to Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner The Deputy, is the dam of multiple Japanese winner Target Machine, a four-year-old son of Deep Impact who has earned $466,050 to date. She also has an unraced two-year-old colt named Chagall Barows by the late leading sire Agnes Tachyon.
Boarded at Teruya Yoshida’s Shadai Farm, Hunter’s Mark has been bred back to Epsom Derby (G1) and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) winner Workforce, who is standing his first season at the Shadai Stallion Station, and has been confirmed in foal.