Shadai Stallion Station

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Shadai Stallion Station (社台スタリオンステーション Shadai Sutarion Sutēshon?) is a thoroughbred breeding facility located in Abira on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. The farm was begun in the late 1970s, early 1980s by the late Zenya Yoshida and is now run jointly by his sons (Katsumi, Haruya and Teruya Yoshida), known collectively as the Shadai Group.[1] As of 2006, the brothers own 3,000 horses worldwide.[1] The farm houses stallions from Japan and many other countries and racing circuits.[2] The grounds also house a racing museum and tourist park called the Northern Horse Park and the Northern Farm Kuko, a large horse training and conditioning facility. The most expensive acquisition is War Emblem, who was bought for 17 million dollars in 2002 to replace Sunday Silence who died suddenly that year of a heart attack. War Emblem has been a reluctant breeder, siring only 106 registered foals between 2004 and 2011.[3] Other recent acquisitions include 2010 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Harbinger[4] and 2010 Epsom Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Workforce.[5]

Current Stallions[edit]

Past Stallions[edit]

Sunday Silence

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Racing and Sports 11-11-06
  2. ^ NY Times article on War Emblem (4-28-08)
  3. ^ MacDonald, Michelle. "War Emblem". Bloodhorse. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Harbinger (GB)". Stallion Register Online. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "European champion Workforce to stand in Japan at Shadai". Thoroughbred Times. 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 

Coordinates: 42°42′57″N 141°49′26″E / 42.71583°N 141.82389°E / 42.71583; 141.82389