December 18 & 19, 2021


Air Anemoi is a full brother of the talented Air Sage (pictured) |


In this ongoing series, we take a look at US-bred and / or designed runners enrolled on the Japan Racing Association circuits for the coming weekend with a focus on pedigree and / or sales ring performance. Here are the interesting horses for this weekend running on the Nakayama and Hanshin racecourses. The latter hosts the G1 Asahi Hai Futurity on Sunday, which includes the descendants of North American celebrities like Canadian Horse of the Year Lexie Lou, Land Over Sea, Dust and Diamonds, and My Jen:

Saturday, December 18, 2021
6. NKY, 13,400,000 ($ 118k), Newcomers, 2 years, 1800 m²
BROAD REACH (JPN) (w, 2, Arrogate – Reaching {Ire}, from Dansili {GB}) is the first product bred in Japan by her mother, a daughter of G1SP Maryinsky (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells), who also produced MG1SW Champion Peeping Fawn (Danehill) – mother of SW & MG1 / GISP September (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and SW / GSP Willow (Irish) (American Pharoah) – and G1SW Thewayyouare (Kingmambo). Reaching, in foal to Frankel, UK, sold for $ 675,000 in Keeneland in November 2013, was privately acquired and gave birth to a Kentucky-bred Tapit son in 2018 before she (and her colt) exported to Japan. This is also the female family of Rags to Riches, Jazil, Casino Drive, et al. B north race

Sunday 19th December 2021
5. HSN, 13,400,000 ($ 118k), Newcomers, 2 years, 2000mT
AIR ANEMOI (c, 2, Point of Enty – Nokaze, by Empire Maker) seems to be the fourth winner of as many Japanese runners for his mother, who has already lost the millionaire GSW Air Almas (Majestic Warrior); Air Fanditha (Hat Trick {Jpn}), a four-time winner of nearly $ 580,000; and the full brother of this colt, Air Sage, who won three of his first four appearances on the post and on his last appearance in the 3000 meter G1 Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Nokaze is a half-sister of SW Yuzuru (Medaglia d’Oro) , whose daughter Yuugiri (Shackleford) finished second at the Rags to Riches S. and the GII Golden Rod S. last month. B-Sekie & Tsunebumi Yoshihara (KY)

MOZU PHOENIX (f, 2, Union Rags – Storm Showers, from Storm Cat), a KEESEP annual $ 200,000 acquisition, is a maternal granddaughter of GSW Welcome Surprise (Seeking the Gold), whose Guest House (Ghostzapper) daughter is responsible for the GSW Guest Suite (Quality Road). The third dam of the March foal is the irrepressible Weekend Surprise (Secretariat), who produced the great AP Indy, Summer Squall, Eavesdropper and Honor Grade. The owner of Mozu Phoenix also bought MG1SW Mozu Ascot (Frankel {GB}) from the Lane’s End broadcast on KEESEP. BW S Farish & Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership (KY)

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