Interview: In-conversation with Mr. Teruya Yoshida, owner, Shadai Farm Of Legacies From Land Of The Rising Sun
The Chiba Thoroughbred Sale (2019) is an exceptional opportunity to find racing prodigies. This year’s selection includes two 2YOs by Swept Overboard out of Maino Chikara (JPN) and Rhythm of the Rain (JPN) both sired by the powerful broodmare stallion, Sunday Silence as well as a filly sired by Lord Kanaloa(JPN) out of Sunday Silence (USA) mare Noblesse Oblige(JPN).
The catalogue features progeny by several blue-blooded stallions such as Lord Kanaloa (JPN), Orfevre (JPN), King Kamehameha (JPN) and Deep Impact (JPN).
The Impact spoke to JRHA Vice Chairman and Shadai Farm owner Teruya Yoshida, about the sale and their 2019 draft.
Q: What are your comments about Shadai's draft for the 2019 Chiba 2YO sale?
A: Chiba Thoroughbred Sale is a breeze-up sale. If the lots can record good time during official breezing, he or she will be sold for good price. We have various types of horses in our lots, so sale attenders can find their favorites.
Q: Which are your highlight lots for this sale? Could you please tell us more about why they are special?
A: It is difficult to say as we have too many good lots!
Q: The progeny of which stallions would you suggest as being highly successful?
A: Sale graduates by Swept Overboard are very successful. One of good examples is Omega Perfume who is the 2017 sale graduate. He won G1 Tokyo Daisho Ten last year and became the first G1 winner from Chiba Thoroughbred Sale.
Unfortunately, Swept Overboard had passed away in 2017, but fortunately we still have some lots by him this year, too. Also we have lots by successful and proven stallions, such as Deep Impact and King Kamehameha.
Q: Similarly, which would you say is the most under rated stallion from the new/ young stallions, in your roster?
A: I think stallions are fairly evaluated.
Q: Shadai Farm has achieved so much in its history, what is your ambition for the farm in the next ten years?
A: What I can do for the future is studying hard, thinking a lot and continuing making great efforts together with my staffs every year.
Q: When you plan mating, how far in-advance do you do so and what are the processes involved?
A: I usually start thinking about mating plans from December at the latest, but will make changes time to time. Sometimes we have to change mating plans at the last moment because stallions we wanted to send our mares can be booked by too many mares on the same day!
Q: On a global level where would you like to see Shadai Farm in the future?
A: The Japanese bred racehorses are very successful in the world’s racing industry now. We would like to continue providing quality and strong horses to the world market.
Q: Which sale will Shadai Farm be at next?
A: The next sale will be Select Sale to be held on July 7th (yearling session) and 8th (foal session).
Q: Japanese stallions have slowly and steadily proven themselves in the global market. They are making a mark both as successful racehorses and as successful broodmares or stallions. What are the milestones which you feel will cement Japan's position as a world leader in this industry?
A: I believe Sunday Silence is our first milestone. He meant a lot for the history of the Japanese racing industry.