2018 Hokkaido Training Sale Preview
The amazing gains of the 2017 Hokkaido Training Sale were always going to be hard to beat, so the down turn this year wasnft entirely unexpected. However, 2018 did continue the general upward trend the sale had been enjoying yearly through 2016. This year grossed \1,169,856,000($10,657,338) which was down by \115,236,000($1,049,795) from last year but up \51,192,000($466,357) from 2016. The average was \7,747,390($70,578) and median was \6,048,000($55,097), both were down from 2017 but up from 2016 figures.
Each year the Hokkaido Training Sale always attracts various groups of Asian buyers from all over the continent and this year was no exceptions with groups from Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Korea. This trend should continue to grow with Quarter Back(JPN), a 2017 graduate, running in the Singapore Guineas this Saturday. For the second year in a row it was also one of the international buyers who topped the sale. Hong Kongfs Yeong Hung Wae battled it out with a fellow international bidder to claim lot 150, a Bamboo Ere(JPN) colt, for 48,600,000yen.
Pyro(USA), Deep Brillante(JPN), and Smart Falcon(JPN) all sold all lots offered at sale with Pyro(USA) grossing the most of any stallion with \56,160,000($511,615) from six lots sold. 31 lots from the 151 sold broke the 10 million yen barrier and six were over 20 million yen.
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