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Harbinger pictured at Shadai Farm: the runaway King George winner is the sire of several foal entries to the JRHA Select Sale in Japan

  PICTURE: J Fukuda 

Sea The Stars yearling catalogued to JRHA Sale

A SEA The Stars half-brother to top miler Mastercraftsman is set to be one of the highlights of the JRHA July Select Sale at the Northern Horse Park in Japan on July 9 - 10.

Sea The Stars Juddmonte

Sea The Stars (left) is the sire of a half-brother to old rival Mastercraftsman (right)

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch ( 

The colt, who is also a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Genuine Devotion, will be the first yearling from the first crop of his outstanding sire to be offered worldwide at public auction.

He will be one of 250 yearlings offered during the first session of the sale. Anther 226 foals, including those from the first crop of runaway King George winner Harbinger, have been catalogued to sell on July 10.

The yearling session also features a half-sister to recent Group 1 Victoria Mile herione Whale Capture, who is from the first crop of Sir Michael Stoute's dual Breeders' Cup Turf and King George hero Conduit.

Outstanding young sire Deep Impact, the sire of recent Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Beauty Parlour, is represented by 14 yearlings and 16 foals, including colts out of American Grade 1 winners Spoken Fur and Sky Diva.

Conduit - King George 2009

Conduit: sire of a half-sister to Group 1 winner Whale Capture

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (  

Deep Impact dominated last year's sale, with a daughter of the stallion and Japanese Oaks heroine Air Groove smashing the sale record for a yearling when selling out of Northern Farm's consignment to Nobutaka Tada's Global Equine Management Ltd for JPY360 million (£2,791,309/ €3,144,643).

She was the dearest yearling filly sold worldwide in 2011.

Deep Impact also provided four of the top six lots during the foal session although it was his Neo Universe three-parts brother, then four months old, who stole the show when selling for JPY250million (£2,058,031/ €2,403,433) to Tada on behalf of an undisclosed partnership. The colt, out of John Hills' 1994 Oaks runner-up Wind In Her Hair, was the ninth most expensive foal in sale history.

Catalogues will be available online at on Monday June 11 and mailed out from Friday June 15.




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