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Seemed like he was going to be a solid sire. It's Coolmore's business, but wonder what he was sold for............
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Johannesburg Sold to Stand in Japan
Updated: Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:32 AM
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:20 AM
Johannesburg , the champion 2-year-old in England and the U.S. in 2001, has been sold to stand at stud in Japan. According to the Racing Post, the 10-year-old son of Hennessy has been purchased by the Japanese Bloodhorse Breeders Association and will stand at the Shizunai Stallion Station on the island of Hokkaido.
The Post reported Johannesburg is standing the Southern Hemisphere season in Argentina and will relocate to Japan in January 2010.
Johannesburg had stood at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Central Kentucky since being retired in 2002. During the 2009 breeding season, he stood for a fee of $35,000.
Johannesburg, the leading freshman sire of 2006, has been represented by 26 stakes winners and progeny that has earned more than $19 million. His top runners include grade I winner Scat Daddy, grade II winner Teuflesberg, French group I winner Sageburg, and Australian group I winner Turffontein.
Bred in Kentucky by Wayne Lyster and Jayeff B Stables, Johannesburg was purchased by agent Demi O’Byrne for $200,000 at the 2000 Keeneland September yearling sale. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, Johannesburg went undefeated in seven starts during his championship season, highlighted by a victory in the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Winless in three starts at age 3, Johannesburg was retired with seven wins from 10 starts and earnings of $1,014,585.
If wishes were horses then beggars would ride-
& If dirt were dollars we'd all be in the black
When you have 2 or 3 multiple Group 1 winners going to the shed every year, I guess you have to move some of your older stallions if they aren't the very top of the heap. I wonder if Mastercraftsman or Rip Van Winkle will be taking over for him in Kentucky. Sometimes it's easier to market the sizzle of potential than the steak of production.
Johannesburg stood for $35k. He was the third highest priced stallion at Ashford after Giant's Causeway and Henrythenavigator. Most of the stallions are in the $15 - $30k range, which is probably a good idea with the current breeding market. I would think it will be hard to have more than the current 10 stallions in the US commanding $100k or more in the near future.
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While Johannesburg has been a good stallion statistically, he is certainly not an "elite" sire and most of his progeny tend to be "early" types and on the small side which is not fashionable for pinhookers or people looking for potential stallions. In addition he is not likely to throw a "Classic" type horse which top end breeders are looking for. He is also at a price range ($35K) that is too high for the modest breeder yet not quite high end enough for the top of the market breeder.
Coolmore likely got a more than fair price and did well selling when they did.
His full sibling that sold at the Keeneland September yearling sale was a filly. Buyer was the Woodslane Farm for $600K and her name is Cat Myth (Hennesey o/o Myth).
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