Mikki Isle foals average $357,000 at JRHA Select Sale

Dual Group 1 winner Mikki Isle, pictured at Arrowfield with Stallion Manager Joe Hickey. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

Four foals from the first Japanese crop of Champion Sprinter & Miler Mikki Isle averaged ¥29.5 million (~$357,000) at The Foal Session of this week’s JRHA Select Sale – a handsome return of around 20 times his fee in Japan.

Lot 362, the Mikki Isle-Atoani colt descends from the dam of Champion US Sprinter My Juliet. (PHOTO: Western Farm/JRHA)

His top price of ¥34 million ($410,000) was paid by Mizuki Noda for Western Farm’s colt out of Atoani (by King’s Best), a half-sister to Irish Oaks G1 winner Winona.

Mikki Isle’s only filly at the Sale, out of multiple US Grade 1 winner Island Fashion (by Seeking the Gold’s son Petionville), was offered by Northern Farm and bought by Tsuyoshi Ono for ¥31 million ($375,000).

Arrowfield’s General Manager Paul Messara, who attended the Sale at Northern Horse Park, noted Shadai Farm’s “outstanding” colt from the Graded Stakes winner My Jen (by Fusaichi Pegasus), a half-sister to dual Group 1 winner Caravaggio. The colt was bought for ¥22 million ($265,000) by Ryotokuji Kenji Holdings Co. Ltd. 

Shadai Farm also presented the Mikki Isle-Royal Fantasy colt, knocked down to Harumichi Yanagi for $375,000. Royal Fantasy, by champion German sire Monsun, is a dual Group winner and was second in the Prix Vermeille G1. 

Lot 306, the Mikki Isle colt out of a stakes-winning half-sister to Royal Ascot Commonwealth Cup G1 winner Caravaggio. (PHOTO: Paul Messara)

Mikki Isle’s first Australian crop arrives this Spring  and will include foals out of mares by Anabaa, Commands, Encosta De Lago, Exceed and Excel, Fastnet Rock, Flying Spur, High Chaparral, More Than Ready, Octagonal, Redoute’s Choice, Snitzel, Stravinsky and Zabeel.

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