Saxon Warrior Yearlings Impress in Japan
The JRHA Yearling Sale in Japan this week featured the last yearlings by their legendary sire Deep Impact and also the first yearlings by his champion son Saxon Warrior, who shuttles to Australia this spring.
Saxon Warrior had two entries in this sale and achieved a real highlight with the Northern Farm consigned colt from stakes-winning Invincible Spirit mare I’m Yours knocked down to Kondo Junko for ¥190m ($A2,308,310).
A daughter of Group I winner Rebelline, I’m Yours was bought by Katsumi Yoshida for 210,000 euros from the 2018 Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale and sent back to Japan after being covered by Saxon Warrior.
Saxon Warrior also had a cracking filly from Treasuring sell for ¥90m ($A1,089,410).
Consigned by Northern Farm and bought by Musashino Turf, the filly is the first foal of Group III winning Havana Gold mare Treasuring, who was bought by Katsumi Yoshida for 500,000 guineas at the 2018 Tattersalls December Mares Sale.
Saxon Warrior had good results with his first Australian weanlings at sales this year selling for up to $125,000 and he returns to Australia this spring at a fee of $13,750.