A son of Deep Impact set a new standard at the JRHA Select Sale earlier this month.
The yearling colt, out of multiple Group winner Musical Way, was knocked down to the ¥360 million (NZ$4.9 million) bid of Riichi Kondo.
Kondo was once again active in the foal session, going to ¥470 million (NZ$6.5 million) to secure a Deep Impact colt out of Titan Queen, the dam of Grade Two winner Renee’s Titan and Grade Three winners Fashion Alert and Strong Titan.
Sons of Deep Impact are also making a splash in the stallion ranks in Japan, making up the top three ranked first season sires in the Asian racing jurisdiction.
New Zealand breeders will have access to two sons of the leading Japanese stallion this coming breeding season.
Multiple Group One performer Staphanos will stand his first season at Novara Park Stud for a fee of NZ$7,000+GST, while Group One winner Satono Aladdin will stand his second season at Rich Hill Stud for a fee of NZ$12,500+GST.