12/04/2014 3:09PM

Japan Bloodhorse Breeders Association sets 2015 stud fees


The Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association released its advertised fees for the 2015 breeding season, featuring several names familiar to U.S. breeders.

Leading the group at the JBBA’s Shizunai Stallion Station on the island of Hokkaido will be 2003 Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, who will command roughly $29,205 (3.5 million Japanese yen). The 14-year-old son of Unbridled entered stud in the U.S. for Juddmonte Farms in 2004, and was later purchased by the JBBA to stand his first season in Japan in 2011.

Champion Cape Blanco will stand his first Japanese season at Shizunai for an advertised fee of about $20,859 (2.5 million yen). The 7-year-old Galileo horse was previously based at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., and his first foals will be 2-year-olds of 2015. He was advertised at $15,000 during the most recent breeding season.

Champion sprinter Aldebaran, sire of Breeders’ Cup Turf winner and potential Horse of the Year candidate Main Sequence, will stand for about $6,676 (800,000 yen) for the upcoming breeding season.

Champion juvenile Johannesburg will stand for an increased fee of about $16,688 (2 million yen). Other fees announced by the JBBA include Bago, who will stand for about $12,517 (1.5 million yen), while Alamshar will stand for about $834 (100,000 yen).