Friday, August 24, 2012
U S Ranger’s first crop of yearlings are proving popular internationally, as a colt topped a session of the Hokkaido Summer Sale in Japan on August 23 after selling for 8,375,000 yen, or $234,000 in U.S. dollars.
U S Ranger first-crop yearling popular in Japan
Out of the Woodman mare Woodman’s Dancer, the bay colt was bred by Grapestock LLC and is a half to Grade 1 winner Archarcharch. He was consigned by Paca Paca Farm in Japan.,and purchased by Goodluck Farm.
“He was a well-made, precocious type and had many admirers at the sale,” said Paca Paca Farm owner Dr. Harry Sweeney. U S Ranger’s first crop of yearlings has also been well-received in the States, with 7 sold to date for an average of $60,651 - over 12 times his stud fee.