Shadai Stallion Station

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Shadai Stallion Station (社台スタリオンステーション, Shadai Sutarion Sutēshon) is a thoroughbred breeding facility located in Abira on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. The farm was begun in the late 1970s to early 1980s by the late Zenya Yoshida, and is now run jointly by his sons (Katsumi, Haruya, and Teruya Yoshida), known collectively as the Shadai Group.[1] As of 2006, the brothers own 3,000 horses worldwide.[1] The farm houses stallions from Japan and many other countries and racing circuits.[2] The grounds also house a racing museum and tourist park called the Northern Horse Park and the Northern Farm Kuko, a large horse-training and conditioning facility. The most expensive acquisition was War Emblem, which was bought for US$17 million in 2002 to replace Sunday Silence, which died suddenly that year of a heart attack (and whose offspring are most notable among the stable's horses today). War Emblem was a reluctant breeder, siring only 106 registered foals between 2004 and 2011.[3] He did not sire a foal after 2012, and was pensioned and returned to the United States in the fall of 2015 to Old Friends Equine.[4] Other recent acquisitions include 2010 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Harbinger[5] and 2010 Epsom Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Workforce.[6]

Current stallionsEdit

Past stallionsEdit

Sunday Silence


  1. ^ a b Racing and Sports 11-11-06
  2. ^ NY Times article on War Emblem (4-28-08)
  3. ^ MacDonald, Michelle. "War Emblem". Bloodhorse. Retrieved 27 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Angst, Frank (July 21, 2015). "War Emblem to Join Old Friends in September". Blood-Horse. Blood-Horse LLC. Retrieved 8 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Harbinger (GB)". Stallion Register Online. Retrieved 17 January 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "European champion Workforce to stand in Japan at Shadai". Thoroughbred Times. 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2012-06-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Multiple G1 Winner Mind Your Biscuits Retired From Racing". 14 November 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 42°42′57″N 141°49′26″E / 42.71583°N 141.82389°E / 42.71583; 141.82389