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    How was it affected? I know a lot of our top stallions and broodmares are over there. Has anyone heard how they are? Forgive me if this has already been discussed.
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    It looks like they have come through the earthquake remarkably well, according to this article in Thoroughbred Daily News today:

    The massive earthquake that struck Japan Friday forced
    the cancellation of racing fixtures this weekend and into
    next week. All six Japan Racing Association meetings
    scheduled for this weekend, two each at Nakayama,
    Hanshin and Kokura, have been called off, resulting in
    the loss of four group races, including the G2 Hochi Hai
    Fillies Revue, a prep for the Japanese 1000 Guineas.
    There was a partial roof collapse reported at Fukushima
    in the country=s northeast, the closest of the JRA
    tracks to the epicenter of the quake, according to Daily
    Racing Form. Minor damage was also reported at Tokyo
    Racecourse. Racing was underway at the National
    Association of Racing track at Ohi when the temblor hit
    around 2:50 p.m. local time. Officials at that track
    canceled the day=s final three races. NAR racing scheduled
    for next week at Funabashi has already been canceled,
    but NAR racing in western Japan will take place
    as planned. The track at Mizusawa in northeastern
    Japan was said to have suffered extensive damage.

    Japan=s breeding industry on the island of Hokkaido
    appeared to be largely unaffected by the earthquake
    and subsequent tsunami. Sam Bullard, the director of
    stallions for Darley, told Racing Post, AThe stud was
    involved in an earthquake, but there was no serious
    structural damage and all the horses are fine.@

    More from Racing Post:


    Darley sires unharmed by earthquake in Japan

    By Bloodstock World Staff 1:10PM11 MAR 2011 SAM Bullard, Darley's director of stallions, told the Racing Post that the stallions at its Japanese base on Hokkaido have been unharmed by the effects of the earthquake and tsunami.

    Nine stallions are listed as being under the Darley Japan banner, among them Japan Cup winner Admire Moon and Breeders' Cup Turf, Prince Of Wales' Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes winner Fantastic Light.

    "The stud was involved in an earthquake but there was no serious structural damage and all the horses are fine," Bullard said.

    French bloodstock agent Patrick Barbe, who has extensive contacts within the Japanese racing and breeding industry, has reported that there has been minimal damage to studs on the island of Hokkaido, the centre of the country's bloodstock community.

    Although unable to make contact with his main client, Teruya Yoshida, Barbe was able to speak to a representative of Yoshida on Hokkaido, where the impact of the tsunami has caused flooding in towns and cities.

    "I spoke to someone about three hours ago and everything seems okay, althoughobviously the situation is very grave and chaotic elsewhere."

    BBC news reports
    Sky news reports
    Barbe added that the Yoshida family has a training centre at Sendai, the northern Japanese city which was close to the epicentre of the initial earthquake. Because the training centre was five or six miles inland, it is thought that no humans or horses have been hurt, although the area is without electricity.

    Concern for the Japanese racing and breeding industry was summarised by America's Three Chimneys Farm, which used to stand Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm, who is now at the Iburi Stallion station. "We know everyone is very concerned about Silver Charm and our other industry members (horses and human) in Japan," the stud said on its facebook page.
    "Geographically speaking, the tsunami waves near where Silver Charm is didn't go as far inland as in other areas of Japan, so from a tsunami standpoint, he should theoretically be okay."

    The Japan Racing Association has cancelled meetings this weekend at Nakayama, Hanshin, and Kokura.
    Last edited by ejm; Mar. 12, 2011, 10:36 AM. Reason: edited to add additional story