Have you ever heard of “Saturday Auction” (https:/www.sat-auction.jp)? The first auction held on Saturday, December 23 last year had 6 horses, and the second auction held on January 6 this year had 10 horses. A total of 16 horses, including horses deregistered from JRA and horses enrolled in local tracks, were listed and all of them were sold.

Mr. Keita Tanaka is the representative. Mr. Tanaka has long been a leading coordinator of Japanese horses’ traveling overseas. “At the Tattersalls auction, a friend of mine who works as a stable manager in Dubai bought a horse. She went to Australia and won the G2 at Flemington Racecourse,” he said. It is not unusual for a reasonably priced horse to turn into a great horse in different tracks, environments, and levels.

There are cases of horses going to Australia from Japan, but they are rare at the moment. It has not been established. I think it would be a good idea to create a market for horses that have been de-registered by JRA to be bought by overseas buyers. I would like foreign buyers to buy them. Fortunately, we have the know-how to send Japanese horses overseas, so we can say, “If the owner wins the bid, we will send the horse to your country. Mr. Tanaka emphasizes his vision for the future of Internet auctions with overseas markets.

Cited from netkeiba.com