JBBA Facilities- Outline of JBBA Stallion Stations -
Shizunai Stallion Station
Shizunai was opened in 1963 and moved to the current location in 1990. It is 652,600m2 in area and stables 15 stallions.
Shizunai Stallion Station plays a central role in the stallion operations of JBBA. It is located in the Hidaka district of Hokkaido, which is the center of bloodhorse breeding in Japan. The extensive site features an exercise area, paddocks, stables, an insemination facility, a clinic, research center and an indoor riding ground. The scenery is superb, and the activities conducted here are on a par with those at the historical homes of racing, such as Newmarket and Lexington.
An export quarantine facility was established at the station in 2006 to provide an export infrastructure for Japan-bred horses. The facility offers an excellent environment for maintaining horses in quarantine before they are exported by air via Chitose and Narita airports to Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Oceania.
Shichinohe Stallion Station
Shichinohe was opened in 1962. It has an area of 16,700m2, with stables for four stallions. It is located in Aomori Prefecture, a region with one of the proudest histories of horse breeding in Japan. Thoroughbred breeding here also has a long history, which includes the introduction of excellent stallions, starting an auction market among other affairs. The number of horses produced here is second only to Hokkaido.
Kyushu Stallion Station
The Kyushu Stallion Station was opened in 1964 and moved to its current location in 1991. It covers 42,300m2, with stables for four stallions. This station is located in the approximate middle of Osumi Peninsula in southeastern Kyushu. It provides a warm climate and a superior natural environment. It continues to be the base for the breeding and nurturing of thoroughbreds in the Kyushu region.
An export quarantine facility was established at the station in 2005 to provide an infrastructure for the export of Japan-bred stallions to South Korea.
Center for Equine Breeding Technology
This center was stablished in June 2006 at a site adjacent to Shizunai Stallion Station as part of a project to advance, teach and study Bloodhorse management. The aim of this project is to ensure financial stability for bloodhorse breeders and develop advanced technology for the breeding and nurturing of thoroughbreds.
The center is active as a place where instructors, including veterinarians, farriers, and dietary technicians can study together to mutually enhance their knowledge and skills. A location where instructors, who can contribute to the management of breeding farms can be developed. Additionally, study rooms for providing training to specialists in various fields, the center also offers facilities for practical training, such as a practice operating theater, a testing laboratory, a farriery facility and a treadmill. There is also an information management room with various kinds of literary material from both Japan and abroad and a large server containing data such as diagnostic records.