(Organizer: Aomori Prefecture Breeders’ Association)
A Great Sale in a Historic Horse-Breeding District
The Hachinohe Sale, which was first registered in July 1965 as a livestock market, boasts a history going back over 40 years. It was held within the city of Hachinohe until 1992, before being rebuilt in its present form in 1993. Although it is now a little further away from the city, its facilities have been greatly improved.
Auctions take place once a year in July. Around 100 thoroughbred yearlings are put up for sale. Most of the horses are produced locally in Aomori Prefecture, but some are from Iwate, Miyagi, and even Hokkaido.
This market has produced numerous successful racehorse in recent years. These include Tamuro Cherry (Hanshin Juvenile (GI)), Meine Ratsel (Fillies' Revue (GII)), Esprit Thes (Kawasaki Kinen (Jpn I), and Matsurida Palace (Iwate Horse of the Year).
Access to the Hachinohe Sale
The sale location is about 30 minutes by car, from Hachinohe JR station, 50 minutes from Misawa airport and 40 minutes from the Hachinohe port (ferry terminal)
Hotels in Hachinohe:
- Hachinohe Grand Hotel (Tel: +81-178-46-1234)
- Hotel JAL City Hachinohe (Tel: +81-178-46-2580)
- Hachinohe Park Hotel (Tel: +81-178-43-1111)
- Hotel Mets Hachinohe (Tel: +81-178-70-7700)
Enquiries about this market can be made to the Stallion Operation Department of the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association (Tel: +81-3-5473-7091).