A colt by Japanese Derby hero Kizuna out of Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign sold for 210 million yen (AU$1.9 million) at the JHRA Select Sale in Hokkaido, continuing a succession of strong results for the Australian-bred mare.

A colt out of Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign has sold for $1.9 million at the JHRA Select Sale in Japan. (Photo: JRHA)

She Will Reign, purchased off the track privately by Northern Farm, has already had a yearling sell for 165 million yen at the sale in 2021 and a filly foal sell for 220 million yen last year.

But while both of those horses were secured by Danox Co Ltd, it was another Japanese buyer who won out on this occasion, Hirosaki Toshihiro HD Co. Ltd.

The owner of 2022 Japanese St Leger winner Ask Victor More, Toshihiro purchased five foals on the day.

She Will Reign’s first foal, a colt by Heart’s Cry named Danon Tornado was placed at Group 2 level, while her now three-year-old Satono Diamond filly Diamond Rain won a maiden at Kyoto in May.

Her two-year-old colt by Reel Steel is as yet unraced, while last year’s Saturnalia filly foal, who cost 10 million yen more than this year’s colt, is only a yearling.

The Kizuna colt, who has a strikingly similar colouring to his dam, was foaled on February 6.

Later in the sale, a colt by Rey De Oro out of another Australian Group 1 winner Driefontein was sold for 26,000,000 yen, the equivalent of AU$240,000.

For the second day in a row, the progeny of Kitasan Black took centre stage. On Monday, the top price for a yearling, Lot 100, was 590 million yen (56.4 million), the foal sale saw Lot 364 reach 410 million yen ($3.8 million).

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The foal Kitasan Black colt, consigned by Northern Farm, was out of German Group 1 winner and is a half-brother to German-bred Japanese Group 1 winner Schnell Master.