Shizunai Stallion Station
Shizunai Stallion Station is a Japanese Thoroughbred horse farm was opened in 1963 and is located on the island of Hokkaidō. Operated by the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association (JBBA), it is located in Shizunai whose sister city is Lexington, Kentucky. Shizunai Stallion Station stables 15 stallions and plays a central role in the stallion operations of JBBA.
The site features a clinic, an insemination facility, paddocks, stables, a research centre and an indoor riding arena. In 2006 an export quarantine facility was established to hold Japanese-bred horses in quarantine before they are exported to Australasia, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
It is the current home of some very famous Thoroughbred stallions from around the world including:
- Boston Harbor (USA)
- Came Home (USA)
- Stravinsky (USA)
- Chief Bearhart (CAN)
- David Junior (USA)
- Bago (FR)
- Opera House (GB)
- Glorious King (USA)
- Alamshar (IRE)
- Silent Hunter
Other notable horses who have stood at Shizunai Stallion Station includes Pilsudski (GB), Coronado's Quest (USA), Dancing Brave (USA), Silver Charm (USA), Tabasco Cat (USA), and the recently pensioned Forty Niner (USA).
- Other JBBA Stallion Stations
- Iburi Stallion Station (Iburi, Hokkaido)
- Shichinohe Stallion Station (Shichinohe, Aomori)
- Nasu Stallion Station (Nasu, Tochigi)
- Kyūshū Stallion Station (Kagoshima, Kyūshū)