Danny Power at The Breed has posted a retort to Jack Werk’s contention of why Johannesburg was sold to Japan. He wrote:
Noted American bloodlines authority Jack Werk, on his blog, made this statement in a story “The Hennessy Factor”, and I quote: “His (Hennessy’s) best son was Ashford’s Johannesburg, a very good racehorse AND sire. He’s now in Japan for the 2010 season, sold because he was THAT good!”
Now Jack, Johannesburg (pictured) was a very good racehorse, a champion juvenile in Europe and America, but as a sire, especially in Australia, he was not THAT good. In fact, Johannesburg has been a distinct flop. His progeny lack the scope and strength to be a success in Australia and Coolmore couldn’t move him out of Jerry’s Plains quick enough.
Let’s be serious – Johannesburg was sold to Japan because he WASN’T THAT GOOD.
Click here to read the post, titled, “Not that good, Jack.”