Silver Train Express Rolls On In Japan

A-ShinSILVER TRAIN’s American-bred, Japanese-based son A SHIN BASARA pushed his earnings total to more than $325,000 with his win at Hanshin Racecourse on Saturday, April 14.

The 4-year-old colt, a $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-old sales purchase, is now SILVER TRAIN’s second all-time leading money-earner, and ranks as his sire’s leading earner of 2012 (with $234,918 to date).

In his last three races, A SHIN BASARA has recorded a win and two seconds in extremely competitive allowance company, facing fields with as many as 16 runners. In his latest effort, at 1,400 meters (seven furlongs), he came home in front by one and a quarter lengths.

Bred in Kentucky by Cloyce Clark Jr., A SHIN BASARA is out of the Dehere mare Annacious.

SILVER TRAIN currently ranks ninth on the nation’s leading third-crop sires, with earnings of more than $800,000.