It was in the beginning of December 2015 when we first heard of Scan, standing at Hidaka Stallion Station, had no place to go.
Hidaka Stallion Station was to close by the end of December, but the stallion staff were not able to find a new home for 27 year old stallion, Scan, a son of Mr, Prospector and Video. He served as a stallion in Japan for 21 years from 1992-2013.
He was too old to be sent back to the U.S. While domestic-born stallions are usually qualified for financial support from Japan Association for International Racing and Stud Book(JAIRS) as domestic grade race winners after retirement, the imported stallion from the U.S. did not have the qualification for the assistance. It was difficult to find a new owner for Scan, and Ogifushi Breeding System, who manages the stallion station, asked us to take over Scan.
We temporarily moved him to Araki Bokujo in Shinhidaka-cho, Hokkaido, and tried to rehome him. But it was difficult to find his new home without drastically changing the environment.
We decided to keep him, and started raising a fund amounting 3,000,000 yen, which will be necessary in the next 3 years.
We have raised 1,500,000 yen so far, from fans and horsemen nation wide.
We very much appreciate your kind assistance from overseas as well. You can donate with PayPal.
Moving from Hidaka Stallion Station