The purchase of Harbinger seems to be the biggest Japanese breeding acquisition in this century. Shadai Farm bought him in August 2010, just a few weeks after he defeated the competition in the King George by a class, winning by eleven lengths from Cape Bianco. At the time he was the best-rated horse on the planet. Today, seven years later and as a stallion, Harbinger is very far away from such a position. His first two crops of three-year-olds disappointed. In the past few days, however, there were some marks that Harbinger’s third three-year-old crop could be better.