The rise of Sunday Silence

tachyon
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:13 pm

Cheval Grand(JPN), 2012H. Heart's Cry(JPN) x Halwa Sweet(JPN) by Machiavellian(USA), captured his first G1 victory in this year’s Japan Cup 2400m turf at Tokyo where he deprived race favorite Kitasan Black(JPN) from a back-to-back win, on November 26th 2017.

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7xp0R8Ab8U
1st 1 Cheval Grand(JPN)[Heart's Cry(JPN) x Halwa Sweet(JPN) by Machiavellian(USA)] H5 57 02:23.7
2nd 2 Rey de Oro(JPN) [King Kamehameha(JPN) x La Dorada(JPN) by Symboli Kris S(USA)] C3 55 02:23.9
3rd 4 Kitasan Black(JPN)[Black Tide(JPN) x Sugar Heart(JPN) by Sakura Bakushin O(JPN)] H5 57 02:23.9
4th 11 Makahiki(JPN) C4 57 02:24.6
5th 14 Idaho(IRE) C4 57 02:24.7
6th 9 Rainbow Line(JPN) C4 57 02:24.7
7th 8 Soul Stirring(JPN) F3 53 02:24.9
8th 16 Yamakatsu Ace(JPN) H5 57 02:25.0
9th 3 Guignol(GER) H5 57 02:25.0
10th 12 Satono Crown(JPN) H5 57 02:25.2
11th 13 Sciacchetra(JPN) C4 57 02:25.2
12th 5 Sounds of Earth(JPN) H6 57 02:25.2
12th 10 Boom Time(AUS) H6 57 02:25.2
14th 17 Last Impact(JPN) H7 57 02:25.3
15th 6 Iquitos(GER) H5 57 02:25.5
16th 15 One and Only(JPN) H6 57 02:25.7
17th 7 Decipher(JPN) H8 57 02:26.0

-- JRA results
http://japanracing.jp/_news2017/pdf/171126.pdf

Cheval Grand's dam Halwa Sweet(JPN) has now produced three individual G1 winners with the sons of Sunday Silence(USA) adding to her filly foals Verxina(JPN) and Vivlos(JPN), both by Deep Impact(JPN).
Her 3rd dam is the legendary Glorious Song(CAN).
Cheval Grand(JPN) is owned by ex-MLB pitcher ''Dai-Majin'' Kazuhiro Sasaki who also had Verxina(JPN) and Vivlos(JPN).

-- Cheval Grand(JPN) (Heart's Cry)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001152403/
21-7-5-5

-- Heart's Cry(JPN) : 2001H. Sunday Silence(USA) x Irish Dance(JPN) by Tony Bin(IRE)
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http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000722158/
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Gold Dream(JPN), 2013C. Gold Allure(JPN) x Mont Vert(JPN) by French Deputy(USA), stormed home under Ryan Moore to win the G1 Champions Cup 1800m dirt at Chukyo on December 3rd 2017.

He became the third horse in history to capture JRA's two dirt G1 races (the February Stakes and the Champions Cup) in the same year following Wing Arrow(JPN)(Assatis) in 2000 and Transcend(JPN)(Wild Rush) in 2011.


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Gold Dream
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001170750/
13-6-2-1

-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4ng0KBLZpg
1st 9 Gold Dream(JPN) [Gold Allure(JPN) x Mont Vert(JPN) by French Deputy(USA)] C4 57 01:50.1
2nd 13 T M Jinsoku(JPN) [Kurofune(USA) x My Discovery(JPN) by Forty Niner(USA)] H5 57 01:50.1 NK
3rd 1 Copano Rickey(JPN) [Gold Allure(USA) x Copano Nikita(JPN) by Timber Country(USA)] H7 57 01:50.2 NK
4th 2 K T Brave(JPN) C4 57 01:50.4 1 1/4
5th 11 Awardee(USA) H7 57 01:50.5 1/2
6th 3 Mitsuba(JPN) H5 57 01:50.5 NK
7th 12 Kafuji Take(JPN) H5 57 01:50.6 1/2
8th 10 King's Guard(JPN) H6 57 01:50.6 NK
9th 4 Nonkono Yume(JPN) G5 57 01:50.7 1/2
10th 8 Glanzend(JPN) C4 57 01:50.7 NS
11th 14 Sound True(JPN) G7 57 01:50.7 NS
12th 16 Rose Princedom(JPN) C3 56 01:50.8 1/2
13th 6 Molto Bene(JPN) H5 57 01:50.9 1/2
14th 5 Meisho Sumitomo(JPN) H6 57 01:51.0 1/2
15th 7 London Town(JPN) C4 57 01:51.9 5
15 Apollo Kentucky(USA) H5 57

-- JRA result
http://japanracing.jp/_news2017/pdf/171203.pdf


The passing of Gold Allure(JPN) earlier this year is a big loss to the Dirt racing in Japan indeed...

Gold Allure(JPN) : 1999 - 2017(Feb)
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http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000619768/
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:49 am

Lucky Lilac(JPN), 2015F. Orfevre(JPN) x Lilacs and Lace(USA) by Flower Alley(USA), won the G1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies 1600m turf at Hanshin and stretched her winning streak to three on December 10th 2017.
The unbeaten filly became the first G1 winner for the first-crop-sire Orfevre(JPN).

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-- replay (Japanese)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQnHUKwwW6I
1st 11 Lucky Lilac(JPN) [Orfevre(JPN) x Lilacs and Lace(USA) by Flower Alley(USA)] F2 54 01:34.3
2nd 7 Lily Noble(JPN) [Rulership(JPN) x Pure Chaplet(JPN) by Kurofune(USA)] F2 54 01:34.4 3/4
3rd 4 Mau Lea(JPN) [Deep Impact(JPN) x Buy the Cat(USA) by Storm Cat(USA)] F2 54 01:34.5 1/2
4th 8 Tosen Bless(JPN) F2 54 01:34.9 2 1/2
5th 16 Molto Allegro(USA) F2 54 01:35.0 3/4
6th 2 Lathyros(JPN) F2 54 01:35.2 1 1/4
7th 3 Gulielma(JPN) F2 54 01:35.2 NS
8th 12 Social Club(JPN) F2 54 01:35.3 1/2
9th 18 Rock This Town(JPN) F2 54 01:35.4 3/4
10th 6 Mademoiselle(JPN) F2 54 01:35.5 NK
11th 14 Noble Earth(JPN) F2 54 01:35.5 NK
12th 13 Tosen Amber(JPN) F2 54 01:35.6 1/2
13th 17 Cordierite(JPN) F2 54 01:35.8 1
14th 1 Sayakachan(JPN) F2 54 01:35.8 NK
15th 9 Regle d'Or(JPN) F2 54 01:36.0 1
16th 10 High Heel(JPN) F2 54 01:36.0 NK
17th 5 Las Emociones(IRE) F2 54 01:36.2 1
18th 15 Nadia(JPN) F2 54 01:36.5 2


-- Race result by JRA:
''Lucky Lilac Is Top Two-Year-Old Filly Claiming Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Title''
http://japanracing.jp/_news2017/pdf/171210.pdf

Orfevre(JPN): 2008h. Stay Gold(JPN) x Oriental Art(JPN) by Mejiro McQueen(JPN)
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http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001090360/
standing at Shadai Stalion Station
lurkey mclurker
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:47 pm

Can I just say it was interesting trying to follow THREE chestnut fillies with white blazes through that race??? :lol: I wasn't quite sure at first who was Social Club, Rock This Town or Lucky Lilac and I knew who the winner was before I watched. :lol:
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:08 pm

Whatever faults American racing may have, our colored saddle towels are wonderful. Wish the rest of the world would adopt them. :lol: Trying to follow horses in the huge Japanese fields is a strain on MY eyes, and their habit of having the camera scan back through the field during a race is not helpful. :?
Why would you take the camera off the front of the field so you can show close-ups of the back markers? I can remember an instance when there was a potential foul by one of the front runners, but no one in the TV audience could see it. Late charges, winning moves, close quarters...it often happens off-screen while the camera pans down the whole field.
Why? Why aren't we seeing the whole field at once? :roll:
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:30 pm

When I've watched it's been a split screen, with the field on top (though from afar & small) while the camera pans down from front to rear. It does make it hard to see sometimes when a stalker starts their run, or if there's pinching/bumping/turbulence.

This time it didn't help, either, that all three fillies were in Sunday Racing silks and the only way to differentiate was by cap color (green, pink & white) or *if* you could see the number. :lol:
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:11 pm

In my experience, there is often a split screen, but for only part of the race. When the field approaches/rounds the last turn, that split screen disappears. We are then 'treated' to the rundown of the whole field, from front to last, even though losing sight of the front runners is not, IMHO, a very good idea. :roll:
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:52 am

I'm delighted to see Orfevre get a G1 winner in his first crop.
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:03 am

Danon Premium(JPN), 2015C. Deep Impact(JPN) x Indiana Gal(IRE) by Intikhab(USA), won the G1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes 1600m turf at Hanshin to stay unbeaten at 3 for 3 on December 17th 2017.

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1v_h2hYbAQ
1st 1 Danon Premium(JPN) [Deep Impact(JPN) x Indiana Gal(IRE) by Intikhab(USA)] C2 55 01:33.3
2nd 10 Stelvio(JPN) [Lord Kanaloa(JPN) x L'Archetto(JPN) by Falbrab(IRE)] C2 55 01:33.9 3 1/2
3rd 3 Tower of London(JPN) [Raven's Pass(USA) x Snow Pine(GB) by Dalakhani(IRE)] C2 55 01:33.9 NK
4th 5 Keiai Nautique(JPN) C2 55 01:33.9 NS
5th 12 Danon Smash(JPN) C2 55 01:34.0 3/4
6th 8 Fast Approach(JPN) C2 55 01:34.0 NK
7th 11 Cassius(JPN) C2 55 01:34.1 NK
8th 2 Frontier(JPN) C2 55 01:34.4 1 3/4
9th 14 Double Sharp(JPN) C2 55 01:34.4 NK
10th 6 Asakusa Genki(USA) C2 55 01:34.8 2 1/2
11th 15 K T Clever(JPN) C2 55 01:34.8 NS
12th 4 Right on Cue(JPN) C2 55 01:35.0 1 1/4
13th 9 Muscoloso(JPN) C2 55 01:35.1 NK
14th 13 Iron Claw(JPN) C2 55 01:35.5 2 1/2
15th 7 Hishi Cosmah(JPN) C2 55 01:35.7 1
16th 16 Ishimatsu(JPN) C2 55 01:36.9 7


-- result (JRA)
''Undefeated Danon Premium Claims Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes in Record Time''
http://japanracing.jp/_news2017/171217.html

Danon Premium(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001208294/
3-3-0-0
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:06 pm

Ugh, ignore all that, I was thinking of the newcomer race that Gibeon (Deep Impact x Contested [Ghostzapper]) won, with the #2 Istvan bottled up with nowhere to go until too late. *facepalm*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLMTGB5svRA

*edit key smash*
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Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:17 pm

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... me-legacy/
What do the Japanese Thoroughbreds Bless Journey, Satono Crown and Yamakatsu Ace have in common? Answer: they are the only runners in Sunday’s 16-strong Arima Kinen - the biggest betting race in the world - that are not grandchildren of Sunday Silence.
Sunday Silence has been either the sire or grandsire of 12 of the last 13 runnings of the Nakayama showpiece. He was the sire of every winner from 2004 to 2007 (Zenno Rob Roy, Heart’s Cry, Deep Impact and Matsurida Gogh). His sons Agnes Tachyon (Daiwa Scarlet, 2008), Stay Gold (Dream Journey 2009, Orfevre 2011 and 2013, Gold Ship 2012), Neo Universe (Victoire Pisa 2010) and Deep Impact (Gentildonna 2014 and Satono Diamond 2016) have been responsible for all the winners since, apart from Gold Actor in 2015.

There’s a pretty strong chance Sunday’s renewal will continue that sequence, with 13 of the 16 runners descending from the son of Halo.
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Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:41 pm

The impact of Sunday Silence is truly amazing and wonderful, especially in light of the fact that he was not welcome here in the country of his birth. Shows that even the most deeply knowledgeable breeders and bloodstock advisors can be super wrong sometimes. I have the comfort of memories watching him race in California, and only wish that he had not suffered the laminitis that took his life too soon.

Sunday Silence winning the 1989 Kentucky Derby:

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Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:42 am

Oju Chosan(JPN), 2011H. Stay Gold(JPN) x Shadow Silhouette(JPN) by Symboli Kris S(USA), accomplished an unprecedented four consecutive J-G1 victories in the Nakayama Daishogai 4100m after a spectacular performance
against archrival Up to Date(JPN) who contributed in the winner’s race-record triumph that shortened the previous
record set by Symboli Montreux(JPN) in 1991 by 1.1 seconds with a fine runner-up performance.

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replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEy4jwpUsAU
1st 7 Oju Chosan(JPN) [Stay Gold(JPN) x Shadow Silhouette(JPN) by Symboli Kris S(USA)] H6 63 04:36.1
2nd 6 Up to Date(JPN) [Kurofune(USA) x Linear Muse(JPN) x Tony Bin(IRE)] H7 63 04:36.2 1月2日
3rd 15 Le Pere Noel(JPN) [Admire Moon(JPN) x Santa Mama(USA) by Lear Fan(USA)] H7 63 04:39.4 DS
4th 4 Thinking Dancer(JPN) C4 63 04:39.5 NK
5th 8 Sanrei Duke(JPN) H9 63 04:39.7 1 1/4
6th 5 T M Opera Don(JPN) H8 63 04:39.7 NS
7th 13 Meiner Fiesta(JPN) H7 63 04:39.8 1/2
8th 14 Crans Montana(JPN) H8 63 04:41.1 8
9th 3 Suzuka Presto(JPN) H5 63 04:41.2 3/4
10th 9 Miyaji Taiga(JPN) H7 63 04:41.4 3/4
11th 10 Yuki Viva Wonder(JPN) G4 63 04:42.5 7
12th 1 Win Yard(JPN) H6 63 04:44.6 DS
13th 2 Biko Pililani(JPN) H7 63 04:44.9 2
14th 11 Samurai Fountain(JPN) C4 63 04:45.0 1/2
15th 12 Classic Mark(JPN) M6 61 04:48.5 DS
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Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:09 pm

Oh yay he did it!!! I wanted to watch but the Dubai Racing livestream was showing an endurance race, not Japan. :-/ Thanks tachyon!
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:04 am

Kitasan Black(JPN), 2012H. Black Tide(JPN) x Sugar Heart(JPN) by Sakura Bakushin O(JPN), won the G1 Arima Kinen 2500m turf at Nakayama on Dec 24th 2017 and capped off his stellar career with his seventh G1 title, tying the record of most JRA-G1 wins with Symboli Rudolf(JPN), T.M. Opera O(JPN), Deep Impact(JPN) and Vodka(JPN) while surpassing T.M. Opera O in career earnings with 1,876,843,000 yen.

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m67E3Antj4U
1st 2 Kitasan Black(JPN) [Black Tide(JPN) x Sugar Heart(JPN) by Sakura Bakushin O(JPN)] H5 57 02:33.6
2nd 3 Queens Ring(JPN) [Manhattan Cafe(JPN) x Aqua Ring(JPN) by Anabaa(USA)] M5 55 02:33.8 1 1/2
3rd 10 Cheval Grand(JPN) [Heart's Cry(JPN) x Halwa Sweet(JPN) by Machiavellian(USA)] H5 57 02:33.8 NS
4th 14 Suave Richard(JPN) C3 55 02:33.8 NK
5th 11 Rouge Buck(JPN) M5 55 02:34.0 1 1/4
6th 7 Sciacchetra(JPN) C4 57 02:34.1 3/4
7th 16 Sounds of Earth(JPN) H6 57 02:34.2 NK
8th 8 Rainbow Line(JPN) C4 57 02:34.3 1/2
9th 6 Satono Chronicle(JPN) C3 55 02:34.3 NK
10th 1 Yamakatsu Ace(JPN) H5 57 02:34.4 1/2
11th 13 Mikki Queen(JPN) M5 55 02:34.5 1/2
12th 4 Bless Journey(JPN) C3 55 02:34.6 3/4
13th 12 Satono Crown(JPN) H5 57 02:34.6 NS
14th 5 Tosen Victory(JPN) M5 55 02:34.8 1 1/4
15th 15 Curren Mirotic(JPN) G9 57 02:35.1 1 3/4
16th 9 Sakura Empereur(JPN) H6 57 02:35.5 2 1/2

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He will retire to stud and stand at Shadai Stallion Station beginning next season.

Kitasan Black(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001155349/
20-12-2-4
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:32 am

Shadai has just set up new photo galeries not only for active stallions but also for successive stallions!!! :D :D :D

https://shadai-ss.com/gallery/

and here's Sunday Silence!

https://shadai-ss.com/gallery/old/sunday-silence/
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:14 am

tachyon wrote:Shadai has just set up new photo galleries not only for active stallions but also for successive stallions!!! :D :D :D

https://shadai-ss.com/gallery/

and here's Sunday Silence!

https://shadai-ss.com/gallery/old/sunday-silence/
Tachyon, thank you so very much for posting these links. The last day or two I have been exploring the Shadai website. Magnificent. The photos of Sunday are wonderful and a little bittersweet, because he was such a presence, but died too young. But oh what a legacy he has left behind for us to enjoy.

I hate laminitis with a passion because it took the lives of too many horses I dearly loved, Secretariat being top of that list. So I'm comforted by the fact that there have been real strides made in treating the disease, as the cases of Paynter and Lady Eli demonstrated.

Circling back to Shadai for a moment, they have one heck of an impressive roster of stallions headed by Deep Impact. Orfevre is my favorite only because I have always loved beautiful chestnuts, and my goodness is he ever gorgeous. I think he's even better looking now as a filled out stallion.
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:26 pm

Love this photo of Kitasan Black (from https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2017 ... e.view-000):

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Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:18 pm

That's a great photo of KB, ThreeMustangs. Thanks for posting it for us to enjoy.
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Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:30 am

He's the complete package, with speed, stamina, incredible physical beauty and apparently a nice temperament. He's everything I can imagine wanting in a stallion.
I've watched him race for a couple of years now, and I've never seen him act up. No antics in the parade ring or rearing/kicking at the gate. He shows energy, but seems to keep it pretty contained.
I can't wait until his first runners hit the track in a few years. :D
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