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Kurenai
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Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:30 pm

Just because I stumbled across old pics of him when he was still racing:

Stravinsky

http://www.ranbyhall.com/stravinsky.html
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Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:24 am

Let me double-post this pick of Improvise(JPN)[2010 black colt. War Emblem(USA) x Cadenza(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA)] I came across today. This pick was taken as he was working at Miho Training Center last year.
Improvise finished third in a G3 stakes at Nakayama today.
He is a beauty. :D

http://userdisk.webry.biglobe.ne.jp/007 ... 20601i.jpg
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Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:31 am

tachyon wrote:Let me double-post this pick of Improvise(JPN)[2010 black colt. War Emblem(USA) x Cadenza(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA)] I came across today. This pick was taken as he was working at Miho Training Center last year.
Improvise finished third in a G3 stakes at Nakayama today.
He is a beauty. :D

http://userdisk.webry.biglobe.ne.jp/007 ... 20601i.jpg
Thanks for sharing this; he really is quite striking.

And interestingly when I look at him I see both War Emblem and Sunday Silence.
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Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:52 am

He is quite striking.
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Thu May 08, 2014 4:19 am

tachyon wrote:Rosa Gigantea(JPN), 2011 black colt. Fuji Kiseki(JPN) x Turfrose(GER) by Big Shuffle(USA), won in the G2 Spring Stakes 1800m turf at Nakayama March 23rd 2014 defeating Juvenile champion colt last year Asia Express(USA).
He will be sent off one of the top favorites in the Japanese 2000 Guineas (Satsuki Sho)(G1) next month.
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001142789/
His dam Turfrose(GER) was a G1 winner in Italy.

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-- replay of the Spring Stakes (G2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Ds3iEz_EY
1st. #2 Rosa Gigantea(JPN) C3
2nd. #4 Asia Express(USA) C3 Henny Hughes x Running Bobcats
3rd. #10 Clarity City(JPN) C3 King Kamehameha x Taiki Clarity
Rosa Gigantea(JPN) is one of three Kazuo Fujisawa trainees that have been nominated to inaugural runnings of
G1 races on Stars & Stripes Day July 5 at Belmont Park.

After his disappointing tenth finish in the G1 Satsuki Sho, Rosa Gigantea is set to run in the G1 NHK Mile on Sunday.
I hope he will do well this Sunday to stamp himself as a legitimate shipper to the US.

Kazuo Fujisawa trained Casino Drive(USA) some years ago.
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Thu May 08, 2014 11:35 am

He's coming to the US? I would think he would do very well here -- aside from Mr Speaker there aren't too many three-year-olds in the turf division that are worth writing home about.
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Thu May 08, 2014 11:41 am

Starine wrote:He's coming to the US? I would think he would do very well here -- aside from Mr Speaker there aren't too many three-year-olds in the turf division that are worth writing home about.
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Izvestia wrote:
Starine wrote:He's coming to the US? I would think he would do very well here -- aside from Mr Speaker there aren't too many three-year-olds in the turf division that are worth writing home about.
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He's all right too. ;)
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Starine wrote:He's coming to the US? I would think he would do very well here -- aside from Mr Speaker there aren't too many three-year-olds in the turf division that are worth writing home about.
I don't know yet...
Rosa Gigantea finished 4th in the G1 NHK Mile Cup at Tokyo today.

-- to race replay
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=298&start=90#p47936

I guess that Fujisawa really wants to take his horse to the inaugural Belmont Derby. The trainer might always feel that he left something at Belmont Park. Casino Drive scratched from the Belmont Stakes due to injury in 2008.
Rosa Gigantea was rather impressive in his fast closing 4th place finish coming from dead last and very wide off his stumble at the gate. But I'm not sure if his effort today was convincing enough for his owner as well as for NYRA.
First of all, the Belmont Derby is an invitational race.
The horse has to be selected by NYRA to earn his starting gate.
Fujisawa also wants to take Satono Ferrari (C3 by Deep Impact) and Bounce Shasse (F3 by Zenno Rob Roy) to the Belmont Derby and the Belmont Oaks, respectively, if they are selected.
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I watched the NHK Mile last night, and I thought Rosa Gigantea's run was very impressive. He charged from last to come within a head of the winner...the finish had a half-dozen horses in the photo at the finish...so I think his fourth was better than it sounds.
Hopefully, NYRA will want Japanese horses in the field to increase the race's international cred, and the colt, as a Sunday Silence grandson, will give the announcers something to build interest with the audience. Also doesn't hurt that the horse is big and gorgeous.
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Sat May 17, 2014 7:17 pm

It sounds like Fujisawa gave up the idea of sending his horses to the Stars & Stripes Day at Belmont this year.
What a shame. :(
Rosa Gigantea has been sent to the farm to take some rest.
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Tue May 20, 2014 10:40 am

I've never seen a black thoroughbred before, I hope he does come here
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Wed May 21, 2014 2:10 pm

Has Six Perfections produced any black foals? And didn't Songster get one mare in foal?
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Cigar wrote:Has Six Perfections produced any black foals? And didn't Songster get one mare in foal?
I can't find a 2013 foal for her, so unless she had one this year, she has not. Planet Five might be black but is registered as dark bay. http://www.touchstonefarm.com.au/stallion.php?id=74

I had heard Songster got one mare in foal but I can't find anything. The Bloodhorse article about him being infertile and returning to racing said "None of the approximate 60 mares Songster covered are in foal."
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... n-training
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Thanks, Flanders.
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Robe Tissage(JPN), 2010 black filly. War Emblem(USA) x Petit Noire(JPN) by Singspiel(IRE), wins the G3 Keeneland Cup 1200m turf at Sapporo on August 31st.
She was the champion juvenile filly in 2012.

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-- replay
http://web-cache.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/o ... pe=2&thum=
Robe Tissage: #7 horse

http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001126656/
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Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:09 pm

Aireofdistinction (Songandaprayer), who won the Open Mind S today at CD, is not registered as black but looks like she could be:
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Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:49 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:Aireofdistinction (Songandaprayer), who won the Open Mind S today at CD, is not registered as black but looks like she could be:
I noticed this one today, too. I wanted to look him up, but couldn't remember the spelling :D
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Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:32 pm

Air sure looks black.

I remember one at Indiana Downs who looked black; didn't catch his name but in direct sunlight was jet black with no brown on muzzle. There were no registered blacks running on the card that day.
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Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:57 am

Gigli, a former Frankel runner, is black. He is now headed for a division of Old Friends called Cabin Creek. Barbara Livingston posted a picture of him on her FB wall.
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