The rise of Sunday Silence

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Postby lurkey mclurker » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:17 pm

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/has-there-ever-been-better-example-sunday-silences-awesome-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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Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Postby Ridan_Remembered » 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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Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Postby tachyon » 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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Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Postby lurkey mclurker » 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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Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Postby tachyon » 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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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/
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Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Postby tachyon » 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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Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Postby Ridan_Remembered » 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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Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Postby ThreeMustangs » 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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Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Postby Ridan_Remembered » 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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Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » 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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