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by tachyon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Retirement ceremony of Japan's 2019 Horse of the Year Lys Gracieux (JPN)(Heart's Cry) was held today at Kyoto Racecourse. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOoPW03UwAAtE5J?format=jpg&name=900x900 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOoMVDXUcAAYaUl?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/121885561714...
by tachyon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Saudi cup
Replies: 39
Views: 2359

Re: The Saudi cup

Deirdre(JPN) has received invitations for both the Saudi Cup (1800m dirt) and the Neom Turf Cup (2100m turf).
by tachyon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Saudi cup
Replies: 39
Views: 2359

Re: The Saudi cup

-- from bloodhorse ''Saudi Cup Attracts Worldwide Interest'' https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/237907/saudi-cup-attracts-worldwide-interest -- nominations for the full $29.2 million card http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e034336a6247dbbfba2725fa0/files/12acdf84-b658-44a9-b321-e4b9a2defc0e/...
by tachyon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2020
Replies: 175
Views: 12230

Re: Foals of 2020

First foal by Fine Needle(JPN)(Admire Moon) was born at Darley Japan on Jan 14th 2020.
The filly is out of Epsom Oaks 3rd Relish The Thought(IRE) by Sadler's Wells(USA).
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@DarleyStallions
by tachyon
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

In Argentina, Ivar (BRZ), 2016C. Agnes Gold (JPN) x May Be Now(USA) by Smart Strike(CAN), won the G1 Gran Premio Gran Criterium 1600m turf very impressively at San Isidro on May 25th 2019. 8-) He remains undefeated 2 for 2. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7cFrMIXYAAX6l8.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
by tachyon
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Seeing a lot of (nice) ads for Yoshida and I gotta say it's very amusing and ironic to see American breeders be like "Hey guys look! SUNDAY SILENCE BLOODLINE!!!!!" After the Great American Mistake of 1990. This is kinda funny indeed :D And I'm guessing something similar is bound to happens soon wit...
by tachyon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

-- Divisional JRA Award winners: Older Colt or Horse : Win Bright(JPN) ( Stay Gold ) Sprinter or Miler : Indy Champ(JPN) ( Stay Gold ) ''Winners of the 2019 JRA Awards announced'' http://japanracing.jp/_news2020/200108.html A couple more future stallions to keep the Stay Gold line of Sunday Silence...
by tachyon
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Lys Gracieux (JPN), 2014M. Heart's Cry (JPN) x Liliside(FR) by American Post(GB), has been named the JRA Horse of the Year for 2019! :D :D :D The horse of the year title is selected by the Horse of the Year Selection Committee represented by journalists of various dailies and magazines. Lys Gracieu...
by tachyon
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Dance in the Dark (JPN) was an excellent sire at stud, too. He became the memorable first Sunday Silence son to sire a G1 winner**, when That's the Plenty (JPN)[o/o Bubble Prospector(USA) by Miswaki(USA)] won the Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) in 2003. Dance in the Dark also sired another two Kiku...
by tachyon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Dance in the Dark (JPN), 1993H. Sunday Silence (USA) x Dancing Key(USA) by Nijinsky(CAN), died of old age at Shadai Stallion Station where he had been pensioned on Jan 2nd 2020. :cry: :cry: :cry: Dance in the Dark was a real stayer Sunday Silence sired from his second crop. May he rest in peace. ht...
by tachyon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

I missed the memo on Kurofune -- has he been pensioned? It's a good question, Starine. It looks like he is, even if Shadai has not announced his retirement specifically in its website. Andrew Caulfield wrote in his column as follows: ........ But even the Japanese industry may be approaching a tipp...
by tachyon
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Retrospectiv wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:17 am
Nice piece on the turning tides to come in Japanese racing and breeding:

https://theownerbreeder.com/columns/jap ... SJduhhZsXo
Thanks for sharing. :D
I think Andrew Caulfield is spot on here.
by tachyon
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

The final G1 race of the year Tokyo Daishoten 2000m dirt at Oi was won by the defending champion Omega Perfume (JPN), 2015C. Swept Overboard(JPN) x Omega Fragrance(JPN) by Gold Allure (JPN), on Dec 29th 2019. Mirco Demuro gave him a perfect ride! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EM76ePWUwAAI_tA?format=jp...
by tachyon
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5294
Views: 928943

Re: Stallion News

2017 Tokyo Yushun winner Rey de Oro (JPN), 2014H. King Kamehameha(JPN) x La Dorada(JPN) by Symboli Kris S(USA), arrived at Shadai Stallion Station on Dec 28th 2019. He will stand for a fee of JPY 6,000,000. next year. https://blog.goo.ne.jp/umaichi_news/e/1d71c81e8d16c64b2d1d00933acbbd28 https://pbs...
by tachyon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Contrail (JPN), 2017C. Deep Impact (JPN) x Rhodochrosite(USA) by Unbridled's Song(USA), won the G1 Hopeful Stakes 2000m turf at Nakayama beautifully under Yuichi Fukunaga on Dec 28th 2019 remaining unbeaten with 3 wins from 3 starts. His second dam is Folklore(USA). It's fifith G1 win for the train...
by tachyon
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2684
Views: 456923

Re: New Conformation Photos

Here are more picks of Bricks and Mortar arriving at Shadai SS this morning (from umaichi.com). https://blog.goo.ne.jp/umaichi_news/e/f160d0eac366f6899844d3e69bf452a7 https://blogimg.goo.ne.jp/user_image/76/e5/8d4f4b7fbebb36b7de7e7643307782e8.jpg and Shadai's stallion ads: https://shadai-ss.com/cms/...
by tachyon
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Racing in Japan
Replies: 712
Views: 102379

Re: Racing in Japan

(The English replay link above ^^ links to the 2018 race, here is the 2019 link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP2jk_DK4qo ) 8-) tachyon have they announced who they will send Lys Gracieux to? And Aerolithe? Carrot Farm said Lys Gracieux might visit one of King Kamehameha stallions. Maybe Lord Ka...
by tachyon
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 920
Views: 225482

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

-- from japanracing ''Lys Gracieux Defeats Strong All-Star Field in Her Last Run at Arima Kinen'' http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/191222.html -- from racing post ''Arima Kinen star Lys Gracieux seals fine 2019 for Heart's Cry'' https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/arima-kinen-star-lys-gracieux-seal...
by tachyon
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Racing in Japan
Replies: 712
Views: 102379

Re: Racing in Japan

by tachyon
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Racing in Japan
Replies: 712
Views: 102379

Re: Racing in Japan

Yes!
Lys Gracieux has become the first female runner to win both Takarazuka Kinen and Arima Kinen, two grand prix races with fans votings in Japan.