The rise of Sunday Silence

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tachyon
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Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:31 am

Northport wrote:Nice to see her owners so game to take her across Australasia! Maybe if she keeps doing well she can come to North America?
Hana's Goal is owned by expat Australian Michael Tabart who lives in Japan.
That may be why Australia/HK had a priority over other regions.

Japan's best middle distance horses (on turf) will inevitably be aimed at the Arc in Autumn perhaps until someone gets the first win. Japanese are really obsessed with the Arc at the moment.....
But Japan's top sprinters/milers on turf and top dirt horses SHOULD have much wider-range of targets all around the world.
I personally would love to see more Japanese horses run in the BC races.
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Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:33 am

at Deauville, France

Niarchos family's Night of Light(IRE), 2012F. Sea the Stars(IRE) x Celestial Lagoon(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA), wins her debut in the Prix de la Reboursiere 1500m turf to earn TDN Rising Star Status, August 8th. 8-)
She will be one to follow!!!

-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkEpGI_ ... e=youtu.be
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Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:04 am

-- from racingpost

"Arc trip not ideal for Just A Way but rider excited"

http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... t7DaysNews
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Fukunaga said: "To win the Arc is a dream of Japanese people so I am very excited to ride in the race for the first time. Just A Way prefers fast ground. It's true it was soft ground last time, but as you could see in Dubai he prefers it quick
"The trip is not ideal, but rather than feeling nervous about it I'm more excited. His ideal distance is nine or ten furlongs
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Just a Way (H5 by Heart's Cry)
photo courtesy of thenational.ae

-- replay of Dubai Duty Free 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZrQBPIg-i4

In the meantime, trainer Naosuke Sugai announced today that both Just a Way and Gold Ship would be stabled at the yard of Satoshi Kobayashi, French-based Japanese trainer, in Chantilly.
Orfevre was stabled at Satoshi Kobayashi in 2012 and 2013, too.
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Harp Star (F3 by Deep Impact) and Gold Ship (H5 by Stay Gold) are now preparing for their starts in the G2 Sapporo Kinen 2000m turf at Sapporo on August 24.

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Harp Star

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Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:24 pm

-- from IFHA

THE LONGINES WORLD'S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS

The official listing of the world's best racehorses
(For 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January and 10th August 2014)

JUST A WAY (JPN) [130] retained his position at the top of the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2014 for the fifth consecutive month for his victory back in March in the Dubai Duty Free Stakes (G1) at Meydan.

Rank -- Horse -- Rating -- Trained
1 JUST A WAY (JPN) 130 JPN
2 KINGMAN (GB) 126 GB
2 VARIETY CLUB (SAF) 126 UAE
4 GAME ON DUDE (USA) 125 USA
4 SEA THE MOON (GER) 125 GER
6 CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA) 124 USA
6 GOLD SHIP (JPN) 124 JPN
6 TAGHROODA (GB) 124 GB
6 THE FUGUE (GB) 124 GB

for complete rankings:
http://www.horseracingintfed.com/resour ... _LWBRR.asp


Just a Way(JPN)(Heart's Cry) came back to Ritto Training Center from Summer break yesterday.

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tachyon
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tachyon wrote:Harp Star (F3 by Deep Impact) and Gold Ship (H5 by Stay Gold) are now preparing for their starts in the G2 Sapporo Kinen 2000m turf at Sapporo on August 24.

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Harp Star

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Gold Ship
-- replay of the G2 Sapporo Kinen, 2000m turf at Sapporo, August 24th.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfsaOjsLoyo
1st 8 Harp Star(JPN) F3 52 01:59.1
2nd 5 Gold Ship(JPN) H5 57 01:59.2 3/4
3rd 10 Whale Capture(JPN) M6 55 02:00.0 5
4th 11 Love Is Boo Shet(JPN) H5 57 02:00.1 3/4
5th 7 Air Saumur(JPN) H5 57 02:00.1 NS
6th 3 Tamamo Best Play(JPN) C4 57 02:00.3 1 1/4
7th 2 Tokai Paradise(JPN) H7 57 02:00.5 1
8th 1 Logotype(JPN) C4 57 02:00.7 1 1/2
9th 14 Nakayama Knight(JPN) H6 57 02:00.9 1 1/2
10th 13 Super Moon(JPN) H5 57 02:01.1 3/4
11th 6 Tokei Halo(JPN) H5 57 02:01.7 3 1/2
12th 4 Moonlit Lake(JPN) H6 57 02:02.0 1 3/4
13th 12 Lelouch(JPN) H6 57 02:02.9 5
14th 9 Admire Flight(JPN) H5 57 02:03.0 NK

I believe that both ran their good prep races for the Arc.
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Harp Star(JPN), 2011F. Deep Impact(JPN) x Historic Star(JPN) by Falbrav(IRE)

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Gold Ship(JPN), 2009H. Stay Gold(JPN) x Point Flag(JPN) x Mejiro McQueen(JPN)


-- replay of Sapporo Kinen (full version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G0iMec8lu8
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I like Harp Star's chances in the Arc. Three-year-fillies have done really well in the race, and Deep Impact's daughter could win the race her sire just missed.
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Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:32 am

tachyon wrote:
In the meantime, trainer Naosuke Sugai announced today that both Just a Way and Gold Ship would be stabled at the yard of Satoshi Kobayashi, French-based Japanese trainer, in Chantilly.
Orfevre was stabled at Satoshi Kobayashi in 2012 and 2013, too.
Katsumi Yoshida (Northern Farm, breeder of Harp Star) announced today that Harp Star would also be stabled at the yard of Satoshi Kobayashi in Chantilly.
He said, ''Now we have got nothing to worry about''.

Japan's trio Just a Way, Gold Ship and Harp Star will leave from Japan on the same flight to Paris, September 20th.
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Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:41 pm

Just a Way(JPN) and Gold Ship(JPN) had a joint workout on the uphill track at Ritto Training Center on Wednesday.

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Just a Way (remains #1 in the WBRR Sep 7th)

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Gold Ship and Harp Star

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Harp Star
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Sun Classique(AUS), one of the greatest granddaughter of Sunday Silence, died at the age of eleven on August 26th 2014.

I've just come across this sad news, as I was browsing through Australian Studbook this morning.
I've not found any detail yet.

http://www.studbook.org.au/Horse.aspx?hid=850559|0
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Sun Classique(AUS), 2003M. Fuji Kiseki(JPN) x Elfenjer(AUS) by Last Tycoon(IRE), was such an amazing filly who captured many big races always in dramatic fashions.

-- video of her racing career
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJuSJZn7cNM

Diana Stakes (G3)
Cape Fillies Guineas (G1)
Majorca Stakes (G1)
Woolavington 2200 (G1) (She didn't want to lose!!)
Cape Verdi Stakes (LR)
Balanchine Stakes (LR) (Again, she didn't want to lose!!)
Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) (a WOW race, to become the first female to win this event)

May she rest in peace.
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Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:34 am

Sunday Silence grandsons and granddaughter have left Narita Airport for Amsterdam this morning.
They had to reschedule their itinerary to Chantilly because of the strike of Air France pilots. :?
With no direct flight to Paris available, this is going to be a much longer journey than planned.

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Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:52 am

Who is the pretty grey horse?
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Private Thoughts wrote:Who is the pretty grey horse?
He is Gold Ship. :D

Gold Ship
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001104811/

Harp Star
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001141162/

Just a Way
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001106251/
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Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:06 am

They are very cute!! :D :D :D
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Gold Ship --- Harp Star --- Just a Way

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Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:37 am

Wonderful news from Australia today!! :D :D :D

http://www.racing.com/news/2014-09-28/w ... -with-gust

Keep the Faith(AUS) became 27th son of Sunday Silence(USA) to sire a G1 winner worldwide, when his 4yo colt Trust in a Gust(AUS) won in the G1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 1400m turf at Caulfield on Sep 28th 2014.


Keep the Faith(AUS) 2000H. Sunday Silence(USA) x Duelling Girl(USA) by Dayjur(USA)
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standing at Swettenham Stud, Australia

In 2005, Keep the Faith(AUS) set a new North American record for 6F turf at Belmont Park.
-- race replay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhwRkslgSr4


Trust in a Gust(AUS) 2009H. Keep the Faith(AUS) x Subtle Breeze(USA) by Storm Cat(USA)
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Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:55 pm

Bright Thought(USA) wins the G2 John Henry Turf Championship 10F turf at Santa Anita today!!! :D :D :D

So glad the son of Hat Trick is finally back in form!!!

Congratulations!!!
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Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:49 am

And he's running back in the Breeders' Cup Turf, too. The horse is quite fond of Santa Anita's turf.
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Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:44 am

Starine wrote:And he's running back in the Breeders' Cup Turf, too. The horse is quite fond of Santa Anita's turf.
Can't Wait!!!!

Thanks Tyler Baze for the classy ride, too. :D

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