The rise of Sunday Silence

tachyon
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:50 pm

Fierement(JPN), 2015H. Deep Impact(JPN) x Lune d'Or(FR) by Green Tune(USA), nosed out Etario(JPN)(Stay Gold) in the G1 Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) 3000m at Kyoto, the last leg of the Triple Crown, and captured his first graded victory in his only fourth career start, to become the the Kikuka Sho champion with the least career starts on October 21st 2018.

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mCqkIIkA64
1st 6 12 Fierement(JPN) [Deep Impact(JPN) x Lune d'Or(FR) by Green tune(USA)]
C3 57 03:06.1
2nd 5 9 Etario(JPN) [Stay Gold(JPN) x Hot Cha Cha(USA) by Cactus Ridge(USA)] C3 57 03:06.1 NS
3rd 4 7 You Can Smile(JPN) [King Kamehameha(JPN) x Mood Indigo(JPN) by Dance in the Dark(JPN)] C3 57 03:06.3 1 1/2
4th 2 3 Blast Onepiece(JPN) C3 57 03:06.5 3/4
5th 8 18 Glory Vase(JPN) C3 57 03:06.6 1/2
6th 7 13 Time Flyer(JPN) C3 57 03:06.7 3/4
7th 8 17 Chardonnay Gold(JPN) C3 57 03:06.9 1 1/2
8th 3 5 Epoca d'Oro(JPN) C3 57 03:06.9 NS
9th 2 4 Generale Uno(JPN) C3 57 03:07.1 1 1/4
10th 1 2 Grail(JPN) C3 57 03:07.4 2
11th 8 16 Stay Foolish(JPN) C3 57 03:07.5 NK
12th 5 10 African Gold(JPN) C3 57 03:07.8 2
13th 7 14 Grandiose(JPN) C3 57 03:07.9 3/4
14th 3 6 Meisho Tekkon(JPN) C3 57 03:08.0 1/2
15th 6 11 Cosmic Force(JPN) C3 57 03:08.1 NK
16th 1 1 Aithon(JPN) C3 57 03:09.6 9
17th 4 8 Kafuji Vanguard(JPN) C3 57 03:09.9 1 3/4
18th 7 15 Oken Moon(JPN) C3 57 03:11.2 8

Fierement(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001204307/
4-3-1-0

-- JRA Result
http://japanracing.jp/_news2018/181021.html
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:33 pm

in Australia;

Brave Smash(JPN), 2013H. Tosen Phantom(JPN) x Tosen Smash(JPN) by Tokai Teio(JPN), won his second G1 title in the Manikato Stakes 1200m turf at Moonee Valley on October 26th 2018. :D
Tosen Phantom is a son of Neo Universe(JPN).
Neo Universe(JPN) is a son of Sunday Silence(USA), of course! 8-)

https://www.tdnausnz.com.au/edition/201 ... nese-dream

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xst167j2j0w
Ist. Brave Smash(JPN) H5. Tosen Phantom(JPN) x Tosen Smash(JPN) by Tokai Teio(JPN)
2nd. Spirit Of Valor(USA) C4. War Front(USA) x Stone Hope(USA) by Grindstone(USA) head
3rd. Kementari(AUS) C4. Lonhro(AUS) x Yavanna(AUS) by Redoute's Choice(AUS) 1/2

Tosen Phantom(JPN): 2007H. Neo Universe(JPN) x Birthday Rose(JPN) by Tony Bin(IRE)
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standing at Hakuba Stud, Japan
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001171106/

Neo Universe(JPN): 2000H. Sunday Silence(USA) x Pointed Path(GB) by Kris(GB)
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standing at Lex Stud, Japan
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000701577/
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''Aquis Secure G1 Sprinter Brave Smash'' :D :D :D

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tachyon
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Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:05 am

Lys Gracieux(JPN), 2014F. Heart's Cry(JPN) x Liliside(FR) by American Post(GB), landed her first G1 title in the Queen Elizabeth 2 Cup 2200m turf at Kyoto on Nov 11th 2018!! :D
Before this race she had four G1 runner-up efforts in the 2016 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, last season’s Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) and Shuka Sho, and the Victoria Mile this past spring.
And her jockey Joao Moreira scored his first JRA G1 victory.

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl9qPR1c0yg
1st 12 Lys Gracieux(JPN) [Heart's Cry(JPN) x Liliside(FR) American Post(GB)] F4 56 02:13.1
2nd 9 Crocosmia(JPN) [Stay Gold(JPN) x Developpe(JPN) by Boston Harbor(USA)] M5 56 02:13.1 NK
3rd 7 Mozu Katchan(JPN) [Harbinger(GB) x Site Dealer(JPN) by King Kamehameha(JPN)] F4 56 02:13.6 3
4th 5 Red Genova(JPN) F4 56 02:13.6 NK
5th 13 Normcore(JPN) F3 54 02:13.7 NK
6th 8 Cantabile(JPN) F3 54 02:13.7 NK
7th 2 Frontier Queen(JPN) M5 56 02:13.7 NS
8th 16 Corcovado(JPN) M5 56 02:13.8 NK
9th 11 Smart Layer(JPN) M8 56 02:13.9 1/2
10th 10 Vafuram(JPN) M6 56 02:13.9 NK
11th 14 One Breath Away(JPN) M5 56 02:14.0 NK
12th 17 Miss Panthere(JPN) F4 56 02:14.0 NK
13th 3 Reiho Romance(JPN) M5 56 02:14.1 1/2
14th 6 Admire Lead(JPN) M5 56 02:14.1 HD
15th 15 Eterna Minoru(JPN) M5 56 02:14.3 1 1/4
16th 1 Happy Yunibansu(JPN) M6 56 02:14.9 3 1/2
17th 4 Primera Azul(JPN) M6 56 02:15.2 2


Lys Gracieux(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001191589/
16-4-6-3

Heart's Cry(JPN)
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tachyon
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Almond Eye(JPN), 2015F. Lord Kanaloa(JPN) x Fusaichi Pandora(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA), made history by winning the G1 Japan Cup 2400m turf at Tokyo on Nov 26th 2018.
The Triple Crown for Fillies winner beat the boys and older rivals by a record-breaking 2:20.6, 1.5 seconds faster than the previous record set by Alkaased(USA) in 2005.
She improved her life-time record to 7-6-1-0.
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001203363/

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWCFsiBuk6s
1st 1 Almond Eye(JPN) [Lord Kanaloa(JPN) x Fusaichi Pandora(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA)]F3 53 02:20.6
2nd 8 Kiseki(JPN) [Rulership(JPN) x Blitz Finale(JPN) x Deep Impact(JPN)] C4 57 02:20.9 1 3/4
3rd 11 Suave Richard(JPN) [Heart's Cry(JPN) x Pirramimma(USA) by Unbridled's Song(USA)] C4 57 02:21.5 3 1/2
4th 9 Cheval Grand(JPN) H6 57 02:21.5 NK
5th 5 Mikki Swallow(JPN) C4 57 02:21.9 2
6th 3 Satono Diamond(JPN) H5 57 02:21.9 NK
7th 2 Happy Grin(JPN) C3 55 02:22.2 1 3/4
8th 14 Win Tenderness(JPN) H5 57 02:22.3 NK
9th 4 Satono Crown(JPN) H6 57 02:22.6 2
10th 6 Thundering Blue(USA) G5 57 02:23.4 5
11th 12 Capri(IRE) C4 57 02:23.7 1 3/4
12th 10 Ganko(JPN) H5 57 02:24.3 3 1/2
13th 13 Noble Mars(JPN) H5 57 02:24.8 3
14th 7 Sounds of Earth(JPN) H7 57 02:25.2 2 1/2

-- JRA review
http://japanracing.jp/_news2018/pdf/181125.pdf


Almond Eye's dam Fusaichi Pandora(JPN) (Sunday Silence) (2003 - 2017)
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What an incredible run. Lemaire barely asked her until amost mid-stretch and then she just put them away. Wow. :shock:
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@Tachyon and all fans of the great black horse, I think you'll enjoy this video of Arthur Hancock III reminiscing about Sunday Silence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf8LGjIS68k

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Ridan_Remembered wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:56 pm
@Tachyon and all fans of the great black horse, I think you'll enjoy this video of Arthur Hancock III reminiscing about Sunday Silence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf8LGjIS68k

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Thank you!
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:46 am

My God, he was sickle hocked...
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Izvestia wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:46 am
My God, he was sickle hocked...
I think you are mistaken. Here's a conformation shot of Sunday.

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:34 pm

Ridan_Remembered wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Izvestia wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:46 am
My God, he was sickle hocked...
I think you are mistaken. Here's a conformation shot of Sunday.

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Am I? That top photo sure shows it, also refer to the “As an individual” section: http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com ... lence.html
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:29 am

Izvestia wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:34 pm
Ridan_Remembered wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Izvestia wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:46 am
My God, he was sickle hocked...
I think you are mistaken. Here's a conformation shot of Sunday.

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Am I? That top photo sure shows it, also refer to the “As an individual” section: http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com ... lence.html
I guess everything written on a website is gospel. :roll: That same article says, "His strongest points as an individual were an unusually fluid, agile stride..." How is that possible if he had such crooked hind legs?

I stood feet from Sunday at Santa Anita during his racing days and never saw severe leg malformation. The real story of Sunday Silence is not his imperfections, but how much he overcame during his rise to genuine greatness and legendary status.

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Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:41 am

C R O N C H.

TBH it's hard to tell because he's so dark and the legs blend in. When I first saw the photo I just thought he had one leg stretched out farther.
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I guess everything written on a website is gospel. :roll: That same article says, "His strongest points as an individual were an unusually fluid, agile stride..." How is that possible if he had such crooked hind legs?

I stood feet from Sunday at Santa Anita during his racing days and never saw severe leg malformation. The real story of Sunday Silence is not his imperfections, but how much he overcame during his rise to genuine greatness and legendary status.

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There is nothing in what I said that disputes he could run “fluidly” or that he was agile. He had conformation faults. He wasn’t perfect. It doesn’t lessen him and his legend.
Lots of horses have conformation faults and run through them (Flawlessly- great example).
He seems to have passed it along if you actually look at his progeny... and I seem to recall that sickle hocked horses do better on turf.
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:42 am

All I've EVER heard about him was how crooked his legs were, especially the back. It was one of the reasons he was sold to Japan. American breeders didn't want to breed to a horse that crooked. Obviously he was able to overcome that when he raced and so did his foals, etc. But there is no denying the horse was crooked.

Hell the Racing Hall of Fame has this, doubt they are going to let someone shit talk a horse on his HoF page unless its truth:
Bred in Kentucky by Oak Cliff Thoroughbreds, Sunday Silence didn’t seem destined for greatness, as his conformation was less than ideal. Trainer Gary Jones once said Sunday Silence’s hind legs “were so crooked they looked like coat hangers.” Bill Christine, a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times, described the same legs as being “shaped like parentheses.”
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:49 pm

Izvestia wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:46 am
My God, he was sickle hocked...
The most disappointing thing about some reactions to my post linking the really excellent Arthur Hancock III interview is the focus on what was perceived to be wrong with Sunday Silence rather than on Mr. Hancock's fond remembrance of the great horse. I especially enjoyed it when Mr. Hancock talked about how Sunday pinned his ears in that epic Preakness stretch battle with Easy Goer.

"Sunday Silence spent a lifetime in search of respect, on the track and in the breeding shed. In the end, he earned it. The horse that was overlooked time and again became invaluable to the Japanese racing industry as a breed-shaping stallion. Once more, the last word belonged to Sunday Silence." (from https://www.americasbestracing.net/the- ... one-wanted)
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Ridan_Remembered wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Izvestia wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:46 am
My God, he was sickle hocked...
The most disappointing thing about some reactions to my post linking the really excellent Arthur Hancock III interview is the focus on what was perceived to be wrong with Sunday Silence rather than on Mr. Hancock's fond remembrance of the great horse. I especially enjoyed it when Mr. Hancock talked about how Sunday pinned his ears in that epic Preakness stretch battle with Easy Goer.

"Sunday Silence spent a lifetime in search of respect, on the track and in the breeding shed. In the end, he earned it. The horse that was overlooked time and again became invaluable to the Japanese racing industry as a breed-shaping stallion. Once more, the last word belonged to Sunday Silence." (from https://www.americasbestracing.net/the- ... one-wanted)
No you misunderstand, at least with me, its more a wow he was crooked and its amazing how much he accomplished in spite of that. He was overlooked because of how he looked and I understand why US breeders didn't want to take a chance on him. I like Sunday Silence and Easy Goer, their epic Triple Crown is pretty much my first memories of horse racing and they will always stick with me. Sunday Silence had an incredible will to win. I think its fantastic that he went on to accomplish everything he did while racing and his unbelievable stud career. I also think its great that Zenya Yoshida took a risk on the horse and bought him for stud duty. I believe things happen for a reason, he was meant to go there. Just like Halo wasn't meant to be sold to France.
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Izvestia wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:46 am
My God, he was sickle hocked...
Flanders wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Ridan_Remembered wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Izvestia wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:46 am
My God, he was sickle hocked...
The most disappointing thing about some reactions to my post linking the really excellent Arthur Hancock III interview is the focus on what was perceived to be wrong with Sunday Silence rather than on Mr. Hancock's fond remembrance of the great horse. I especially enjoyed it when Mr. Hancock talked about how Sunday pinned his ears in that epic Preakness stretch battle with Easy Goer.

"Sunday Silence spent a lifetime in search of respect, on the track and in the breeding shed. In the end, he earned it. The horse that was overlooked time and again became invaluable to the Japanese racing industry as a breed-shaping stallion. Once more, the last word belonged to Sunday Silence." (from https://www.americasbestracing.net/the- ... one-wanted)
No you misunderstand, at least with me, its more a wow he was crooked and its amazing how much he accomplished in spite of that. He was overlooked because of how he looked and I understand why US breeders didn't want to take a chance on him. I like Sunday Silence and Easy Goer, their epic Triple Crown is pretty much my first memories of horse racing and they will always stick with me. Sunday Silence had an incredible will to win. I think its fantastic that he went on to accomplish everything he did while racing and his unbelievable stud career. I also think its great that Zenya Yoshida took a risk on the horse and bought him for stud duty. I believe things happen for a reason, he was meant to go there. Just like Halo wasn't meant to be sold to France.

So what?
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:53 pm

Sunday Silence definitely got the last word in. Wonderful to see his descendants doing so well.
Give me that short lead, give me that win by a nose, get them all home safely!
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:33 am

Danon Fantasy(JPN), 2016F. Deep Impact(JPN) x Life for Sale(ARG) by Not for Sale(ARG), won the G1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies 1600m turf at Hanshin extending her win streak to three on Dec 9th 2018.
Her dam was a mutiple G1 winner in Argentina.

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--- replay (english)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wXAdmEkwXA
1st 13 Danon Fantasy(JPN) [Deep Impact(JPN) x Life for Sale(ARG) by Not for Sale(ARG)] F2 54 01:34.1
2nd 9 Chrono Genesis(JPN) [Bago(FR) x Chronologist(JPN) x Kurofune(USA)]F2 54 01:34.2 1/2
3rd 11 Beach Samba(JPN) [Kurofune(USA) x Fusaichi Airedale(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA)] F2 54 01:34.3 NK
4th 4 Schon Glanz(JPN) F2 54 01:34.4 3/4
5th 3 Pourville(JPN) F2 54 01:34.5 1/2
6th 5 Meisho Shobu(JPN) F2 54 01:34.8 2
7th 10 Tanino Mission(IRE) F2 54 01:34.9 1/2
8th 14 Savoir Aimer(JPN) F2 54 01:34.9 NK
9th 12 Red Anemos(JPN) F2 54 01:34.9 NS
10th 17 Tolochenaz(JPN) F2 54 01:35.0 NK
11th 18 Meisho Keimei(JPN) F2 54 01:35.0 NK
12th 15 Rosen Krieger(JPN) F2 54 01:35.3 1 3/4
13th 7 Win Zenobia(JPN) F2 54 01:35.7 2 1/2
14th 8 Love Me Fine(JPN) F2 54 01:35.7 NK
15th 16 Glacier(JPN) F2 54 01:35.8 NK
16th 2 Jodie(JPN) F2 54 01:36.4 3 1/2
17th 1 Belles Soeurs(JPN) F2 54 01:36.6 1 1/2
18th 6 Star Quartz(JPN) F2 54 01:36.9 1 1/2

Danon Fantasy(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001221856/
3-3-0-0

JRA review
http://japanracing.jp/_news2018/181209.html
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