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Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:15 am
by tachyon
Here's a new pick of 32yo Forty Niner(USA) :D (posted by Naoya Yoshida DVM on twitter)

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Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:37 am
by Diver52
Looks fat and sassy! Thanks.

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:45 pm
by Starine
He looks outstanding for 32.

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:27 pm
by Treve
He looks fantastic, I love!

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:05 pm
by Izvestia
He looks remarkable and as handsome as ever!!!

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:33 pm
by Sparrow Castle
He really does look amazing.

Shigeki Yusa added 2 photos and 2 videos.
19 hrs ·
Forty Niner(USA) is doing well today too.
https://www.facebook.com/shigeki.yusa/v ... =3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/shigeki.yusa?h ... Ci_fUJdF8w

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:07 am
by tachyon
Forty Niner at 33

from Shigeki Yusa's Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/shigeki.yusa/p ... nref=story

I liked comments and photos posted by his followers, too. :D

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:25 pm
by Sparrow Castle
New photos and videos on Shigeki Yusa's FB page.
https://www.facebook.com/shigeki.yusa?h ... tg&fref=nf

Shigeki Yusa
Yesterday at 8:34pm ·
Forty Niner is doing very well. April 19, 2018
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Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:39 am
by Ridan_Remembered
@Tachyon and @Sparrow Castle, thank you both for posting these pictures and links. Forty Niner looks fabulous. Such a treat to see him living a very long, happy life. Where does the time go? Sigh...

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:09 am
by Izvestia
He looks great! Thanks for posting.

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:18 pm
by Diver52
Love seeing this. Thanks.

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:18 am
by tachyon
Godolphin's Fine Needle(JPN) became the fifth horse in history to claim both JRA-G1 sprint races in the same year—the first since Lord Kanaloa(JPN) in 2013, as he won the Sprinters Stakes (G1) 1200m turf at Nakayama on Sep 30th 2018.

It now looks like Forty Niner line dominates turf sprint division in Japan capturing five consecutive G1 races! 8-)
And I guess that Fine Needle will be a popular stallion when he enters stud.

2016 Sprinters Stakes(G1) winner: Red Falx(JPN) 2011H. by Swept Overboard(USA)
2017 Takamatsunomiya Kinen(G1) winner: Seiun Kosei(JPN) 2012H. by Admire Moon(JPN)
2017 Sprinters Stakes(G1) winner: Red Falx(JPN) 2011H. by Swept Overboard(USA)
2018 Takamatsunomiya Kinen(G1) winner : Fine Needle(JPN) 2012H. by Admire Moon(JPN)
2018 Sprinters Stakes(G1) winner : Fine Needle(JPN) 2012H. by Admire Moon(JPN)


-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjJ5FoTHV70
1st. Fine Needle(JPN) H5 Admire Moon(JPN) x Needlecraft(IRE) by Mark of Esteem(IRE)
2nd. Love Kampf(JPN) F3 Shonan Kampf(JPN) x Love Heart(JPN) by Meiner Love(USA)
3rd. Rhein Spirit(JPN) H7. Swept Overboard(USA) x Ribbon Stripe(JPN) by Tony Bin(IRE)

-- from racingpost
''Breeders' Cup or Hong Kong next for Godolphin's Fine Needle after Sprinter win''
https://www.racingpost.com/news/breeder ... win/347646


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Fine Needle(JPN) (Admire Moon)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001173702/


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Admire Moon(JPN) (End Sweep) standing at Darley Japan
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000760877/


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End Sweep(USA) (Forty Niner) (1991 - 2002)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000361855/

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:39 am
by tachyon
Admire Moon(JPN) has seen a significant increase in his numbers mares covered this year.
Darley must be very happy with that.

2016: 74
2017: 83
2018: 170

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 5:44 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Another year older...Happy Birthday to you!

Amy Nesse @HorseGirlAmy
7h7 hours ago
How special.

Happy birthday to the brilliant FORTY NINER - born 34 years ago today.

What a privilege to still have him around.

📸: Shigeki Yusa, stallion affairs manager at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association.
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Amy Zimmerman @NeverSettleTV
1h1 hour ago
Retweeted Amy Nesse
Just to add some perspective: In May 1985, Reagan was the President, Jordan was the NBA Rookie of the Year, Gretzky was scoring goals for Edmonton in the Stanley Cup and John Henry was still in Ron McAnally's barn. Happy Birthday Forty Niner! @claibornefarm @WatchXBTV

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 8:05 pm
by Private Thoughts
Awwww.....how wonderful to see him happy and healthy at such an advanced age. How old would he be in human years?

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 9:11 pm
by CoronadosQuest
Private Thoughts wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Awwww.....how wonderful to see him happy and healthy at such an advanced age. How old would he be in human years?
http://www.age-converter.com/horse-age-calculator.html

This says 35 is 105 so close to that! I am so happy that Japan is taking such good care of this gorgeous old man <3

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 5:58 pm
by TapitsGal
Happy Birthday Forty Niner...so wonderful to see him looking so grand, happy and well cared for...its very evident his Japanese handlers ADORE Him

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:48 am
by tachyon
I have come across this youtube link today via @naoyayoshidausa (Bailey Gallison‏ @starting_gatetweet)
https://twitter.com/starting_gate/statu ... 7656231936

Runhappy Travers on Fox
The New York Racing Association, Inc.

Forty Niner oldest living Travers winner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHtkWsXbpSg
(17:12 / 50:32)

Re: Forty Niner

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:00 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
It's wonderful to see the old man still hanging in, happy and reasonably healthy for his age.