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Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:30 pm
by Kurenai
Just because I stumbled across old pics of him when he was still racing:

Stravinsky

http://www.ranbyhall.com/stravinsky.html

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:24 am
by tachyon
Let me double-post this pick of Improvise(JPN)[2010 black colt. War Emblem(USA) x Cadenza(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA)] I came across today. This pick was taken as he was working at Miho Training Center last year.
Improvise finished third in a G3 stakes at Nakayama today.
He is a beauty. :D

http://userdisk.webry.biglobe.ne.jp/007 ... 20601i.jpg

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:31 am
by Starine
tachyon wrote:Let me double-post this pick of Improvise(JPN)[2010 black colt. War Emblem(USA) x Cadenza(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA)] I came across today. This pick was taken as he was working at Miho Training Center last year.
Improvise finished third in a G3 stakes at Nakayama today.
He is a beauty. :D

http://userdisk.webry.biglobe.ne.jp/007 ... 20601i.jpg
Thanks for sharing this; he really is quite striking.

And interestingly when I look at him I see both War Emblem and Sunday Silence.

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:52 am
by Cigar
He is quite striking.

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 4:19 am
by tachyon
tachyon wrote:Rosa Gigantea(JPN), 2011 black colt. Fuji Kiseki(JPN) x Turfrose(GER) by Big Shuffle(USA), won in the G2 Spring Stakes 1800m turf at Nakayama March 23rd 2014 defeating Juvenile champion colt last year Asia Express(USA).
He will be sent off one of the top favorites in the Japanese 2000 Guineas (Satsuki Sho)(G1) next month.
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001142789/
His dam Turfrose(GER) was a G1 winner in Italy.

Image

-- replay of the Spring Stakes (G2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Ds3iEz_EY
1st. #2 Rosa Gigantea(JPN) C3
2nd. #4 Asia Express(USA) C3 Henny Hughes x Running Bobcats
3rd. #10 Clarity City(JPN) C3 King Kamehameha x Taiki Clarity
Rosa Gigantea(JPN) is one of three Kazuo Fujisawa trainees that have been nominated to inaugural runnings of
G1 races on Stars & Stripes Day July 5 at Belmont Park.

After his disappointing tenth finish in the G1 Satsuki Sho, Rosa Gigantea is set to run in the G1 NHK Mile on Sunday.
I hope he will do well this Sunday to stamp himself as a legitimate shipper to the US.

Kazuo Fujisawa trained Casino Drive(USA) some years ago.

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:35 am
by Starine
He's coming to the US? I would think he would do very well here -- aside from Mr Speaker there aren't too many three-year-olds in the turf division that are worth writing home about.

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:41 am
by Izvestia
Starine wrote:He's coming to the US? I would think he would do very well here -- aside from Mr Speaker there aren't too many three-year-olds in the turf division that are worth writing home about.
Global View?

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:11 pm
by Starine
Izvestia wrote:
Starine wrote:He's coming to the US? I would think he would do very well here -- aside from Mr Speaker there aren't too many three-year-olds in the turf division that are worth writing home about.
Global View?
He's all right too. ;)

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 6:12 am
by tachyon
Starine wrote:He's coming to the US? I would think he would do very well here -- aside from Mr Speaker there aren't too many three-year-olds in the turf division that are worth writing home about.
I don't know yet...
Rosa Gigantea finished 4th in the G1 NHK Mile Cup at Tokyo today.

-- to race replay
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=298&start=90#p47936

I guess that Fujisawa really wants to take his horse to the inaugural Belmont Derby. The trainer might always feel that he left something at Belmont Park. Casino Drive scratched from the Belmont Stakes due to injury in 2008.
Rosa Gigantea was rather impressive in his fast closing 4th place finish coming from dead last and very wide off his stumble at the gate. But I'm not sure if his effort today was convincing enough for his owner as well as for NYRA.
First of all, the Belmont Derby is an invitational race.
The horse has to be selected by NYRA to earn his starting gate.
Fujisawa also wants to take Satono Ferrari (C3 by Deep Impact) and Bounce Shasse (F3 by Zenno Rob Roy) to the Belmont Derby and the Belmont Oaks, respectively, if they are selected.

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 3:23 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I watched the NHK Mile last night, and I thought Rosa Gigantea's run was very impressive. He charged from last to come within a head of the winner...the finish had a half-dozen horses in the photo at the finish...so I think his fourth was better than it sounds.
Hopefully, NYRA will want Japanese horses in the field to increase the race's international cred, and the colt, as a Sunday Silence grandson, will give the announcers something to build interest with the audience. Also doesn't hurt that the horse is big and gorgeous.

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:17 pm
by tachyon
It sounds like Fujisawa gave up the idea of sending his horses to the Stars & Stripes Day at Belmont this year.
What a shame. :(
Rosa Gigantea has been sent to the farm to take some rest.

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:40 am
by seekingthegold
I've never seen a black thoroughbred before, I hope he does come here

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 2:10 pm
by Cigar
Has Six Perfections produced any black foals? And didn't Songster get one mare in foal?

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 2:39 am
by Flanders
Cigar wrote:Has Six Perfections produced any black foals? And didn't Songster get one mare in foal?
I can't find a 2013 foal for her, so unless she had one this year, she has not. Planet Five might be black but is registered as dark bay. http://www.touchstonefarm.com.au/stallion.php?id=74

I had heard Songster got one mare in foal but I can't find anything. The Bloodhorse article about him being infertile and returning to racing said "None of the approximate 60 mares Songster covered are in foal."
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... n-training

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:02 pm
by Cigar
Thanks, Flanders.

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:44 am
by tachyon
Robe Tissage(JPN), 2010 black filly. War Emblem(USA) x Petit Noire(JPN) by Singspiel(IRE), wins the G3 Keeneland Cup 1200m turf at Sapporo on August 31st.
She was the champion juvenile filly in 2012.

Image

-- replay
http://web-cache.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/o ... pe=2&thum=
Robe Tissage: #7 horse

http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001126656/

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:09 pm
by ThreeMustangs
Aireofdistinction (Songandaprayer), who won the Open Mind S today at CD, is not registered as black but looks like she could be:

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:49 pm
by BlindLucky
ThreeMustangs wrote:Aireofdistinction (Songandaprayer), who won the Open Mind S today at CD, is not registered as black but looks like she could be:
I noticed this one today, too. I wanted to look him up, but couldn't remember the spelling :D

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:32 pm
by Cigar
Air sure looks black.

I remember one at Indiana Downs who looked black; didn't catch his name but in direct sunlight was jet black with no brown on muzzle. There were no registered blacks running on the card that day.

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:57 am
by Cigar
Gigli, a former Frankel runner, is black. He is now headed for a division of Old Friends called Cabin Creek. Barbara Livingston posted a picture of him on her FB wall.