The rise of Sunday Silence

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Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:47 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:50 pm
(LOL if you're talking about the photo in the post, it's her sire Heart's Cry, not Lys Gracieux :lol: )
LOL; I didn't even notice the junk. How embarrassing! :lol:
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Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:41 am

Starine wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:47 pm
lurkey mclurker wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:50 pm
(LOL if you're talking about the photo in the post, it's her sire Heart's Cry, not Lys Gracieux :lol: )
LOL; I didn't even notice the junk. How embarrassing! :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Can't blame you, they look almost perfectly the same! :D
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Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:16 pm

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 trainer Yoshito Yahagi this year.

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjrk5vaVr0M
1st. Contrail(JPN) C2. Deep Impact(JPN) x Rhodochrosite(USA) by Unbridled's Song(USA)
2nd. Weltreisende(JPN) C2. Dream Journey(JPN) x Mandela8GER) by Acatenango(GER)
3rd. Wakea(JPN) C2. Heart's Cry(JPN) x Cherry Collect(IRE) by Oratorio(IRE)

Contrail(JPN)
3-3-0-0
https://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001237042/

-- JRA result
''Contrail Wins Effortlessly in Hopeful Stakes''
http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/191228.html
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:01 am

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!

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1aI-i9lXD0
1st. (#9) Omega Perfume(JPN) C4. Swept Overboard(USA) x Omega Fragrance(JPN) by Gold Allure(JPN)
2nd. (#10) Nonkono Yume(JPN) G7. Twining(USA) x Nonko(JPN) by Agnes Tachyon(JPN)
3rd. (#5) Mogiana Flavor(JPN) C4. Battle Plan(USA) x Nasuken Iris(JPN) by French Deputy(USA)


-- chart
http://japanracing.jp/_info/2019graded/191229.pdf

Omega Perfume(JPN)
https://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001206059/
15-7-3-2
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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
"It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway', but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies."
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Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:25 pm

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.
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:41 pm

I missed the memo on Kurofune -- has he been pensioned?
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:46 pm

Starine wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:41 pm
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:
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But even the Japanese industry may be approaching a tipping point, as we were reminded when the all-conquering Shadai Farm announced its fees for 2020. The list contained no fewer than 29 stallions but Shadai will have to cope without its major stars Deep Impact and King Kamehameha, both of whom died during 2019.

Also absent from the list is the veteran Kurofune, who ranked among the top ten stallions for an impressive sequence of 12 years.
.......

Here you may find Shadai's official stallion fee lists below:

-- for 2019
https://shadai-ss.com/cms/wp-content/up ... on2019.pdf

-- for 2020
https://shadai-ss.com/cms/wp-content/up ... 0_1220.pdf

Kurofune had been quoted as ''private'' for 2019 season,
But his name disappeared from the list for 2020 season.


Also, Akihiro Shimada, a reputable writer, reported on Kufofune's status for netkeba.com after his visit to Shadai Stallion Station two months ago as follows:

-- from netkeiba.com
https://news.netkeiba.com/?pid=column_view&cid=45098
Kurofune didn't cover any mare this year due to deterioration of liver function. It looks like he is close to retirement.
(translated by tachyon)
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:38 am

Hey Tachyon, does Lex Stud have a website of any form? I'd like to look at all their studs.
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:17 pm

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Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:38 am
Hey Tachyon, does Lex Stud have a website of any form? I'd like to look at all their studs.
I'm not Tachyon but Lex Stud does have stallion videos on the JHRA webpage and it appears to be up to date to at least 2019.

https://www.jrha.or.jp/stallion/horse/? ... ach_Patrol

Edit to add:
Here is their actual webpage but the stallion page isn't up yet. It says "Our stallion page is under renewal for the 2020 version. Please wait a little longer until release."

https://stud.lex-inc.com/stallions_top
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:24 pm

Oh, my poor Kurofune. Thanks for the update, Tachyon. I hope he is at least comfortable.
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:19 pm

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.

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-- replay of the 1996 Kikuka Sho (Japanese St Leger) (G1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdN9UXAbC30
1st. Dance in the Dark(JPN) (Sunday Silence)
2nd. Royal Touch(JPN) (Sunday Silence)
3rd. Fusaichi Concorde(JPN) (Caerleon)

-- chart
https://www.jbis.jp/race/result/1996110 ... 1577878652
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Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:17 am

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 Kikuka Sho winners Delta Blues(JPN)[o/o Dixie Splash(USA) by Dixieland Band(USA)] in 2004 and Three Rolls(JPN)[o/o Three Roman(JPN) by Brian's Time(USA)] in 2009. Delta Blues went on to win the G1 Melbourne Cup in Australia in 2006.
Dance in the Dark was also represented by the Yasuda Kinen winner Tsurumaru Boy(JPN)[o/o Tsurumaru Girl(JPN) by Soccer Boy(JPN)] at a mile in 2004.
He was an excellent broodmare sire who can add stamina influence, too.

-- replay of 2006 Melbourne Cup (G1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWrL6C5kfZU

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1st. Delta Blues(JPN) (Dance In the Dark)
2nd. Pop Rock(JPN) (Helissio x Pops by Sunday Silence)


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There have been 27 Sunday Silence sons who sired one or more G1 winners worldwide to date:

1. Dance in the Dark(JPN) 1993 Sunday Silence(USA) x Dancing Key(USA) by Nijinsky(CAN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000274883/

2. Tayasu Tsuyoshi(JPN) 1992 Sunday Silence(USA) x Magaro(USA) by Caro(IRE)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000262437/

3. Bubble Gum Fellow(JPN) 1993 Sunday Silence(USA) x Bubble Company(FR) by Lyphard(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000274914/

4. Special Week(JPN) 1995 Sunday Silence(USA) x Campaign Girl(JPN) by Maruzensky(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000293624/

5. Fuji Kiseki(JPN) 1992 Sunday Silence(USA) x Millracer(USA) by Le Fabuleux(FR)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000262443/

6. Admire Vega(JPN) 1996 Sunday Silence(USA) x Vega(JPN) by Tony Bin(IRE)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000309184/

7. Agnes Tachyon(JPN) 1998 Sunday Silence(USA) x Agnes Flora(JPN) by Royal Ski(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000324933/

8. Stay Gold(JPN) 1994 Sunday Silence(USA) x Golden Sash(JPN) by Dictus(FR)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000286968/

9. Genuine(JPN) 1992 Sunday Silence(USA) x Croupier Lady(USA) by What Luck(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000262275/

10. Divine Light(JPN) 1995 Sunday Silence(USA) x Meld Sport(JPN) by Northern Taste(CAN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000298477/

11. Any Given Sunday(AUS) 1999 Sunday Silence(USA) x Tamari(USA) by Nureyev(USA)
http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/stalli ... _id=690977

12. Neo Universe(JPN) 2000 Sunday Silence(USA) x Pointed Path(GB) by Kris(GB)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000701577/

13. Manhattan Café(JPN) 1998 Sunday Silence(USA) x Subtle Change(IRE) by Law Society(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000324971/

14. Gold Allure(JPN) 1999 Sunday Silence(USA) x Nikiya(USA) by Nureyev(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000619768/

15. Zenno Rob Roy(JPN) 2000 Sunday Silence(USA) x Roamin Rachel(USA) by Mining(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000701668/

16. Deep Impact(JPN) 2002 Sunday Silence(USA) x Wind in Her Hair(IRE) by Alzao(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000742976/

17. Durandal(JPN) 1999 Sunday Silence(USA) x Sawayaka Princess(JPN) by Northern Taste(CAN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000619835/

18. Hat Trick(JPN) 2001 Sunday Silence(USA) x Tricky Code(USA) by Lost Code(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000726914/
http://www.bloodhorse.com/stallion-regi ... -trick-jpn

19. Miscast(JPN) 1998 Sunday Silence(USA) x North Flight(JPN) by Tony Bin(IRE)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000326916/

20. Daiwa Major(JPN) 2001 Sunday Silence(USA) x Scarlet Bouquet(JPN) by Norhtern Taste(CAN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000725485/

21. Agnes Gold(JPN) 1998 Sunday Silence(USA) x Elizabeth Rose(JPN) by Norhtern Taste(CAN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000324947/

22. Suzuka Phoenix(JPN) 2002 Sunday Silence(USA) x Rose of Suzuka(IRE) by Fairy King(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000739144/

23. Suzuka Mambo(JPN) 2001 Sunday Silence(USA) x Spring Mambo(GB) by Kingmambo(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000725727/

24. Heart's Cry(JPN) 2001 Sunday Silence(USA) x Irish Dance(JPN) by Tony Bin(IRE)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000722158/

25. Orewa Matteruze(JPN) 2000 Sunday Silence(USA) x Curly Angel(JPN) by Judge Angelucci(USA)
https://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000701701/

26. Silent Name(JPN) 2002 Sunday Silence(USA) x Danzigway(USA) by Danehill(USA)
https://www.bloodhorse.com/stallion-reg ... t-name-jpn

27. Keep the Faith(AUS) 2000 Sunday Silence(USA) x Duelling Girl(USA) by Dayjur(USA)
https://www.breednet.com.au/sire/keep-the-faith
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Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:00 am

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 Gracieux received 271 votes out of 274.

Sire : Heart's Cry(JPN)
Dam (Sire of Dam) : Liliside(FR) (American Post(GB))
Owner : Carrot Farm
Trainer : Yoshito Yahagi
Jockey : Damian Lane
Breeder : Northern Farm
Wins / Starts in 2019 : 3 / 5 (Overseas 1 / 2)
Earnings in 2019 : 747,663,900 Yen (Overseas 266,435,900 Yen)
Principal Wins in 2019 : Takarazuka Kinen (G1), Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix) (G1), Cox Plate (Australia, G1)

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-- Divisional JRA Award winners:

2yo Colt : Contrail(JPN) (Deep Impact)
2yo Filly : Resistencia(JPN) (Daiwa Major)
3yo Colt : Saturnalia(JPN) (Lord Kanaloa x Cesario by Special Week)
3yo Filly : Gran Alegria(JPN) (Deep Impact)
Older Colt or Horse : Win Bright(JPN) (Stay Gold)
Older Filly or Mare : Lys Gracieux(JPN) (Heart's Cry)
Sprinter or Miler : Indy Champ(JPN) (Stay Gold)
Dirt : Chrysoberyl(JPN) (Gold Allure)
Steeplechase : Shingun Michael(JPN) (Shingun Opera)

''Winners of the 2019 JRA Awards announced''
http://japanracing.jp/_news2020/200108.html
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Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:37 am

tachyon wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:00 am

-- 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 alive, along with Gold Ship, Orfevre, Rainbow Line, et al.
Stay Foolish and Etario could still end up as stallions as well.
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:58 am

hadrianmarcus wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:37 am
tachyon wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:00 am

-- 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 alive, along with Gold Ship, Orfevre, Rainbow Line, et al.
Stay Foolish and Etario could still end up as stallions as well.
Yeah I guess so. :D
Both Stay Foolish and Etario are 5yos who have not won at highest levels.
But they may even end up champions before retiring to stud.
Stay Gold sons can only get better with age. ;)
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:44 pm

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.
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:13 pm

Mylute wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:44 pm
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 with all the nice stallions they are importing. I wouldn't mind Bricks and Mortar or California Chrome being their next Sunday Silence ;)
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Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:17 pm

Palace Malice wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:13 pm
Mylute wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:44 pm
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 with all the nice stallions they are importing. I wouldn't mind Bricks and Mortar or California Chrome being their next Sunday Silence ;)
Me neither. ;)
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Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:40 pm

tachyon wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:50 am
tachyon wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 11:37 am
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.

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tykrZ3i6km4
Ivar(BRZ) scored his 2nd G1 victory easily in the Gran Premio Estrellas Juvenile 1600 dirt at Palermo, Argentina, on June 29th 2019, remaining unbeaten 3 for 3 and showing his versatility! :D :D :D
Has Agnes Gold(JPN)(Sunday Silence) finally sired a real deal?

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7TOlXA0Yk0
Ivar(BRZ)(Agnes Gold), the champion juvenile colt 2019 in Argentina, is now preparing for his debut in the US. :D
He posted his first official workout at the Thoroughbred Center on Wednesday.

-- equibase IVAR(BRZ)
https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Resul ... y=T&rbt=TB

-- Turf Diario
https://twitter.com/TurfDiario/status/1 ... 3068852224
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