tachyon wrote:This might be a must-watch video!!
GLOBAL IMPACT : The Rise Of The Japanese Thoroughbred
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IywC3QwJJukSKY Racing's new feature documentary Global Impact: The Rise of the Japanese Thoroughbred, traces the remarkable 30 year transformation of Japanese racing and breeding from industry outpost to global powerhouse, beginning with the first running of the Japan Cup in 1981. It is the story of a nation's determination to dominate racing at the highest level, of a family's bold ambition to revolutionise breeding and a single stallion's reshaping of an entire industry.
Thank you for posting that image of Sunday's grave (at least I assume that's what it is). Having lived in California at the time, I was privileged to see Sunday race several times and will always be a devoted fan of that horse. It was so disappointing that he was shipped overseas, but now in the fullness of time I'm grateful he went to Japan and was able to become the enormous influence he is today. Sometimes there is justice in this weary world.