The rise of Sunday Silence

tachyon
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It looks like Deep Sky(JPN)(Agnes Tachyon) has found his successor, as his 4yo colt Clincher(JPN) scored his first graded victory in the G2 Kyoto Kinen 2200m turf at Kyoto on Feb 11th 2018 beating four G1 winners including the 2017 Derby winner Rey de Oro(JPN)(King Kamehameha).

Deep Sky(JPN), 2005H. Agnes Tachyon(JPN) x Abi(GB) by Chief's Crown(USA), was the winner of the Japanese Derby in 2008.

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replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8sgW5aEncA
Clincher(JPN): 2014C. Deep Sky(JPN) x The Fates(JPN) by Brian's Time(USA) 8-3-1-0
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001184463/

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Deep Sky(JPN): 2005H. Agnes Tachyon(JPN) x Abi(GB) by Chief's Crown(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000891931/
standing at East Stud, Japan
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Ridan_Remembered
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:18 am

Deep Sky is a gorgeous horse. Nice to see a grandson of not only Sunday Silence, but Chief's Crown doing well at stud. Chief's Crown was on his way to an excellent stud career when sadly he died at just 15.
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:49 pm

That's a terrific win over some formidable rivals - the field included Al Ain, Deirdre, Mozu Katchan as well as Rey de Oro. 8-)
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Nonkono Yume(JPN), 2012G. Twining(USA) x Nonko(JPN) by Agnes Tachyon(JPN), won his first G1 title in the February Stakes 1600m dirt at Tokyo on Feb 18th 2018, improving his record to 21-8-4-1.
The gelding became the first G1 winner for the sire Twining(USA) who had died in 2015, as well as for the broodmare sire Agnes Tachyon(JPN) who had died in 2009.

http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001153787/

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHie8R4ps0g
1st 12 Nonkono Yume(JPN) [Twining(USA) x Nonko(JPN) by Agnes Tachyon(JPN)] G6 57 01:36.0
2nd 14 Gold Dream(JPN) [Gold Allure(JPN) x Mon Vert(JPN) by French Deputy(USA)] H5 57 01:36.0 NK
3rd 6 Incantation(JPN) [Sinister Minister(USA) x Original Spin(IRE) by Machiavellian(USA)]H8 57 01:36.1 NK
4th 16 Sunrise Nova(JPN) C4 57 01:36.6 3
5th 13 Let's Go Donki(JPN) M6 55 01:36.7 1/2
6th 9 King's Guard(JPN) H7 57 01:36.7 NS
7th 8 Meisho Sumitomo(JPN) H7 57 01:37.1 2 1/2
8th 5 Sound True(JPN) G8 57 01:37.5 2 1/2
9th 4 Awardee(USA) H8 57 01:37.6 NK
10th 15 Best Warrior(USA) H8 57 01:37.6 NK
11th 2 K T Brave(JPN) H5 57 01:37.7 1/2
12th 10 T M Jinsoku(JPN) H6 57 01:37.9 3/4
13th 3 Nobo Baccara(JPN) H6 57 01:38.3 2 1/2
14th 11 London Town(JPN) H5 57 01:38.5 1 1/2
15th 7 Lalabel(JPN) M6 55 01:38.8 1 3/4
16th 1 Nishiken Mononofu(JPN) H7 57 01:39.0 1 1/4

-- JRA report
http://japanracing.jp/_news2018/pdf/180218.pdf
tachyon
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:45 am

-- from Breederscup.com

Press Release
''Nonkono Yume (JPN) wins the G1 February Stakes and gains first automatic berth for the Breeders Cup Classic''


http://www.breederscup.com/article/nonk ... berth-2018

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That was the first G1 win in nearly 4 years for the veteran jockey Hiroyuki Uchida. :D
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Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:20 am

in Australia;

Brave Smash(JPN), 2013H. Tosen Phantom(JPN) x Tosen Smash(JPN) by Tokai Teio(JPN), won his first G1 title in the Futurity Stakes 1400m turf at Caulfield on Feb 24th 2018. !!! :D :D :D
Tosen Phantom is a son of Neo Universe(JPN).
Japanese imports quinella as Tosen Stardom(JPN), 2011H. Deep Impact(JPN) x Admire Kirameki(JPN) by End Sweep(USA), finished second.
Thanks Craig Williams for the perfect irde, too!!

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-- replay of the G1 Futurity Stakes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClEkoGF7BcI


That's wonderful news for the Neo Universe branch, as Tosen Phantom(JPN)(Neo Universe) became Sunday Silence's 3rd grandson to sire a G1 winner following Victoire Pisa(JPN)(by Neo Universe, sire of Jeweller) and Orfevre(JPN) (by Stay Gold, sire of Lucky Lilac).

And I adore Brave Smash's pedigree, in whch we can find many familiar names that contributed to the Japanese racing in the past.
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First of all, Scarlet Ink(USA) is one of Shadai's greatest foundation broodmares, whom Zenya Yoshida introduced to Japan in 1973.
We can see a 4x4 Northern Taste(CAN), Real Shadai(USA), and Japan's superstar Tokai Teio(JPN) by Symboli Rudolf(JPN) in his 5 generations.
Birthday Rose(JPN) is a 1/2 sister to the stallions Agnes Gold(JPN) and Fusaichi Zenon(JPN), both of whom stood in the states.


Tosen Phantom(JPN): 2007H. Neo Universe(JPN) x Birthday Rose(JPN) by Tony Bin(IRE)
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standing at Arrow 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
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000701577/
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Ridan_Remembered
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Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:05 pm

Great looking stallions. What I especially like about that pedigree is almost completely free of the lines we see so often in the US. I believe it is important to keep the gene pool as broad as possible.
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Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:57 am

Ridan_Remembered wrote:Great looking stallions. What I especially like about that pedigree is almost completely free of the lines we see so often in the US. I believe it is important to keep the gene pool as broad as possible.
It really is a unique pedigree. And I like that the dam side has several names I haven't seen in a while like Symboli Rudolph and his son Tokai Teio, as well as prominent Japanese imports like Real Shadai and Northern Taste.
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Starine wrote:
Ridan_Remembered wrote:Great looking stallions. What I especially like about that pedigree is almost completely free of the lines we see so often in the US. I believe it is important to keep the gene pool as broad as possible.
It really is a unique pedigree. And I like that the dam side has several names I haven't seen in a while like Symboli Rudolph and his son Tokai Teio, as well as prominent Japanese imports like Real Shadai and Northern Taste.

-- from TDN
''Luck On Smash's Side''

Pedigree Notes:

Brave Smash, who has a yearling full-sister waiting in the wings, hails from the extended family of Japanese champion miler and successful sire Daiwa Major (Jpn) (Sunday Silence), who appears under the fourth dam alongside his half-sister, the champion filly and G1 Arima Kinen winner Daiwa Scarlet (Jpn) (Agnes Tachyon {Jpn}).

And, yes!!!! this is the first time Tokai Teio(JPN) made his mark in the G1 race as a broodmare sire.
I'm pretty sure that many old-Japanese-fans are thrilled with Brave Smash's success and now hoping he will be a stallion in Austaralia.
Tokai Teio is remembered as one of the most popular horses of all-time in the Japanese racing history.
The son of Symboli Rudolf(JPN) experienced a lot of setbacks and injuries during his racing career.
But he overcame all those diffiiculties.

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Here below is the video of the 1993 Arima Kinen which is widely known as the ''Tokai Teio's miraculous comeback''.
He won his final race off a 364 days layoff nailing the race-favorite Biwa Hayahide(JPN).

-- replay of the 1993 Arima Kinen (G1) <--- please listen to the roar of 150,000 fans at Nakayama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEVj0CYb9TA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqEI8KPu_Ts

-- chart of the 1993 Arima Kinen (G1)
http://www.jbis.jp/race/result/19931226 ... 1513605161

-- Tokai Teio's race record
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000207623/record/

Tokai Teio(JPN) [1988 - 2013]
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http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000207623/
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Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:41 pm

Wow to those two races you linked the videos for, Tachyon. Spectacular.
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:46 am

Silence is Gold(BRZ), 2014F. Agnes Gold(JPN) x Olympic Firstclass(BRZ) by First American(USA), scored her second G1 victory in the G1 GP Grande Premio Diana at Gavea, Brasil, on March 4th 2018. :D :D

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlADph81f9E
1st. Silence Is Gold (BRZ) by Agnes Gold (Sunday Silence)
2nd. Sea Dream (BRZ) by Drosselmeyer
3rd. Per Piacere(BRZ) by Plenty Of Kicks
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:22 am

Suave Richard(JPN), 2014C. Heart's Cry(JPN) x Pirramimma(USA) by Unbridled's Song(USA), captured his first G1 title in the Osaka Hai 2000m turf at Hanshin on April 1st 2018. :D

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Suave Richard
10-5-3-0
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001190059/


-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRHBT-A1z1c
1st 15 Suave Richard(JPN) [Heart's Cry(JPN) x Pirramimma(USA) by Unbridled's Song(USA)] C4 57 01:58.2
2nd 5 Persian Knight(JPN) [Harbinger(GB) x Orient Charm(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA)] C4 57 01:58.3 3/4
3rd 8 Al Ain(JPN) [Deep Impact(JPN) x Dubai Majesty(USA) by Essence of Dubai(USA)] C4 57 01:58.4 1/2
4th 3 Yamakatsu Ace(JPN) H6 57 01:58.6 1 1/2
5th 1 Mikki Swallow(JPN) C4 57 01:58.7 NK
6th 14 Danburite(JPN) C4 57 01:58.8 3/4
7th 2 Satono Diamond(JPN) H5 57 01:59.2 2 1/2
8th 9 Triomphe(JPN) G4 57 01:59.2 NK
9th 6 Smart Layer(JPN) M8 55 01:59.3 NK
10th 16 Maitres d'Art(JPN) H5 57 01:59.3 NS
11th 12 Yamakatsu Raiden(JPN) H6 57 01:59.5 1 1/4
12th 11 Win Bright(JPN) C4 57 01:59.7 1 1/4
13th 4 Cheval Grand(JPN) H6 57 01:59.7 NS
14th 13 Masahaya Dream(JPN) H6 57 02:00.0 2
15th 10 Satono Noblesse(JPN) H8 57 02:00.1 1/2
16th 7 Gold Actor(JPN) H7 57 02:01.9 DS


Suave Richard became seventh G1 winner for his sire Heart's Cry.

Heart's Cry(JPN)
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standing at Shadai Stallion Station
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Ridan_Remembered
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:53 am

Suave Richard is a handsome fellow, and Heart's Cry is so reminiscent of his sire in that photo. Thanks so much for keeping us updated, Tachyon.
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:09 pm

Suave Richard's dam was really bred for success on dirt tracks. Interesting to see names like Unbridled's Song and General Meeting so close up for a grade I winner on the grass.
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:50 pm

The amount of success Japan has had with what are assumed to be dirt pedigrees makes me wonder if there is such a thing as a just-dirt or just-turf bloodline.
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:19 am

I feel like when you buy the best 'dirt' pedigrees and race the resulting progeny on turf 95% of the time, the cream is going to rise to the top regardless.

I mean, almost all of the top JRA races are on turf, and if your horse has a chance to be competitive in those, why bother trying the dirt (or technically sand).
weeeeeeeee
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:09 pm

I was away for the weekend and didn't see the race, but I see that Gold Actor was last and distanced. tachyon, do you know if he just tired and is okay, or was he injured? :(
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:28 am

Gold Actor and his jockey Hayato Yoshida after the race

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''I'm proud of you, Gold Actor.''

He will be put out to pasture to take a rest.
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:12 pm

Oh good, and thank you for letting us know. He tried to be competitive early and I was worried when he labored so much to finish. Glad he will get a good rest!
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Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:49 am

We all hope that he will be retired to stud right now.
But it's now too late for this breeding season....
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