Forty Niner

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Diver52
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:18 pm

Love seeing this. Thanks.
I ran marathons. I saw the Taj Mahal by Moonlight. I drove Highway 1 in a convertible. I petted Zenyatta.
tachyon
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:18 am

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/
tachyon
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Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:39 am

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
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