The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

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Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:10 pm

tachyon, do we know where he will be standing at stud? Does his owner have a breeding farm/broodmares or does he race only?
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Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:39 pm

oh hey, twitter answered my question
Anne Eberhardt Keogh‏ @BH_AEberhardt

In his final performance, #KitasanBlack with Yutaka Take becomes Japan’s all-time leading racehorse by earnings as he wins the G1 #ArimaKinen (7th G1 win) at Nakayama Racecourse. Retires to Shadai Stallion Station.
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#NaojiInada photos

and this one is for Ridan... :mrgreen:
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Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:20 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:and this one is for Ridan... :mrgreen:
Wow! Thank you for that photo. "The Black" is one truly stunning horse. He seems to have all the presence, power and fire of his grandsire, Sunday Silence. I wish him and his human family all the best as "The Black" begins his stud career.

I used Google translator, hope this is right: 黒い
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Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:26 pm

Ah I *did* miss a song when the Dubai Racing feed cut out during the post-race ceremonies.
Kate Hunter @KeibaKate
9h 9 hours ago

How many owners compose and sing a song in honor of their racehorses? Mr. Kitajima, a famous singer in Japan, serenaded his beloved Kitasan Black at Nakayama this evening after he won the G1 Arima Kinen. “Kitasan Black, Arigatou”
https://www.facebook.com/pkmshiu/posts/ ... 4129191494
CUTENESS WARNING: THERE ARE FOAL PHOTOS IN THE VID. FOAL. PHOTOS. :!: :!: :!:
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Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:28 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:Kitasan Black gets a huuuuuge ovation as he comes onto the turf course and starts his warmup.

ETA: He keeps stopping in the walking ring to stare at the crowd. Can't blame him, the place is packed!
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This is what I meant. I guess he knew. <3
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Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:16 pm

Mr. Kitajima's tribute to Kitasan Black is very, very touching. It's wonderful to know that the horse is so loved.
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Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:29 pm

Have to tip my hat to Kitasan Black, who always seems to fire.

Nice effort for second by the mare Queen's Ring. Her connections must be thrilled. Wonder if she will stay in training or head off to be a broodmare.
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Starine wrote:Nice effort for second by the mare Queen's Ring. Her connections must be thrilled. Wonder if she will stay in training or head off to be a broodmare.
That was her swan song.
The 2016 QE2 Cup winner will be a broodmare at Shadai Farm where she was born.

Queens Ring(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001156107/
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:47 pm

tachyon do you know if Rouge Buck, Reine Minoru & Mikki Queen will race next year, or are they too being retired?
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Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:57 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:tachyon do you know if Rouge Buck, Reine Minoru & Mikki Queen will race next year, or are they too being retired?
Reine Minoru will remain in training.
I don't know about Mikki Queen.
Rouge Buck will be retired by the end of March to be a broodmare. I don't know if she has already run her last race.
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Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:33 pm

Very, very happy Kitasan Black won! Loved the reaction of the crowd too :D
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Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:34 am

tachyon wrote:
lurkey mclurker wrote:tachyon do you know if Rouge Buck, Reine Minoru & Mikki Queen will race next year, or are they too being retired?
Reine Minoru will remain in training.
I don't know about Mikki Queen.
Rouge Buck will be retired by the end of March to be a broodmare. I don't know if she has already run her last race.
Rouge Buck(JPN), 2012M. Manhattan Cafe(JPN) x Ginger Punch(USA), has officially been retired from racing.
It was a big shame that she could not get to a G1 victory, while she credited four graded wins beating the boys each time.
She was such a popular filly.
And we all hope that she will be a G1 producer in her long career as a broodmare.

-- replay of the 2016 Mainichi Okan (G2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nia9LAJxelE
Rouge Buck: #10 horse

-- Rouge Buck(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001156915/
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Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:52 pm

She always gave her best, a very game filly. Do you know who they will send her to, tachyon?
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Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:26 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:She always gave her best, a very game filly. Do you know who they will send her to, tachyon?
I was wondering the same thing.

As Rouge Buck is a Northern Farm's mare, she will be bred to one of the Shadai Stallions (unless she is sent to overseas).
King Kamehameha has to be the logical choice.
But she has a lot of options at Shadai ... Lord Kanloa, Harbinger, Maurice, Duramente......

Who do you like???
https://shadai-ss.com/stallion/

King Kamehameha(JPN) x Rouge Buck(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/topics/simulation/re ... ?x=44&y=19

Maurice(JPN) x Rouge Buck(JPN) ----- inbred to Sunday Silence M3 x S4
http://www.jbis.jp/topics/simulation/re ... ?x=50&y=13
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Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:38 pm

Wow would that be hard to decide, too many fabulous choices! :lol:

But hmm, yes I would lean toward King Kamehameha, Lord Kanaloa or maybe Heart's Cry? or would that be too inbred to Sunday Silence? Or Harbinger, he's been doing well with his runners too.
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Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:47 pm

I'd put my money on King Kamehameha, given that he's not getting any younger.

But I also wonder who Queens Ring will go to.
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