The rise of Sunday Silence

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What do the Japanese Thoroughbreds Bless Journey, Satono Crown and Yamakatsu Ace have in common? Answer: they are the only runners in Sunday’s 16-strong Arima Kinen - the biggest betting race in the world - that are not grandchildren of Sunday Silence.
Sunday Silence has been either the sire or grandsire of 12 of the last 13 runnings of the Nakayama showpiece. He was the sire of every winner from 2004 to 2007 (Zenno Rob Roy, Heart’s Cry, Deep Impact and Matsurida Gogh). His sons Agnes Tachyon (Daiwa Scarlet, 2008), Stay Gold (Dream Journey 2009, Orfevre 2011 and 2013, Gold Ship 2012), Neo Universe (Victoire Pisa 2010) and Deep Impact (Gentildonna 2014 and Satono Diamond 2016) have been responsible for all the winners since, apart from Gold Actor in 2015.

There’s a pretty strong chance Sunday’s renewal will continue that sequence, with 13 of the 16 runners descending from the son of Halo.
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The impact of Sunday Silence is truly amazing and wonderful, especially in light of the fact that he was not welcome here in the country of his birth. Shows that even the most deeply knowledgeable breeders and bloodstock advisors can be super wrong sometimes. I have the comfort of memories watching him race in California, and only wish that he had not suffered the laminitis that took his life too soon.

Sunday Silence winning the 1989 Kentucky Derby:

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Oju Chosan(JPN), 2011H. Stay Gold(JPN) x Shadow Silhouette(JPN) by Symboli Kris S(USA), accomplished an unprecedented four consecutive J-G1 victories in the Nakayama Daishogai 4100m after a spectacular performance
against archrival Up to Date(JPN) who contributed in the winner’s race-record triumph that shortened the previous
record set by Symboli Montreux(JPN) in 1991 by 1.1 seconds with a fine runner-up performance.

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replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEy4jwpUsAU
1st 7 Oju Chosan(JPN) [Stay Gold(JPN) x Shadow Silhouette(JPN) by Symboli Kris S(USA)] H6 63 04:36.1
2nd 6 Up to Date(JPN) [Kurofune(USA) x Linear Muse(JPN) x Tony Bin(IRE)] H7 63 04:36.2 1月2日
3rd 15 Le Pere Noel(JPN) [Admire Moon(JPN) x Santa Mama(USA) by Lear Fan(USA)] H7 63 04:39.4 DS
4th 4 Thinking Dancer(JPN) C4 63 04:39.5 NK
5th 8 Sanrei Duke(JPN) H9 63 04:39.7 1 1/4
6th 5 T M Opera Don(JPN) H8 63 04:39.7 NS
7th 13 Meiner Fiesta(JPN) H7 63 04:39.8 1/2
8th 14 Crans Montana(JPN) H8 63 04:41.1 8
9th 3 Suzuka Presto(JPN) H5 63 04:41.2 3/4
10th 9 Miyaji Taiga(JPN) H7 63 04:41.4 3/4
11th 10 Yuki Viva Wonder(JPN) G4 63 04:42.5 7
12th 1 Win Yard(JPN) H6 63 04:44.6 DS
13th 2 Biko Pililani(JPN) H7 63 04:44.9 2
14th 11 Samurai Fountain(JPN) C4 63 04:45.0 1/2
15th 12 Classic Mark(JPN) M6 61 04:48.5 DS
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Oh yay he did it!!! I wanted to watch but the Dubai Racing livestream was showing an endurance race, not Japan. :-/ Thanks tachyon!
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Kitasan Black(JPN), 2012H. Black Tide(JPN) x Sugar Heart(JPN) by Sakura Bakushin O(JPN), won the G1 Arima Kinen 2500m turf at Nakayama on Dec 24th 2017 and capped off his stellar career with his seventh G1 title, tying the record of most JRA-G1 wins with Symboli Rudolf(JPN), T.M. Opera O(JPN), Deep Impact(JPN) and Vodka(JPN) while surpassing T.M. Opera O in career earnings with 1,876,843,000 yen.

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m67E3Antj4U
1st 2 Kitasan Black(JPN) [Black Tide(JPN) x Sugar Heart(JPN) by Sakura Bakushin O(JPN)] H5 57 02:33.6
2nd 3 Queens Ring(JPN) [Manhattan Cafe(JPN) x Aqua Ring(JPN) by Anabaa(USA)] M5 55 02:33.8 1 1/2
3rd 10 Cheval Grand(JPN) [Heart's Cry(JPN) x Halwa Sweet(JPN) by Machiavellian(USA)] H5 57 02:33.8 NS
4th 14 Suave Richard(JPN) C3 55 02:33.8 NK
5th 11 Rouge Buck(JPN) M5 55 02:34.0 1 1/4
6th 7 Sciacchetra(JPN) C4 57 02:34.1 3/4
7th 16 Sounds of Earth(JPN) H6 57 02:34.2 NK
8th 8 Rainbow Line(JPN) C4 57 02:34.3 1/2
9th 6 Satono Chronicle(JPN) C3 55 02:34.3 NK
10th 1 Yamakatsu Ace(JPN) H5 57 02:34.4 1/2
11th 13 Mikki Queen(JPN) M5 55 02:34.5 1/2
12th 4 Bless Journey(JPN) C3 55 02:34.6 3/4
13th 12 Satono Crown(JPN) H5 57 02:34.6 NS
14th 5 Tosen Victory(JPN) M5 55 02:34.8 1 1/4
15th 15 Curren Mirotic(JPN) G9 57 02:35.1 1 3/4
16th 9 Sakura Empereur(JPN) H6 57 02:35.5 2 1/2

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He will retire to stud and stand at Shadai Stallion Station beginning next season.

Kitasan Black(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001155349/
20-12-2-4
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Shadai has just set up new photo galeries not only for active stallions but also for successive stallions!!! :D :D :D

https://shadai-ss.com/gallery/

and here's Sunday Silence!

https://shadai-ss.com/gallery/old/sunday-silence/
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tachyon wrote:Shadai has just set up new photo galleries not only for active stallions but also for successive stallions!!! :D :D :D

https://shadai-ss.com/gallery/

and here's Sunday Silence!

https://shadai-ss.com/gallery/old/sunday-silence/
Tachyon, thank you so very much for posting these links. The last day or two I have been exploring the Shadai website. Magnificent. The photos of Sunday are wonderful and a little bittersweet, because he was such a presence, but died too young. But oh what a legacy he has left behind for us to enjoy.

I hate laminitis with a passion because it took the lives of too many horses I dearly loved, Secretariat being top of that list. So I'm comforted by the fact that there have been real strides made in treating the disease, as the cases of Paynter and Lady Eli demonstrated.

Circling back to Shadai for a moment, they have one heck of an impressive roster of stallions headed by Deep Impact. Orfevre is my favorite only because I have always loved beautiful chestnuts, and my goodness is he ever gorgeous. I think he's even better looking now as a filled out stallion.
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:26 pm

Love this photo of Kitasan Black (from https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2017 ... e.view-000):

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Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:18 pm

That's a great photo of KB, ThreeMustangs. Thanks for posting it for us to enjoy.
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He's the complete package, with speed, stamina, incredible physical beauty and apparently a nice temperament. He's everything I can imagine wanting in a stallion.
I've watched him race for a couple of years now, and I've never seen him act up. No antics in the parade ring or rearing/kicking at the gate. He shows energy, but seems to keep it pretty contained.
I can't wait until his first runners hit the track in a few years. :D
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Time Flyer(JPN), 2015C. Heart's Cry(JPN) x Time Traveling(JPN) by Brian's Time(USA), won the newly upgraded G1 Hopeful Stakes 2000m turf at Nakayama on Dec 28th 2017 and improved his record to three wins and two seconds in five career starts.

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSC3ox9GMrQ
1st 7 Time Flyer(JPN) [Heart's Cry(JPN) x Time Traveling(JPN) by Brian's Time(USA)] C2 55 02:01.4
2nd 15 Gendarme(USA) [Kitten's Joy(USA) x Believe(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA)] C2 55 02:01.6 1 1/4
3rd 13 Stay Foolish(JPN) [Stay Gold(JPN) x Kauai Lane(JPN) by King Kamehameha(JPN)] C2 55 02:01.6 NK
4th 9 Sans Rival(JPN) C2 55 02:02.0 2 1/2
5th 17 Nasuno Symphony(JPN) F2 54 02:02.0 NK
6th 10 Lucas(JPN) C2 55 02:02.4 2 1/2
7th 6 My Heartbeat(JPN) C2 55 02:02.7 1 3/4
8th 3 Water Parfait(JPN) C2 55 02:02.9 1 1/4
9th 4 Lord Axis(JPN) C2 55 02:03.1 1 1/4
10th 16 Shaft of Light(JPN) C2 55 02:03.3 1 1/4
11th 1 Lune Rouge(JPN) F2 54 02:03.3 NK
12th 8 Charlemagne(JPN) C2 55 02:03.4 1/2
13th 11 Flatley(JPN) C2 55 02:04.6 7
14th 12 Jun Valerot(JPN) C2 55 02:04.8 1 1/4
15th 2 Tosen Krieger(JPN) C2 55 02:04.8 HD
16th 14 Work and Love(JPN) C2 55 02:05.1 2
5 Trine(JPN) C2 55 FF

-- JRA results
http://japanracing.jp/_news2017/pdf/171228.pdf

Time Flyer(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001204045/
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I watched the race (what a treat to have Japanese racing on a Wednesday night!) and Time Flyer looked good. I was also impressed by the Kitten's Joy colt, Gendarme, who looks to have a bright future as well.
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I wonder if Lucas should have stayed withdrawn as he was initially after his unspecified-but-minor training "incident"... worried about Trine, too, hoping that was just easing and not injury.

Stay Foolish impressed me the most, he's one to watch definitely. 8-)

Time Flyer is a very pretty boy, though. :mrgreen:
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Like many Northern Dancer descendants have a very definite Northern Dancer type, there seems to be a Sunday Silence type in Japan. I like it.
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Ridan_Remembered wrote:Like many Northern Dancer descendants have a very definite Northern Dancer type, there seems to be a Sunday Silence type in Japan. I like it.
Have none of these made their way back to the US?
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Silent Name and Hat Trick, both by Sunday Silence, have stood or are standing in North America. Silent Name is at Adena Springs in Ontario, but I'm having a hard time finding out where Hat Trick is ATM.

ETA: Hat Trick is standing in Brazil for 2018.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/stallion-reg ... -trick-jpn
Not much info there. :(
This stallion has really had his passport stamped a lot. It seems he started in Japan, then stood in Kentucky, shuttled to Australia, then Argentina, now Brazil. I don't know if he was returning to the US after all the shuttling. :?
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Does anyone here know how Yoshida(JPN) is doing?
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Copano Rickey(JPN), 2010H. Gold Allure(JPN) x Copano Nikita(JPN) by Timber Country(USA), made his last start a winning one in the G1 Tokyo Daishoten 3up 2000m dirt at Ohi Racecourse on December 29th 2017.

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-- replay (english) of the G1 Tokyo Daishoten 3up 2000m dirt at Ohi Dec 29th 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM3NXpxxjvE
1 13 Copano Rickey(JPN) [Gold Allure(JPN) x Copano Nikita(JPN) by Timber Country(USA)] H.7 02:04.2
2 3 Sound True(JPN) [French Deputy(USA) x Kyoei Truth(JPN) by Fuji Kiseki(JPN)] G.7 02:04.8
3 12 K T Brave(JPN) [Admire Max(JPN) x K T Laurel(JPN) by Sakura Laurel(JPN)] H.4 02:05.3
4 5 Apollo Kentucky(USA) H.5 02:05.5
5 15 London Town(JPN) H.4 02:05.6
6 1 Mitsuba(JPN) H.5 02:05.8
7 10 Incantation(JPN) H.7 02:05.9
8 8 Higashi Will Win(JPN) C.3 02:06.0
9 2 Turbulence(JPN) H.4 02:06.8
10 4 Sabuno Kurohyo(JPN) H.4 02:07.5
11 7 Baldassare(JPN) H.4 02:08.0
12 16 Sei Falcon(JPN) C.3 02:08.1
13 9 Sand Platina(JPN) H.4 02:08.6
14 6 Cosmo Cut(JPN) H.4 02:09.8
15 11 Shadow Party(IRE) G.8 02:09.9
16 14 Hercules(JPN) H.9 02:11.9

-- chart (JBIS)
http://www.jbis.jp/race/result/20171229/220/10/

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Copano Rickey(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001123166/
33-16-3-3
(including 3 G1 victories and 8 Jpn1 victories!!!)

Happy retiremnt, Copano Rickey.
Hope he will be a flag bearer of the Gold Allure branch at stud!!
Gold Allure(JPN) passed away in February this year.

There are only 3 G1s on the dirt in Japan.
All three races were won by the sons of Gold Allure(JPN) this year.

February Stakes 1600m dirt at Tokyo : Gold Dream(JPN) C4 Gold Allure(JPN) x Mon Vert(JPN) by French Deputy(USA)
Champion Stakes 1800m dirt at Chukyo : Gold Dream(JPN) C4 Gold Allure(JPN) x Mon Vert(JPN) by French Deputy(USA)
Tokyo Daishoten 2000m dirt at Ohi : Copano Rickey(JPN) H7 Gold Allure(JPN) x Copano Nikita(JPN) by Timber Country(USA)
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Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:41 am

Retirement ceremonies for Copano Rickey(JPN)(Gold Allure) and Kitasan Black(JPN)(Black Tide) were held at Kyoto Racecourse on Jan 6th and 7th 2018, respectively.

Thanks champions for the memories!!

-- Copano Ricky, with his owner Sachiaki Kobayashi, trainer Akira Murayama and jockey Yutaka Take, on Jan 5th 2018

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-- Kitasan Balck, with his owner Saburo Kitajima, trainer Hisashi Shimizu and jockey Yutaka Take on Jan 6th 2018

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Interestingly, neither Copano Rickey nor Kitasan Black was ''Shadai horse''. :D
Both champions were bred by Yanagawa Bokujo (Farm), a small or medium and family-run farm at Hidaka District in Hokkaido.

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Congratulations!!!
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Nice photos. Very enjoyable. Kitasan Black has so much presence. I think he will fill out into a gorgeous stallion. And, from the photo of Copano Rickey's last race, he seems to have a low-headed running style that is reminiscent of A. P. Indy's way of going even though Rickey is not related to Indy.
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