Today I would like to introduce you to stallions by Deep Impact in Australia, New Zealand and Chile.
As I wrote before, below is a list of the countries that stallions by Deep Impact are standing in.
1. Sweden: Barocci、Geniale
2. United Kingdom: Study of Man
3. Ireland: Saxon Warrior
4. France: Martinborough
5. Italy: Albert Dock
6. Turkey: Smart Robin
7. South Africa: Danon Platina
8. India: Fiero
9. Australia: Tosen Stardom, Fierce Impact
10. New Zealand: Staphanos
11. Chile: Hiraboku Deep
There was a time when sons of Deep Impact were transferred one after another to Australia.
Not only his children but also some other Japanese horses moved to the country.
Of all of his sons who have moved from Japan to Australia, Tosen Stardom has been the most successful ever.
Born on March 14, 2011
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Admire Kirameki (JPN)
Dam’s sire: End Sweep (USA)
Tosen Stardom moved to Australia after he ran in the Tokyo Shimbun Hai in February 2016.
When he was four years old, he traveled to the country in the spring and ran in two Group 1 races, finishing 2nd and 5th.
Then, he might build a relationship with connections there.
Tosen Stardom had 14 races in Japan and 6 races in Australia (including the races that he ran in when he was based in Japan).
In Japan, he won two Group 3 races, the Kisaragi Sho and the Challenge Cup. But, unfortunately he could not become a Group 1 winner.
He teamed up with Jockey Yutaka Take from his debut and was expected to win Classic races.
Many fans may remember the scene where he hit the inner railing in the home straight in the Derby.
After moving to Australia, there was a time when he couldn’t participate in races for about a year due to physical condition.
However, in the fall of 2017, when he was 6 years old, he finally won two Group 1 races!
He retired in the spring of the following year and became a stallion at the Woodside Park Stud.
You can watch a video of Tosen Stardom who became a stallion on their website.
I had the impression that he was slender when he was active, but he now has a solid body that is typical of stallions.
The video emphasizes the goodness of his body and says that his physique compliments Australian mares superbly.
It adds that he was good at running in firm tracks and his children also seem to have such characteristics.
I heard that Mr. Shimakawa, the initial owner in Japan, and Mr. Yoshida (probably) of Northern Farm, the breeder, were still his shareholders after he became a stallion.
The video says that he has collected the most mares among stallions from Japan in the last three years.
I think the film was taken in 2020 or later.
The video is well organized. There are also many articles on the website, so if you are interested, please take a look.
His stud fee is AUD 12,100.
His first crop will become two years old next year, so they haven’t made their debut yet.
I’d like to expect them to succeed.
*This Section was added on April 23, 2021.
The other day, it was announced that Fierce Impact would retire and became a stallion.
Fierce Impact, who turned seven this year, was initially planned to retire after spending the fall season in Australia as a racehorse.
However, unfortunately, he didn’t seem to be ready to run in races and was decided to retire earlier than planned.
As mentioned in the article below, Fierce Impact has won three GIs.
He was also named the best middle-distance horse for 2019-2020.
Fierce Impact is standing at Leneva Park.
The stud entered the stallion business last year, and currently there is only one other stallion besides him.
His stud fee for 2021 is announced to be A $ 16,500 .
In Victoria, it seems that another leading horse who ran well in mile races will become a stallion.
So, it seems that Fierce Impact will start at a reasonable price.
But the game is yet to come.
The response from breeders there is great.
It also seems that good mares will visit him, so I would like to expect evaluation after the birth of his children.
In addition to them, Real Impact, Mikki Isle, Real Steel and Saxon Warrior visited Australia as shuttle stallions.
Al Ain was also scheduled to go there this year, but it was canceled due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
Saxon Warrior has departed for the country again this year.
Staphanos is standing at stud in New Zealand.
Born on February 13, 2011
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Kokoshnik (JPN)
Dam’s sire: Kurofune (USA)
Staphanos is in the same generation with Tosen Stardom. They are the fourth crop of Deep Impact.
He was a hot topic even before his debut, and I remember I was looking forward to seeing him in his maiden race.
However, he finished fourth then and I was disappointed.
He won in his third race and won the Fuji Stakes (Group 3) at the age of three.
Looking back on his record, there were really many races that he finished second.
He took second place in three Group 1 races including the one in Hong Kong. Twice in other graded races.
Perhaps he got a good response when he first traveled to Hong Kong, he went there five times.
Unfortunately, he was unable to win a Group one race and retired after running in a race in Hong Kong in December 2018.
After retiring, he became a stallion at Novara Park Stud, New Zealand.
They are emphasizing achievements of not only Staphanos himself, but also of Deep Impact at their website.
Many of stallions by Deep Impact overseas did not run in races in their respective countries.
At the stage when their crop has not yet made their debut, “sons of Deep Impact” is probably their best selling point.
His stud fee for 2020 is NZ $ 7,000.
I heard that 108 mares visited him in the first season.
He could collect many mares even though he was not a syndicated stallion.
＊Added on April 25, 2021
According to the Twitter of Novara Park Stud, where Staphanos is standing at, his fee for 2021 remains unchanged at NZ $ 7,000.
でた！First crop wealing・・・ https://t.co/q34QEXqgO5
— スージー@ディープ♥科捜研 (@Susie73629484) April 24, 2021
You’ve got a cool shot, Staphanos. Promotion is also important.
Satono Aladdin also visited the country as a shuttle stallion in 2018 and 2019.
There is Hiraboku Deep in Chile.
Born on April 26, 2010
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Cat Ali (USA)
Dam’s sire: Storm Cat (USA)
Hiraboku Deep is one of the third crop sired by Deep Impact.
He won the Aoba Sho (Group 2) at the age of three.
He also ran in the Derby and Kikuka Sho (Group 1 races), but unfortunately he couldn’t get good results.
After that, he participated in open class races and graded ones, and achieved a record of 24 races for 4 wins.
Then, he retired after running in the race in September 2017.
After retiring, he became a stallion at the Haras Matriarca stud in Chile。
His photo taken after he moved there was posted on Twitter:
Buenas noches chiquillos amantes al #Turf & #Hipica #FelizJueves #23Jul. Aquí estamos trabajando y criando. Hiraboku Deep (Deep Impact (JPN) – Cat Ali por Storm Cat)), semental de lujo de @HarasMatriarca.
Rematamos, el martes, 4 de agosto con el martillo de @fzremates pic.twitter.com/djKIegAfsJ
— Haras Matriarca (@HarasMatriarca) July 23, 2020
The stud seems to be actively disseminating information on Twitter and Youtube.
If you check them, you can get the latest information on him.
His stud fee is 2,000 US dollars.
So far, I have introduced stallions by Deep Impact who are standing at stud in countries outside Japan.
I hear that stallions often move, and the situation will change quickly, such as horses who will retire in the future.
When there are some changes, I would like to make corrections and additions.
As I said before, many of stallions by Deep Impact who are standing in foreign countries now didn’t run in races held there.
Therefore, achievements of their sire, Deep Impact are emphasized at first.
However, if their crop debuts and succeeds, their own achievements will be promoted.
First of all, I hope that they will stay in good health and that they will be loved for a long time at the studs they are in now.