Continuing from the previous article, I would like to introduce children of Deep Impact who won the world’s GI and graded races today.
Countries and places where children of Deep Impact won graded races
First, I will show you a list of countries where his children have won graded races.
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong
As I said last time, in short, they are the places where big races overseas are held.
Children of Deep Impact who won big races overseas
The following is a list of children of Deep Impact who have won the world’s GI and graded races as of May 13, 2021.
As of May 13, 2021
22 children of Deep Impact won GI and graded races overseas
3 GI winners
Study of Man, Beauty Parlour, Fancy Blue
Two winners in a graded race
10 GI winners
Vivlos, A Shin Hikari, Glory Vase, Saxon Warrior
Gentildonna, Tosen Stardom, Fierce Impact
Real Impact, Real Steel, Loves Only You
7 winners in graded races
Akihiro (renamed Stimulation), Aquamarine, Kizuna, Geniale, Savarin, Makahiki, Snowfall
This time, I would like to introduce Japanese horses who have run in races overseas mainly.
First of all, from GI horses.
Japanese horses that have run in foreign countries mainly
The mark 👑 in front of names shows that the horses are winners of GⅠ races overseas.
👑 Saxon Warrior (JPN)
Races he won: 2000 Guineas 2018 (GⅠ) in the U.K.
Racing Post Trophy Stakes 2017 (GⅠ) in England, Juddmonte Beresford Stakes 2017 (GⅡ）in Ireland
Saxon Warrior is also one of the horses that has raised Deep Impact in the esteem of the world.
Like Fancy Blue, he is a horse produced by Coolmore, one of the world’s leading thoroughbred business groups.
He was born in Northern Farm in Abira-cho, Hokkaido and moved to Ireland later.
Children of Deep Impact had a good track record in France, but I think it was significant that he won big races in England as well.
And it was a Classic race.
After winning the 2000 Guineas, he ran in big races in England and Ireland.
He couldn’t win, but I think he was excellent because he finished in top places.
After the 2000 Guineas, he ran in middle-distance races of 2,000m to 2,400m.
However, looking at the results, a one mile race may have been more suitable for him.
Trainer Aidan O’Brien also said that when Saxon Warrior retired.
Saxon Warrior was forced to retire at the age of three in 2018 due to a leg problem.
After retiring, he became a stallion at the Coolmore Stud.
His first crop has been listed on sales in various places, and they have received high evaluations.
From now on, I hope that he will raise his sire’s reputation as a stallion.
👑 Fierce Impact (JPN)
Races he won: Makybe Diva Stakes 2020 (GⅠ)
Toorak Handicap 2019 (GⅠ) and Kennedy Cantala 2019 (GⅠ)
Summer Cup 2018
This is the first time I’ve covered him in this blog, so I’ll write his profile.
March 6, 2014
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Keiai Gerbera (JPN)
Dam’s sire: Smarty Jones (USA)
Owners: Seymour Bloodstock, Denns Racing Et Al
Trainer: Matthew A Smith
Record as of December 28, 2020 (including races in England)
29 starts for 6 wins
Fierce Impact is a full brother to Keiai Nautique, who won the NHK Mile Cup, and Keiai Shelby, who won his maiden two days ago.
↓ Do they resemble each other?
Fierce Impact、こんな顔をしているんだ😊 元気でいるかな。 https://t.co/zuzedr3jMY
— スージー@ディープ♥科捜研 (@Susie73629484) December 18, 2020
— 東スポ競馬 (@tospo_keiba) November 18, 2020
There is another full brother to them. He was born in 2019 and has not made his debut yet.
Fierce Impact made his debut in England.
After winning his maiden, he couldn’t win and moved to Australia.
I think it was good for him to move to the country.
At the age of four, he won a GIII race and two GI races in the following year.
In recognition of this achievement, along with Legal Power, he was commended as the best middle-distance horse of the 2019/2020 season.
He became 6 years old this year and won another GI race, the Makybe Diva Stakes.
He has well for a long time.
Looking at his success in Australia, I think it might be too early that his initial owner in England sold him at the age of 3.
He could not possibly win then just because he had not grown enough.
Fierce Impact continues to be active as a racehorse.
However, I think he will retire in the not too distant time and become a stallion.
I hope he will stay healthy and continue to do his best.
*Added on April 23, 2021
The other day, it was announced that Fierce Impact retired and became a stallion.
Click here for details.
Stimulation (JPN) (Former name: Akihiro)
Race he won: Prix des Chenes 2016 (GⅢ) in France
Born on February 21, 2014
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Baahama (IRE)
Dam’s sire: Anabaa (USA)
Owner: Exors Of The Estate Of The Late Hui Sai Fun
Trainer: A S Cruz
Record as of December 28, 2020 (including races in France)
34 starts for 4 wins
Stimulation is a full brother to Bartaba who I introduced last time.
He made his debut in France and achieved a record of 6 starts and 3 wins, including a graded race, the Prix des Chenes.
After that, he was sold to a horse owner in Hong Kong, changed his name from Akihiro to Stimulation, and is running there.
香港、Stimulation (改名前 Akihiro) 2着だったのかな。元気そうだけど。 https://t.co/oXtnGFYBUK
— スージー@ディープ♥科捜研 (@Susie73629484) December 26, 2020
Since moving to Hong Kong, he ran in 28 races, 1 win and 2nd place in two races.
To be honest, I wonder if his record was better when he was in France.
Even so, in a race two days ago, he was ridden by Jockey Soumillon and was in second place.
He is 6 years old now, but I hope he will continue to do his best.
Race she won: Prix Allez France 2012 (GⅢ)
Born on March 26, 2008
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Angelita (IRE)
Dam’s sire: Alzao (USA)
Owner: Ecurie Wildenstein
Trainer: M Delzangles
Lifetime record: 10 starts for 3 wins
As I wrote in the following article on Beauty Parlour, her owner is the Wildenstein family.
The owners also had Barocci and Beauty Parlour, the full brother and sister.
Aquamarine is in the same generation with Barocci, and is among the first crop of Deep Impact.
She made her debut in June when she was three years old, and at the age of four she won the Prix Allez France (GIII).
An article written by horse racing writer Satoshi Hiramatsu mentioned Aquamarine.
He said that Jockey Yutaka Take was watching the race where Aquamarine won his second victory at the age of three.
Watching the race, the jockey said,
“Deep Impact is really outstanding.
If his children inherit that blood, I think there will be the ones who can win in races all over the world.”
Furthermore, He said to the writer, who was concerned about their suitability for heavy turf in Europe:
“If we run with athletes who are at the level of going to the Olympics, we can’t compete even on concrete or on sandy beaches, not on the stadium.
I think that’s what it is. If there is an overwhelming level difference, you can run wherever you go.
I think Deep Impact is a horse who makes us feel that possibility. “
The correctness of the word was proved by the success of his children later.
Aquamarine retired at the age of four and became a broodmare.
So far, she has given birth to three horses.
All Rumours by Shamardal who became 4 years old this year has won three wins.
Ultramarine by Siyouni, a three-years-old filly has two wins.
I wonder if Aquamarine is in France now.
I hope that she will stay healthy and continue to send out good children.
Races she won: Prix d’Aumale 2019 (GⅢ) in France
Born on February 16, 2017
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Sarafina (FR)
Dam’s sire: Refuse to bend (IRE)
Owner: Masaaki Matsushima
Trainer: A Fabre
Lifetime record: 4 starts for 2 wins
Her dam, Sarafina, is a famous mare who won three GIs (the Prix Saint-Alary, the Prix de Diane and the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud).
After retiring, she came to Japan and became a broodmare.
Savarin has full brothers, Geniale and Go Timing.
She made his debut at the age of two and won the GIII Prix d’Aumale in her second race.
In the next race, Jockey Yutaka Take rode her and participated in the Prix Marcel Boussac (GⅠ). Unfortunately she finished in 7th place.
The owner is Masaaki Matsushima, who is familiar with the name of Kiefers.
According to their website, Savarin is a horse co-owned by Teruya Yoshida, a representative of Shadai Farm.
Unfortunately, it seemed to be decided that she would retire at the age of three.
She will visit Le Havre in the first year as a broodmare. Does it mean she will stay in France?
It was a short time that she ran as a racehorse.
However, since she is a horse with a good pedigree, I would like to expect her to succeed as a dam.
＊This section was added on May 14, 2021.
Another winner in a group race was born.
Musidora Stakes (GⅢ) was held at York Racecourse in England on May 12th.
Snowfall by Deep Impact has won the race!
SNOWFALL storms home for a wide margin victory in the Group 3 @Tattersalls1766 Musidora Stakes ❄️
— York Racecourse (@yorkracecourse) May 12, 2021
This is the first time to introduce her on this blog, so I will write her profile.
Race she won: Musidora Stakes 2021 (GⅢ) in the U.K.
Born on February 9, 2018
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Best In the World (IRE)
Dam’s sire: Galileo (IRE)
Owner: Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor
Trainer: Aidan P O’Brien
Lifetime record as of May 14, 2021: 8 starts for 2 wins
Her dam, Best In the World is a mare by Galileo.
Harajuku who recently won a graded race and is expected to run well in Classic races like Snowfall also has Galileo as her dam’s sire.
Does it mean that Galileo’s blood is indispensable to succeed in European classic races?
The dam’s sire of Saxon Warrior was also Galileo.
The full sister of Snowfall’s dam is Found.
Found is one year older than the dam and a famous mare who won the 2016 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Makahiki traveled from Japan and participated in the race then.
Snowfall debuted at the age of two and won her third race.
He then ran in four graded races, but couldn’t make it to the top.
What’s more, in her last race at the age of two, the Fillies’ Mile (GI), she was mistaken for a filly belonging to the same stable, Mother Earth.
They were wearing wrong saddlecloths.
Mother Earth actually finished third and Snowfall was 8th.
However, it was thought that Snowfall was third right after the race.
It seems that it was a mistake made because the stable staff who usually accompanies could not do so.
It was due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
Trainer O’Brien paid a fine after the race.
Most of the races in which Snowfall ran at the age of 2 were 1400m.
So, I think the distance was too short for her.
Looking at her dam’s race record, she only ran races over 1600m.
She won a 2400m GⅢ race at the age of three.
When I learned that Snowfall was going to run in a 2100m race, I was hoping that she would get better results than ever before.
Then she won the race! I was very happy.
🤩 Snowfall, winner of the Gr.3 Tattersalls Musidora. pic.twitter.com/bQgfChplHg
— Tattersalls (@Tattersalls1766) May 12, 2021
From now on, she will run in Oaks races in England and Ireland.
I look forward to her success in Classic races with Harajuku in France.
＊Added on June 20, 2021
Snowfall won an overwhelming victory in the British Oaks held on June 4th!
Click here for details.
Looking at the horses I introduced, I’m glad that there are quite a few horses whose brothers and sisters also succeeded.
Next time, I will introduce the horses that ran in Japan mainly and have won overseas races.