Today, I would like to introduce children of Deep Impact who have won major races overseas including Group 1’s .
I will focus on graded races because there are too many.
In this blog, I write memories of Deep Impact and his children.
It seems that visitors to this site are interested in the achievements overseas, probably because they are familiar with their activities in Japan.
I hope you enjoy reading this article as well!
Countries and places where children of Deep Impact won graded races
First of all, I would like to introduce the countries and places where his children have won graded races so far.
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong
- United States
I wonder if I needed to write this list💦, but in short, they are the places where internationally renowned races are held.
Personally, I’m sorry that they haven’t won a graded race in the United States.
Will they be able to win a big race there with only a few generations left?←Loves Only You won the BC Filly & Mare Turf held on November 6, 2021
Children of Deep Impact who won big races overseas
From here, I will introduce children of Deep Impact who won major races in the world.
I will describe foreign horses and Japanese horses separately.
You may be suprised to know that a horse was actually born in Japan.
I was also researching and thought, “what? Was that so?” several times.
First of all, I will show you the list.
Please note that the list is just the results of overseas races.
For example, Kizuna is of course a GI horse.
However, since he did not win an GI race overseas, he is called a “winner of a graded race” here.
The horses are arranged in the order of Aiueo, Japanese alphabetical order.
As of September 18, 2022
26 children of Deep Impact won GI and graded races overseas
4 GI winners
Study of Man, Beauty Parlour, Fancy Blue, Profondo
3 winners in a graded race
Bartaba, Harajuku, Auguste Rodin
13 GI winners
Vivlos, A Shin Hikari, Glory Vase, Saxon Warrior
Gentildonna, Tosen Stardom, Fierce Impact
Real Impact, Real Steel, Loves Only You
Snowfall, Shahryar, Glint Of Hope
6 winners in graded races
Akihiro (renamed Stimulation), Aquamarine, Kizuna, Geniale, Savarin, Makahiki
Now, let me introduce you to foreign horses.
The mark 👑 in front of names shows that the horses are winners of GⅠ races overseas.
👑 Beauty Parlour (GB)
Races she won: Poule d’Essai des Pouliches 2012 （GⅠ）in France
Prix de la Grotte (GⅢ）
Beauty parlour is one of the second crop sired by Deep Impact.
The achievements of this horse are indispensable when talking about the success of Deep Impact as a stallion.
Later, mares owned by well-known foreign breeders were sent to Japan for mating with him.
She was the trigger for this move.
Thanks to her early victory in the French Classic race, the excellence of Deep Impact as a sire was conveyed to foreign people.
By the way, Poule d’Essai des Pouliches is a 1,600m race and is also called the French 1000 Guineas.
It is a race that corresponds to the Oka Sho in Japan.
For more information on Beauty parlour, please see the following page.
👑 Study of Man (IRE)
Races he won: Prix du Jockey Club 2018 (GⅠ) in France
Prix Greffulhe (GⅡ)
The Prix du Jockey Club in France is a race sometimes called the French Derby.
Study of Man won the race in 2018.
In 2018, Wagnerian won the Japanese Derby and Saxon Warrior, the 2000 Guineas in the United Kingdom.
I remember I was very excited at their victories in Classic races for colts in the three countries.
Study of Man is a horse produced by the Niarchos family, a leading European owner.
Their mare called Second Happiness who was in Japan went to Deep Impact and he was born.
The pedigree of dam’s sire being Storm Cat and granddam being Miesque is the same as Real Steel, which will be introduced later.
He retired in 2019 and became a stallion at the Lanwades Stud, England.
This article also writes about him.
👑 Fancy Blue (IRE)
Races she won: Prix de Diane 2020 (GⅠ) in France
Nassau Stakes (GI) in Britain
When I try to write about Fancy Blue, I still feel sorry for her.
She was forced to retire at the age of three due to an injury during training after running in six races.
She achieved outstanding results of 4 wins, a second place and a third place.
A filly by Deep Impact that achieves such results in major races in Europe are really valuable, as the number of his children there is small.
Fancy Blue is a horse produced by Coolmore, one of the world’s leading thoroughbred business groups.
They sent their mare, Chenchikova to Japan to mate with Deep Impact.
Naohiro Goda explained about the dam of Fancy Blue in a broadcast program on the Green Channel.
I forgot whether it was in a program reporting the Nassau Stakes or the France Oaks.
I heard that Chenchikova stayed in Japan for only about half a year.
Does it mean that she returned to Ireland as soon as she became able to move after she visited Deep Impact and her conception was confirmed?
It was Fancy Blue who Chenchikova gave birth to after her returning to the country.
The Prix de Diane is also known as the French Oaks.
Beauty Parlour ran in the race in 2012 and was unfortunately in second place, so I was very happy when Fancy Blue won.
After the Prix de Diane, she ran in the Nassau Stakes that was open to filles and mares only.
This is not a race that only fillies participate in, but the one in which older horses also run.
Deirdre, a Japanese horse who had been staying in Europe for a long time, and Magic Wand, who ran in races around the world, also participated in the race.
There were strong opponents, but Fancy Blue made the best use of the difference in weight and finished in first place.
I was really impressed!
However, it was regrettably decided that she would retire after finishing third in the next race, the Matron Stakes💧.
It was at least lucky that her injury was not life-threatening. I have no choice but to look forward to the success of her children.
Race she won: Prix Belle de Nuit 2018 (GⅢ) in France
This is the first time I’ve covered her in this blog, so I’ll write her profile.
Born on February 24, 2015
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Baahama (IRE)
Dam’s sire: Anabaa (USA)
Owner: Wertheimer & Frere Trainer: André Fabre
Lifetime record: 12 starts for 4 wins
The Prix Belle de Nuit is a 1 mile 6 furlong (2,800m) race.
Many of the children of Deep Impact who won in foreign countries ran in middle distance races, from 1,600 to 2,000m.
So when Baltaba came out, I was really looking forward to seeing her success in long distance races.
Her owners, the Wertheimer brothers are also the owners of the famous brand, Chanel.
They are also horse owners.
Shortly after Deep Impact became a stallion, they sent their mare to Japan for mating with him.
Only Bartaba and Akihiro (sold later), who I will introduce later, won graded races among their horses by Deep Impact.
Bartaba is 5 years old this year. She hasn’t run since the race last August.
There seems to be no record of becoming a mare. Is she still active as a racehorse?
*This section was added on May 4, 2021.
Race she won: Prix Cleopatre 2021 (GⅢ)
The week after Loves Only You won a GI race in Hong Kong, the good news came again!
Harajuku won the Prix Cleopatre (GⅢ) held at Saint-Cloud Racecourse on May 1st!
This is the first time I’ve covered her in this blog, so I’ll write her profile.
Born on February 23, 2018
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Phaenomena (IRE)
Dam’s sire: Galileo (IRE)
Owner: Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd
Trainer: André Fabre
Lifetime record (as of May 4, 2021): 5 starts for 2 wins
Harajuku debuted in July 2020.
She won her maiden brilliantly and gave us great expectations for her future.
However, she couldn’t get the results expected after that.
I started to wonder if it would be difficult for her to run well in Classic races.
But, she won the Prix Cleopatre with a powerful run.
[LIVE🔴] #SaintCloud #R1C6 Px Cleopatre (Gr3) 🏁 3-1-2-7. #Harajuku @pasquito60 vient à bout de l’animatrice #Incarville pour l’entraînement d’André Fabre et la casaque Niarchos. pic.twitter.com/xekUITRn0b
— France Galop (@francegalop) May 1, 2021
The Prix Cleopatre is a 2100m race.
I hope that she will get a good result in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly Racecourse on June 20th, following last year’s winner, Fancy Blue.
The breeder of Harajuku is the Niarchos family. It’s the same as Study Of Man.
I’m really grateful that such a big owner continued to produce children of Deep Impact.
Harajuku is only 3 years old. I’m looking forward to seeing her continued success in the future.
＊Added on November 28, 2021
It turned out that Harajuku has moved to the United States.
Looking at the owner’s notation, it is probably an affiliated company of the previous owner.
Therefore, she doesn’t seem to have a new owner.
After finishing 4th in the GII Prix de la Nonette in France on August 21, she suddenly ran in a listed race in the United States on September 18.
I didn’t think that she went to the country just to run in the race, not in a GI race.
My guess was right after all.
On October 16th, she moved to a stable of an American trainer.
She has already ran in two races since then, but finished in lower places.
It is probably because she is not accustomed to racing there.
Please let her rest for a while. She has been running almost every month since April of this year.
Race he won: Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes 2021（GⅠ）
While I was looking away for a while, Profondo won a GI race in Australia!
First of all, I would like to introduce his profile.
Born on August 28, 2018
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN)
Dam: Honesty Prevails (AUS)
Dam’s sire: Redoute’s Choice (AUS)
Owner: Galletta Construction Co Pty Ltd
Trainer: Richard Litt
Lifetime record: 11 starts for 2 wins
Profondo was listed on the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in January 2020.
The breeder is Arrowfield Pastoral Pty Ltd.
He was sold at a high price of A $ 1.9 million and became a hot topic.
In Australia, there is a race-style training called trial. It’s a training method not found in Japan.
Although it is a race style, it is just training. So, some horses may not run at full power.
However, before his debut, Profondo continued to be in the first place in the trials, which made me hopeful.
Finally, he made his debut in a 1400m race on September 1st. It was a wonderful victory.
In the next GIII race, he lost to second place just with 0.38 lengths.
Then, he ran in the Spring Champion Stakes held at Randwick Racecourse and won the GI race brilliantly.
This race is a 2,000m race limited to 3 years old.
When I saw the race for the first time, I felt that his running style in the last straight was similar to the one of his sire in the Satsuki Sho.
There are other three children of Deep Impact who won GI races in Australia:Tosen Stardom, Real Impact and Fierce Impact.
All of them are Japanese horses.
Real Impact went to Australia as an expedition and won a GI race.
Tosen Stardom and Fierce Impact ran in races in Japan and England, respectively, and then moved to Australia.
In other words, Profondo is the first Australian colt by his sire to win the GI.
Several broodmares from Australia also came to Japan to visit Deep Impact.
Looking at the results after that, I felt there were trends that children of Deep Impact and racing in Australia did not match very well.
In Japan, many children of Deep Impact basically run at intervals between races to get good results.
Instead of using several races to gradually improve their running, they can compete from the beginning.
However, they will be exhausted after the first races.
If they run in races at close intervals, they will not be able to exert their strength.
I think there is a similar trend in Europe, but race intervals are much shorter in Australia.
If that happens, children of Deep Impact will not be able to fully demonstrate their power.
There is no choice but to do it because there is their own way in Australia.
Fortunately, Profondo won’t run in races in the spring season and prepare for the fall season, so I’m relieved.
The victory in the GI race has raised expectations for Profondo.
He is only 3 years old, so I’d like him to take a rest and grow up, and look forward to his future success.
＊Added on March 21, 2023
It was announced this month that Profondo will retire and become a stallion in New Zealand.
For more details, please refer to Stallions by Deep Impact standing at studs in countries outside Japan 3.
👑Auguste Rodin (IRE)
＊This section was revised on November 4th.
Race he won: Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes 2022 (GI) in the U.K.,
KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes 2022 (GII) in Ireland
The last crop of Deep Impact was born in 2020.
Auguste Rodin was the colt who debuted first in Ireland in June 2022.
He won his second race, the group race in his third run, the GI race in his fourth race🎉
First of all, I will introduce you to his profile.
Born on January 26, 2020
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN)
Dam: Rhododendron (IRE)
Dam’s sire: Galileo (IRE)
Owner: M Tabor & D Smith & Mrs J Magnier & Westerberg
Trainer: A P O’Brien
Lifetime record as of November 4, 2022: 4 starts for 3 wins
The dam is Rhododendron who won three GI races including the Lockinge Stakes and Prix de l’Opera.
Auguste Rodin is her first foal.
He’s good, this Auguste Rodin! The son of Deep Impact and Rhododendron looks a real star and lands the Group 1 @vertemam Futurity Trophy at @DoncasterRaces for Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien… pic.twitter.com/osJoEMAaoi
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) October 22, 2022
Due to the rain the day before, the ground was heavy.
The connection was considering whether or not he participated until just before the race.
However, he won by 3 and a half lengths, as if he didn’t have to worry about the ground!
With this victory, he has become a favorite for the next year’s British Derby in each bookmaker.
There are six foals in the sire’s last generation in Europe.
In fact, this is the number of his children that run in Europe every year, and this year is not particularly low.
But every year there are horses that win group and G1 races, which is really amazing.
Especially this year is the last crop, so I have a special feeling.
For more information on the last crop by Deep Impact, please visit the page below.
The next race is finally scheduled for a classic race, the 2000 Guineas.
I want him to go safely from now on.
That’s all for today, and I’ll tell you about the rest of the horses at a later date!