Today I would like to introduce you to stallions by Deep Impact in Australia, the U.S., New Zealand, Chile and Argentina.
As I wrote before, below is a list of the countries that stallions by Deep Impact are standing in.
As of April 27, 2023 16 countries 24 sires (except shuttle stallions)
1. Sweden: Barocci、Geniale (moved to Italy in October 2022)
2. United Kingdom: Study of Man
3. Ireland: Saxon Warrior
4. France: Martinborough, Keiai Nautique
5. Italy: Albert Dock, Geniale
6. Turkey: Smart Robin, Satono Ares
7. South Africa: Danon Platina
8. India: Fiero, Satono Impresa
9. Indonesia: Lord Langley
10. China: Okole Maluna, Garibaldi, Seewind
11. Australia: Tosen Stardom, Fierce Impact
12. New Zealand: Staphanos, Profondo
13. US: Dowsing
14. Chile: Hiraboku Deep
15. Argentina: Satono Flag
16. Brazil: Vin de Garde
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.
＊Added on April 27, 2023
Tosen Stardom was standing at Woodside Park Stud in Australia.
The stud just announced their 2023 stallion list and stud fees.
However, unfortunately, he is not on the list.
According to a report, he is likely to remain in Europe even after the shuttle period ends.
I don’t know the details.
I will post again when I have more information.
Tosen Stardom had been in service in Australia for five years.
This article will be left when he was in the country as it is.
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.
＊November 5, 2022
The long-awaited first victory of Tosen Stardom’s son🎉
Shuriken, a 3-year-old gelding ran a 1200m maiden race and won in style on October 24.
He ran his second race today and finished 6th.
Shuriken finds the line nicely to claim an impressive debut win ⭐️ @symonwilde @Yendall21 pic.twitter.com/O0P3X9AEQz
— Racing.com (@Racing) October 24, 2022
This year’s 3-year-old foals are the first crop of Tosen Stardom.
21 horses have debuted so far.
As the first victory of the progeny is now, he is currently struggling as a stallion.
I think that the fact that his children mainly participated in short-distance races have had an effect.
It was not good for them that there was a lot of rain in Australia this year.
Tosen Stardom himself excelled at relatively long distances.
The progeny may also take longer to grow.
I would like Australian breeders to wait a little longer before his offspring can run in long distance races.
2018, 2019 19,250 AUD
2020 12,100 AUD
2021, 2022 7,700 AUD
・Ireland (as a shuttle stallion)
＊Added on December 10, 2022
Yesterday we bid farewell to our dual Group 1 winner #TosenStardom (Deep Impact) who departed @Woodside_Park to spend the northern hemisphere covering season in Ireland – but don’t worry, he’ll be back!! 🇯🇵 🇦🇺 🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/5RLXWf3JtU
— Woodside Park Stud (@Woodside_Park) December 21, 2022
It has been announced that Tosen Stardom will be shuttled to a stud in Ireland for the 2023 breeding season.
He will stand at Zenith Stallion Station, which will be newly built in County Westmeath Farm.
His stud Fee is €7,000.
The connections noted the goodness of Tosen Stardom’s pedigree.
He may be better suited to horse racing in Europe than in Australia.
I pray that good offspring will come out.
For more information, see Shuttle stallions by Deep Impact.
*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.
2021, 2022 16,500 AUD
Compared to the fee of Tosen Stardom, the price is very bullish.
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.
New Zealand also has several stallions by Deep Impact.
First of all, I would like to introduce the profile of Staphanos.
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.
I heard that 108 mares visited him in the first season.
He could collect many mares even though he was not a syndicated stallion.
2020 ～ 2022 NZ $ 7,000
Satono Aladdin also visited the country as a shuttle stallion in 2018 and 2019.
For more information on Satono Aladdin who moved to Australia as a shuttle stallion,
please visit Shuttle stallions by Deep Impact.
＊Added on April 2, 2023
Pignan, a 2-year-old filly by Staphanos who is one of his first crop, wins a GI race in New Zealand 🎉
The race was Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (GI) at Awapuni Racecourse on April 1st.
Pignan fights hard and takes out the Gr.1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes! 🏆
It’s a special moment for Irish rider Joe Doyle, claiming his first Group 1 in New Zealand combining with local trainer @lisalattaracing 🤩 pic.twitter.com/UEGvGs7g6K
— LOVERACING.NZ (@LOVERACINGNZ) April 1, 2023
It was a 1400m race open to colts, fillies and geldings.
Pignan made her debut in September 2022 and won her first win in her third race.
Her GI win this time was made in her 6th race.
She finished 3rd in races except for the one in which she won.
There seems to have a connection to the 3rd place.
Staphanos was able to produce a G1 horse from his first crop.
Satono Aladdin is achieving good results in New Zealand.
For that reason, I was worried that Staphanos might lose the attention of breeders.
However, I am relieved that he was able to produce one result.
At the moment, seven horses by the sire except Pignan have debuted.
But unfortunately there have been no winners.
I hope that following her, successful horses will come out.
In March 2023, it was announced that Profondo, who had been active in Australia, would retire.
He will become a stallion at Windsor Park Stud in Cambridge, New Zealand.
It is a joint purchase with Mapperley Stud in Matamata.
The other day, a video of his arrival at Windsor Park Stud was released on social media.
In the future, he may move between the two places every few years.
Here I will introduce his profile again.
Born on August 28, 2018
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN)
Dam: Honesty Prevails (AUS)
Dam’s sire: Redoute’s Choice (AUS)
Profondo debuted and won in January 2021.
He won a GI race in his third race.
I wrote about him until he won the GI race in the following article.
After winning the GI, unfortunately he couldn’t win.
The main jockey changed, and it was also raining all the time.
He was very unlucky, and unfortunately, I think the trainer’s policy didn’t suit him.
Even so, he finished 4th in Rosehill Guineas (GI) as a three-year-old.
In the Winx Stakes (GI), which he ran at the age of 4, he finished 3rd.
I had the impression that he didn’t have a positive attitude towards races, and that he hated them.
I think it was good for him to enter the stallion now.
There seems to be no abnormality in his body.
The fact that he has only had 11 races will be a plus for his future stallion life.
It’s a pity that he wasn’t able to fully demonstrate his high ability.
But I hope that many wonderful children will be born who will inherit his good look.
2023 NZ $ 17,500
＊This item was added on May 20, 2021.
On a page I wrote in the past, I told you that there should be a stallion by Deep Impact in the United States.
But I didn’t know the details.
I recently got the information, so I will add this section to this page.
The stallion in America is Dowsing. First, I would like to introduce his profile.
Born on June 1, 2013
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Forest Rain (FR)
Dam’s sire: Caerleon (USA)
I think Dowsing is an unfamiliar name.
This is because he is a horse who could not run in a race.
The Niarchos family, the owner of Study Of Man, has sent their broodmare, Forest Rain to Japan.
Three children of Deep Impact were born, but unfortunately, they, including Dowsing could not succeed as racehorses.
Freedonia, the first crop out of the dam, came to Japan and participated in the 2006 Japan Cup.
She ran in the race with Deep Impact, so some of you may remember it.
Dowsing was unable to make his debut due to a tendon injury during training in France.
Then, he became a stallion at Holden Farm in Indiana, USA in 2017.
An article dated March 6, 2017 in the Throughbred Daily News carried his photo .
Looking at the photo, there is a white spot on his forehead that is similar to the one his sire had.
He was four years old, but still looked very young.
His stud fee for the first year was US $ 10,000 and the fee is now up to US $ 25,000.
This price seems to be quite bullish as a stallion who did not have a race record.
His children have not yet got good results, either.
About 20 broodmares visited him every year.
A newspaper article at the time when he became a stallion also stated that the Niarchos family retained some breeding rights to him.
His second crop will debut this year.
Unfortunately no winner has appeared so far.
I heard that the co-owner of the stud was a fan of Sunday Silence.
Their Facebook page contains news about the success of children of Deep Impact overseas.
I hope that Dowsing will stay healthy and have even one successful child.
2017 $ 10,000
2021 ～ 2023 $ 25,000
Isn’t it a very bullish price setting? It seems to be told that the price was expensive even in the first season.
It’s far higher than other stallions in the same area. Click here for the reference material.
He is almost like a private stallion, so I wonder if it’s okay.
＊Added on December 11, 2022
On May 2021, Book of Romeo, a 3-year-old (then) gelding by Dowsing, won his maiden at the Indiana Grand Racecourse🎉
Bickerments, a four-year-old filly also won at the Horseshoe Indianapolis racecourse this September.
In the same month, Presto Bench, a 4-year-old gelding finished second at the same racetrack.
15 mares visited Dowsing in 2021 and 8 offspring were born.
12 mares went to him this year.
His stud fee for 2023 is still set at $25,000, according to an article of Bloodhorse.
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 latest photo was posted on Twitter:
It is dated April 20, 2022.
Buenas tardes amigos aficionados del #Turf & #Hipica #FelizMartes #19Abr. Con El Paso del tiempo, nos hacemos fuertes. En la 📸 , el semental, Hiraboku Deep 🇯🇵, hijo de, Deep Impact en Cat Ali por Storm Cat. Somos orgullosamente @HarasMatriarca pic.twitter.com/8OymnRIGSG
— Haras Matriarca (@HarasMatriarca) April 19, 2022
The stud seems to be actively disseminating information on Twitter and Youtube.
If you check them, you can get the latest information on him.
And also a video of his child. He or she was probably listed on the sale.
It was tweeted on April 13, 2022.
🐎NN 21 La Ilustre es un macho hijo de Hiraboku Deep y La Ilustre por Scat Daddy nacido el 25/11/2021 en @HarasMatriarca.
Haz tu oferta aquí: https://t.co/zel17cKVpE pic.twitter.com/nb6KFo3R4z
— ElTurf Online (@ElturfOnline) April 12, 2022
2020 $ 2,000
2021 2,000,000 CLP (Chile Peso)
The amounts for 2020 and 2021 seem to be different, but the difference may be just the one between the dollar and the Chilean peso.
＊Added on March 19, 2023
Hiraboku Deep’s progeny has made their long-awaited debut!
Ngannu, a two-year-old colt, finished second in a 1300m race at Santiago Racecourse in Chile.
The winner was overwhelmingly strong, but Ngannu managed to secure 2nd place.
The sire’s offspring are few in number, and their debut seems to have been delayed.
I hope that they will continue to run safely and succeed in Chile.
In March 2023, it was announced that Satono Flag would became a stallion in Argentina.
First, let me introduce his profile.
Born on February 26, 2017
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Balada Sale (ARG)
Dam’s sire: Not For Sale (ARG)
Satono Flag is a full brother to Satono Reinas.
Satono Reinas came to top places in classic races for fillies in 2021.
However, unfortunately, she was forced into an early retirement due to injury.
Satono Flag won in his second race in November 2019.
In March 2020, with Jockey Yutaka Take on the saddle, he won the Yayoi Sho Deep Impact Kinen (GII).
It was the first year that the Yayoi Sho race was given the name “Deep Impact Kinen (memorial)”.
After that, he continued on the classic race route and finished 3rd in the Kikka Sho (the winner was Contrail).
He finished second in the Epsom Cup in June 2021.
However, the fracture was discovered after the race and he was forced to take a long rest.
After a year and a half of rest, he returned to the Shirafuji Stakes at the age of six.
However, he developed lameness during the race and had to withdraw.
Then, his retirement was announced.
Originally it was announced that he would became a riding horse.
However, it was later revealed that he would be a stallion in Argentina.
He will stay in Haras Vacación stud in the province of Buenos Aires.
This stud is the one that produced Balada Sale, the dam of Satono Flag.
Balada Sale was an Argentinian 3-year-old filly champion.
She was exported to Japan after her retirement.
It may be said that the Satono Flag is going home.
It is the first time for a sire by Deep Impact to enter a stallion at a stud overseas where his dam was produced.
A track record as a stallion will be naturally sought after.
However, I think Satono Flag will be treasured as a horse related to the stud.
His stud fee has not yet been announced.
In April 2023, it was announced that Vin de Garde would be retiring from racing and entering a stallion in Brazil.
First of all, I will introduce his profile.
Vin de Garde
Born on February 20, 2016
Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) Dam: Skia (FR)
Dam’s sire: Motivator (GB)
He is a half-brother to Sol Oriens, who won the 2023 Satsuki Sho.
Vin de Garde debuted and won in a maiden race in September 2018.
Although he did not run in classic races, he steadily won and entered the open class.
He won the 2020 Fuji Stakes (GII).
After finishing 2nd at the Dubai Turf (GI) in March 2021, his connections found his aptitude for overseas races.
Therefore, he continued to run in races held in various countries.
Until then, he hadn’t had a particularly bad record in Japan either.
Apart from the Mainichi Okan in October 2021, he has competed in 7 overseas races until his last race, the Dubai Turf in 2023.
He raced in the United States, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia, but was unable to finish in the top ranks.
However, he finished second in the 2021 Dubai Turf, and third in the same race the following year.
The result has attracted international attention.
After the 2023 Dubai Turf race, he was diagnosed with flexor tendonitis in his left front leg.
Since he was already 7 years old, he was decided to retire.
At the same time, it was announced that he would be entering a stallion overseas.
I thought he was going to Europe because of his pedigree and his results in Dubai.
However, it was announced later that he would go to Brazil.
He will stand at Haras Old Friends in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
I couldn’t find the stud’s website, so I pasted the link on their Instagram account.
In Brazil, Agnes Gold by Sunday Silence has had great success as a sire.
Vin de Garde is also expected to succeed the sire, who passed away in 2021.
He is going to a distant country, but I hope he is well and doing his best.
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.