Deep Impact (Jpn)

Group 1 Winner Keiai Nautique To Stand At Karwin Farm

Group 1 winner Keiai Nautique (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}--Keiai Gerbera {Jpn}, by Smarty Jones) will stand at Gregory Vayre's Karwin Farm in France next year, Jour de Galop reported on Thursday. Raced by Kazuhiro Kameda, the 6-year-old claimed the G1 NHK Mile Cup in 2018. The deal was brokered by Emmanuel de Seroux and a fee will be announced later. A winner on debut as a juvenile, the bay was also second in the G2 New Zealand Trophy in 2018 and third in the G2 Fuji S. in 2020. Transferred...

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Record Kikura Sho For Deep Impact's Ask Victor More

Despite riding a three-race losing streak, Ask Victor More (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) turned things around Sunday in a stakes-setting victory in Hanshin's G1 Kikura Sho (Japanese St, Leger), the final leg in Japan's Triple Crown. Installed the 4-1 second choice, Ask Victor More broke alertly and settled several lengths behind pacesetter Seiun Hades (Jpn) (Silver State), who rolled through the first 1,000 meter in :58.7 seconds. Continuing to survey the pacesetter from second without feeling any pressure, Ask Victor More closed on the early leader passing the 800-meter pole...

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Deep Impact's Auguste Rodin Powers Clear Of Futurity Rivals

Coolmore and Westerberg's 'TDN Rising Star' and G2 Golden Fleece S. victor Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}--Rhododendron {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) allayed any and all concerns that his ability may be blunted by the heavy going and powered through the mud at Doncaster to register a record-breaking 11th renewal for Aidan O'Brien in Saturday's G1 Vertem Futurity Trophy. The trainer admitted a late scratching might be on the cards if conditions were not suitable for the July 2 Naas maiden winner, but was pleasantly surprised by the state of...

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Deep Impact's Auguste Rodin Takes The Champions Juvenile

The vibes were strong about Ballydoyle's TDN Rising Star Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) ahead of Saturday's G2 KPMG Champions Juvenile S. at Leopardstown and they proved correct as the son of Rhododendron (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) got his stable off to a strong start to Irish Champions Weekend. Fine-tuned since breaking his maiden over seven furlongs at Naas July 2, the 11-10 favourite was settled by Ryan Moore behind the leading pair early which included his stablemate and fellow TDN Rising Star Tower Of London (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Sent...

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Deep Impact's Auguste Rodin A New TDN Rising Star

Unlucky on debut when second at The Curragh at the start of last month, Ballydoyle's Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}--Rhododendron {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) put that experience behind him to earn TDN Rising Star status at Naas on Saturday. Sent off the 30-100 favourite for the seven-furlong Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden, the bay was swiftly into stride to race on the front end throughout the early stages. Shaken up by Seamus Heffernan to gain an outright advantage passing the two pole, he ran green in the clear but...

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Auguste Rodin Heads To Naas

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Saturday's Observations features a son of Group 1 winner Rhododendron (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). 4.18 Naas, Mdn, €16,000, 2yo, 7fT AUGUSTE RODIN (IRE) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), Ballydoyle's exciting son of the triple Group 1 winner Rhododendron (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) who was a possibly unlucky runner-up at the Curragh at the...

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Son of Rhododendron Back on Deck At The Curragh

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Sunday's Observations features the return of a son of Rhododendron (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). 13.40 Curragh, Mdn, €16,500, 2yo, c/g, 7fT Coolmore and Westerberg's once-raced AUGUSTE RODIN (IRE) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), a son of MG1SW distaffer Rhododendron (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), got caught in traffic and shaped with promise when second...

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Full-Brother To Snowfall On Deck In Ireland

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday's Observations features a full-brother to Classic winner Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}). 15.05 Leopardstown, Mdn, €13,500, 3yo, c/g, 10fT Coolmore and Westerberg's NEWFOUNDLAND (IRE) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), a G1 Epsom Derby and G1 Irish Derby entry, is a son of G3 Give Thanks S. victrix Best In The...

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Shahryar Fends Off Yibir To Take Sheema Classic

Of the eight races for Thoroughbreds on the $30.5-million Dubai World Cup night, five of them went to horses owned, bred, and trained in Japan. Granted, $5-million G1 Dubai Turf winner Panthalassa (Jpn) (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn}) had to share his victory with His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Racing's now-dual Turf hero Lord North (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), but that is cold comfort to other countries, who struggled to get near the winner's circle. The night started out in much the same fashion as the Saudi Cup card in Saudi Arabia...

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Deep Impact Exacta in Hopeful as 'Ability' Prevails

Killer Ability (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) showed plenty of talent to take the G1 Hopeful S. at Nakayama on Tuesday. The 2000-metre affair featured 15 colts in the final Japan Racing Association Group 1 of 2021. It was an exacta for the deceased Shadai kingpin Deep Impact, as Justin Palace (Jpn) was 1 1/2 lengths behind. Second choice at 2-1, the blinkered colt rated in an ideal position perched in third while saving ground against the rails as Grand Line (Jpn) (Duramente {Jpn}) carved out even splits of :23.90, :48.10...

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Contrail Will Stand For ¥12 Million

Japanese Triple Crown hero Contrail (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}-Rhodochrosite, by Unbridled's Song) will stand for ¥12,000,000 (£79,790/€93,636/$106,518) at Shadai Stallion Station in 2022. The price is equal to another son of Deep Impact at the Hokkaido nursery, Kizuna (Jpn), who already has a Group 1 winner to his name among his 16 black-type winners with his eldest foals just four. The North Hills-bred 4-year-old was named the 2019  Champion 2-Year-Old Colt and 2020 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt in his native land with seven straight victories before running second to Japanese Horse...

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Contrail Will Retire to Shadai After Japan Cup Run

Last year's Japanese Triple Crown winner and dual champion Contrail (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}--Rhodochrosite, by Unbridled's Song) will retire to Shadai Stallion Station in Japan after making his final start in the G1 Japan Cup on Nov. 28. The news was first reported by BloodHorse. A fee for the 4-year-old North Hills Co., Ltd-bred will be announced later. The Shinji Maeda colourbearer, who is trained by Yoshito Yahagi, was named the Japanese Champion 2-Year-Old Colt of 2019 on the back of a flawless campaign that culminated in a 1 1/2-length...

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