|Name / Japanese||Admire Vega / アドマイヤベガ|
|Races-Win / G1-Win||8-4 / 3-1|
|Dam (Sire)||Vega (Tony Bin)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
- Admire Vega is Vega’s first crop.
- Admire Don is his brother.
- Vega had twins in her womb.
It was said that twins wouldn’t succeed, so one horse was aborted before birth.
The other one who was born was Admire Vega.
|Radio Tampa Hai Sansai Stakes (G3)||4||1||G|
|Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho (G2)||6||2||G|
|Satsuki Sho (G1)||2||6||◆|
|Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1)||2||1||◆|
|Kyoto Shimbun Hai (G2)||11||1||G|
|Kikuka Sho (G1)||14||6||◆|
- In the debut race, he was very noticeable because his dam Vega and his jockey Yutaka Take were very popular.
He showed his great speed and finished in 1st place.
However his place changed 1st to 4th due to cross-running.
It was rumored that Yutaka Take wasn’t recovering from the shock of losing Silence Suzuka the week before.
(Yutaka Take was scheduled to ride Air Groove in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup and either Air Groove or Special Week in the Japan Cup, but he was suspended.)
- In the Radio Tampa Hai Sansai Stakes, he won his first grade-race.
- In the Yayoi Sho, he was 1st favorite.
He lost to Narita Top Road.
- Before the Satsuki Sho, the first classic race, his condition was not good.
In the race, he was 1st favorite.
But he lost to T.M. Opera O.
He finished 6th.
(2nd: Osumi Bright , 3rd: Narita Top Road)
- In the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), the second classic race, his condition improved.
T.M. Opera O and Narita Top Road competed hard in the home stretch.
Admire Vega came from behind and passed them.
It was his first G1 win.
Yutaka Take won Derby twice in a row for the first time in history.
(The Derby Horse of the previous year is Special Week.)
- In the Kyoto Shimbun Hai, he won defeating Narita Top Road.
- In the Kikuka Sho, the last classic race, he finished in 6th place.
Narita Top Road won the race.
T.M. Opera O finished in 2nd place.
- He retired due to an injury in 2000.
- Kiss to Heaven (2003) won the Oka Sho (G1).
- Blumenblatt (2003) won the Mile Championship (G1).
- He died at the age of eight and had only four generations-crops left.
There are more than 10 horses winning a grade-race in his crops.