Air Jihad

2021-01-08 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)2, colt,stallion(male), Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese Air Jihad / エアジハード
Birth Year 1995
Sex male
Earnings 360,004,000 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 12-7 / 4-2
Sire Sakura Yutaka O
Dam (Sire) Icy Goggle (Royal Ski)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
Awards JRA Award for Best Sprinter or Miler (1999)
Best Horse By Home-bred Sire (1999)

All grade-races

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
1998
22/03
Nakayama
T1800
Fuji TV Spring Stakes (G2) 8 4  G 
1998
17/05
Tokyo
T1600
NHK Mile Cup (G1) 16 8
1998
28/11
Tokyo
T1400
Fuji Stakes (G3) 5 1 G
1999
15/05
Tokyo
T1400
Keio Hai Spring Cup (G2) 18 2 G
1999
13/06
Tokyo
T1600
Yasuda Kinen (G1) 12 1   
1999
31/10
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 1 3
1999
21/11
Kyoto
T1600
Mile Championship (G1) 6 1
  • In the Fuji TV Spring Stakes, he was 2nd favorite.
    He went berserk inside the starting-gate.
    He finished 4th.
    He was to be re-examined for gate training.
    He couldn’t quite pass the examination, so he went straight to the NHK Mile Cup.
  • In the NHK Mile Cup, he lost to El Condor Pasa and finished 8th.
    At that time, NHK Mile Cup was called the Derby for foreign horses, but he was the highest placed Japanese born horse.
  • In the Fuji Stakes, he won by a neck.
    It was his first grade-race win.
    After the race, his trainer said that he could be the next Taiki Shuttle.
  • In the Keio Hai Spring Cup, he was 4th favorite.
    Grass Wonder passed the other horses, including Air Jihad, from the outside at once and crossed the finish line.
    Air Jihad finished 2nd.
  • In the Yasuda Kinen, he was 4th favorite.
    Grass Wonder was by far the most favorite.
    Air Jihad’s jockey, Masayoshi Ebina, marked Grass Wonder.
    Grass Wonder and Air Jihad competed hardly in the home stretch.
    Air Jihad won by a nose.
    It was his first G1 win.
  • In the Mile Championship, he won by 1+1/2 lengths.
    He broke the race record.
    He followed the previous year’s Taiki Shuttle to win the spring and autumn mile G1 races.
  • He then went to Hong Kong to run in the Hong Kong Cup, but due to injury he was unable to run and retired.

As a sire

  • Showa Modern won the Yasuda Kinen (2010).
  • He’s sired several horses that have done well, mostly in short distance races, but no successor stallion.
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