Almond Eye

2020-10-31 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)over7, filly,mare(female), Triple Crown, Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese Almond Eye / アーモンドアイ
Birth Year 2015
Sex female
Earnings 1,519,563,000 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 15-11 / 12-9
Sire Lord Kanaloa
Dam (Sire) Fusaichi Pandora (Sunday Silence)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
Awards JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Colt (2018)
JRA Award for Best Older Filly or Mare (2020)
JRA Award for Horse of the Year (2018,2020)
Honours

All G1 races + grade-races she won

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.  / E

2018
08/01
Kyoto
T1600
Nikkan Sports Sho Shinzan Kinen (G3) 3 1     
2018
08/04
Hanshin
T1600
Oka Sho (G1) 13 1 E
2018
20/05
Tokyo
T2400
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (G1) 13 1   E
2018
14/10
Kyoto
T2000
Shuka Sho (G1) 11 1 E
2018
25/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 1 1    E  
2019
30/03
Meydan
T1800
Dubai Turf (G1) 7 1 G
2019
02/06
Tokyo
T1600
Yasuda Kinen (G1) 14 3   E
2019
27/10
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 2 1    E  
2019
22/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 9 9    E  
2020
17/05
Tokyo
T1600
Victoria Mile (G1) 12 1 E
2020
07/06
Tokyo
T1600
Yasuda Kinen (G1) 5 2   E
2020
01/11
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 9 1 E
2020
29/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 2 2 E
  • In the Oka Sho, the first classic race, she was 2nd favorite.
    The most favorite was Lucky Lilac, the two-year-old queen.
    Almond Eye didn’t get off to a good start and was second in the back.
    She passed 15 horses in the home stretch.
    She won by 1+3/4 lengths and broke the race-record.
    It was her first G1 win.
  • In the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks), the second classic race, she was 1st favorite.
    She took the lead 200m before the finish-line and won by 2 lengths.
  • In the Shuka Sho, the third classic race, she was 1st favorite.
    She won by 1+1/2 lengths.
    She became a Triple Crown filly.
  • In the Japan Cup, she showed a great run.
    She beat the race-record by a whopping 1.5 seconds.
    She also broke the world record for the 2400m-turf-race by 1.3 seconds.
  • She won the JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Filly (2018) and JRA Award for Horse of the Year (2018) by full votes.
    It was the first time since T.M. Opera O in 2000 that a horse had been elected as the Horse of the Year by full votes.
  • In the Dubai Turf, she had the world’s attention.
    She lived up to expectations and won.
  • In the Yasuda Kinen (2019), Logi Cry ran cross shortly after the race started.
    (Patrol Video)
    Almond Eye was involved in the accident.
    After all, she finished 3rd.
  • In the Victoria Mile, she won her 7th G1 victory.
    She tied the JRA record for most turf G1 wins.
  • In the Yasuda Kinen (2020), she was expected to set a new record, but was beaten by Gran Alegria.
  • In the Tenno Sho (autumn), she was 1st favorite.
    She took the lead early and won by 1/2 lengths.
    She finally won her eighth turf G1 race, which was a new record.
    (The record so far has been held by Symboli Rudolf, T.M. Opera O, Deep Impact, Vodka, Gentildonna and Kitasan Black.)
  • In the Japan Cup, it was her retirement race.
    With Contrail and Daring Tact, the two undefeated Triple Crown winners of the year, and Almond Eye, the Triple Crown winner from two years ago, the race was called the “Dream Race”.
    Almond Eye was 1st favorite, Contrail was 2nd favorite and Daring Tact was 3rd favorite.
    Almond Eye showed a perfect last run.
    After all, as per the order of favorites, Almond Eye finished 1st, Contrail finished 2nd, and Daring Tact finished 3rd.
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