|Name / Japanese||Cesario / シーザリオ|
|Earnings||228,296,000 yen (only Japan)|
|Races-Win / G1-Win||6-5 / 3-2|
|Dam (Sire)||Kirov Premiere (Sadler’s Wells)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
|Awards||JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Filly (2005)
Best Horse By Home-bred Sire (2005)
|Jiji Tsushin Hai Flower Cup (G3)||2||1||G|
|Oka Sho (G1)||7||2||◆|
|Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (G1)||4||1||◆|
|American Oaks Stakes (G1)||13||1||G|
- In the Kanchiku Sho, she was 4th favorite.
She won by a neck.
The 2nd Admire Fuji and the 4th Dance in the More would later be a grade-race winner.
- In the Jiji Tsushin Hai Flower Cup, she was 1st favorite.
She won by 2+1/2 lengths.
It was her first G1 win.
- Before the Oka Sho, the first classic race, Her previous jockey, Yuichi Fukunaga, chose Rhein Kraft.
Minoru Yoshida was chosen for her new jockey.
In the race, she was 1st favorite.
Rhein Kraft got a good position and took the lead early in the home stretch.
Cesario was a little slow to make a movement.
Cesario couldn’t catch up with Rhein Kraft.
Rhein Kraft won by a head.
- In the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks), the second classic race, she was by far the most favorite.
(It was because there weren’t Rhein Kraft in the race.
And Rhein Kraft won the NHK Mile Cup (G1) easily before the Yushun Himba.)
Fukunaga Yuichi was back on her jockey.
Eishin Tender (No.11) was the front runner from the start of the race, and he was running reluctantly in the home stretch.
Dia de la Novia (No.9) and Air Messiah (No.5) was trying to lne up next to Eishin Tender.
Cesario came from behind and passed them at once just before the finish-line.
It was her first G1 win.
- After the Yushun Himba, her connections decided her next race would be the American Oaks Stakes.
It was partly due to Dance in the Mood’s 2nd place finish the year before.
- In the American Oaks Stakes, she showed a great performance.
She took the lead early on the beginning of the last corner.
She won by 4 lengths.
She broke the race-record time.
It was the first USA G1 win for a Japan-trained horse.
- She retired due to an injury.
The JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Filly (2005) sent her instead of Rhein Kraft.
She also won the Best Horse By Home-bred Sire (2005).
- The “Cesario Stakes” was held on December 9, 2006 at the third race at Hollywood Park Racecourse in the United States.
- Yuichi Fukunaga said in 2009, “The strongest filly I’ve ridden. It was also outstanding.”
- Cesario has weak legs, and many of her foals have weak legs as well.
- She is a dam of three G1 winners.
- Epiphaneia (sire: Symboli Kris S) won the Kikuka Sho and the Japan Cup.
Symboli Kris S’s crops are famous for their sturdiness.
- Leontes (sire: King Kamehameha) won the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes.
- Saturnalia (sire: Lord Kanaloa) won the Hopeful Stakes and the Satsuki Sho.