Cosmo Bulk

2021-04-13 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)1, colt,stallion(male), Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese / Hong Kong Cosmo Bulk / コスモバルク / 大宇宙
Birth Year 2001
Sex male
Earnings 482,163,000 yen (only Japan)
Races-Wins / G1-Wins 48-10 / 27-1
Sire Zagreb
Dam (Sire) Iseno Tosho (Tosho Boy)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
Awards NAR Grand Prix for Best Two-Year-Old Colt (2003)
NAR Grand Prix for Best Turf Horse (2004, 2006, 2007)
JRA Special Fighting Spirit Award (2004)
NAR Grand Prix for Special Award (2004)
NAR Grand Prix for Special Recognition Award (2010)
  • He was good at turf races.
    However, he made his debut at Hokkaido Keiba in NAR, which only has dirt races.
    The reasons for this are as follows.
  • In 2003, Certified Stable System was to be started in Hokkaidou Keiba.
    Under this system, horses are bred in certified stables, farms, and training centers, and on race day, they can go directly to the race track to race.
    Cosmo Bulk was the first horse to use the Certified Stable System.
    This system allows owner-breeders to provide their own training for their horses.
    The success of Cosmo Bulk has led to similar methods being used at major racehorse breeders.

All G1 races + grade races in which he finished 3rd or higher

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
2003
27/12
Hanshin
T2000
Radio Tampa Hai Nisai Stakes (G3) 2 1  G 
2004
07/03
Nakayama
T2000
Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho (G2) 5 1  G 
2004
18/04
Nakayama
T2000
Satsuki Sho (G1) 18 2
2004
30/05
Tokyo
T2400
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1) 9 8
2004
19/09
Nakayama
T2200
ST.Lite Kinen (G2) 13 1 G
2004
24/10
Kyoto
T3000
Kikuka Sho (G1) 15 4   
2004
28/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 10 2
2004
26/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 4 11
2005
14/05
Sha Tin
T1600
Champions Mile 3 10 G
2005
26/06
Hanshin
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 7 12   
2005
27/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 11 14
2005
25/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 4 4
2006
14/05
Kranji
T2000
Singapore Airlines International Cup (G1) 2 1 G
2006
25/06
Kyoto
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 6 8   
2006
24/09
Nakayama
T2200
Sankei Sho All Comers (G2) 4 2 G
2006
29/10
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 8 4
2006
26/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 10 4
2006
24/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 7 11   
2007
20/05
Kranji
T2000
Singapore Airlines International Cup (G1) 2 2 G
2007
24/06
Hanshin
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 16 11
2007
28/10
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 3 5
2007
25/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 3 13   
2007
23/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 11 10
2008
18/05
Kranji
T2000
Singapore Airlines International Cup (G1) 3 6 G
2008
30/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 18 17
2008
28/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 3 11
2009
03/05
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 14 16
2009
28/06
HAnshin
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 13 13
2009
01/11
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 1 14   
2009
29/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 17 12
2009
27/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 5 10

In 2003 (age 2)

  • He ran four races in Hokkaido Keiba, finishing first twice and second twice.
    Then he made his debut in a JRA race while still with NAR and won.
    He broke the course record in his debut race.
  • In the Radio Tampa Hai Nisai Stakes, he was 4th favorite.
    He took the lead from the start and won by a length.
    It was his first grade -race win.

In 2004 (age 3)

  • He will remain with NAR and run in JRA races.
    In the end, he remained at the stable of Hokkaido Keiba without moving until his retirement.
  • He won the Yayoi Sho by 1+1/4 lengths.
  • In the Satsuki Sho, the first classic race, he was 1st favorite.
    He couldn’t keep up with Daiwa Major, and finished 2nd.
  • In the Tokyo Yushun, the second classic race, he was 2nd favorite.
    He lost to King Kamehameha and finished 8th.
  • In the ST.Lite Kinen, he won by a neck.
    He broke the Japanese record.
    With this victory, he earned the right to run in the last classic race, Kikuka Sho.
  • In the Kikuka Sho, he was 2nd favorite.
    He lost to Delta Blues and finished 4th.
  • In the Japan Cup, he was 2nd favorite.
    Christophe Lemaire rode him.
    He lost to Zenno Rob Roy by 3 lengths, but finished 2nd.
  • He did not win any G1 races that year, but he became a star of NAR and attracted a lot of fans.
    He has won awards from NAR and JRA.

In 2005 (age 4)

  • His connections replaced his main jockey, Fuyuki Igarashi, with other jockeys, but to no success.

In 2006 – 2009 (age 5 – 8)

  • In the Singapore Airlines International Cup, he took the lead 200m before the finish line.
    He won by 1+3/4 lengths.
    It was his first victory in a year and eight months.
    It was the first time in history that a horse belonging to NAR won a G1 race in a foreign country.
    It was also the first time in history that a horse belonging to the NAR had won a G1 race on turf.
  • He later finished 2nd in the All Comers and in the Singapore Airlines International Cup in 2007.
    But other than that, he was completely useless.

In 2010 – 2011 (age 9 – 10)

  • In 2010, he moved to Ireland to continue his career.
    However, he retired due to a broken bone before leaving Japan.
  • In 2011, when his injury was fully healed, his owner announced that he would return to active duty in Ireland.
    However, he suffered another injury before leaving Japan and was not able to return to active duty.

Evaluation of him

  • He has shown that the facilities of JRA and NAR are not enough to breed strong racehorses.
    This had been discussed before, or there were a few breeders who were using similar breeding and training methods.
    However, this was not discussed or done very publicly in Japan due to concerns about the implementation of fair gambling practices, such as cheating, and also because it could lead to the loss of jobs for stable workers.
    The results of Cosmo Bulk and its owner-breeder, Mr. and Mrs. Okada, are fantastic.
    The Japanese horse racing industry might be said to have evolved more thanks to Cosmo Bulk and Mr. and Mrs. Okada.The Japanese horse racing industry could be said to have evolved more thanks to Cosmo Bulk and Mr. and Mrs. Okada.
  • However, I think many people feel that the owner-breeders, Mr. and Mrs. Okada, trainers, jockeys, etc. may not have been very nice to him.
    They could not correct his habit of running wild with excitement and cross running.
    Especially after the 2007 Tenno Sho (autumn), Yuichi Fukunaga, the jockey who rode the third place finisher Company, heavily criticized Fuyuki Igarashi, the jockey of Cosmo Bulk.
    In addition, the 2010 and 2011 Irish transfer scandals did not leave a good impression.
  • It seems to me that many of the people who initially looked upon Cosmo Bulk favorably as a star of NAR, treated him in later years as if he were a distraction that would reduce the number of slots in G1 races despite his inability to run well at all.
  • He was a horse that became much talked about, won many fans, and made the horse racing community excited.
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