Daiichi Ruby

2020-07-27 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)2, filly,mare(female), Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese Daiichi Ruby / ダイイチルビー
Birth Year 1987
Sex female
Earnings 431,711,600 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 18-6 / 5-2
Sire Tosho Boy
Dam (Sire) Hagino Top Lady (Sancy)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
Awards JRA Award for Best Older Filly or Mare (1991)
JRA Award for Best Sprinter or Miler (1991)
  • Her sire Tosho Boy was called “天馬 (Heaven Horse / Flying Horse / Pegasus)” and very popular.
    Her Dam, Hagino Top Lady, was a Double Crown filly.
    Her mare-line was called “華麗なる一族 (Brilliant Family / Splendid Family / Magnificent Family)“.

All G1 races + G2 races with Daitaku Helios


Y
D/M

Track

Race
Ruby Helios
No. Pl. No. Pl.
1990
20/05
Tokyo
T2400
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (G1) 5 4
1991
21/04
Tokyo
T1400
Keio Hai Spring Cup (G2) 8 1 1 6 G
1991
12/05
Tokyo
T1600
Yasuda Kinen (G1) 4 1 13 2  
1991
07/07
Chukyo
T2000
Takamatsunomiya Hai (G2) 8 2 1 1 G
1991
26/10
Kyoto
T1400
Swan Stakes (G2) 12 2 1 9 G
1991
17/11
Kyoto
T1600
Mile Championship (G1) 5 2 12 1
1991
15/12
Nakayama
T1200
Sprinters Stakes (G1) 12 1
1992
01/03
Hanshin
T1600
Yomiuri Milers Cup (G2) 6 6 4 1 G
1992
25/04
Tokyo
T1400
Keio Hai Spring Cup (G2) 10 5 6 4 G
1992
17/05
Tokyo
T1600
Yasuda Kinen (G1) 16 15 5 6
  • Daiichi Ruby couldn’t win a grade race when she was 3 years old.
    After that her connections decided to run in the races under 1600m.
  • In the Keio Hai Spring Cup, she won beating Bamboo Memory who was Best Sprinter or Miler (1989,1990).
    It was her first grade race win.

    And it was her first race with Daitaku Helios.
  • In the Yasuda Kinen (1991), Daitaku Helios took the lead in the home stretch.
    Then Daiichi Ruby came from behind and overtook many horses.
    After all Daiichi Ruby won the race.
    It was her first G1 win.

    (2nd: Daitaku Helios , 3rd: Bamboo Memory)
  • In the Takamatsunomiya Hai, it was a 2000m race, she lost to Daitaku Helios.
    Her dam Hagino Top Lady and her grand-dam Itto had won the race, so if she won the race, it was a victory in the same race for the three generations.
  • In the Swan Stakes, she lost to K.S.Miracle.
  • In the Mile Championship, she was late to start.
    She couldn’t catch up with Daitaku Helios.
  • In the Sprinters Stakes, Daitaku Helios didn’t run in the race because he run in the Arima Kinen.
    In the home stretch, K.S.Miracle broke down.
    (After that he was euthanized.)
    After all Daiichi Ruby was easy to win the race.

Episode (Same discription as Daitaku Helios’ post)

  • Daiichi Ruby and Daitaku Helios are often spoken and written together.
    The reason is they had similar name (starting “Dai”) and ran many races together.
  • Especially, it was often spoken as a love story.
    There are various reason.
  • A love story about them was written in popular horse racing manga “Umanari 1 furlong theater” (writer Yoshida Miho).
    Here’s part1 of “ヘリオス・ルビー 恋物語 (Helios Ruby: A Love Story)” available for free on netkeiba.
    Helios Ruby: A Love Story has parts one through three and extras one and two.
    (I think there are no books or services translated into English.)
  • In some of the numbered versions of the PC game “Winning Post”, when Daiichi Ruby and Daitaku Helios are mated, a special horse is produced.
  • Daiichi Ruby is a well-bred horse.
    She had a impression of a gentlewoman of good family.
    Daitaku Helios is a unique horse.
    He was called such as
    “稀代の癖馬 (Rare and Peculiar Horse / Unusual Habitual Horse / Rarely a Quirky Horse)”,
    “新聞を読む馬 (Horse reading newspapers)”,
    “オッズを見る馬 (Horse checking the odds)” and
    “笑いながら走る馬 (Horse running with laughter)”.

    It was easy to fantasize and create a story based on these characteristics of theirs.
  • In the real world, Daitaku Helios was never chosen as Daiichi Ruby’s mating partner.

Episode2

  • She hasn’t had a good run since she witnessed breakdown.
    This has led some people to fantasize that she was in love with K.S.Miracle.
    Some people have fantasies of a love triangle between Daitaku Helios, Daiichi Ruby and K.S.Miracle.

    (Of course, they probably don’t actually think that’s the reason she’s no longer having a good run.)
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