|Name / Japanese||Dance in the Dark / ダンスインザダーク|
|Races-Win / G1-Win||8-5 / 2-1|
|Dam (Sire)||Dancing Key (Nijinsky)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
|Awards||JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Colt (1996)|
All grade races
|1995 23/12||Hanshin T2000||Radio Tampa Hai Sansai Stakes (G3)||2||3||G|
|1996 04/02||Kyoto T1800||Kisaragi Sho (G3)||3||2||G|
|1996 03/03||Nakayama T2000||Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho (G2)||5||1||G|
|1996 02/06||Tokyo T2400||Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1)||3||2||◆|
|1996 13/10||Kyoto T2200||Kyoto Shimbun Hai (G2)||9||1||G|
|1996 03/11||Kyoto T3000||Kikuka Sho (G1)||17||1||◆|
- Before the classic races, Dance in the Dark was sometimes called “Sunday Big Four” with Ishino Sunday, Royal Touch and Bubble Gum Fellow.
- He was going to run in the Satsuki Sho (April 14, 1996), but was canceled due to fever.
According to his jockey Yutaka Take, there was a cold going around the Ritto Training Center at that time.
(Air Groove and Rose Colour also were canceled to run in the Oka Sho due to fever.)
- In the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), he was overtaken by Fusaichi Concorde just before the finish-line.
As soon as he was passed, his jockey Yutaka Take thought, “Oh, that’s not true!
Fusaichi Concorde came to be called “音速の末脚 (the Finishing Kick of Sonic Speed)”.
- In the Kyoto Shinbun Hai, he won defeating Royal Touch and Ishino Sunday.
- In the Kikuka Sho, he came from behind and overtook Fusaichi Concorde and Royal Touch in the home stretch.
The phrase “Last 3 furlong, 33.8 second” became his pronoun.
The time was unusual for a 3000m race.
It was his first G1 win.
- After that he retired due to tendinitis.
He won the JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Colt (1996) in preference to Bubble Gum Fellow and Fusaichi Concorde.
- He is a sire of 28 grade-race-winners and 4 G1-race-winners.
In particular, there were three Kikuka Sho winners in his crops same as him.
(That’s The Plenty, Delta Blues and Three Rolls)
Delta Blues also won the Melbourne Cup (G1) in Australia.
Tsurumaru Boy won the Yasuda Kinen that is Mile G1 race.
- He has generally done well as a stallion.
However, it can be said that the expectations for him as a stallion were much higher.
He was expected to be the successor to Sunday Silence, to produce more G1 winners, and to produce “monster” racehorses.
He has no successor.