|Name / Japanese||Eishin Champ / エイシンチャンプ|
|Races-Wins / G1-Wins||41-5 / 6-1|
|Dam (Sire)||Eishin Michigan (Manila)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / en.netkeiba|
|Awards||JRA Award for Best Two-Year-Old Colt (2002)|
All G1 races + grade races in which he finished 3rd or higher
|Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (G1)||5||1||◆|
|Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho (G2)||6||1|
|Satsuki Sho (G1)||14||3||◆|
|Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1)||5||10||◆|
|Mile Championship (G1)||14||7||◆|
|Naruo Kinen (G3)||1||3||G|
|Kokura Kinen (G3)||12||3||G|
|Teio Sho (G1)||8||8||G|
|JBC Classic (G1)||8||6||◆|
- He debuted in dirt racing and won his first race in his third start.
He ran four more turf races without winning, but in his fifth turf race, the Kyoto Nisai Stakes, he won his first turf race, beating That’s the Plenty.
- In the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes, he was the 8th favorite.
The 1st favorite, Sakura President, got off to a slow start.
Eishin Champ was racing well but was almost caught by Sakura President in the last stretch.
However, Eishin Champ persevered and won by a neck over Sakura President.
He broke the race record set by Grass Wonder.
It was his first G1 win.
- He ran nine races as a two-year-old and won three, but his victory in the Asahi Hai made him the Best Two Year Old Colt of the year.
- In the Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho, he won by a nose.
- After the Yayoi Sho, the issue of whether jockey Yuichi Fukunaga would ride Eishin Champ or Neo Universe in the Satsuki Sho was the focus of much attention.
Fukunaga chose Eishin Champ instead of Neo Universe.
Fukunaga was indebted to the owner of “Eishin” for having him ride Eishin Preston at that time, so this choice may have been a natural one for him.
This choice will result in Mirco Demuro riding Neo Universe to win the Satsuki Sho and the Derby.
For Mirco Demuro, it was the first step toward a great breakthrough in Japanese horse racing, and Fukunaga’s choice would mean that Mirco Demuro’s destiny has also changed dramatically.
- Eishin Champ lost to Neo Universe in the Satsuki Sho and finished 3rd.
After that, he did not win easily.
He moved from JRA to the Ohi Racing of NAR in 2006.
He beat Bonneville Record in the Ohi Kinen, his first victory in three years and three months.
That would be his last victory and he retired in 2007.
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Shin-chan was a nickname for Eishin Champ on the Internet.
Well, at that time, the Internet, especially 2ch, was still an underground world, so the nickname had both a love for him and a meaning of making fun of him for winning a G1 race at the age of 2 but not winning much after that.