Flower Park

2020-09-04 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)2, filly,mare(female), Turf.

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Name / Japanese Flower Park / フラワーパーク
Birth Year 1992
Sex female
Earnings 363,939,000 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 18-7 / 5-2
Sire Nihon Pillow Winner
Dam (Sire) Northan Flower (Northern Taste)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
Awards JRA Award for Best Sprinter or Miler (1996)
Best Horse By Home-bred Sire (1996)

All grade-races

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
1996
28/04
Kyoto
T1200
Silk Road Stakes (G3) 8 1 G
1996
19/05
Chukyo
T1200
Takamatsunomiya Hai (G1) 10 1
1996
09/06
Tokyo
T1600
Yasuda Kinen (G1) 4 9  
1996
23/11
Chukyo
T1200
CBC Sho (G2) 1 2 G
1996
15/12
Nakayama
T1200
Sprinters Stakes (G1) 11 1
1997
02/03
Hanshin
T1600
Yomiuri Milers Cup (G2) 11 4 G
1997
20/04
Kyoto
T1200
Silk Road Stakes (G3) 10 4 G
1997
18/05
Chukyo
T1200
Takamatsunomiya Hai (G1) 12 8
1997
25/10
Kyoto
T1400
Swan Stakes (G2) 11 6 G
1997
22/11
Chukyo
T1200
CBC Sho (G2) 9 4 G
1997
14/12
Nakayama
T1200
Sprinters Stakes (G1) 1 4
  • She was scheduled to debut in the fall of 1994.
    But she broke bones several times and and made her debut in the autumn of 1995.
  • In the Silk Road Stakes, she was 4th favorite.
    She made a pace with Hishi Akebono.
    She passed Hishi Akebono in the home stretch.
    She won by 3/4 lengths.
    It was her first grade-race win.
  • Takamatsunimiya Hai became 1200m G1 race from 1996.
    (Until then it was a 2000m G2 race.)
    In the Takamatsunimiya Hai (1996), the first time as G1 race, Narita Brian attracted attention.
    Flower Park was 3rd favorite. (1st favorite: Hishi Akebono , 2nd: Narita Brian)
    She took the lead at the beginning of the last corner.
    Other horses could not keep up with her.
    She won by 2+1/2 lengths.
    It was her first G1 win.
  • In the CBC Sho (1996), she lost to Eishin Washington by 3/4 lengths.
  • In the Sprinters Stakes (1996), she was 1st favorite.
    Eishin Washington made a pace as a front-runner.
    Flower Park ran while marking Eishin Washington.
    Eishin Washington and Flower Park finished side by side.
    After 12 minutes of photo judge, Flower Park beat Eishin Washington by 1cm.
    (Google Images)  
    Her jockey Seiki Tabara said “It was also OK with tie.”   (nicovideo)
    Tabara later gave a unique explanation “Just before the finish line, I used the theory that a rubber ball swells up at the side when it is gripped.”
  • She won the JRA Award for Best Sprinter or Miler (1996) and Best Horse By Home-bred Sire (1996).
    After that she couldn’t win.
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