|Name / Japanese||Gold City / ゴールドシチー|
|Races-Win / G1-Win||20-3 / 8-1|
|Dam (Sire)||Italian City (Tesco Boy)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
|Awards||Yushun Award for Best Two-Year-Old Colt (1986)|
- His sire, Viceregal, won the Canadian Horse of the Year (1968) at age 2.
He was successful as a stallion as well, being the leading sire in Canada from 1976-78, but he worked in Germany and France and then in Japan in his later years.
His young brother, Vice Regent, took his place as the great stallion.
All G1 races
|Hanshin Sansai Stakes (G1)||2||1||◆|
|Satsuki Sho (G1)||19||2||◆|
|Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1)||11||4||◆|
|Kikuka Sho (G1)||2||2||◆|
|Tenno Sho (spring) (G1)||10||5||◆|
|Japan Cup (G1)||4||12||◆|
|Tenno Sho (spring) (G1)||6||11||◆|
|Takarazuka Kinen (G1)||2||10||◆|
- In the Hanshin Sansai Stakes, he won by a head.
It was his first G1 win.
And it was his last win.
- He won the Yushun Award for Best Two-Year-Old Colt (1986) along with Merry Nice in Kanto-region(Eastern Japan).
- In the Satsuki Sho, the fist classic race, he lost to Sakura Star O and finished 2nd.
- In the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), the second classic race, he lost to Merry Nice and finished 4th.
- In the Kikuka Sho, the third classic race, he lost to Sakura Star O and finished 2nd.
- In Japan, horses with chestnut body-hair and a golden mane and tail are called “尾花栗毛 (Obana-Kurige)”.
尾花(Obana) means Miscanthus sinensis. (Wikipedia)
栗毛(Kurige) means chestnut-hair.
Horses with that trait are often seen as beautiful and good looking.
Some examples include Gold City, Tosho Falco, Taiki Shutle and Toho Jackal.
- Gold City was good looking and bad tempered from birth.
Apparently his producers were thinking of donating him to Disney Land if his temperament prevented him from becoming a racehorse.
- Here’s the result of a Google image search.
Note that there are quite a few other factors as well. (Gold City)
- As for his bad tempered episodes, he woke up very late.
And he got angry when he was woken up early.