Gold City

2020-11-09 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)1, colt,stallion(male), Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese Gold City / ゴールドシチー
Birth Year 1984
Sex male
Earnings 179,186,000 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 20-3 / 8-1
Sire Viceregal
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

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
1986
14/12
Hanshin
T1600
Hanshin Sansai Stakes (G1) 2 1
1987
19/04
Nakayama
T2000
Satsuki Sho (G1) 19 2
1987
31/05
Tokyo
T2400
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1) 11 4  
1987
08/11
Kyoto
T3000
Kikuka Sho (G1) 2 2
1988
29/04
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 10 5
1988
27/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 4 12
1989
29/04
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 6 11  
1989
11/06
Hanshin
T2200
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.

Episode

  • 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.
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