Hishi Akebono

2020-11-19 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)1, Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese Hishi Akebono / ヒシアケボノ
Birth Year 1992
Sex male
Earnings 324,262,000 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 30-6 / 10-1
Sire Woodman
Dam (Sire) Mysteries (Seattle Slew)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
Awards JRA Award for Best Sprinter or Miler (1995)

All G1 races + grade-race he won

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
1995
28/10
Kyoto
T1400
Swan Stakes (G2) 14 1 G
1995
19/11
Kyoto
T1600
Mile Championship (G1) 1 3
1995
17/12
Nakayama
T1200
Sprinters Stakes (G1) 8 1  
1996
19/05
Chukyo
T1200
Takamatsunomiya Hai (G1) 7 3
1996
09/06
Tokyo
T1600
Yasuda Kinen (G1) 2 3
1996
17/11
Kyoto
T1600
Mile Championship (G1) 10 15
1996
15/12
Nakayama
T1200
Sprinters Stakes (G1) 9 4
1997
18/05
Chukyo
T1200
Takamatsunomiya Hai (G1) 7 14
1997
08/06
Tokyo
T1600
Yasuda Kinen (G1) 15 13
1997
16/11
Kyoto
T1600
Mile Championship (G1) 8 14
1997
14/12
Nakayama
T1200
Sprinters Stakes (G1) 10 9
  • In the Swan Stakes, he was 4th favorite.
    He was easy to win by 4 lengths.
    He broke the Japanese record time.
    It was his first grade-race win.
  • In the Mile Championship (1995), he lost to Trot Thunder.
  • In the Sprinters Stakes (1995), he was 1st favorite.
    He took the lead in the home stretch and won.
    It was his first G1 win.
    His weight at this time was 560kg.
    This is the heaviest-ever record for a JRA G1 race winner, even as of 2020.
  • He won the JRA Award for Best Sprinter or Miler (1995).
  • In 1996 (age 4), he was 3rd in the Takamatsunomiya Hai and Yasuda Kinen.
    But in the autumn, he didn’t do so well, as with other Woodman’s crops.
    He remained active in 1997, but retired without winning a single race.
  • At the time of the 1996 Mile Championship, it was the heaviest weight in his history. (582kg)

Episode

  • Most importantly, it is his weight that should be mentioned.
  • He was big since childhood.
  • His name is derived from Akebono, who was a Sumo grand champion at the time.
    (Akebono Wikipedia)
    Of course, the name was probably associated with his large body.
    (Maybe it could also mean that they are from the same USA.)
  • There were sometimes shouts of joy when his weight was announced in the paddock.
  • He was popular as a unique horse.
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