|Name / Japanese||Hishi Miracle / ヒシミラクル|
|Races-Win / G1-Win||28-6 / 8-3|
|Dam (Sire)||Shunsaku Yoshiko (Shady Heights)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
|Awards||Best Horse By Home-bred Sire (2003)|
All G1 races
|Kikuka Sho (G1)||2||1||◆|
|Arima Kinen (G1)||3||11||◆|
|Tenno Sho (spring) (G1)||11||1||◆|
|Takarazuka Kinen (G1)||10||1||◆|
|Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1)||14||16||◆|
|Japan Cup (G1)||11||9||◆|
|Tenno Sho (spring) (G1)||8||16||◆|
- In the Kikuka Sho, the last classic race, he was 10th favorite.
His jockey, Koichi Tsunoda, made a movement in the backstretch.
He took the lead in the home stretch and won.
It was his first G1 win.
- Before the Tenno Sho (spring, 2003), he had been 12th and 7th in the G2 races.
Therefore he was 7th favorite in the race.
He won the race in a long-spurt, which is his specialty, just as he did in the Kikuka Sho.
- In the Takarazuka Kinen, he was 6th favorite.
Horses that were more favorite than him were Symboli Kris S, Neo Universe, Agnes Digital, Tap Dance City and Daitaku Bertram.
Other horses was running out of stamina but he ran tenaciously using his special stamina.
It was his third G1 victory.
- After that he injured.
Over a year later he returned but could never win.
- Before the Takarazuka Kinen, a middle-aged man bet 12.22 million yen on Hishi Miracle.
That was a hot topic even before the race.
The man was nicknamed “ミラクルおじさん (Miracle Man / Mr.Miracle Man)”.
The Miracle Man’s identity was never known, but he was featured on TV talk shows and in the papers.
Koichi Tsunoda, nicknamed the “勝負師 (Gambler / Risk Taker)”, said in his interview with the winning jockey, ” The man is a better “Gambler” than I am.”
- He didn’t have a instantaneous ability, but he had amazing stamina.
He’s only won six races in total, but three of those have been G1 races in which he’s had successful long spurts.
In an interview with the winning jockey after the Takarazuka Kinen, Tsunoda was asked, “When did you start making a move?”
“Just after the starting.” Tsunoda joked.