Hokuto Vega

2020-08-17 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)1, Dirt, filly,mare(female), Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese Hokuto Vega / ホクトベガ
Birth Year 1990
Sex female
Earnings 888,126,000 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 42-16 / 7-1
Sire Naguruski
Dam (Sire) Takeno Falcon (Philip of Spain)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
Awards JRA Award for Best Dirt Horse (1996)
NAR Grand Prix for Special Recognition Award (1996)

Until 1995
All G1 races + grade-races she won + Empress Hai (1995)

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
1993
20/03
Nakayama
T1800
Flower Cup (G3) 3 1 G
1993
11/04
Hanshin
T1600
Oka Sho (G1) 16 5
1993
23/05
Tokyo
T2400
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (G1) 14 6  
1993
14/11
Kyoto
T2400
Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) 1 1
1994
03/07
Sapporo
T2000
Sapporo Kinen (G3) 10 1 G
1995
14/05
Tokyo
T1600
Yasuda Kinen (G1) 10 5
1995
13/06
Kawasaki
D2000
Empress Hai 7 1 G
1995
29/10
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 18 16
  • In 1993 (age 3), Hokuto Vega won the Flower Cup.
  • In the Oka Sho, the first classic race, it was a first race with Vega.
    It was called “East West Vega Showdown” and attracted attention.
    (Vega was 1st favorite and called “西の一等星 (West First-Magnitude Star)”.
    Hokuto Vega was called “東の一等星 (East First-Magnitude Star)” as if to counter Vega.)
    She lost to Vega and finished in 5th place.
  • In the Yushun Himba, she lost to Vega again.
  • Before the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1), it was noted whether Vega will achieve the Triple Crown.
    Hokuto Vega overtook Vega and North Flight at the last corner.
    Hokuto Vega finished in 1st place and broke the record time.
    //
    The phrase that the TV commentator said

    “ベガはベガでもホクトベガです!” and
    ” 東の一等星ホクトベガ、輝いたのは北斗のベガです! ” went viral.
    (Forcibly translating the phrase into English would be
    Vega is Vega, but Hokuto Vega! (It’s Vega, but it’s Hokuto Vega!)” and
    “First magnitude star of east, The shining one is Vega of Hokuto!”.)
    (Hokuto means North Dipper.)
  • After that she couldn’t win much.
    Her connections tried to make her convert to a steeplechase horse.
    She did the jump training.
    After that she got good results in turf races, so the conversion was canceled.
  • In 1995, 
    In the Empress Hai (1995), a big turning point came for her.
    She was easy to win the race by 18 lengths.
    Her jockey Norihiro Yokoyama didn’t make a move.
    After the race, she lost five turf races.
    Her connections decided to make her convert to a dirt horse.

Since 1996
All Races

Y
D/M
Track Race No Pl
1996
24/01
Kawasaki
D2000
Kawasaki Kinen 9 1  G 
1996
17/02
Tokyo
D1600
February Stakes (G2) 5 1 G
1996
20/03
Funabashi
D2400
Diolite Kinen 8 1 G
1996
05/05
Takasaki
D1500
Gunma Kinen 2 1 G
1996
19/06
Ohi
D2000
Teio Sho 10 1 G
1996
15/07
Kawasaki
D2000
Empress Hai 2 1 G
1996
10/10
Morioka
D1600
Mile Championship Nambu Hai 2 1

G

1996
10/11
Kyoto
T2200
Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) 2 4
1996
04/12
Urawa
D2000
Urawa Kinen 8 1 G
1996
22/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 9 9
1997
05/02
Kawasaki
D2000
Kawasaki Kinen 7 1 G
1997
03/04
Nad Al Sheba
D2000
Dubai World Cup 1   G

There are no individual video in some races.
Here are may be some videos.
競馬 20世紀の名馬 ホクトベガ
競馬 ダート最強馬 ホクトベガG1総ナメ集

  • She continued to win the dirt races by wide margins.
    Kawasaki Kinen, February Stakes, Teio Sho and Mile Championship Nambu Hai would be G1 races a year or two year later.
    She attracted many fans and was called “Sand Queen (Dirt Queen)”.
    The crowd was sometimes close to twice the upper limit of the racetrack.
  • In the Kawasaki Kinen (1997), it was a last race for her in Japan.
    She has achieved 10 dirt grade races wins in a row.
    She showed the victory to many fans and went to Dubai.
  • She was scheduled to retire after the Dubai World Cup.
    And she was scheduled to be mated to a top European stallion.

    She fell in the last corner.
    She was euthanized.
    Her body could not be brought back to Japan due to quarantine.
    Only her mane was in her grave.

Episode

  • She was good friends with Hishi Amazon.
  • Her trainer said “She is Mona Lisa, whose strength is an eternal secret”.
  • She was a prize-winning queen until it was broken by Vodka.
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