Kiseki

2022-03-30 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)1, colt,stallion(male), Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese / Hong Kong Kiseki / キセキ / 神業
Birth Year 2014
Sex horse
Earnings 701,403,000 yen (only Japan)
Races-Wins / G1-Wins 33-4 / 19-1
Sire Rulership
Dam (Sire) Blitz Finale (Deep Impact)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba

All G1 races + grade races in which he finished 3rd or higher

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl. / E
2017
25/03
Hanshin
T1800
Mainichi Hai (G3) 6 3    
2017
24/09
Hanshin
T2400
Kobe Shimbun Hai (G2) 5 2  G    
2017
22/10
Kyoto
T3000
Kikuka Sho (G1) 13 1      
2017
10/12
Sha Tin
T2400
Hong Kong Vase (G1) 12 9  G    
2018
24/06
Hanshin
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 16 8     E 
2018
07/10
Tokyo
T1800
Mainichi Okan (G2) 1 3    
2018
28/10
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 10 3     E 
2018
25/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 8 2     E 
2018
23/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 14 5     E 
2019
31/03
Hanshin
T2000
Osaka Hai (G1) 6 2     E 
2019
23/06
Hanshin
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 1 2     E 
2019
15/09
Longchamp
T2400
Prix Foy (G2) 3 3  G    
2019
06/10
Longchamp
T2400
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) 4 7  G    
2019
22/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 11 5     E 
2020
03/05
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 8 6     E 
2020
28/06
Hanshin
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 14 2     E 
2020
11/10
Kyoto
T2400
Kyoto Daishoten (G2) 2 2  G    
2020
01/11
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 8 5     E 
2020
29/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 4 8     E 
2020
27/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 6 12     E 
2021
25/04
Sha Tin
T2000
Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) (Hong Kong) 4 4  G    
2021
27/06
Hanshin
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 13 5     E 
2021
10/10
Hanshin
T2400
Kyoto Daishoten (G2) 11 3  G    
2021
28/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 5 10     E 
2021
26/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 15 10     E 
  • He failed to run in the Satsuki Sho and the Derby in the spring of his 3-year-old year.
    He came into the fall season with two wins in the summer.
  • In the Kobe Shimbun Hai, he was the 2nd favorite.
    He lost to the Derby winner, Rey de Oro, but finished 2nd, earning him a priority entry for the Kikuka Sho.
  • In the Kikuka Sho, he was the 1st favorite.
    The track conditions were quite bad due to the typhoon.
    All the jockeys and horses were covered in mud, they completed the 3,000-meter race of attrition.
    Kiseki won by 2 lengths over the 2nd place finisher, Clincher.
    It was his first G1 win.
    The finishing time was 3:18.9, and the Kikuka Sho has not been slower than this time since 1946, and there were only four times before 1946, showing how tough this race is.
    (This is the slowest time in history since the race name was changed to Kikuka Sho.)
  • In the Japan Cup (2018), he was the 4th favorite.
    He took the lead from the start of the race and gradually increased his pace after 1000 meters.
    There was only one horse that could keep up with the pace he set.
    Almond Eye overtook Kiseki 150 meters before the finish and finished the race.
    Almond Eye broke the conventional Japanese record for 2,400 meters on turf by 1.5 seconds, setting a world record.
    Kiseki contributed greatly to Almond Eye’s tremendous record.
    Kiseki also finished in a time that beat the previous Japanese record by more than one second.
  • In the Osaka Hai, he lost to Al Ain by a neck.
  • In the Takarazuka Kinen (2019), he finished 2nd, but was 3 lengths behind 1st-place finisher Lys Gracieux.
  • In the Takarazuka Kinen (2020), he finished 2nd, but was 6 lengths behind 1st-place finisher Chrono Genesis.
  • After the Kikuka Sho, he showed many good performances but failed to win a single race, and retired and became a stallion after the Arima Kinen in 2021.

His popularity

  • He is a very popular horse and has many fans.
  • The first reason for his popularity is that he has run in many major races and performed well.
    Also, the fact that he ran well but did not win was another reason for his popularity to the contrary.
  • He was often slow at the start, like his sire Rulership, or would run out of control, as in the Tenno Sho (spring 2020).
    Such flashy failures also attracted many fans.
  • His good looks are another reason for his popularity.
    In particular, he often showed the “鶴首 (Tsurukubi)” pose before races.
    (The literal translation of “Tsurukubu” into English is “Crane(‘s) Neck”, but I am not sure if that is the correct translation.)
    His tsurukubi seemed to be powerful and spirited and very cool, and when he performed it, there were sometimes cheers.
    Google Image Search “Kiseki Tsurukubi”
    Youtube Video
  • Another reason for the popularity of Kiseki may be its simple Japanese name, Kiseki, which is my subjective opinion without any evidence.
    (Kiseki means miracle in Japanese.)
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