Kizuna

2020-09-24 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)1, colt,stallion(male), Derby Horse, Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese Kizuna / キズナ
Birth Year 2010
Sex male
Earnings 476,399,000 yen (only Japan)
Races-Win / G1-Win 14-7 / 4-1
Sire Deep Impact
Dam (Sire) Catequil (Storm Cat)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
Awards JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Colt (2013)

All grade races

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
2012
22/12
Hanshin
T2000
Radio Nikkei Hai Nisai Stakes (G3) 6 3 G
2013
03/03
Nakayama
T2000
Hochi hai Yayoi Sho (G2) 6 5 G
2013
23/03
Hanshin
T1800
Mainichi Hai (G3) 6 1 G 
2013
04/05
Kyoto
T2200
Kyoto Shimbun Hai (G2) 5 1 G
2013
26/05
Tokyo
T2400
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1) 1 1
2013
15/09
Longchamp
T2400
Prix Niel (G2) 8 1 G
2013
06/10
Longchamp
T2400
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) 14 4 G
2014
06/04
Hanshin
T2000
Sankei Osaka Hai (G2) 7 1 G
2014
04/05
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 14 4
2015
15/02
Kyoto
T2200
Kyoto Kinen (G2) 4 3 G
2015
05/04
Hanshin
T2000
Sankei Osaka Hai (G2) 7 2 G
2015
03/05
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 13 7
  • Before the Radio Nikkei Hai Nisai Stakes, his jockey Tetsuzo Sato injured and rested.
    It was Yutaka Take who became the alternative jockey.
    He lost to Epiphaneia in the race.
  • In the Mainichi Hai, he won by 3 lengths.
    It was his first grade race win.
  • In the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), he was 1st favorite.
    He stayed off the pace.
    Epiphaneia (No.9) took the lead in the home stretch.
    Kizuna passed the other horses including Epiphaneia from the outside.
    It was his first and only G1 win.
    It was the 5th victory of Derby for Yutaka Take.
  • After that, he went on an expedition to France.
    His performance in France was reasonably good.
  • He was often injured after he became an old horse.

Episode

  • The meaning of Kizuna is bonds (ties).
    His owner Shinji Maeda was encouraged by the locals in Dubai two weeks after the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
    (He is the owner of Transcend who participated in the Dubai World Cup (2011).
    His connections were working hard in the turmoil.)
    Maeda was impressed by the efforts of his connections and the encouragement of the people of Dubai.
    Maeda felt the bonds of friendship and affection.
    He named the best horse he owned “Kizuna”.
  • In the 2000s, Yutaka Take was already called the best jockey of all time and had many glory.
    Riding on The Taiki in the Mainichi Hai (2010), he fell and was seriously injured.
    He did not perform well due to the effects of the injury even after recovering from the injury.
    He had more than 200 wins in a year at one time, but in 2012 he had only 56 wins.
    When Kizuna’s connections entered for the Mainichi Hai (2013), Take’s agent asked them to stop the race because of the 2010 accident.
    After all Take and Kizuna participated in the race and won.
    Take broke the nasty image of three years ago.
    He was called “お帰り (Welcome back)” by many fans in the derby winning jockey interview, and he replied “帰ってきました (I’m back)”.  (Youtube)
    He had 97 wins in this year.
    In 2015 he had 106 wins.
    It was the first time in six years since 2009 that he won more than 100 races.
    Kizuna was exactly the horse that revived Take.
  • Kizuna is a horse that is often overrated because of his popularity.
    Kizuna is also a horse that is often underestimated because of many overestimations.
    His race performance could have been better without the expedition to France and the challenge to the Tenno Sho (spring), which would not have been suitable for him.

As a sire

  • His first crops were very successful despite their poor dams’ qualities.
    Therefore he is highly expected as Deep Impact’s successor stallion.
  • His crops ran well but had not won a G1 race, but Akai Ito won the Queen Elizabeth Cup (2021).
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