Mejiro Ryan

2020-08-20 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)1, colt,stallion(male), Turf.

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Name / Japanese Mejiro Ryan / メジロライアン
Birth Year 1987
Sex male
Earnings 492,040,400 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 19-7 / 7-1
Sire Amber Shadai
Dam (Sire) Mejiro Chaser (Mejiro Samman)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
  • The origin of the name “Mejiro Ryan” is the MLB regend pitcher “Nolan Ryan”.
    (Wikipedia)
  • Mejiro Ryan was rated second or third alongside Mejiro Mcqueen in “Mejiro ’87 groups”.
    (Mejiro Lewis was rated first. But he hurt his back in an accident. His name came from “Carl Lewis”.)

All grade races

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
1990
04/03
Nakayama
T2000
Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho (G2) 14 1 G
1990
15/04
Nakayama
T2000
Satsuki Sho (G1) 13 3
1990
27/05
Tokyo
T2400
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1) 6 2  
1990
14/10
Kyoto
T2200
Kyoto Shinbun Hai (G2) 11 1 G
1990
04/11
Kyoto
T3000
Kikuka Sho (G1) 18 3
1990
23/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 5 2
1991
10/03
Nakayama
T1800
Nakayam Kinen (G2) 9 2 G 
1991
28/04
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 1 4
1991
09/06
Kyoto
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 1 1
1991
22/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 15 12
1992
26/01
Nakayama
T2200
American Jockey Club Cup (G2) 7 6 G 
1992
22/03
Nakayama
T2500
Nikkei Sho (G2) 9 1 G
  • In the Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho, he was 2nd favorite.
    1st favorite horse was 2-years-old-champion Ines Fujin.
    He finished in 1st place and Ines Fujin finished in 4th place.
    His jockey, Norihiro Yokoyama, said “At the moment of the finishing, I felt like I can see all the future ahead. Both the Satsuki Sho and Derby.”
  • In the Satsuki Sho, the first classic race, he was 2nd favorite.
    He had no way to go at the beginning of the home stretch.

    He finished in 3rd place. (1st: Haku Taisei, 2nd: Ines Fujin)
  • In the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), he was 1st favorite.
    He couldn’t catch up with Ines Fujin.
  • In the kyoto Shinbun Hai, the track condition was yielding.
    But he broke the course record.
  • In the Kikuka Sho, the last classic race, he was 1st favorite.
    He lost to Mejiro McQueen.
  • Before the Arima Kinen, Mejiro Farm didn’t let Mejiro McQueen to run because they hoped Mejiro Ryan to get his first G1 victory.
    In the race, he finished in 2nd place.
    The audience was very excited about Oguri Cap’s revival victory, and quite a few people shed tears.
  • In the Tenno Sho (spring), he lost to Mejiro McQueen.
  • After the Tenno Sho (spring), he still couldn’t win a G1 race.
    Whether to drop his jockey became a tumult.
    His jockey, Norihiro Yokoyama, said “Ryan is the strongest. He lost because I was bad.”
  • In the Takarazuka Kinen, his jockey was still Norihiro Yokoyama.
    Yokoyama was determined that, “If I lose this race, I will never say Ryan is strong again.”

    Yokoyama made a movement early.
    Mejiro McQueen couldn’t catch up.
    He finally won his first G1.
  • After that, he suffered from bowed tendon.
    He retired after winning the Nikkei Sho.

As sire

Episode

  • He was a very popular horse.
    Especially, there were many female fans.
    He had a hard time to win.
    On the contrary, it became a reason why many people liked him.
    (Mejiro McQueen was not very popular because Mejiro Ryan and Tokai Teio were popular.)
  • His mane was cut short because he had delicate skin.
    His hairstyle like Mohawk became popular and was called “Ryan Cut”.
    (Google images Mejiro Ryan Mohawk)
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2 comments on “Mejiro Ryan

  1. Anonymous says:

    ryan was not in hall of fame.
    narita brian was, for the year of 1998

    • jpkeiba says:

      Thank you very much for the correction.
      It appears that I had confused the information with that of Narita Brian.

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