Mr. C.B.

2020-07-22 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)1, colt,stallion(male), Derby Horse, Hall of Fame, Triple Crown, Turf.


Name / Japanese Mr. C.B. / ミスターシービー
Birth Year 1980
Sex male
Earnings 409,598,100 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 14-8 / 4-1
Sire Tosho Boy
Dam (Sire) C.B. Queen (Topyo)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / en.netkeiba
Awards Best Three-Year-Old Colt (1983)
Horse of the Year (1983)
Honours Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame (1986)
  • His sire, Tosho Boy, and his dam, C.B. Queen, debuted in the same race.

All G1 races + classic races in 1983

Track Race No. Pl.  
Satsuki Sho  12 1
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby)  12 1
Kikuka Sho  9 1   
Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) 13 1
Japan Cup (G1) 1 10
Arima Kinen (G1) 2 3
Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1) 7 5   
  • In the Satsuki Sho, the first classic race, Mr.C.B. stayed off the pace.
    He began making a movement in the backstretch and took the lead in the beginning of homestretch.
    He won the first classic race.
  • In the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), the second classic race, he was late to start.
    He came from behind and won by 2 lengths.
    He became a Double Crown horse.
  • In the Kikuka Sho, the last classic race, he took the lead on the downhill in the last corner.
    His running caused a huge roar from the crowd, and his trainer and owner are said to have despaired.
    (At Kyoto Racecourse, the theory of the slope was to go up slowly and then down slowly, otherwise the horses would not be able to turn the last corner or run out of stamina in the home stretch.)

    He won the race by 3 lengths.
    He became the third Triple Crown horse in Japanese horse racing since Shinzan.
  • The grading system in Japanese horse racing began in 1984.
  • In 1984, he had a bad hoof and had a rest during the spring season.
  • In the Tenno Sho (Autumn), he stayed off the pace.
    In the home stretch, he overtook about 10 horses in front.
    He won the race, which was titled the G1 race.
  • In the Japan Cup, he was the first favorite and expected to beat Symboli Rudolf who is a triple crown horse one year younger.
    But he finished in 10th place.
    (1st: Katsuragi Ace, 3rd: Symboli Rudolf)
  • He lost to Symboli Rudolf and Katsuragi Ace in the Arima Kinen. 
    He continued to be active the next year, but could not win and retired due to injury.

As a sire

  • He was the first Japanese-born horse allowed to join the Shadai Stallion Station.
    He was expected to be a great successor to Tosho Boy or a substitute for Tosho Boy.
  • His first year crops did well and he was ranked number one in the new stallion ranking.
    However, this caused his stud fee to rise and he struggled as a stallion.
    He was unable to leave behind a great successor, due in part to the importation of Tony Bin, Brian’s Time, and Sunday Silence.
  • He is generally considered a failed stallion, but his crops have done reasonably well.
    This is probably because the expectations for him were too high.
  • His representative crop is Yamanin Global.
    Yamanin Global was a very good prospect, but he was badly injured.
    When Yamanin Globalo was injured, his main jockey, Yutaka Take, said, “I lost four G1 titles next year.”
    After recovering from his injury, Yamanin Global went on to win a G2 race and finish third in a G1 race.
    However, there was little demand for Yamanin Global as a stallion, and he was unable to succeed Mr. C.B.

Hall of Fame

  • In 1986, he was selected for Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame.
    His sire Tosho Boy was also selected for Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame in 1984.
    They were the first sire and crop ever to be elected to the Hall of Fame.

His Popularity

  • He was very popular because of his racing style that he came from behind and overtook other horses one after another.
    (This was probably due in part to the presence of Symboli Rudolf, a Triple Crown winner a year younger than him, with his modest and solid racing style.)

    He had very beautiful skin and eyes.
    His photo book was released in 1986.
    He also had many female fans, and it is said that he and his fans later became the basis for the “Second Horse Racing Boom” centered on Oguri Cap.


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