Nice Nature

2020-12-28 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (G1 wins)0, colt,stallion(male), Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese Nice Nature / ナイスネイチャ
Birth Year 1988
Sex male
Earnings 623,585,600 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 41-7 / 16-0
Sire Nice Dancer
Dam (Sire) Urakawa Miyuki (Habitony)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba

All G1 races + grade-races he won

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
1991
25/08
Kokura
T2000
Kokura Kinen (G3) 7 1  G 
1991
13/10
Kyoto
T2200
Kyoto Shimbun Hai (G2) 11 1  G 
1991
03/11
Kyoto
T3000
Kikuka Sho (G1) 5 4
1991
08/12
Hanshin
T2500
Naruo Kinen (G2) 8 1 G
1991
22/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 5 3
1992
01/11
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 11 4
1992
22/11
Kyoto
T1600
Mile Championship (G1) 8 3
1992
27/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 1 3
1993
31/10
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 7 15   
1993
28/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 11 7
1993
26/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 12 3
1994
24/04
Hanshin
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 4 4
1994
12/06
Hanshin
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 2 4
1994
10/07
Chukyo
T2000
Takamatsunomiya Hai (G2) 12 1 G
1994
30/10
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 5 7
1994
27/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 11 8   
1994
25/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 9 5
1995
26/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 15 13
1995
24/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 5 9
1996
27/10
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 2 10
  • He won the Kokura Kinen and Kyoto Shimbun Hai.
    He was expected to be a strong contender for the last classic race, Kikuka Sho.
  • In the Kikuka Sho, he was 2nd favorite.
    Tokai Teio, who was supposed to be the most favorite, was unable to run due to injury.
    The 1st favorite horse instead was Ibuki Maikagura.
    The 3rd favorite, Leo Durban, won the race.
    Nice Nature finished 4th.
  • In the Takamatsunomiya Hai, he won by 1/2 lengths.
    He defeated Winning Ticket.
    It was his first victory in two years and seven months.
  • He ran 41 races, a lot.
    He retired never having won a G1 race.

Episode

  • He made a rare record of finishing third in the Arima Kinen three years in a row.
    He was called the Bronze Collector, the Good Fight Man, etc.
  • He is a very popular horse.
    Many fans came to the stables and training center to meet him.
    Many letters and gifts were sent to his stables.
    Many of the letters said that they were encouraged by Nice Nature’s hard work.
  • He was very selfish at first, but his stableman, Hideki Baba, was not angry with him.
    Eventually he came to trust Baba very much.
    Some people commented that it was rare for a horse to be so trusting of a person.
    Baba cares very much about the fans of Nice Nature and has a good relationship with them.
    Baba was invited to the wedding because two fans of Nice Nature were getting married.
    On the way home from the wedding, Baba died in a car accident at the age of 41.
  • His dam, Urakawa Miyuki, died on June 2, 2017 at the age of 36, which was a Japanese record for a mare at the time.
    He’d inherited a strong body from his mother.
    He is still alive and well as of December 2020.
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