|Name / Japanese||Roger Barows / ロジャーバローズ|
|Races-Wins / G1-Wins||6-3 / 1-1|
|Dam (Sire)||Little Book (Librettist)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
|Track||Race||No.||Pl.|| / E
|2 years-old New Comers Race||2||1||G|
|Fuji TV Sho Spring Stakes (G2)||15||7||G|
|Kyoto Shimbun Hai (G2)||3||2||G|
|Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1)||1||1||◆||E|
- In the Kyoto Shimbun Hai, he finished 2nd.
He won the right to run in the Derby.
- Before the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), he underwent a procedure to remove a tooth that had grown into his complicated area.
He had always been a horse whose health would deteriorate after a few runs, but dental work has allowed him to train strongly.
At that time, he was registered for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe along with Kiseki and Saturnalia of the same stable.
- In the Tokyo Yushun, the second classic race, he was 12th favorite.
He was in great shape, having been able to train hard thanks to his dental work.
Saturnalia, who won the first crown, Satsuki Sho, without losing a race, was by far the most favorite.
Roger Barows started out from the innermost gate.
He ran in 2nd place behind Lion Lion, who was running at a devastatingly fast pace.
He passed Lion Lion 400m before the finish line.
The other horses could not keep up with him.
He broke the Derby record.
It was his first G1 win.
- He was then selected to run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
But on August 6, it turned out he was suffering from bowed tendon.
Later that day, after the owner and trainer had conferred, it was announced that he would be retired and become a stallion.
It was a week after his sire, Deep Impact, had died.
As a sire
- His dam and Gentildonna’s dam are half-sisters.
Furthermore, his dam-sire and Gentildonna’s dam-sire are both crop of Danzig.
In other words, he and Gentildonna have the same pedigree at a ratio of seven-eighths.
Although his racing results were not very good, many people find his pedigree attractive.
For the first year he was set a stud fee of 1.2 million yen and he bred 97 mares.
Gentildonna was sometimes referred to as Deep Impact’s best horse until Contrail came into the world.
However, people sometimes regretted that Gentildonna is a mare and could not leave any blood as a stallion.