|Name / Japanese||Sakura Laurel / サクラローレル|
|Races-Win / G1-Win||22-9 / 4-2|
|Dam (Sire)||Lola Lola (Saint Cyrien)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
|Awards||JRA Award for Horse of the Year (1996)
JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Colt (1996)
All G1 races + grade races he won
|Nikkan Sports Sho Kim Pai (G3)||11||1||G|
|Nakayama Kinen (G2)||5||1||G|
|Tenno Sho (spring) (G1)||1||1||◆|
|Sankei Sho All Comers (G2)||9||1||G|
|Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1)||16||3||◆|
|Arima Kinen (G1)||6||1||◆|
|Tenno Sho (spring) (G1)||8||2||◆|
|Prix Foy (G3)||1||8||G|
- He had weeks legs.
He had the rights to run in the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (1994), but he was canceled due to an injury.
He returned, but he couldn’t catch the rights to run in the Kikuka Sho.
In this year, Narita Brian became a Triple Crown Horse by winning the Satsuki Sho, the Tokyo Yushun and the Kikuka Sho.
- In 1995 (age 4), he won the Nikkan Sports Sho Kim Pai.
He was 2nd in the next race but he injured again.
Regarding his injury, euthanasia was considered for a time.
He took more than a year to recover from the injury.
- In the Nakayama Kinen, he came back from injury and won.
- In the Tenno Sho (spring,1996), he was 3rd favorite, far ahead from Narita Brian and Mayano Top Gun.
Narita Brian passed Mayano Top Gun and took the lead in the home stretch.
Sakura Laurel passed Narita Brian and won the race.
It was his first G1 win.
- In the Tenno Sho (autumn), he was 1st favorite.
He lost the race because there was no course for him.
His jockey Norihiro Yokoyama said “I took the worst ride.”
His trainer was angry with his jockey and said, “I should have ridden instead.”
- The Arima Kinen (1996) was the most betting race in Japanese horse racing.
The total amount has reached 87,510,400,000 yen.
He won the race with a talented group of members.
(Such as Marvelous Sunday, Hishi Amazon, Dance Partner, Mayano Top Gun, Hokuto Vega and Genuine)
- In the Tenno Sho (spring,1997), Sakura Laurel, Mayano Top Gun and Marvelous Sunday was said to be “Top Three”.
Sakura Laurel made a movement early and Marvelous Sunday followed him.
They competed hard in the home stretch.
Mayano Top Gun passed them from the outside.
Mayano Top Gun broke the race record by 2.7 seconds.
And it was a world record at the time.
This race is said to be a great race.
- His connections decided to challenge the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
He ran in the Prix Foy but he injured.
A French doctor proposed euthanasia.
The Japanese staff, who didn’t understand French, agreed to it, but the other staff noticed and canceled it.
He was able to retire safely.