Sakura Laurel

2020-07-14 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)2, colt,stallion(male), Turf.

Details

Name / Japanese Sakura Laurel / サクラローレル
Birth Year 1991
Sex male
Earnings 626,991,000 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 22-9 / 4-2
Sire Rainbow Quest
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

Y
D/M
Track Race N0. Pl.
1995
05/01
Nakayama
T2000
Nikkan Sports Sho Kim Pai (G3) 11 1 G
1996
10/03
Nakayama
T1800
Nakayama Kinen (G2) 5 1 G
1996
21/04
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 1 1  
1996
15/09
Nakayama
T2200
Sankei Sho All Comers (G2) 9 1 G
1996
27/10
Tokyo
T2000
Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1) 16 3
1996
22/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 6 1
1997
27/04
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 8 2
1997
14/09
Longchamp
T2400
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.
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