|Name / Japanese||Screen Hero / スクリーンヒーロー|
|Races-Wins / G1-Wins||23-5 / 6-1|
|Dam (Sire)||Running Heroine (Sunday Silence)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / en.netkeiba|
|Awards||JRA Award for Best Older Male Horse (2008)|
All G1 races + grade races in which he finished 3rd or higher
|Radio Nikkei Sho (G3)||7||2||G|
|Radio Nippon Sho ST.Lite Kinen (G2)||11||3||G|
|Copa Republica Argentina (G2)||4||1||G|
|Japan Cup (G1)||16||1||◆|
|Arima Kinen (G1)||8||5||◆|
|Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1)||16||14||◆|
|Takarazuka Kinen (G1)||10||5||◆|
|Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1)||2||2||◆|
|Japan Cup (G1)||18||13||◆|
- He was placed in the stable of Susumu Yano, who managed his grand-dam, Dyna Actress.
He finished 2nd in the Radio Nikkei Sho and 3rd in the ST.Lite Kinen at the age of three.
But then he broke a bone.
His stable staff tried to force him to run in the Kikuka Sho because his trainer was retiring at the end of that season and it was the last major race he could try.
However, his trainer decided to let him rest for the sake of his future.
He didn’t race for about 11 months, during which time he was transferred to Yuichi Shikato’s stable.
- In the Copa Republica Argentina, he was 3rd favorite.
He won by two 1+1/2 over the 2nd place finisher, Jaguar Mail.
- In the Japan Cup (2008), he was 9th favorite.
Deep Sky was 1st favorite, Vodka was 2nd favorite and Meisho Samson was 3rd favorite.
Due to the slow pace of the race, the other horses lost concentration or ran wild trying to take the lead.
Screen Hero ran smoothly and took the lead at the right time.
He won over the other strong horses.
It was his first G1 win.
He was the first Glass Wonder crop to win a flat G1 race.
The win ticket of him was the highest multiplier in Japan Cup history, surpassing that of Katsuragi Ace.
This victory was so highly praised that at the beginning of 2009, he won the JRA Award for Best Older Male Horse (2008) and became provisionally number one in the Japanese Thoroughbred rankings.
- Later he didn’t win, but he did finish 2nd in the Tenno Sho (Autumn).
As a sire
- He has the same pedigree at a 3/4 ratio as that of Maruka Rascal, who won the J-G1 steeplechase races, Nakayama Daishogai and Nakayama Grand Jump.
- He had a reasonable stud fee for the first year, 300,000 yen for conception and 500,000 yen for birth.
Because of this, many broodmares from small and medium-sized farms with limited financial resources gathered with him.
- Maurice (dam-sire: Carnegie) won six G1 races.
- Gold Actor (dam-sire: Kyowa Alysheba) won the Arima Kinen (G1).
- Guanciale (dam-sire: Diablo) won the Shinzan Kinen (G3).
- Generale Uno (dam-sire: Rock of Gibraltar) won two grade races.
- Win Marilyn (dam-sire: Fusaichi Pegasus) won two grade races.
- They were born out of mares that would never have been good broodmares in Japan, and they flourished.
At first he wasn’t expected to be much of a stallion, but in 2017 his stud fee became a very high 7 million yen when conceived.
In 2017, his stud fee was the third highest in Japan after Deep Impact and King Kamehameha.
- His disadvantage as a sire is his low fertility rate.
- Some attribute his success as a stallion to his granddam Dyna Actress.
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