|Name / Japanese||Shadai Kagura / シャダイカグラ|
|Races-Wins / G1-Wins||11-7 / 3-1|
|Dam (Sire)||Milly Bird (Faberge)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
|Awards||JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Filly (1989)|
All grade races
|Radio Tampa Hai Sansai Himba Stakes (G3)||6||2|
|Pegasus Stakes (G3)||9||1|
|Oka Sho (G1)||18||1||◆|
|Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (G1)||7||2||◆|
|Kansai TV Sho Rose Stakes (G2)||10||1|
|Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1)||20||20||◆|
- Before the Oka Sho, her jockey, Yutaka Take, who had already shown his ability and was rapidly gaining popularity at the time, was interviewed.
Yutaka Take said, “I think we can win the Oka Sho 90 percent of the time, if we don’t get the outermost gate.”
(At that time, the outer gate of the 1600m turf at Hanshin Racecourse was extremely disadvantageous.)
However, as a result of the lottery, they were assigned to gate No. 18.
- In the Oka Sho, the first classic race, she was 1st favorite.
She was delayed at the start.
She ran to the inside and passed the other horses as she weaved her way through the pack.
She passed Hokuto Venus just before the finish line.
It was her first G1 win.
- In the Yushun Himba, the second classic race, she was 1st favorite.
She lost to Light Color by a neck.
- Before the Queen Elizabeth II Cup, her trainer said she would retire after the race.
This made her leg condition a cause for concern among racing fans and the media.
- In the Queen Elizabeth II Cup, she was 1st favorite.
She tried to take the lead on the last corner, but suddenly stalled and ended up in 20th place.
She was seriously injured, but not euthanized, and retired to become a broodmare.
- She is not a horse of Shadai Group, although she is often misunderstood because of her name and the pattern of her rider’s clothes.
It seems that when she won the Oka Sho, Shadai Farm received phone calls and flowers to congratulate her.
- After the Oka Sho, it was said by horse racing fans and the media that Yutaka Take may have deliberately delayed the start to reduce the disadvantage of the outside gate.
Yutaka Take responded with a vague answer, “I’ll leave it to your imagination.
Such an answer from him gave credence to the theory to the public.
His riding was called “Yutaka Magic.
In later years, when Take Yutaka was asked again about it, he said,
“I didn’t make her start late on purpose.”
“I could no longer tell the truth.”
“However, based on her performance on the day, I anticipated that she would be late at the start.”
- She was called “Yutaka’s Lover.
Even long after she retired, Yutaka Take often mentions her name in interviews.