|Name / Japanese||Sirius Symboli / シリウスシンボリ|
|Earnings||143,100,300 yen (only Japan)|
|Races-Win / G1-Win||26-4 / 8-1|
|Dam (Sire)||Sweet Epsom (Partholon)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
- His owner, Tomohiro Wada, was also the owner of Simboli Farm.
Wada was a very innovative and passionate person.
He evolved Japanese horse racing by advocating short-term grazing and the out-of-stables system, which are now commonplace in Japannese racing community.
(His advocacy of farm-led horse production, breeding and racing was resented by the Japanese racing community at the time.)
- But Wada was a self-righteous, selfish, angry man.
When Sirius Symboli was two years old, his jockey was Kazuhiro Kato.
Wada wasn’t happy with Kato’s riding and asked the trainer to replace the jockey with Yukio Okabe.
His trainer refused and told Wada that if he wanted to change the jockey, he should change the stable and trainer.
Wada has changed the stable and trainer for Sirius Symboli.
But the trainers’ union was angry about Wada’s change.
This change caused an uproar, partly because of anger over Wada’s selfishness, which had been present on several occasions before this one.
In the end, Sirius Symboli was returned to his former stables within a week.
His major races picked up
|Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1)||16||1||◆|
|Großer Preis von Baden / Grosser Preis von Baden (G1)||4||G|
|Prix Foy (G3)||2||G|
|Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1)||5||9||◆|
|Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1)||10||7||◆|
- In the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), he was 1st favorite, in part because Miho Shinzan wasn’t there.
His jockey was Kazuhiro Kato.
He took the lead in the home stretch and won.
It was his first and only G1 win.
His owner, who knows if it’s true or not, was absent due to a cold.
- He was supposed to go abroad with Symboli Rudolf after the Derby.
But Symboli Rudolf’s leg was so bad that he alone went to Europe.
(In part because Symboli Rudolf’s owner, same as Sirius Symboli, confronted Symboli Rudolf’s trainer about the foreign expedition.)
None of the staff at his stables followed him, so he was effectively being transferred to an foreign stable.
- He raced in Europe for two years.
He never won a race in 14 races in Europe.
His best finish was second in the Prix Foy.
His best G1 finish was fourth in the Grosser Preis von Baden.
- He hadn’t won a single race since he got back to Japan.