South Vigorous

2021-04-07 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Dirt G1 wins)1, colt,stallion(male), Dirt.

Details

Name / Japanese South Vigorous / サウスヴィグラス
Birth Year 1996
Sex male
Earnings 543,725,000 yen
Races-Wins / G1-Wins 33-16 / 2-1
Sire End Sweep
Dam (Sire) Darkest Star (Star de Naskra)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
Awards NAR Leading Sire (2012, 2015 – 2019)
NAR Grand Prix for Special Recognition Award (2018)

All G1 races + grade races in which he finished 3rd or higher

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
2001
07/01
Nakayama
D1200
Garnet Stakes (G3) 8 3  G 
2001
14/06
Sapporo (NAR)
D1000
Hokkaido Sprint Cup (G3) 9 2   
2002
06/01
Tokyo
D1200
Garnet Stakes (G3) 1 2 G
2002
26/01
Tokyo
D1400
Negishi Stakes (G3) 1 1  
2002
17/02
Tokyo
D1600
February Stakes (G1) 5 6
2002
18/03
Kochi
D1400
Kurofune Sho (G3) 3 1 G
2002
06/05
Nagoya
D1400
Kakitsubata Kinen (G3) 11 1  
2002
13/06
Sapporo (NAR)
D1000
Hokkaido Sprint Cup (G3) 2 1  
2002
16/08
Morioka
D1200
Cluster Cup (G3) 12 1   
2003
01/02
Nakayama
D1200
Negishi Stakes (G3) 7 1 G
2003
12/06
Sapporo (NAR)
D1000
Hokkaido Sprint Cup (G3) 8 1  
2003
09/10
Ohi
D1190
Tokyo Hai (G2) 2 2 G
2003
03/11
Ohi
D1190
JBC Sprint (G1) 5 1
  • In the Negishi Stakes (2002), he was 6th favorite.
    He won against talented horses like Gold Tiara, Nobo True and Nobo Jack.
    It was his first grade race win.
    He started to show his ability finally at the age of six.
  • In the Kurofune Sho, he was 1st favorite.
    He won by 8 lengths over the 2nd place finisher, Nobo Jack.
  • He seemed to be unbeatable in dirt races under 1400 meters.
    His connections had targeted the JBC Sprint, the only sprint dirt G1 race in Japan, but gave up due to a broken bone in 2002.
  • He returned to racing in 2003.
    He won the Hokkaido Sprint Cup to make it six wins in a row since the previous year’s Kurofune Sho.
    However, he was later found to have a minor fracture.
    He came back in the Tokyo Hai, but finished 2nd, breaking his winning streak.
  • In the JBC Sprint, he was 3rd favorite.
    It was his retirement race.
    It was the dirt G1 race under 1400m that his connections had been waiting for.
    In the race there was Nobo Jack, the winner of two years ago, Sterling Rose, the winner of the previous year, and Meiner Select, the winner of the following year.
    South Vigorous fought for the lead from the beginning of the race.
    He won the battle for the lead and crossed the finish line in 1st place.
    It was his first G1 win.

As a sire

  • His crops were, like him, successful in dirt races, especially short distance dirt races.
    Thanks to this tendency, his crops did well in JRA races, but even when they could no longer compete in JRA races, they often did well in NAR races.
    He was the NAR’s leading sire in 2012 and from 2015 to 2019.
  • His breeding fees were relatively inexpensive, and his crops performed well, making him a valuable asset to small and medium farms and breeders.
    His crops gave a sense of relief to less wealthy owners, and his crops were often purchased.
    He was a savior for small farms and less wealthy horse owners.
    If it weren’t for him, some farms might have gone bankrupt.
  • He’s sired many horses.
    He has 1402 crops registered in the studbook.
    As of 2021, his progeny have an AEI of 2.48 in the NAR, an AEI of 0.97 in the JRA, and an overall score of 1.18.
  • His crops did not win a JRA G1 race, but they won many major NAR races.
    Love Michan won the Zennippon Nisai Yushun in 2009.
    Corin Berry won the JBC Sprint in 2015.
    Higashi Will Win won the NAR Grand Prix for Horse of the Year in 2017.
    Sabuno Junior won the NAR Grand Prix for Horse of the Year in 2020.
  • He died in 2018.
    After his death, he was awarded the NAR Grand Prix for Special Award in honor of his achievements.
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