|Name / Japanese||Super Creek / スーパークリーク|
|Races-Win / G1-Win||16-8 / 6-3|
|Dam (Sire)||Nice Day (Intermezzo)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
All G1 races + grade-races he won
|Kikuka Sho (G1)||17||1||◆|
|Arima Kinen (G1)||7||dq||◆|
|Kyoto Daishoten (G2)||4||1||G|
|Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1)||14||1||◆|
|Japan Cup (G1)||6||4||◆|
|Arima Kinen (G1)||4||2||◆|
|Sankei Osaka Hai (G2)||1||1||G|
|Tenno Sho (spring) (G1)||5||1||◆|
|Kyoto Daishoten (G2)||1||1||G|
- Before the Kikuka Sho, Super Creek had the 19th run-right of the horses registered for the race.
The jockey, Yutaka take, was 19 years old at the time.
Take had three other horses available, but he announced that if Super Creek couldn’t run, he wouldn’t be in the Kikuka Sho.
Other two horses higher than him canceled the race, so he could run.
In the race, he was easy to win by 5 lengths.
It was a first G1 win for him and his jockey Yutaka Take.
Yutaka Take became the youngest jockey winning G1 race.
The name Super Creek was recorded and remembered as Yutaka Take’s first partner.
Yutaka Take later won numerous G1 races.
- In the Arima Kinen (1988), it was a first time for him to run with Oguri Cap.
He finished in 3rd place. (1st: Oguri Cap, 2nd: Tamamo Cross)
But he was disqualified for obstructing the path of Mejiro Duren.
- In the first half of 1989 he rested for muscle aches.
- In the Tenno Sho (autumn), he won by a neck.
(2nd: Oguri Cap, 5th: Inari One)
It was a first time for him to run with Inari One.
- In the Japan Cup, he couldn’t keep up with Horlicks and Oguri Cap.
Horlicks (and Oguri Cap) broke the world record.
- In the Arima Kinen (1989), he took the lead early.
He was caught up just before the finish-line.
He lost to Inari One by a nose.
(5th: Oguri Cap)
- In the Tenno Sho (spring), he won by 0.5 lengths.
- Oguri Cap, Super Creek and Inari One was called “Heisei Top Three”.
Heisei is the Japanese imperial era name.
1989 is the year when the Heisei era started. (Heisei 1(st))
A Japanese era name is a title used for numbering years in the Japanese calendar system. For example, 2018 was Heisei 30(th).
- Yutaka Take said “If he didn’t exist, I don’t exist now”.
- As a rival of Oguri Cap, a national hero, Super Creek and Yutaka Take had many antis.
He said “After defeating Oguri Cap in the Tenno Sho (autumn,1989), harassment letters came piled up”.
“After winning with Oguri Cap in the Arima Kinen (1990), the number of antis decreased significantly”.
- The Kikuka Sho in 1988.
If the horse never met the man.
If the man never met the horse.
Super Creek, the horse that turned the genius into genius.
How many times in our lives will we ever meet a true match?
-From the Kikuka Sho Commercial in 2013