|Name / Japanese||Symboli Kris S / シンボリクリスエス|
|Races-Win / G1-Win||15-8 / 8-4|
|Dam (Sire)||Tee Kay (Gold Meridian)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
|Awards||JRA Award for Horse of the Year (2002, 2003)
JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Colt (2002)
JRA Award for Best Older Male Horse (2003)
All G1 races + grade races he won
|TV Tokyo Hai Aoba Sho (G2)||3||1||G|
|2002 26/05||Tokyo T2400||Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1)||11||2||◆|
|Kobe Shimbun Hai (G2)||9||1||G|
|2002 27/10||Tokyo T2000||Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1)||8||1||◆|
|2002 24/11||Nakayama T2200||Japan Cup (G1)||7||3||◆|
|2002 22/12||Nakayama T2500||Arima Kinen (G1)||1||1||◆|
|2003 29/06||Hanshin T2200||Takarazuka Kinen (G1)||5||5||◆|
|2003 02/11||Tokyo T2000||Tenno Sho (autumn) (G1)||18||1||◆|
|2003 30/11||Tokyo T2400||Japan Cup (G1)||5||3||◆|
|2003 28/12||Nakayama T2500||Arima Kinen (G1)||12||1||◆|
- In the Aoba Sho, he won by 2+1/2 lengths.
It was his first grade race win.
His jockey Yutaka Take said his trainer Kazuo Fujisawa “This horse will get stronger in the autumn.”
When Fujisawa heard this, he thought “Autumn!?” and disappointed.
(Fujisawa was the best trainer in Japan at the time, but he never won a Derby.)
- In the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), his jockey was Yukio Okabe.
He was passed by Tanino Gimlet before the finish-line.
He finished in 2nd place.
Tanino Gimlet’s jockey was Yutaka Take, who had ridden Symboli Kris S in the previous race, Aoba Sho.
- In the Tenno Sho (autumn 2002), he was the 3rd favorite.
He won this race defeating old horses.
It was his first G1 win.
His jockey Yukio Okabe became the oldest G1 winning jockey ever.
(And it was Yukio Okabe’s last G1 victory.)
- In the Japan Cup, his jockey was Olivier Peslier.
But he lost to Falbrav.
- In the Arima Kinen (2002), he was the 2nd favorite.
He passed Tap Dance City just before the finish-line and won.
- In the Tenno Sho (autumn 2003), he was the 1st favorite.
He won the Tenno Sho (autumn) for the second time in a row.
It was the first time in history.
- In the Arima Kinen (2003), he had a great performance on his last race.
He won the race by 9 lengths and broke the record time.
- Olivier Peslier said “I think he is one of the best horse I’ve ever rided, comparable to Peintre Célèbre.”
As a sire
- The crops of Symboli Kris S are famous for their sturdiness.
- Epiphaneia won the two G1 races.
- Success Brocken won the three dirt-G1 races.
- Strong Return won the Yasuda Kinen (2012).
- Le Vent Se Leve won the four dirt-G1 races.
- His successors will be safe for some time to come, as Le Vent Se Leve is the number one in breeding and Epiphaneia is the number two in breeding in Japan in 2021.