Tanino Moutiers and Tanino Chikara

2022-05-26 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: colt,stallion(male), Turf.

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N444ame / Japanese Tanino Moutiers / タニノムーティエ
Birth Year 1967
Sex horse
Earnings 100,200,000 yen
Races-Wins 19-12
Sire Moutiers
Dam (Sire) Tanino Cherry (Tiepolo)
Other site link  JBIS / netkeiba
Awards Keishusha Award for Best Two-Year-Old Colt (1970)
  • He was born on Country Bokujo.
    (From now on, Country Bokujo will be referred to as Country Farm.)

Major races

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.   
1969
17/08
Hakodate
T1200
Hakodate Sansai Stakes4 2 2  
1969
05/10
Hanshin
T1400
Daily Hai Sansai Stakes 3 1  
1969
30/11
Kyoto
T1600
Kyoto Sansai Stakes 8 1  
1969
14/12
Hanshin
T1600
Hanshin Sansai Stakes  10 1  
1970
08/02
Kyoto
T1600
Kisaragi Sho 7 1  
1970
01/03
Tokyo
D1600
Yayoi Sho 11 1   / G  
1970
22/03
Nakayama
T1800
Spring Stakes 10 1   / G  
1970
12/04
Nakayama
T2000
Satsuki Sho 11 1   / G  
1970
10/05
Tokyo
T2000
NHK Hai 7 2  G 
1970
24/05
Tokyo
T2400
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) 10 1   / G 
1970
20/09
Hanshin
T1600
Asahi Challenge Cup 5 8  
1970
25/10
Kyoto
T2000
Kyoto Hai 4 6  
1970
15/11
Kyoto
T3000
Kikuka Sho 9 11   / G 
  • He made his debut as a 2-year-old and won seven of his nine races that year, earning him recognition as the 2-year-old champion of the Kansai region.
    However, the best 2-year-old horse of the year went to Arrow Express, the 2-year-old champion of the Kanto region, who won five of five races.
  • When it came to the 3-year-old classic racing season, he went to Kanto for the first time.
    In the Yayoi Sho, he won by three lengths, despite some Kanto horse racing fans making fun of his poor body.
  • In the Spring Stakes, Tanino Moutiers and Arrow Express will face off for the first time.
    Tanino Moutiers was the 1st favorite and Arrow Express was the 2nd favorite.
    Arrow Express took the lead in the homestretch, but Tanino Moutiers overtook him to win by 3/4 lengths.
  • In the Satsuki Sho, the first classic race, he was the 1st favorite.
    Arrow Express stalled heavily in the third corner, but he managed to re-accelerate in the final corner.
    Arrow Express and Tanino Moutiers fought hard in the homestretch.
    In the end, Tanino Moutiers won by a head.
  • In the NHK Hai, Tanino Moutiers lost to Arroe Express by 2+1/2 lengths.
    The reason for the loss was that Tanino Moutiers was injured just before the race and was not in good shape, and the jockey mistakenly thought the finish line was 200 meters before the finish line.
  • In the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), the second classic race, he was the 2nd favorite.
    He won by 1/2 lengths over Date Tenryu.
    He became the Double Crown winner.
  • After the Derby, he was to be rested until the autumn season.
    At that time, his owner insisted that he be rested at his own grazing land, and despite the objections of everyone in the stable, he was forced to do so.
    The environment in which he is grazed is not good, and when the trainer and jockey went to check on him, he was cold in the rain because there was no roof over his head.
    Some say it was that, others say it was something else, but in any case, the cause is unclear, but he became ill with an abnormality in his breathing.
  • As the autumn season began, he returned to racing.
    Many expected him to win the Kikuka Sho and become the Triple Crown winner.
    But in the Asahi Challenge Cup he finished last, and in the following Kyoto Hai he finished 6th.
    After the Kyoto Hai, it was announced that he had asthma.
    His connections considered retiring him before the Kikuka Sho, but his owner wanted him to run.
  • In the Kikuka Sho, he showed a spurt around the last corner that wowed the crowd, but finished 11th.
    He retired after the race.

As a sire

  • He became a stallion after his retirement, but did not have many successful horses.
  • Tanino Moutiers was strongly perceived as a failure as a stallion.
    The reason for this may be that his rival as a racehorse, Arrow Express, was very successful as a stallion.
  • Arrow Express had a successful career as a stallion, winning the title of leading sire.
    The perception was that Tanino Moutiers won as a racehorse and Arrow Express won as a stallion.

A・T Showdown

  • The showdown between Tanino Moutiers and Arrow Express was very exciting, partly because it included an element of the Kansai and Kanto regions.
    Their showdown was called the “A・T対決 (A・T Showdown)” from the initials of their names.
    The day after the Derby, a newspaper in the Kanto region ran a headline that read, “Hateful Kansai Horses beat Arrow and dominated the top three places.
  • Tanino Moutiers died on February 9, 1991.
    Twenty-four days later, Arrow Express also died.

Details

Name / Japanese Tanino Chikara / タニノチカラ
Birth Year 1969
Sex horse
Earnings 214,145,000 yen
Races-Wins 24-13
Sire Blanc Bleu
Dam (Sire) Tanino Cherry (Tiepolo)
Other site link  JBIS / netkeiba
Awards Keishusha Award for Best Older Male Horse (1973)
Keishusha Award for Best Older Male Horse (1974)
  • His half-brother Tanino Moutiers won the two classic races, making Tanino Chikara the focus of attention even before his debut.

Major races

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.   
1973
23/09
Hanshin
T2000
Asahi Challenge Cup 11 1   / G  
1973
14/10
Kyoto
T2400
Hollywood Turf Club Sho 5 1   / G  
1973
04/11
Tokyo
T2500
Meguro Kinen 3 3   / G  
1973
25/11
Tokyo
T3200
Tenno Sho (autumn) 4 1   / G  
1973
16/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen 5 4   / G  
1974
11/02
Kyoto
T2400
Kyoto Kinen 10 2  
1974
10/03
Hanshin
T2000
Sankei Osaka Hai 1 2  
1974
13/10
Kyoto
T2400
Kyoto Daishoten 9 1   / G  
1974
15/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen 3 1   / G  
1975
09/02
Kyoto
T2400
Kyoto Kinen 4 1   / G  
1975
13/04
Hanshin
T1600
Yomiuri Milers Cup 8 3      
  • He broke his leg after the fourth race of his debut.
    Soon after, his owner-breeder, Nobuo Tanimizu, was killed in an accident, and his son, Yuzo Tanimizu, became his owner.
    Yuzo Tanimizu also took over the management of Country Farm.
  • He then broke his leg again while being conditioned to run in the Derby.
    Veterinarians diagnosed him as fatally injured and recommended euthanasia.
    However, the manager of Country Farm advised to treat him, and as a result, he began a long period of medical treatment at the farm.
  • He returned to racing a year and eight months after his last race.
    He then won his first major race in the Asahi Challenge Cup.
    In the Hollywood Turf Club Sho, he beat two Tenno Sho winners, Mejiro Musashi and Yamanin Wave.
  • In the Tenno Sho (autumn), he was the 2nd favorite.
    He was running about fourth from the front and took the lead with about 1,000 meters to go.
    He went on to win by 2 lengths.
  • He also ran in the Arima Kinen (1973) but was too cautious of Haiseiko and finished 4th.
    He won the Keishusha Award for Best Older Male Horse (1973), as there were no other outstanding horses.
  • In the Arima Kinen (1974), he was the 2nd favorite.
    He took the lead immediately after the start of the race.
    Haiseiko and Take Hope were catching up to Tanino Chikara around the final turn, but Tanino Chikara again took the margin from those two in the homestretch.
    In the end, Tanino Chikara won by five lengths over Haiseiko and Take Hope.
    He won the Keishusha Award for Best Older Male Horse for the second year in a row.
  • In the Kyoto Kinen (1975), he was the 1st favorite.
    He won by a convincing margin of more than 10 lengths.
    His handicap for this race was 63 kg, a very heavy weight, but he showed a remarkable performance.
    (Incidentally, the handicap of the second-placed finisher was 50 kg.)

As a sire

  • He was larger than his brother Tanino Moutiers and therefore more promising as a stallion.
    However, he did not produce very good foals and died in his fifth year as a stallion.

Country Bokujo / Country Farm

  • Country Farm was famous for building strong racehorses through hard training under the idea of its owner-breeder, Nobuo Tanimizu.
    The hard training has produced such successful horses as Marchs, Tanino Harromore, Tanino Moutiers, and Tanino Chikara.
  • Yuzo Tanimizu, who took over the management of the farm after Nobuo Tanimizu died suddenly in a car accident, was thinking of closing the farm or reducing the scale of operations.
    However, Tanimizu was fascinated by the success of Tanino Chikara and became passionate about racehorse production.
    It is thanks to Tanino Chikara that famous horses such as Tanino Gimlet, Vodka and Big Week were born from Country Farm.
  • However, the increased production of racehorses led to a deterioration of soil quality, which caused Country Farm to stagnate.
    He then reduced the number of racehorse production and improved the quality of the soil by purchasing new land.
    After Tanino Chikara, no horse won a G1-level race until Tanino Gimlet.
  • Yuzo Tanimizu closed Country Farm in 2012 because he was concerned about his own health and fitness and had no reliable successor.
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