Win Variation

2021-04-20 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (G1 wins)0, colt,stallion(male), Turf.

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Name / Japanese Win Variation / ウインバリアシオン
Birth Year 2008
Sex male
Earnings 579,946,000 yen
Races-Wins / G1-Wins 23-4 / 10-0
Sire Heart’s Cry
Dam (Sire) Super Ballerina (Storm Bird)
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba

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

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
2011
30/04
Tokyo
T2400
TV Tokyo Hai Aoba Sho (G2) 4 1  G 
2011
29/05
Tokyo
T2400
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (G1) 1 2   
2011
25/09
Hanshin
T2400
Kobe Shimbun Hai (G2) 5 2 G
2011
23/10
Kyoto
T3000
Kikuka Sho (G1) 13 2
2011
27/11
Tokyo
T2400
Japan Cup (G1) 12 5
2012
24/03
Nakayama
T2500
Nikkei Sho (G2) 7 2  G 
2012
29/04
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 11 3
2012
24/06
Hanshin
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 1 4
2013
30/11
Chukyo
T2000
Kinko Sho (G2) 4 3 G
2013
22/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 4 2
2014
29/03
Nakayama
T2500
Nikkei Sho (G2) 10 1 G
2014
04/05
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 12 2
2014
29/06
Hanshin
T2200
Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 7 7   
2014
28/12
Nakayama
T2500
Arima Kinen (G1) 9 12
2015
28/03
Nakayama
T2500
Nikkei Sho (G2) 3 2 G
2015
03/05
Kyoto
T3200
Tenno Sho (spring) (G1) 16 12
  • In the TV Tokyo Hai Aoba Sho, he was 6th favorite.
    He won his first grade race.
    He won the right to run in the Derby.
  • In the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), he was 10th favorite.
    It was the first race he had ever run with Orfevre.
    Win Variation ran behind Orfevre.
    Orfevre made a move early.

    In the last three furlongs, Win Variation ran faster than Orfevre, but could not keep up and finished 2nd.
    Orfevre won the second crown after the first.
  • After his summer vacation, he challenged Orfevre again in the Kobe Shinbun Hai, the pre-race for the third crown.
    He lost to Orfevre by 2+1/2 lengths and finished 2nd.
  • In the Kikuka Sho, the last classic race, Orfevre was by far the most favorite.
    Despite the fact that Win Variation was the 2nd favorite, the single ticket multiplier for him was 7.8.
    The difference between Orfevre and the other horses was obvious.
    Orfevre became a Triple Crown winner.
    Win Variation lost by 2+1/2 lengths and finished 2nd.
  • In the Tenno Sho (spring 2012), he was 2nd favorite.
    He lost to Beat Black and finished 3rd.
    Orfevre was by far the most favorite, but he was unmotivated and finished 11th.
    The outburst in the previous race must have taken a heavy toll on Orfevre by the time of this race.
    This would be the first and only race in which Win Variation finished ahead of Orfevre.
  • In the Takarazuka Kinen (2012), Orfevre was 1st favorite, but he was quite anxious.
    But Orfevre got back on form and showed off his amazing running skills.
    Win Variation finished 4th.
    Then he was injured and had to take a long break.
  • In the Kinko Sho, he came back from injury and finished 3rd.
  • In the Arima Kinen (2013), it was the last race for Orfevre.
    The crowd saw a tremendous run by the monster.
    Many of the crowd marveled at Orfevre’s performance, which did not seem like a retirement race.
    And some of them noticed the 2nd place finisher, Win Variation, who was 8 lengths behind Orfevre.
    The relationship between Orfevre and Win Variation, who came in 2nd behind Orfevre, was a melancholy reminder of many things for horse racing fans.
  • In the Nikkei Sho (2014), he won by 1+3/4 lengths.
    It was his first victory in over three years.
  • In the Tenno Sho (spring 2014), he was 3rd favorite.
    There was an accident that the jockey was changed on the day of the race, but he ran well.
    He lost to Fenomeno by a neck.

 

  • When people talk about Win Variation, more than half of what they say is about Orfevre.
    (Like Meisho Doto against T.M. Opera O, or Dream Passport against Meisho Samson.)
  • He had no offers as a stallion, retired and became a riding horse.
    But then he was offered to be a stallion.
    He is now a stallion in Aomori Prefecture.
    In Japan, racehorse production is mainly done in Hokkaido (Goverment), and all the major farms are located in Hokkaido.
    Because of his location in Aomori Prefecture, the quality and quantity of broodmares are very unfavorable to him.
  • As a stallion, he has a very high fertility rate.
    He even got a mare pregnant who had been infertile for years.
    For that reason, they call him the Sniper.
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