October 29, 2006 Tokyo Racecourse
Darley Japan Farm Co Ltd
|Admire Moon is a thoroughbred racehorse out of My Katies by End Sweep. He was born around 2003 in Japan, and was bred by Northern Farm.|
Dubai Duty Free Stakes (2007)|
Takarazuka Kinen (2007)
Japan Cup (2007)
|Japanese Horse of the Year (2007)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on January 31, 2008|
Admire Moon ran in the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) in 2006, his first Grade I race in his career. He placed 4th to Meisho Samson. He would then go to Tokyo for the Japanese Derby, the Tokyo Yushun, where he placed 7th also to Meisho Samson.
In 2007, he raced in Kyoto Kinen and he won the race. He would then head to Dubai for the Dubai Duty Free Stakes. He finished first, winning his first ever Group One race, over Linngari, Daiwa Major, etc. On June 24, he would take on the Takarazuka Kinen by a vote of fans and would finish first ahead of Vodka (the 2007 Tokyo Yushun winner), Daiwa Major etc., winning his first Grade I race in Japan.
He would then run in the Japan Cup the same year in November and win the race, winning by a head to Pop Rock. With the Takarazuka Kinen win earlier in the year, Admire Moon gets a ¥130 million bonus in addition to over ¥250 million in prizemoney.
Admire Moon retired from horse racing after winning the Japan Cup.
|Forty Niner||Mr. Prospector||Raise a Native|
|Broom Dance||Dance Spell||Northern Dancer|
|Witching Hour||Thinking Cap|
|Sunday Silence||Halo||Hail to Reason|
|Katies First||Kris||Sharpen Up|