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Admire Moon

Admire Moon
October 29, 2006 Tokyo Racecourse
Sire End Sweep
Dam My Katies
Grandsire Forty Niner
Damsire Sunday Silence
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2003
Country Japan
Color Bay
Breeder Northern Farm
Owner Riichi Kondo
Darley Japan Farm Co Ltd
Trainer Hiroyoshi Matsuda
Record 17: 10-2-2
Earnings 870,462,000 JPY
+3,000,000 USD
+5,900,000 HKD
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.
Major wins
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 (アドマイヤムーン Adomaiya mūn, Chinese: 賞月?) (February 23, 2003 - ) is a Japanese racehorse who won the 2007 Dubai Duty Free Stakes, Takarazuka Kinen and Japan Cup.

GI Races

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.

He would then go back to Tokyo in late October for the Tenno Sho, not the Kikuka Sho (the Japanese St. Leger). He would finish 3rd to Daiwa Major.

In December, he traveled to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Cup, his first ever race outside of Japan. He would finish second to Pride by a nose.

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.


Pedigree of Admire Moon
End Sweep
Forty Niner Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
File Tom Rolfe
Broom Dance Dance Spell Northern Dancer
Witching Hour Thinking Cap
Enchanted Eye
My Katies
Sunday Silence Halo Hail to Reason
Wishing Well Understanding
Mountain Flower
Katies First Kris Sharpen Up
Doubly Sure
Katies Nonoalco
Mortefontaine F-No.7-f


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