Kane Hekili (right)
June 28, 2006
|Dam||Life Out There|
|Kane Hekili is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Life Out There by Fuji Kiseki. He was born around 2002 in Japan, and was bred by Northern Farm.|
Japan Cup Dirt (2005, 2008)|
Japan Dirt Derby (2005)
February Stakes (2006)
Derby Grand Prix (2005)
Tokyo Daishōten (2008)
Kawasaki Kinen (2009)
|JRA Award for Best Dirt Horse (2005, 2008)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on February 19, 2010|
Kane Hekili (foaled 2002 in Japan) is a Thoroughbred racehorse named after "The Thunder God" in Polynesian mythology. In 2005 and 2006 he won four Grade 1 races on dirt in Japan and finished fourth to Electrocutionist in the 2006 Dubai World Cup.
Kane Hekili was injured after finishing second in the Teio Sho on June 28, 2006. He did not race again for more than twenty-eight months following surgery for a bowed tendon. He returned to racing on November 8, 2008 in the Grade 3 Hai Musashino Stakes, finishing four lengths back of the winner. Entered in the December 7th Japan Cup Dirt, a Grade 1 race he won in 2005, Kane Hekili stunned his rivals and racing fans with a winning performance under French jockey, Christophe Lemaire.