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Kiridashi

Kiridashi
Sire Bold Ruckus
Dam Sharp Briar
Grandsire Boldnesian
Damsire Briartic
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1992
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder Aubrey W. Minshall
Owner Minshall Farms
Trainer Barbara J. Minshall
Earnings $1,201,981
Summary
Kiridashi is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Sharp Briar by Bold Ruckus. He was born around 1992 in Canada, and was bred by Aubrey W. Minshall.
Major wins

Col. R.S. Mclaughlin Handicap (1995)
King Edward Breeders' Cup Handicap (1996)
Fair Play Stakes (1996)
Vigil Handicap (1996, 1997)
Connaught Cup Stakes (1997, 1998)
Jacques Cartier Stakes (1997)

Canadian Classic Race wins:
Prince of Wales Stakes (1995)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 25, 2010

Kiridashi (foaled 1992 in Ontario) is a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse. He was bred, raced and trained by members of the Minshall family. Out of the mare, Sharp Briar, his sire was Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Bold Ruckus. Grandsire Boldnesian was also the grandsire of the 1977 U.S. Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew.

For trainer Barbara Minshall, Kiridashi raced at age two, notably running second in the Kingarvie Stakes. At age three he ran a tired fourth to winner Regal Discovery in the Queen's Plate then won the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown series, the Prince of Wales Stakes. For trainer Barbara Minshall, it marked the first time a woman saddled a winner of a Triple Crown race. Her accomplishment earned her a Sovereign Award nomination. Kirdashi's other 1995 win came in the Col. R.S. Mclaughlin Handicap.

Racing at age four in 1996, Kiridashi's wins included the King Edward Breeders' Cup Handicap, the Fair Play Stakes, in which he set a Woodbine Racetrack track record of 1:40 4/5 for a mile and a sixteenth on dirt, [1] and Vigil Handicap. As a five-year-old, Kiridashi won the first of his two Connaught Cup Stakes on turf, his second Vigil Handicap, and the Jacques Cartier Stakes. Kiridashi finished fourth to Da Hoss in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Mile, hosted that year by Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. [2]

Retired after his 1998 campaign, at stud, Kiridashi's best offspring was his millionaire daughter Financingavailable who was voted the 2006 and 2007 Sovereign Award for Champion Older Female Horse plus the 2007 Sovereign Award for Champion Sprinter.

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