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Makoto Kaneko

Makoto Kaneko (金子真人 Kaneko Makoto?, born March 15, 1945, from Tokyo) is the President, CEO and Representative Director of Zuken Inc., a public listed multinational corporation in the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Makoto Kaneko is better known as a prominent horse owner in Japan. He is the owner of Deep Impact, one of the most famous racehorses in Japanese history.

Makoto Kaneko's famous racehorses

  • Black Hawk
He won the Sprinters Stakes and the Yasuda Kinen.
  • Kurofune
He has 4 course records. Because of his strength, He was called "White Secretariat".
  • To the Victory
She won the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (Elizabeth Jouou Hai) and challenged the Dubai World Cup twice. Her younger brother Silent Deal is also Makoto's horse.
  • Utopia
He was traded to Godolphin Racing.
  • King Kamehameha
He won the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) for the first time as Makoto's horse.
He was also one of the strongest dirt-horses in Japan. He won 4 GI dirt-races.
He achieved the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing won 7 GI races, and challenged the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe held in 2006.
  • New Beginning
He is a younger brother of Deep Impact.
  • White Bessel
He was the first white horse in Japan Racing Association history to win a race. His father is Kurofune and mother is Shirayukihime who is also a white horse.


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