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Narita Brian

Narita Brian

Hanshin Daishōten (March 9, 1996)
Sire Brian's Time
Dam Pacificus
Grandsire Roberto
Damsire Northern Dancer
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1991
Country Japan
Color Dark Bay
Breeder Hayata Farm
Owner Hidenori Yamaji
Trainer Masaaki Ookubo
Record 21: 12-3-1
Earnings 1,026,916,000 yen
Narita Brian is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Pacificus by Brian's Time. He was born on 1991 in Japan, and was bred by Hayata Farm.
Major wins
Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes (1993)
Satsuki Sho (1994)
Tokyo Yushun (1994)
Kikuka Sho (1994)
Arima Kinen (1994)
Japanese Champion 3-Year-Old Colt (1993)
Japanese Horse of the Year (1994)
Japanese Champion 4-Year-Old Colt (1994)
Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame (1998)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on February 2, 2010

Narita Brian (Japanese : ナリタブライアン, May 3, 1991 - September 27, 1998) was a Japanese racehorse, sired by Brian's Time, dammed by Pacificus, who in turn was the daughter of Northern Dancer.

Narita Brian won the Japanese Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, as well as the Arima Kinen, and was voted Japanese Horse of the Year in 1994. Elder brother Biwa Hayahide was the Champion horse in Japan in 1993.

He died in 1998 because of gastric rupture.

He was declared "Horse of the 20th century" in Japan.

His most successful offspring was Daitaku Flag who was 4th in the Japanese 2000 Guineas.

Graded Race Wins

  • 1994 Kyodo News Service Hai Yonsai Stakes (Domestic G3), Tokyo Turf 1800m
  • 1994 Fuji TV Shō Spring Stakes (Domestic G2), Nakayama Turf 1800m
  • 1994 Satsuki Shō(Japanese 2000 Guineas) (Domestic G1), Nakayama Turf 2000m
  • 1994 Tokyo Yūshun(Japanese Derby) (Domestic G1), Tokyo Turf 2400m
  • 1994 Kikuka Shō(Japanese St.Leger) (Domestic G1), Kyoto Turf 3000m
  • 1994 Arima Kinen(Grand Prix) (Domestic G1), Nakayama Turf 2500m
  • 1995 Hanshin Daishōten (Domestic G2), Kyoto Turf 3000m
  • 1996 Hanshin Daishōten (Domestic G2), Hanshin Turf 3000m, beat Mayano Top Gun(1995 JRA Award Horse of the Year).


  • 1993 JRA Award Best Two-year-old Colt
  • 1994 JRA Award Horse of the Year and Best Three-year-old Colt
  • 1998 JRA Hall of Fame horse

See also

  • St Lite (Japanese first Triple crown in 1941)
  • Shinzan (Japanese Triple crown in 1964)
  • Mr. C.B. (Japanese Triple crown in 1983)
  • Deep Impact (Japanese undefeated Triple crown in 2005)


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