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Shinzan statue(Kyoto
Sire Hindostan
Dam Hayanobori
Grandsire Bois Roussel
Damsire Hayatake
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1961
Country Japan
Color Bay
Breeder Yoshimatsu Matsuhashi
Owner Kokichi Hashimoto
Trainer Bungo Takeda
Record 19: 15-4-0
Earnings 60,219,700 JPY
Shinzan is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Hayanobori by Hindostan. He was born around 1961 in Japan, and was bred by Yoshimatsu Matsuhashi.
Major wins
Spring Stakes (1964)
Satsuki Sho (1964)
Tokyo Yushun (1964)
Kikuka Sho (1964)
Takarazuka Kinen (1965)
Meguro Kinen (Autumn) (1965)
Tenno Sho (Autumn) (1965)
Arima Kinen (1965)
Japanese Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1964)
Japanese Horse of the Year (1964, 1965)
Japanese Champion Older Colt or Horse (1965)
Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame (1984)
Statue at Kyoto Racecourse
Shinzan Kinen at Kyoto Racecourse
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 31, 2008
File:Miho Shinzan.jpg
Miho Shinzan(Tanikawa Bokujō Kiyohata Jigyōsho, in Hidaka Town, Hokkaido)

Shinzan(シンザン, 2 April 1961 - 13 July 1996) was a thoroughbred racehorse that won the Japanese Triple Crown.

Sired by Irish Derby winner Hindostan and out of the Japanese dam Hayanobori, he was the best Japanese racehorse of the post-war era and became the first horse to win all 5 big titles of Japan including the Japanese Triple Crown.

Shinzan was foaled on April 2, 1961 in the Hokkaidō Prefecture. He became the second horse to win the Japanese Triple Crown and was named Japanese Horse of the Year in 1964. Shinzan won the Arima Kinen, Takarazuka Kinen and Tenno Sho (Autumn) as a four-year-old, defending his Horse of the Year title.

He was also a successful sire in Japan. His most successful offspring was Miho Shinzan (ミホシンザン) who won the Japanese 2,000 Guineas, Japanese St. Leger, and the Tenno Sho (Spring).

He established the record of consecutive games won for product piece 24 years for from 1969 to 1992.

Shinzan died in Hokkaidō on July 13, 1996 at the age of 35.


After sire retirement

Pensioned form stud duties in 1987, Shinzan spent the rest of life at Tanikawa Stud. He lost eyesight of the right eye in the later years and lost all the teeth, and he could not stand by himself several times, and physical weakening came to be outstanding more after February, 1994. He died of old age at about 2:00 a.m. on July 13, 1996. He was 35 years, three months and 11 days old. He is (to date) the longest-lived thoroughbred horse ever recorded in Japan.

A grand funeral service was held posthumously, and the burial to become for a Japanese race horse since ten point was performed. There is the grave of Shinzan in the Tanikawa Stud of Urakawacho, Urakawa-gun, Hokkaido that is a country of birth, and the bronze statue of Shinzan was built in this stud.

Principal Race Wins

  • 1964 Fuji TV Sho Spring Stakes, Tokyo Turf 1800m
  • 1964 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2,000 Guineas), Tokyo Turf 2000m (equivalent to GI)
  • 1964 Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), Tokyo Turf 2400m (equivalent to GI)
  • 1965 Meguro Kinen (Autumn), Tokyo Turf 2500m
  • 1965 Tenno Sho (Autumn), Tokyo Turf 3200m (equivalent to GI)


  • 1964 Horse of the Year and Best Three-year-old Colt (Keishu Award)
  • 1965 Horse of the Year and Best Older Colt or Horse (Keishu Award)
  • 1984 JRA Hall of Fame horse

(Keishu Award is current JRA Award.)


Pedigree of Shinzan
Bois Roussel Vatout Prince Chimay
Plucky Liege Spearmint
Sonibai Solario Gainsborough
Sun Worship
Udaipur Blandford
Hayatake Theft Tetratema
Hiryū Clackmannan
Daigo Buchanum Beauty Tournesol Gainsborough
Buchanum Beauty Shian Mor
Daisan Beautiful Dreamer



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