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St Lite

St Lite
Sire Diolite
Dam Flippancy
Damsire Flamboyant
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1938
Country Japan
Color Dark Bay
Breeder Koiwai Nojo
Owner Kato Yusaku
Trainer Tanaka Kazuitichiro
Record 12:9-2-1
Earnings 87,400yen
St Lite is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Flippancy by Diolite. He was born around 1938 in Japan, and was bred by Koiwai Nojo.
Major wins
Tokyo Yushun (1941)
Satsuki Sho (1941)
Kikuka Sho (1941)
Yokohama Nosho (1941)
JRA Hall of Fame horse (1984)
St Lite Kinen at Nakayama Racecourse
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on July 21 2007

St Lite (セントライト, April 2, 1938 - February 1, 1965) was a Japanese racehorse, who became the first winner of the Japanese Triple Crown when he captured Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas), Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby), and Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) in 1941.

He was sired by Diolite (GB) (by Diophon), his dam Flippancy (GB), was the daughter of Flamboyant.

St Lite was retired to stud in 1942. He sired Saint O (Kikuka Sho) and Owens (Tenno Sho (Spring)), Oh Lite (Heiwa Sho). He was eighth on the sires list in 1950 and 1952 and ninth in 1951. St Lite's progeny won 253 races worth 32,207,750 yen.[1]

However, he died from decrepitude in 1965.

In 1984, inducted in JRA Hall of Fame horse.

Race photos

Tokyo Yushun
Kikuka Sho

See also

  • Shinzan (Japanese Triple crown in 1964)
  • Mr. C.B. (Japanese Triple crown in 1983)
  • Deep Impact (Japanese undefeated Triple crown in 2005)
Pedigree of St Lite
Diolite (GB)
Diophon Grand Parade Orby
Grand Geraldine
Donnetta Donovan
Needle Rock Rock Sand Sainfoin
Needlepoint Isinglass
Flamboyant Tracery Rock Sand
Simonath St. Simon
Slip Robert Le Diable Ayrshire
Rose Bay
Snip Donovan
Isabel (F-No.22-b)


  1. Ahnert, Rainer L. (editor in chief), “Thoroughbred Breeding of the World”, Pozdun Publishing, Germany, 1970


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