Meisho Hario proves his class at Funabashi

Son of Pyro lands the Kashiwa Kinen over a mile

Pyro, one of Japan’s premier dirt sires, had another big victory on Thursday, 4 May when Meisho Hario landed the Kashiwa Kinen, a local G1 contest at Funabashi. Already the winner of seven races including the G3 March Stakes and G3 Miyako Stakes, he was held up early before showing an excellent turn of foot to win by a neck.

Bred by Mashima Bokujo, Meisho Hario is a half-brother to two winners including G3 winner T O Royal. His dam Meisho Ohi (Manhattan Cafe) is a half-sister to Stakes performer Meisho Kadomatsu and from the family of Champion juvenile filly Yamanin Paradise.

Pyro, who is standing this season at a fee of 4 million yen, is one of Japan’s preeminent dirt stallions. Last season he was the third leading sire on the surface with prize money of over 1,500,000,000 yen.