Admire Moon

B 2003 16.1HH (1.65M)
By End Sweep – My Katies (Sunday Silence)
¥1.5million
The triple G1-winning Horse of the Year. Defeated top international field to land the Japan Cup. Now siring top horses at all distances: G1 sprinter Hakusan Moon, G1 miler Leo Active and top 2,000m horse Archimedes, plus 2017 G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen hero Seiun Kosei.

Pedigree

ADMIRE MOON

END SWEEP

FORTY NINER

MR PROSPECTOR

RAISE A NATIVE

GOLD DIGGER

FILE

TOM ROLFE

CONTINUE

BROOM DANCE

DANCE SPELL

NORTHERN DANCER

OBEAH

WITCHING HOUR

THINKING CAP

ENCHANTED EYE

MY KATIES

SUNDAY SILENCE

HALO

HAIL TO REASON

COSMAH

WISHING WELL

UNDERSTANDING

MOUNTAIN FLOWER

KATIES FIRST

KRIS

SHARPEN UP

DOUBLY SURE

KATIES

NONOALCO

MORTEFONTAINE

By END SWEEP (1991) Breeders’ Cup H (G3), 3rd Jerome H (G1), etc. Sire of 844 foals aged three and up, including ADMIRE MOON, CLEAN SWEEP, DARK ENDING, NANY’S SWEEP, RHEIN KRAFT, SWEEP TOSHO, SWEPT OVERBOARD, SOUTH VIGOROUS, TRIPPI, etc.

1st dam:My Katies by Sunday Silence. Unraced. Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners:

ADMIRE MOON (c End Sweep) G1 winner, see Race record.

Pray (c Rock Of Gibraltar) Winner (1800m) at 2, 2nd Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho (G2), Kyoto Nisai S, 3rd Keisei Hai (G3).

TOSEN SUMMIT (c Symboli Kris S) 5 wins (1400m-1600m) at 3 and 4, 2013.

TOSEN RYU (c King Kamehameha) 4 wins (1400m-1600m) at 3 and 4, 2014.

2nd dam: KATIES FIRST by Kris. 3 wins (1000m-1200m) at 3, Remembrance Day S, Prix du Cercle. Dam of 10 winners:

Go Steady (c Tony Bin) 6 wins, 3 to 5, 3rd Nikkan Sports Sho Nakayama Kimpai H (G3).

Thor Hammer (c Helissio) 6 wins, 2 to 6, 2nd UHB Hai, Sapporo Nikkan Sports Hai.

3rd dam: KATIES by Nonoalco. Champion three-year-old filly in England, Irish 1,000 Guineas (G1), Coronation S (G2). Dam of 11 winners:

HISHI AMAZON (f Theatrical) Champion two-year-old and three-year old filly in Japan, Champion older mare in Japan, Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (G1), Hanshin Sansai Himba S (G1), Kyoto Daishoten (G2), Sankei Sho All Comers (G2), Sho Rose S (G2), 2nd Japan Cup (G1), Arima Kinen (G1). Dam of: HISHI SILVER MADE (f Silver Deputy) Winner at 2. Dam of: Amicable Number (f Daiwa Major) 3rd Turquoise S.

HISHI PINNACLE (f Theatrical) Sho Rose S (G2), 3rd Shuka Sho S (G1).

HISHI NILE (f A P Indy) Fairy S (G3), 3rd Flower Cup (G3).

WHAT KATY DID (f Nureyev) Prix Tantieme, 2nd Preis von Koln. Dam of:

SLEEPLESS NIGHT (f Kurofune) Champion sprinter in Japan, Sprinters S (G1), CBC Sho H (G3), 2nd Takamatsunomiya Kinen (G1), Centaur S (G2).

Jet Route (f Alydar) 2nd Queen Breeders’ Cup S, R & R Ranch H, 3rd June Darling H. Dam of: Silk Flare (f Danzig) Unraced. Grandam of: PRAY AND REAL (c Durandal) Keisei Hai (G3), 2nd Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai S (G3).

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 4 3 1 - -
Three 7 3 1 1 1
Four 6 4 - 1 -
Total 17 10 2 2 1

At 2

1st
Sapporo Nisai S (G3), 1800m, Sapporo, beating Deep Air, Noere Genius, Matsurida Gogh, Flamme De Passion, Nishino Answer.
1st
Clover Cho, 1500m, Sapporo, beating Nishino Answer, Moere So Bloods.
2nd
Hai Nissai S (G3), 2000m, Hanshin, to Sakura Mega Wonder, beating Victory Run, Aperitif, Amano Trendy, Nirvana, Tamamo Support, Meiner Scherzi.

At 3

1st
Sapporo Kinen (G2), 2000m, Sapporo, beating Les Clefs D'Or, Machikane Kirara, Mayano Raijin, Erimo Harrier, Fast Tateyama, Great Journey, Silk Famous, Safety Emperor, Tiger Cafe.
1st
Hochai Hai Yayoi Sho (G2), 2000m, Nakayama, beating Glorious Week, Deep Air, Sakura Mega Wonder, Super Hornet, Moere So Bloods, Victory Run, Setouchi Apollon.
1st
Tokinominoru Kinen (G3), 1800m, Tokyo, beating Fusaichi Richard, Matchless Valor, Shonan Tachyon, Black Bar Spin, Amberjack, Yamatake Golden.
2nd
Hong Kong Cup (G1), 2000m, Sha Tin, by a nose, to Pride, beating Subscribe, Comic Strip, Art Trader, Satwa Queen, Dia De La Novia, Alexander Goldrun, Musical Way, Growl, Dance Up.
3rd
Tenno Sho-Autumn (G1), 2000m, Tokyo, to Daiwa Major, Swift Current, beating Cosmo Bulk, Sweep Tosho, Dance In The Mood, Asakusa Den'en, Hat Trick, Sakura Mega Wonder, Lohengrin, Inti Raimi, Company.
4th
Satsuki Sho (G1), 2000m, Nakayama, to Meisho Samson, Dream Passport, Fusaichi Junk, beating Fusaichi Richard, Sakura Mega Wonder, Super Hornet, Captain Vega, Nishino Answer, Shonan Tachyon, Go Go Krishima.

At 4 Horse of the Year in Japan

1st
Japan Cup (G1), 2400m, Tokyo, beating Pop Rock, Meisho Samson, Vodka, Delta Blues, Chosan, Fusaichi Pandora, Inti Raimi, Erimo Harrier, Cosmo Bulk, Dream Passport, Rosenkreuz, Hiraboku Royal, Victory.
1st
Dubai Duty Free (G1), 1800m, Nad Al Sheba, beating Linngari, Daiwa Major, Seihali, Kapil, Flashy Wings, Formal Decree, Pompeii Ruler, Stormy River, Irridescence, English Channel, Miesque's Approval, Lava Man.
1st
Takarazuka Kinen (G1), 2200m, Hanshin, beating Meisho Samson, Pop Rock, Admire Fuji, Kawakami Princess, Inti Raimi, Vodka, Cosmo Bulk, Daiwa Major, Swift Current, Shadow Gate, Asakusa Kings, Lohengrin.
1st
Kyoto Kinen (G2), 2200m, Kyoto, beating Pop Rock, Tosho Knight, Air Selecao, Swift Current, My Sole Sound, Logic, Tokai Wild, Fast Tateyama, Osumi Grass One, Rosenkreuz.
3rd
Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1), 2000m, Sha Tin, to Comic Strip, Subscribe, beating Sir Ernesto, Sushisan, Oracle West, Izzat, Seihali.

Best progeny

Video footage

Japan Cup (G1), 8f, Tokyo, 25 November 2007
Takarazuka Kinen (G1), 11f, Hanshin, 24 June 2007

News

Seiun Kosei sweeps to victory in the Takamatsunomiya Kinen

Admire Moon added a first G1 winner to his record in tremendous style on 26 March when his son Seiun Kosei landed the six-furlong

Darley has announced the fees for the six stallions that will stand at their stud in Japan for the 2017 breeding season.

World Champion three-year-old and proven G1 sire 


Son of Admire Moon lands the Nishiki Stakes at Kyoto

Daishin Thunder, a son of Admire Moon, saluted the judge for the fifth time on Saturday 14 May when taking the one mile Nishiki S


Daughter of Admire Moon lands the Shumpu Stakes at Niigata

Admire Moon’s daughter Princess Moon has shown a liking for Niigata’s 1000m turf course and on Saturday 7 May she recorded her se


Son of Admire Moon strikes at Kyoto

Admire Moon’s consistent son At Will returned to the winner's enclose on Saturday 23 April when running out the game winner of th


Pyro and Admire Moon enjoy success at Niigata and Sapporo

Juveniles by Darley stallions enjoyed a successful weekend with two very promising winners saluting the judge for the first time.


Son of Admire Moon easily scores at Hanshin

Fumino Moon, a three-year-old son of Admire Moon, landed his biggest career success on Sunday April 5 when running out


Popular Admire Moon and King’s Best head a select roster of stallions

Darley has announced the fees of its five stallions that will stand at their stud in Japan for the 2015 season.


Giovanni wins the Shimotsuki Stakes at Tokyo

Admire Moon sired a new Stakes winner on Sunday November 23 when his son Giovanni landed the Listed Shimotsuki Stakes


Daughter of Admire Moon takes the Iwashimizu Stakes at Kyoto

Wing The Moon, from the the first crop of Admire Moon, took her career win tally to five on Sunday January 26 when taking the 140


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