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Orfevre - Kikuka Sho (G1)

Orfevre: the son of Stay Gold won the Japanese Triple Crown

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Orfevre keeps Japanese G1 success in the family

ORFEVRE, who became the seventh horse to win the Japanese Triple Crown when successful in Kikuka Sho (the Japanese St Leger), is a son of Sunday Silence stallion and Hong Kong Vase winner Stay Gold. The last horse to win the Japanese Triple Crown was Deep Impact in 2005.

Bred by the Shadai Corporation,Orfevre is a brother to Dream Journey, the winner of three Japanese Group 1 races who retired with more than £6.5 million in career prize-money earnings and was Japan's top-rated horse in the World Rankings in 2009.

Stay Gold is currently in eighth place in the Japanese sire's table, behind Deep Impact in sixth. King Kamehameha heads the table with earnings of over three billion.

 

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