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Orfevre settling into his new life - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy5R0UZCtZE
More pictures of Orfevre's arrival at Northern Farm. Evidently it was a longer than usual journey, having run into traffic problems which caused him to miss the ferry to Hokkaido. As you will see, comments indicate that he was at first hesitant to leave the van, surprised by the snow. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=798496490175998&set=a.798496386842675.1073741827.409661849059466&type=1&theater
A nice video summary of Orfevre's career (it is in Japanese, but pretty self explanatory) - http://web-cache.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/onetag/sub/player.html?movie=/jra_topics/2013/1222/orfevre_video&ua=4 .... he arrived at Shadai on December 25th - https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1508547_609714339066263_538122752_n.jpg --- http://uma-furusato.com/var/cache/texttoimage/imageobject/c/2/3/c23f0f1075aa14745138ef62153106dc/.png .... and to no one's surprise, he is already booked full for 2014.
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  • yukichan · Azeri is owed by Japan's Northern Farm now. But yes, it would be great to have one of his stay and race here! · 248 days ago
  • Sullivan · I am aware she was sold to Japan, her foal sold well there, if I remember correctly. · 248 days ago
Retirement ceremony of Orfevre - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z7QIBQ1EUo
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  • Northport · 65,000 people remained at the track for the ceremony, unbelievable! · 252 days ago
  • Northport · some terrific photos on this thread for anyone interested. http://www.thoroughbredchampions.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=704 · 252 days ago
ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Orfevre!
Now that's a brilliant way to end an excellent career!
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  • Northport · What an animal · 253 days ago
  • mkstorm · Reminded me of Deep Impact's brilliant final race in the Arima Kinen. What a fantastic end to an amazing career. Looking forward to seeing his progeny run. · 253 days ago
Three minutes until his final start. Go Orfevre! I can hear the crowd saying the same. How cool...
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  • paul.nathan.946 · on the video the time stopped at 2.32.3 slower than last years · 253 days ago
  • Euro Trash · It was a brilliant win. Nice to see him end his career in a devastating win. Win Variation ran well also. At his best, Orfevre was always devastating. · 253 days ago
Very good gate draw for Orfevre--starting from six, while Gold Ship and Tosen Jorden will start from 14 and 16 respectively. Eishin Flash came up injured yesterday and has been retired. The Arima Kinen was to be TJ's last race anyway before. Orfevre, Desperado, Gold Ship...1-2-3
According to the JapanRacing.Jp web-site, Orfevre will be calling it a career and go off to stud after he runs in the G1 Arima Kinen in Japan on December 22nd. I was sort of hoping the connections might consider keeping Orfevre in training long enough to take a shot at the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic in late March, but you certainly can understand the decision to retire him, too. He really has no more to prove on the racetrack, as his greatness was sealed long ago.
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  • travel_vic · takes a good bit of luck to win in October at Longchamps · 257 days ago
  • Northport · Yeah, they said this after the arc but I was hoping maybe they would be swayed to keep him in training one more year. However, we are pretty lucky for them to have kept him him in training as a five year old, and he has had a very goos season regardless · 257 days ago
Love him...I will cheer him on one last time next week in the Arima Kinen next week...
The final race of Orfevre's career will be the Arima Kinen at Nakayama on December 22 over 1 9/16 miles - http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/arima-kinen-swansong-for-arc-second-orfevre/1542678/#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews
Arc is on, streaming live on DRF and TVG!! Go Orfevre!!!
Draws barrier 8! Good draw! Kizuna 11. Novellist 12, Intello 9. Intello 15... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-KxOuQqJs
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  • EP Taylor · Euro- Is there much rain in the forcast over the next few days? · 332 days ago
  • Euro Trash · It depends on which report you are considering. There is still a chance of more rain, but M. Fabre has stated he is expecting the going to be good to soft and he will still keep Flintshire in. I think it will end up softer than that. · 332 days ago
i would really like to see this horse come over for the BC Turf after the Arc. that would be amazing.
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  • Northport · I think the purse and hometown advantage would lead to him aiming the Japan Cup · 350 days ago
  • EP Taylor · The Japan cup has to big a purse, and has far more prestige, so I think a run in their home country would be on the books. · 349 days ago
Black Caviar is a sprinter, Frankel a miler, Sea The Stars would be close to him if any i nthe last three years.. At 2000m Frankel has a chance past that Orfevre beats Frankel for fun....
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  • Northport · going 1 1/4 requires stamina and agility. Ask any North American thoroughbred · 350 days ago
  • On The Gallop's · Frankel would have beat Orfevre in hand. Chuck- Frankel had no Stamina or Agility?.....lol · 350 days ago
Go Orfevre!!
Big day at Longchamp today including Orfevre looking for a Prix Foy repeat.
Speed, strength, stamina, durability, explosive turn of foot even a quarterhorse would envy and that is after running a mile and a half......the world's best thoroughbred the last 3 years....
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  • MarcelloMarocco · I like Gold Ship also. Super talented. · 352 days ago
  • Northport · there is quirkiness, then there is just being crazy. In the race where he bolted you can hear the crowd chanting 'monster' in Japanese. He is too quirky for his own good · 352 days ago
Speed, strength, stamina, durability, explosive turn of foot even a quarterhorse would envy and that is after running a mile and a half......the world's best thoroughbred the last 3 years....
The best thoroughbred the last 3 years....

Orfevre - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video12/22/13Orfevre1stNak101 9/16 mTArima Kinen-G1 3+ MOrfevreWin VariationGold Ship2:32.30
View DetailsView Video10/06/13Orfevre2ndLon51 1/2mTPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 3+ MTreveOrfevreIntello2:32.04
View DetailsView Video09/15/13Orfevre1stLon61 1/2mTPrix Foy-G2 4+ MOrfevreVery Nice NamePirika2:41.47
View DetailsView Video03/31/13Orfevre1stHan111 1/4 mTSankei Osaka Hai -G2 4+ MOrfevreShonan MightyEishin Flash1:59.00
View DetailsView Video11/25/12Orfevre2ndTok111 1/2mTJapan Cup-G1 3+ MGentildonnaOrfevreRulership2:23.10
View DetailsView Video10/07/12Orfevre2ndLon61 1/2mTPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 3+ MSolemiaOrfevreMasterstroke2:37.68
View DetailsView Video09/16/12Orfevre1stLon31 1/2mTPrix Foy-G2 4+ MOrfevreMeandreJoshua Tree2:34.26
View Details06/24/12Orfevre1stHan111 3/8 m TTakarazuka Kinen-G1 3+ MOrfevreRulershipShonan Mighty2:10.90
View Details04/29/12Orfevre11thKyo102 milesTTenno Sho (Spring)-G1 4+ MBeat BlackTosen JordanWin Variation3:13.80
View DetailsView Video03/18/12Orfevre2ndHan111 7/8 mTHanshin Daishoten-G2 4+ MGustave CryOrfevreNamura Crescent3:11.80
View Details12/25/11Orfevre1stNak101 9/16 mTArima Kinen-G1 3+ MOrfevreEishin FlashTo The Glory2:36.00
View DetailsView Video10/23/11Orfevre1stKyo111 7/8 mTKikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) -G1 3 MOrfevreWin VariationTosen Ra3:02.80
View DetailsView Video09/25/11Orfevre1stHan111 1/2mTKobe Shimbun Hai -G2 3 MOrfevreWin VariationFrere Jacques2:28.30
View DetailsView Video05/29/11Orfevre1stTok111 1/2mTTokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby)-G1 3 MOrfevreWin VariationBelshazzar2:30.50
View DetailsView Video04/24/11Orfevre1stTok111 1/4 mTSatsuki Sho (2,000 Guineas)-G1 3 MOrfevreSadamu PatekDanon Ballade2:00.60
View Details03/26/11Orfevre1stHan111 1/8 mTSpring Stakes (2,000 Guineas Trial)-G2 3 MOrfevreBelshazzarStella Rossa1:46.40
View DetailsView Video02/06/11Orfevre3rdKyo111 1/8 mTKisaragi Sho-G3 3 MTosen RaRikisan MaxOrfevre1:47.60
View DetailsView Video01/09/11Orfevre2ndKyo111 mileTShinzan Kinen -G3 3 MRed DavisOrfevreMarcellina1:34.00
View DetailsView Video11/13/10Orfevre10thTok117 fTKeio Hai Nisai Stakes-G2 2 MGrand Prix BossReal ImpactT M Otaka1:21.80
View DetailsView Video10/03/10Orfevre2ndNak91 mileTFuyo Stakes 2 MWhale CaptureOrfevreNishino Quasar1:35.30
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