2013 Arima Kinen (G1)

12/22/2013, Nakayama-JPN
1 9/16 m (Turf)
3+ M
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1st Orfevre
Stay Gold
Y. Ikee
K. Ikezoe
1st, 2013 Arima Kinen (G1) View Video
2nd Win Variation
Heart's Cry
M. Matsunaga
Y. Iwata
1st, 2014 Nikkei Sho (G2) View Video
3rd Gold Ship
Stay Gold
N. Sugai
R. Moore
1st, 2014 Hanshin Daishoten (G2) View Video
4th Love Is Boo Shet
Manhattan Cafe
A. Murayama
Y. Take
6th, 2014 Kokura Daishoten (G3) View Video
5th Tamamo Best Play
Fuji Kiseki
K. Minai
R. Wada
8th, 2014 Hanshin Daishoten (G2) View Video
6th Curren Mirotic
Heart's Cry
O. Hirata
K. Tosaki
4th, 2014 Sankei Osaka Hai (G2) View Video
7th Desperado
Neo Universe
A. Adachi
N. Yokoyama
1st, 2014 Kyoto Kinen (G2) View Video
8th To The Glory
King Kamehameha
Y. Ikee
C. Lemaire
8th, 2014 Kyoto Kinen (G2) View Video
9th T M Inazuma
Black Tide
N. Fukushima
M. Demuro
6th, 2014 Nikkei Shinshun Hai (G2) View Video
10th Verde Green
Jungle Pocket
I. Aizawa
H. Tanabe
5th, 2014 Nakayama Kinen (G2) View Video
11th Admire Rakti
Heart's Cry
T. Umeda
C. Williams
2nd, 2014 Hanshin Daishoten (G2) View Video
12th Lovely Day
King Kamehameha
Y. Ikee
M. Ebina
3rd, 2014 Chunichi Shimbun Hai (G3) View Video
13th Nakayama Knight
Stay Gold
Y. Ninomiya
Y. Shibata
10th, 2014 March Stakes (G3) View Video
14th Tosen Jordan
Jungle Pocket
Y. Ikee
H. Uchida
14th, 2013 Arima Kinen (G1) View Video
15th Danon Ballade
Deep Impact
Y. Ikee
Y. Kawada
12th, 2014 American Jockey Club Cup (G2) View Video
16th Lelouch
Zenno Rob Roy
K. Fujisawa
Y. Fukunaga
16th, 2013 Arima Kinen (G1) View Video

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Arima Kinen (G1)...

Orfevre's last stand proved the display of dominance that he deserved as he exits towards the breeding shed.Read More
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Orfevre blasted the G1 Arima Kinen field, officially beating Win Variation in 2nd by 8 lengths and Gold Ship in 3rd by 9-1/2 lengths, scarcely even off the bridal at any point in the race. I'm anxious now to see what kind of # Timeform throws at Orfevre for his performance in the Arima Kinen? If it's a big #, and I suspect it will be, then you have to wonder if Treve's Arc win won't scale to new heights and possibly become one of the highest rated Arc wins ever? Given she soundly beat Orfevre by 5 lengths and Intello by 5-1/4 lengths, scarcely off the bridal herself that day at Longchamp. · 114 days ago ·
  • joan.cleaver.31 · What a champion! His performance in the 2012 Hanshin Daishoten stands out as the race that made him a 'world beater', if you haven't seen it you SHOULD! · 114 days ago ·
No matter what happens in tomorrow’s Arima Kinen, Orfevre will be remembered as one of Japan’s greatest horses of recent years.Read More
  • Ann Maree · Thanks for covering the Japan racing scene, Brian. It will be exciting to see if Orfevre can go out a winner, but no matter what, he is a champion and his legacy is assured with Sunday Silence's blood running through is veins! · 115 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · Simply extraordinary! · 115 days ago ·
Now that's the way you want to a champion like Orfevre finish a stellar career!! This really was arguably one of his best performances in Japan. He scarcely even looked off the bridal in running away from the Arima Kinen field. Well done Orfevre, and God's speed!!
Orfevre's last dance!! Really would like to see him end a stellar career with a special performance at Nakayama racetrack on Dec 22nd!!
Eishin Flash is out with a sore right front leg.
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  • mkstorm · That's too bad about Eishin Flash. He is a game racehorse was game and was one of my possible upset picks to beat the top two. Now I'm leaning towards Admire Rakti who has a good record at Nakayama and was closing strong in the Japan Cup after being blocked in the stretch. · 118 days ago ·
  • Sullivan · Retired now. · 117 days ago ·
Ryan Moore capped what has been an exceptional year, as he powered Gentildonna into Japanese horse racing folklore by becoming the first horse ever to win the Japan Cup twice.Read More
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  • EP Taylor · The chants and cheers pre race was very cool. Sounded almost like a European football match :) · 141 days ago ·
  • yukichan · I was fortunate to be in japan in 89 and 90 and a friend took me to the japan cup at Tokyo racecourse. It was an incredibly exciting experience and a big deal. I would compare to a playoff game or bowl game. In 89 a horlicks from NZ won it in world record time. Next year Better Loosen Up from AUS won it in second fastest time for race. Crowd went crazy both times. I became a fan and follower NZ and AUS horses... · 141 days ago ·

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