Japanese Stallion Imports

Author: Jana Nemeckova, published: 11th January 2018

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The following list includes stallions imported into Japan during the 20th century, with short profiles and lists of the most important progeny. All races in the list are stated under their modern names for better understanding. The Japanese Triple Crown races are the Satsuki Sho, the Tokyo Yushun, and the Kikuka Sho; fillies' classic races are the Oka Sho, the Yushun Himba, and the Shuka Sho, which replaced the Queen Elizabeth II. Commemorative Cup. Major races for older horses are the Takamatsunomiya Kinen, the Tenno Sho, the Yasuda Kinen or the Arima Kinen. If more information about Japanese races is needed, please visit the Japanese racing calendar, which lists all graded races currently held in Japan.

The currently published profiles are only Shian Mor and Partholon. We will add new profiles continuously.

Also, you can visit the page with timelines of Japanese stallions, which maps a succession of stallions, who were imported into Japan. Graphic timelines currently include more than 35 important Japanese or international sires or racehorses, and the same number of less-important stallions is presented as a list. Both will be regularly updated too.

Period: 1921 - 1930

Shian Mor

b. 1924, Buchan - Orlass, Orby - Simon Lass, Simontault

Shian Mor's sire Buchan was the top racehorse of his days, as he was successful in all three races of the Triple Crown - he ran second in the Guineas to The Panter, second in the Derby to Grand Parade and third in the St. Leger to Keysoe, only to become double Eclipse Stakes winner and also the winner of the Champion Stakes later. Himself the son of major sire Sunstar and the great-grandson of Sceptre, Buchan became the champion sire in 1927, and aside from siring the classic winners Short Story and Book Law, he became the damsire of Canadian stallion Chop Chop, Rhodes Scholar, Fair Copy and Roman, the third sire of Ballyogan, Ballymoss, Gallant Man or Traghetto, and also the fourth sire of Ribot.

Shian Mor's dam Orlass was a better produced than a racehorse, and especially of mares. Her daughter Orison by Friar Marcus produced the Middle Park Stakes winner Orestes, and she became the granddam of the St. Leger second Nucleus. Another daughter Lost Soul by Solario became famous for her daughters Nearly and Phase. Nearly became the granddam of top U.S. handicap horse Droll Role, before her family produced Derring-Do in the 1960s and much later also Doyoun; Phase produced full siblings Netherton Maid, Neasham Belle, None Nicer and Narrator - in this order second from the Oaks, winner of the Oaks, second from the St. Leger, and the Champion Stakes winner and a good sire. Netherton Maid also became the granddam of Hethersett. The third daughter of Orlass, Venturesome, became the granddam of classic-placed colts Gay Time and Elopement; the former became the useful sire in Japan too.

Shian Mor himself was a very good juvenile, winning the Prendergast Stakes over the future Dewhurst Stakes second and the Irish Derby winner Knight of the Grail, and the Molecomb Stakes over the Coronation Stakes second Gay Baby, and the Oaks Stakes winner Beam. He also lost the Woodcote Stakes to the Middle Park Stakes third Birthright, and defeated a colt named Fourth Hand, a future winner of the Irish 2000 Guineas. At the age of three, Shian Mor won the Duke of York Plate, before finishing third, beaten by 10 lengths, in the Epsom Derby behind Call Boy.

As for his stallion career, Shian Mor was unlucky to meet three other great stallions in Japan: Tournesol, Diolite, and Theft. These three held the titles of leading sires for most of the years which Shian Mor spent at stud in Japan; they were directly followed by Tournesol's son Kumohata. However, Shian Mor didn't get lost between them. He sired three winners of the Tokyo Yushun, and nine more horses who placed in it. In addition to them, he sired three other classic winners and nine more horses who placed in the classic races. Nine of his grandsons or granddaughters won some classic race, and they placed 21 times in them. In the third generation, his progeny won or placed 50 times. If that's not enough, let's take some years in detail: in 1934, Shian Mor had the first three finishers in the Japanese Derby - Flame Mor, Teh Mor, and Denko. In 1941, his son Minami Mor lost two of the Triple Crown races to St. Lite, the first ever Japanese Triple Crown winner. In 1942, his son Kuri Hikari won the Satsuki Sho and placed in the other two legs of the Triple Crown. In 1947, his granddaughter Tokitsukaze won both colts' Guineas and the Oaks and lost the Japanese Derby only to Matsu Midori, the paternal grandson of Shian Mor. Tokitsukaze went on to produce two Japanese Horses of the Year, O Tokitsu and Onward There. In 1949, all three top finishers in the Oka Sho were the granddaughter and the great-granddaughters of Shian Mor. In 1950, his grandson Kumono Hana lost the Triple Crown when second to High Record in the Kikuka Sho. In 1953, his great-grandson Hakuryo finally won the Kikuka Sho after being placed in the first two legs of the Triple Crown. In 1956, his great-granddaughter Tosa Mor placed in both fillies Guineas and the Oaks before another runner-up finish in colts' St. Leger. And in 1958, Shian Mor's great-grandson Katsura Shuho placed second in all three races of the Japanese Triple Crown.

Last, but not least, Shian Mor was the fourth sire of the Triple Crown winner Shinzan, double Horse of the Year Meiji Hikari and double classic winner Kodama - all members of the Japanese Hall of Fame. Another Hall of Fame member Takeshiba O is the grandson of Yashima Manna, whose damsire was Shian Mor. Actually, this is a very nice resume for a horse who has never won the champion sire title.

Standing: 1928 - 1953
Foals:
Otsukayama - 2. Tokyo Yushun
b.c. 1929 - Shian Mor x Gallon x Intaglio
Athlete - 3. Tokyo Yushun
dkb.f. 1930 - Shian Mor x Intaglio x Quickly Wise
Kabutoyama - 1. Tokyo Yushun
b.c. 1930 - Shian Mor x Chapel Brampton x Diamond Wedding
Denko - 1. Meguro Kinen; 3. Tokyo Yushun
dkb.c. 1931 - Shian Mor x Diamond Wedding x Intaglio
Flame Mor - 1. Tokyo Yushun
dkb.c. 1931 - Shian Mor x Othello x Sunstar
Teh Mor - 2. Tokyo Yushun
b.f. 1931 - Shian Mor x Gallon x Intaglio
Akaishidake - 3. Meguro Kinen
b.c. 1932 - Shian Mor x Gallon x Intaglio
Governor - 1. Tokyo Yushun
dkb.c. 1932 - Shian Mor x Chapel Brampton x Diamond Wedding
Fair Mor - 2. Meguro Kinen, Tenno Sho (Autumn) - 2x
b.f. 1934 - Shian Mor x Othello x Sunstar
Fine Mor - 1. Nakayama Kinen; 2. Tenno Sho (Autumn); 3. Tenno Sho (Autumn)
b.c. 1934 - Shian Mor x Chapel's Brampton x Diamond Wedding
Gaika - 3. Tenno Sho (Spring)
b.c. 1934 - Shian Mor x Neil Gow x Spook
Tsubakurodake - 3. Tokyo Yushun
b.c. 1934 - Shian Mor x Papyrus x Eider
Asterimor - 1. Yushun Himba; 3. Tokyo Yushun
dkb.f. 1935 - Shian Mor - Othello - Sunstar
Con Pata - 2. Kikuka Sho
dkb.c. 1935 - Shian Mor x Gallon x Intaglio
Golden Mor - 3. Tokyo Yushun
c. 1936 - Shian Mor - Gallon x Diamond Wedding
Rocky Mor - 1. Tenno Sho (Autumn); 2. Tenno Sho (Spring); 3. Kikuka Sho
b.c. 1936 - Shian Mor x Chapel Brampton x Diamond Wedding
Minami Mor - 1. Tenno Sho (Spring); 2. Satsuki Sho, Kikuka Sho
Hayachine - 2. Tenno Sho (Autumn); 3. Satsuki Sho
b.c. 1939 - Shian Mor x Samphire x Rocksavage
Kuri Hikari - 1. Satsuki Sho, Tenno Sho (Autumn); 2. Tokyo Yushun; 3. Kikuka Sho
dkb.c. 1939 - Shian Mor x Flamboyant x Robert le Diable
Fujihaya - 2. Satsuki Sho; 3. Tokyo Yushun
b.c. 1940 - Shian Mor x Samphire x Rocksavage
Yama Iwai - 1. Oka Sho
dkb.f. 1941 - Shian Mor x Son-In-Law x Polymelus
World Mor - 3. Yushun Himba, Meguro Kinen
b.f. 1943 - Shian Mor x Tournesol x Chapel Brampton
Mission - 3. Satsuki Sho, St. Lite Kinen
b.c. 1944 - Shian Mor x Felstead x Pommern
Star Pusher - 2. St. Lite Kinen, Nakayama Kinen
b.c. 1945 - Shian Mor x Primero x Gallon
Tabito - 2. Tenno Sho (Autumn)
b.c. 1945 - Shian Mor x Samphire x Rocksavage
Tokino Hana - 2. Tenno Sho (Autumn)
b.c. 1947 - Shian Mor x Diolite x Flamboyant
2nd generation:
Richmond - 2. Tokyo Yushun
c. 1936 - Raymond x Shian Mor x Intaglio
Brand Sol - 1. Oka Sho
ch.f. 1938 - Primero x Shian Mor x Diamond Wedding
Banner Goal - 1. Oka Sho
dkb.f. 1939 - Diolite x Shian Mor x Koiwai
Kuretake - 1. Nakayama Kinen
b.c. 1939 - Tournesol x Shain Mor x Gallon
Ima Hikari - 2. Tenno Sho (Spring); 3. Kikuka Sho
b.c. 1940 - Diolite x Shian Mor x Diamond Wedding
Gekiryu - 3. Oka Sho
dkb.f. 1941 - Wakamasa x Shian Mor x Flamboyant
Kimikage - 2. Oka Sho
b.f. 1941 - Theft x Shian Mor x Flamboyant
Kuri Azuma - 3. Tokyo Yushun
b.c. 1941 - Primero x Shian Mor x Diamond Wedding
Asafuji - 1. Meguro Kinen
b.c. 1943 - Primero x Shian Mor x Diamond Wedding
East Parade - 1. St. Lite Kinen
b.c. 1944 - Azumadake x Shian Mor x Gallon
O Matsukaze - 2. Oka Sho
ch.f. 1944 - Diolite x Shian Mor x Chapel Brampton
Tokitsukaze - 1. Oka Sho, Yushun Himba; 2. Tokyo Yushun
b.f. 1944 - Primero x Shian Mor x Clackmannan
Hide Hikari - 1. Satsuki Sho; 2. Yushun Himba; 3. Tenno Sho (Autumn)
b.f. 1945 - Diolite x Shian Mor x Othello
Lucky Parade - 3. Oka Sho
dkb.f. 1945 - Ibukiyama x Shian Mor x Gallon
Yashima Hime - 1. Yushun Himba; 2. Tenno Sho (Autumn)
b.f. 1945 - Theft x Shian Mor x Flamboyant
Hoshu - 3. Tokyo Yushun
b.c. 1946 - Primero x Shian Mor x Diamond Wedding
Kane Fubuki - 1. Nakayama Kinen; 3. St. Lite Kinen
ch.c. 1946 - Primero x Shian Mor x Clackmannan
Mineno Matsu - 3. Oka Sho
b.f. 1946 - Theft x Shian Mor x Gallon
Owens - 1. Tenno Sho (Spring), Kyoto Kinen
b.c. 1946 - St. Lite x Shian Mor x Gallon
Tachikaze - 1. Tokyo Yushun
b.c. 1946 - Primero x Shian Mor x Papyrus
Hatakaze - 1. Tenno Sho (Autumn), Meguro Kinen, Mainichi Okan; 3. Kikuka Sho, Tenno Sho (Spring)
ch.c. 1947 - Kumohata x Shian Mor x Gallon
Kumono Hana - 1. Satsuki Sho, Tokyo Yushun; 2. Kikuka Sho
dkb.c. 1947 - Primero x Shian Mor x Clackmannan
Shirayoshi - 2. Yushun Himba
dkb.f. 1947 - Diolite x Shian Mor x Othello
Minami - 2. Tokyo Yushun
b.f. 1948 - Minami Homare x Shian Mor x Gallon
Tokitsu O - 2. Yasuda Kinen, Meguro Kinen
b.c. 1948 - St. Lite - Shian Mor x Clackmannan
Koma Minoru - 1. Yushun Himba
ch.f. 1947 - Theft x Shian Mor x Gallon
Katsuihai - 2. Yushun Himba
b.f. 1949 - Primero x Shian Mor x Gallon
Fuso - 1. Yasuda Kinen, Nikkei Sho; 3. NHK Hai
b.c. 1950 - Toshihiro x Shian Mor x Maori King
Tokitsu - 3. Satsuki Sho
b.c. 1950 - Primero x Shian Mor x Papyrus
Tokino Daigo - 2. Yasuda Kinen; 3. Satsuki Sho, Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes
gr.c. 1951 - St. Lite x Shian Mor x Phalaris
Tosano Surusumi - 2. Oka Sho
b.f. 1951 - Kumohata x Shian Mor x Friar Marcus
Yashima Belle - 1. Oka Sho
b.f. 1952 - Primero x Shian Mor x Clackmannan
My Way - 1. Nakayama Kinen; 3. Tenno Sho (Autumn)
b.c. 1953 - Rockford x Shian Mor x Tournesol
Kiyo Sugata - 1. Osaka Hai; 2. Nikkei Shinshun Hai
c. 1955 - Toshishiro x Shian Mor x Gallon
Aste O - 3. Satsuki Sho
b.c. 1956 - Toshishiro - x Shian Mor x Othello
Tokino Pride - 3. Yushun Himba
b.f. 1956 - Hiro Sakura x Shian Mor x Papyrus
3rd generation:
Miharu O - 1. Tokyo Yushun, Tenno Sho (Spring); 3. Satsuki Sho
ch.c. 1945 - Tsukitomo x Primero x Shian Mor
Kaneyuki - 2. Yushun Himba, Meguro Kinen
b.f. 1946 - Primero x Diolite x Shian Mor
Shigefuji - 2. Oka Sho, 3. Kikuka Sho
ch.f. 1946 - Tokino Chikara x Primero x Shian Mor
Shiraoki - 2. Tokyo Yushun; 3. Yushun Himba
ch.f. 1946 - Primero x Diolite x Shian Mor
Yashima Daughter - 1. Oka Sho, Tenno Sho (Autumn); 3. Mainichi Okan
b.f. 1946 - Kumohata x Theft x Shian Mor
Ikahodake - 2. Nakayama Kinen; 3. Tenno Sho (Autumn)
ch.c. 1947 - Raymond x Diolite x Shian Mor
Arashiyama - 3. Yasuda Kinen
dkb.c. 1948 - St. Lite x Primero x Shian Mor
King Flower - 3. Tenno Sho (Autumn)
ch.f. 1948 - Kumohata x Primero x Shian Mor
Sachifusa - 3. St. Lite Kinen
ch.c. 1948 - Kuretake x Primero x Shian Mor
Shun O - 2. Kyoto Kinen - 2x; 3. Naruo Kinen - 2x
ch.c. 1948 - Tsukitomo x Primero x Shian Mor
Chigusa - 3. Yushun Himba
b.f. 1949 - Kumohata x Theft x Shian Mor
New Moana - 1. Mainichi Okan; 2. Tenno Sho (Autumn), St. Lite Kinen
b.c. 1949 - Primero x Diolite x Shian Mor
Saint O - 1. Kikuka Sho
b.c. 1949 - St. Lite x Primero x Shian Mor
Cheerio - 1. Spring Stakes; 2. Yushun Himba, Mainichi Okan - 2x, Nikkei Sho
b.f. 1950 - Primero x Diolite x Shian Mor
Hakuryo - 1. Kikuka Sho, Tenno Sho (Spring), Mainichi Okan, Meguro Kinen; 2. Satsuki Sho; 3. Tokyo Yushun, Yasuda Sho
b.c. 1950 - Primero x Diolite x Shian Mor
Jitsu Homare - 1. Yushun Himba; 2. Oka Sho
ch.f. 1950 - Minami Homare x Tournesol x Shian Mor
Certate - 2. Yasuda Kinen
ch.f. 1951 - Toshishiro x Tokino Chikara x Shian Mor
Hideharu - 3. Yushun Himba
ch.f. 1951 - Kumohata x Primero x Shian Mor
Kegon - 1. Satsuki Sho; 2. Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes, NHK Hai; 3. Tokyo Yushun
ch.c. 1951 - Primero x Diolite x Shian Mor
Osei - 2. Satsuki Sho, St. Lite Kinen; 3. Spring Stakes, Nikkei Sho
b.c. 1951 - Kuretake x St. Lite x Shian Mor
Hide Homare - 1. Nakayama Kinen; 2. Tenno Sho (Autumn); 3. Kyoto Hai
ch.c. 1952 - Tobisakura x Tsukitomo x Shian Mor
O Tokitsu - 1. Tokyo Yushun; 2. Kikuka Sho
ch.c. 1952 - Tsukitomo x Primero x Shian Mor
Ugetsu - 2. Tenno Sho (Spring)
b.c. 1952 - Kumohata x Theft x Shian Mor
Fair Manna - 1. Yushun Himba, Mainichi Okan; 3. Oka Sho, St. Lite Kinen
ch.f. 1953 - Maru There x Primero x Shian Mor
Homare Ichi - 1. Sankei Osaka Hai; 2. Kobe Shimbun Hai, Naruo Kinen, Nikkei Shinshun Hai; 3. Kikuka Sho
b.c. 1953 - Haru States x Diolite x Shian Mor
Tosa Mor - 2. Oka Sho, Kikuka Sho; 3. Yushun Himba
b.f. 1953 - Tosa Midori x Tsukitomo x Shian Mor
Cellulose - 1. Tenno Sho (Autumn); 2. Spring Stakes, Meguro Kinen; 3. Yushun Himba, Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes, Yasuda Kinen, Mainichi Okan
ch.f. 1954 - Maru There x Primero x Shian Mor
Fillie - 1. Nakayama Kinen; 3. Nikkei Sho
b.f. 1954 - Milton x Theft x Shian Mor
Onward There - 1. Tenno Sho (Spring), Arima Kinen, Nikkei Sho; 2. Kikuka Sho, Arima Kinen
ch.c. 1954 - Maru There x Primero x Shian Mor
Yodo Sakura - 2. Yushun Himba; 3 Kikuka Sho
ch.f. 1954 - Kumohata x Theft x Shian Mor
Edohime - 2. Spring Handicap; 3. Tenno Sho (Autumn)
b.f. 1955 - Tosa Midori x Theft x Shian Mor
Garnet - 1. Arima Kinen, Tenno Sho (Autumn)
b.f. 1955 - Tosa Midori x Mint d'Or x Shian Mor
Hoshu Queen - 1. Oka Sho; 3. Yushun Himba
ch.f. 1955 - Toshishiro x Primero x Shian Mor
Iryu - 1. Kyoto Kinen
b.c. 1955 - Issei x Primero x Shian Mor
Katsura Shuho - 1. Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes, Hanshin Daishoten, Naruo Kinen; 2. Satsuki Sho, Tokyo Yushun, Kikuka Sho, Tenno Sho (Spring), NHK Hai, Mainichi Okan
ch.c. 1955 - Primero x Theft x Shian Mor
Mineno Hikari - 3. Nakayama Kinen, Nikkei Sho
b.c. 1955 - Gay Time x Primero x Shian Mor
Taisei Hope - 1. Satsuki Sho; 3. Toyko Yushun
b.c. 1955 - Issei x Primero x Shian Mor
Tatsuteru - 2. Hanshin Daishoten; 3. Kobe Shimbun Hai
b.c. 1955 - Rising Flame x Diolite x Shian Mor
Hamayu - 2. Yushun Himba
f. 1956 - Gay Time x St. Lite x Shian Mor
Tokitsuhiro - 1. Hanshin Daishoten, Naruo Kinen; 2. Kobe Shimbun Hai; 3. Tenno Sho (Spring)
ch.c. 1956 - Katsufuji x Primero x Shian Mor
Matsukaze O - 1. Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes; 2. Satsuki Sho, Kikuka Sho, Nakayama Kinen; 3. Yasuda Kinen, Tokyo Daishoten, Mainichi Okan, St. Lite Kinen
ch.c. 1957 - Tosa Midori x Diolite x Shian Mor
Miss Shinobu - 2. Kyoto Kinen
b.f. 1957 - Bouffleur x Primero x Shian Mor
Yamanin More - 1. Tenno Sho (Spring), Hanshin Daishoten; 2. Tokyo Yushun
b.c. 1957 - Hindostan x Primero x Shian Mor
Emroan - 1. Mainichi Okan, Copa Jockey Club Argentina; 2. Takarazuka Kinen; 3. Tenno Sho (Autumn), Nikkei Sho, Mainichi Okan
b.c. 1958 - Bouffleur x Primero x Shian Mor
Chitose Hope - 1. Yushun Himba; 2. Oka Sho; 3. Tokyo Yushun
dkb.f. 1958 - Rising Flame x Theft x Shian Mor
Kenroku O - 1. St. Lite Kinen; 2. Kyoto Hai
b.c. 1958 - Hindostan x Primero x Shian Mor
Mejiro O - 2. Tokyo Yushun, Kikuka Sho; 3. America Jockey Club Cup
dkb.c. 1958 - Gay Time x Primero x Shian Mor
Kenho - 1. Oka Sho
dkb.f. 1959 - Hindostan x Primero x Shian Mor
O Hayabusa - 1. Yushun Himba
dkb.f. 1959 - Hindostan x Diolite x Shian Mor
Rookie - 2. Yasuda Kinen, Nikkei Sho; 3. Nikkei Sho
b.f. 1959 - Tosa Midori x Mint d'Or x Shian Mor
Flamingo - 2. Oka Sho
dkb.f. 1961 - Gay Time x Statesman x Shian Mor
Tsuki Homare - 3. Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes, Yayoi Sho
b.c. 1961 - Hakuryo x Tsukitomo x Shian Mor
Yamadori - 2. St. Lite Kinen, America Jockey Club Cup; 3. Mainichi Okan, Kyoto Hai, Nikkei Sho
c. 1961 - Admiral Byrd x Anderson x Shian Mor
Hatsurai O - 1. Kyoto Kinen; 2. Tenno Sho (Autumn), Takarazuka Kinen, NHK Hai, Osaka Hai; 3. Naruo Kinen
b.c. 1962 - China Rock x Primero x Shian Mor
Power Roussel - 1. Nikkei Shinshun Hai; 2. Swan Stakes
b.c. 1962 - Hindostan x Primero x Shian Mor
Toughness - 2. Spring Stakes
ch.c. 1964 - Apostle x Turk's Reliance x Shian Mor
Mejiro Musashi - 1. Tenno Sho (Spring), Takarazuka Kinen, Meguro Kinen; 2. St. Lite Kinen, Keio Hai Spring Cup, Takamatsunomiya Hai; 3. Spring Stakes, Kyoto Hai
dkb.c. 1967 - Wallaby x Primero x Shian Mor

Period: 1961 - 1970

Partholon

b. 1960, Milesian - Paleo, Pharis - Calonice, Abjer

Partholon's sire Milesian was a good two-year-old, who won the Imperial Produce Stakes and ran second in the Richmond Stakes behind Ratification, future good miler. At the age of three, Milesian added only a small victory in the Tetrarch Stakes. As a sire, he left several good horses, including the Two Thousand Guineas second Ionian and third Missile, and also Glad One, who ran second in both the Irish 1000 Guineas and the Oaks, and third in the Irish Oaks. The only claim for glory was, however, his grandson Kenmare, the champion sire in France.

As for Partholon's family, seeing it retrospectively, he kind of missed the right branch of it. He was one of only three random G1 horses, who were produced from the branch of Coronis, one of only two active broodmares out of Heldifann, the daughter of Durbar out of great Banshee. Heldifann's full sister was Durban, the dam of Tourbillon, to say the least; and Heldifann's other daughter was Djezima, the ancestress of several classic winners and the dam of Priam and Djeddah. Djeddah became the influential stallion in the United States, as he became the damsire of Proud Clarion, Never Bend, Bold Reason, and Mr. Leader, and also the third sire of Auction Ring or Clever Trick.

Partholon himself was a full brother to the National Produce Stakes winner Mystery, and he belonged to the best of what his family was able to produce. He emulated his brother by winning the National Produce Stakes over Turbo Jet, the future American champion turf horse, and he also ran second in the Timeform Gold Cup behind the champion two-year-old filly winner Noblesse, who went on to win the Oaks. Just like Mystery, and another good son of Milesian named Falcon, Partholon eased a lot at the age of three, as he won only the Ebor Handicap over former Irish St. Leger winner Arctic Vale. He also ran second to Nardoo in the Balymoss Stakes, future Tattersalls Gold Cup.

Partholon's first foals were born right into the ending era of Hindostan, who was followed by six-times champion sire Tesco Boy; nearing the end of Partholon's career, another star arose in young Northern Taste, who held the title for 10 years, just before the arrival of Sunday Silence. However, Partholon was able to find his place in the sun, as he marred the numbers of consecutive titles for both of these titans, when he earned the leading sire title in 1976, and again in 1984. As for his foals, Partholon sired six classic-winning fillies, and two colts: the Tokyo Yushun winner and sire Sakura Shori, and Symboli Rudolf, winner of the Triple Crown, the champion three-year-old colt and the Horse of the Year 1984. Symboli Rudolf himself sired another Horse of the Year and sire Tokai Teio. Another major horse in Partholon's production was Mejiro Asama, a grey colt from his second crop, who became the paternal grandsire of another grey, Mejiro McQueen, the Kikuka Sho winner and the champion older horse from 1991. Mejiro McQueen later earned some fame as the damsire of both champion Gold Ship, and the great Orfevre. All three - Symboli Rudolf, Tokai Teio, and Mejiro McQueen - were inducted into the Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame. Partholon's influence lasts well into the 21st century, not only thanks to all these titans, but also thanks to his grandson C B Cross, sire of Tamamo Cross - the champion older horse and the Horse of the Year 1988, and also thanks to several families of his daughters, which are still able to produce G1 horses in these days.

Standing: 1964 - 1985
Foals
Mejiro Asama - 1. Tenno Sho (Autumn), Yasuda Kinen, Copa Jockey Club Argentina; 2. Meguro Kinen, Takarazuka Kinen, Arima Kinen; 3. Yayoi Sho, All Comers, Takmatsunomiya Hai, Nakayama Kinen
gr.c. 1966 - Partholon x First Fiddle x War Admiral
Harbor Game - 1. Yasuda Kinen; 2. Yonsai Himba Tokubetsu; 3. Oka Sho
b.f. 1967 - Partholon x Right Boy x Big Game
Radoll Turf - 3. Yasuda Kinen
b.c. 1967 - Partholon x Ferriol x Black Wing
Kane Himuro - 1. Yushun Himba
b.f. 1968 - Partholon x Hikaru Meiji x Le Pacha
Mejiro Gekko - 1. Yayoi Sho, Spring Stakes
b.c. 1968 - Partholon x Montaval x Shimataka
Nasuno Kaori - 1. Oka Sho; 2. Fillies Revue
b.f. 1968 - Partholon x Faux Tirage x Fair's Fair
Take Fubuki - 1. Yushun Himba; 2. Flora Stakes; 3. Keio Hai Nisai Stakes
b.f. 1969 - Partholon x Tulyartos x Rising Flame
Tokuzakura - 1. Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes, Keio Hai Nisai Stakes
b.f. 1969 - Partholon x Morimatsu x Turkaris
Nasuno Chigusa - 1. Yushun Himba; 2. Flora Stakes; 3. Yasuda Kinen
b.f. 1970 - Partholon x Faux Tirage x Fair's Fair
Colonel Symboli - 1. Yayoi Sho, Meguro Kinen; 2. Tenno Sho (Autumn); 3. Mainichi Okan
b.c. 1971 - Partholon x Zimone x Petition
Toko Elsa - 1. Yushun Himba; 3. Tenno Sho (Autumn), Takarazuka Kinen, Takamatsunomiya Hai
b.f. 1971 - Partholon x Gay Time x Greylord
Bold Symboli - 1. Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes; 2. Yayoi Sho
b.c. 1973 - Partholon x Only For Life x Rising Light
Squash Tholon - 1. Yasuda Kinen, Fillies Revue
b.f. 1973 - Partholon x Auroy x Theft
Agnes Hope - 2. Tokyo Yushun
dkb.c. 1975 - Partholon x Pieces of Eight x Hornbeam
Sakura Shori - 1. Tokyo Yushun, Takarazuka Kinen, St. Lite Kinen, Meguro Kinen, America Jockey Club Cup; 2. Tenno Sho (Spring), Yayoi Sho, Kyoto Shimbun Hai, Nakayama Kinen; 3. Satsuki Sho, Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes
b.c. 1975 - Partholon x Fortino x Tehran
Sakura Tholon - 2. Nikkei Sho
b.c. 1975 - Partholon x Pampered King x Vimy
Sweet Native - 1. Yasuda Kinen
b.f. 1977 - Partholon x Exclusive Native x Herbager
Sanei Tholon - 1. NHK Hai, Spring Stakes, Kyoto Shimbun Hai, Osaka Hai; 2. Tokyo Yushun, Kikuka Sho, Takamatsunomiya Hai, St. Lite Kinen, Mainichi Okan
b.c. 1978 - Partholon x Sedan x Hindostan
Sakura Gaisen - 1. America Jockey Club Cup G2; 2. Takarazuka Kinen G1, Tenno Sho (Spring) G1; 3. Nikkei Sho G2
b.c. 1980 - Partholon x Venture x Gay Time
Windsor Knot - 2. Tenno Sho (Autumn) G1, Mainichi Okan G2; 3. Takarazuka Kinen G1
b.c. 1980 - Partholon x Bald Eagle x Princequillo
Diana Tholon - 1. Oka Sho G1; 2. Yushun Himba G1; 3. Queen Elizabeth II. Commemorative Cup G1, Rose Stakes G2, Milers Cup G2
b.f. 1981 - Partholon x Hikaru Takai x Rising Flame
Symboli Rudolf - 1. Satsuki Sho G1, Tokyo Yushun G1, Kikuka Sho G1, Arima Kinen G1 - 2x, Tenno Sho (Spring) G1, St. Lite Kinen G2, Yayoi Sho G2, Nikkei Sho G2; 2. Tenno Sho (Autumn) G1; 3. Japan Cup G1
b.c. 1981 - Partholon x Speed Symboli x Palestine
Sakura Sunny O - 1. Copa Republica Argentina G2; 2. Yayoi Sho G2; 3. Satsuki Sho G1, Kikuka Sho G1, Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes G1, Yasuda Kinen G1, St. Lite Kinen G2
br.c. 1982 - Partholon x Hawaii x Khaled
Material - 1. Spring Stakes G2; 3. Satsuki Sho G1
b.c. 1984 - Partholon x Sweet Symboli x Right Boy
2nd generation
Diamante - 1. Queen Elizabeth Commemorative Cup
br.f. 1973 - Topyo x Partholon x Roussel Water
Kane Minobu - 1. Arima Kinen, Nikkei Sho, Copa Republica Argentina, Meguro Kinen, Mainichi Okan; 2. St. Lite Kinen, Yayoi Sho, Mainichi Okan - 2x, America Jockey Club Cup; 3. Tokyo Yushun, Arima Kinen - 2x, Takamatsunomiya Hai, Nikkei Sho
b.c. 1974 - Berber x Partholon x Hikaru Meiji
C B Cross - 1. Mainichi Okan; 3. Tenno Sho (Spring), St. Lite Kinen, Meguro Kinen
gr.c. 1975 - Fortino x Partholon x Turk's Reliance
Bingo Garoo - 1. Satsuki Sho, St. Lite Kinen, Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes; 3. Kikuka Sho
dkb.c. 1976 - Duel x Partholon x Pipe of Peace
Pure Symboli - 2. Nikkei Sho; 3. America Jockey Club Cup, Nikkei Sho
b.c. 1976 - Speed Symboli x Partholon x Gay Time
Sweet Saint-Cloud - 3. Flora Stakes G2
b.f. 1976 - Remand x Partholon x Gilles de Retz
Mejiro Titan - 1. Tenno Sho (Autumn), St. Lite Kinen, Nikkei Sho; 3. Nikkei Sho
gr.c. 1978 - Mejiro Asama x Snob x Pan
Mejiro Chara - 1. Kyoto Daishoten; 2. Oka Sho, Nikkei Shinshun Hai, Hanshin Himba Tokubetsu; 3. Hanshin Himba Tokubetsu
gr.f. 1979 - Mejiro Asama x Die Hard x Bric a Brac
Global Dyna - 1. Hanshin Himba Tokubetsu G2; 2. Takamatsunomiya Hai G2, Rose Stakes G2; 3. Queen Elizabeth II. Commemorative Cup G1, Takarazuka Kinen G1
b.f. 1980 - Northern Taste x Partholon x Ratification
Mejiro Heine - 1. St. Lite Kinen; 3. Yushun Himba, Keio Hai Nisai Stakes
ch.f. 1980 - Mejiro Gekko x Never Beat x Bostonian
Sirius Symboli - 1. Tokyo Yushun; 2. Mainichi Okan, Prix Foy; 3. Prix Royal Oak
b.c. 1982 - Mogami x Partholon x Takawalk
Sakura Keizan O - 2. St. Lite Kinen G2
br.c. 1983 - Sunday Silence x Partholon x Alcide
Nishino Mirror - 2. New Zealand Trophy G2; 3. Nikkei Sho G2, Nakayama Kinen G2
gr.c. 1984 - Don x Partholon x Guersant
Sakura Star O - 1. Satsuki Sho, Kikuka Sho, Yayoi Sho
dkb.c. 1984 - Sakura Shori x Intermezzo x Never Beat
Yuwa James - 1. New Zealand Trophy G2; 2. Arima Kinen G1; 3. Kikuka Sho G1, Meguro Kinen G2
b.c. 1984 - Mogami x Partholon x Gay Time
Light Color - 1. Yushun Himba G1
b.f. 1986 - Yamaninsky x Partholon x St. Paddy
Paris Harly - 1. Kyoto Kinen G2
b.c. 1988 - Harly x Partholon x Pampered King
Tokai Teio - 1. Satsuki Sho G1, Tokyo Yushun G1, Arima Kinen G1, Japan Cup G1, Osaka Hai G2
b.c. 1988 - Symboli Rudolf x Nice Dancer x Faberge
Ayrton Symboli - 2. Takarazuka Kinen G1, Kyoto Daishoten G2, Copa Republica Argentina G2; 3. Tenno Sho (Autumn), Takamatsunomiya Hai G2
b.c. 1989 - Symboli Rudolf x Nureyev x Bold Forbes
Kyowa Hoseki - 1. Yonsai Himba Tokubetsu G2; 3. Yushun Himba G1
b.f. 1989 - Symboli Rudolf x Sharpen Up x Grey Sovereign
Sakura Eiko O - 1. Yayoi Sho G2
b.c. 1991 - Maruzensky x Partholon x Alcide
Wind Fields - 1. St. Lite Kinen G2; 3. America Jockey Club Cup G2, Urawa Kinen G2
b.c. 1991 - Windsor Knot x Alleged x Olden Times
Jono Kaoruko - 3. Flora Stakes G2
ch.f. 1992 - Symboli Rudolf x Northern Taste x Le Levanstell
Kashima Dream - 2. Kyoto Shimbun Hai G2
b.c. 1993 - Jade Robbery x Partholon x Sea Hawk
Mountain Stone - 2. Nikkei Sho G2; 3. St. Lite Kinen G2
b.c. 1993 - Dancehall x Partholon x Speed Symboli
Mejiro Dober - 1. Yushun Himba G1, Queen Elizabeth II. Commemorative Cup G1 - 2x, Hanshin Juvenile Fillies G1, All Comers G2; 2. Oka Sho G1, Osaka Hai G2
b.f. 1994 - Mejiro Ryan x Partholon x Never Beat
Ein Bride - 1. Hanshin Juvenile Fillies G1
b.f. 1995 - Commander in Chief x Partholon x Venture
Tsurumaru Tsuyoshi - 1. Kyoto Daishoten G2
dkb.c. 1995 - Symboli Rudolf x Conquistador Cielo x Swaps
Meiner Despot - 2. Kikuka Sho G1
b.g. 1998 - Pentire x Partholon x Supreme Gift
Dantsu Kitcho - 1. Aoba Sho G2
dkb.c. 2002 - Sunday Silence x Partholon x Sedan
3rd generation
Bingo Kanta - 2. Kikuka Sho; 3. Tokyo Yushun, America Jockecy Club Cup G2, Nakayama Kinen G2
b.c. 1980 - Coined Silver x Nyrcos x Partholon
Rikisan Power - 2. Teio Sho
br.c. 1981 - Over Served x Arrow Express x Partholon
Bingo Timur - 1. Meguro Kinen G2; 2. Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes G1; 3. Copa Republica Argentina G2
dkb.c. 1982 - King of Darby x Duel x Partholon
Mount Nizon - 1. Meguro Kinen G2; 2. Nikkei Sho G2
b.c. 1983 - Nizon x Dust Commander x Partholon
Nippo Teio - 1. Mile Championship G1, Tenno Sho (Autumn) G1, Yasuda Kinen G1, Swan Stakes G2, Spring Cup G2; 2. Mile Championship G1, Takarazuka Kinen G1, Yasuda Kinen G1, Takarazuka Kinen G1, Mainichi Okan G2, Spring Cup G2; 3. Yayoi Sho G2, Mainichi Okan G2
b.c. 1983 - Lypheor x Lover John x Partholon
President City - 3. Kyoto Daishoten G2
ch.c. 1983 - Dai Koter x Matador x Partholon
Max Beauty - 1. Oka Sho G1, Yushun Himba G1, Yonsai Himba Tokubetsu G2, Rose Stakes G2, Kobe Shimbun Hai G2; 2. Queen Elizabeth II. Commemorative Cup G1; 3. Milers Cup G2
b.f. 1984 - Bravest Roman x Berber x Partholon
Talented Girl - 1. Queen Elizabeth II. Commemorative Cup G1; 3. Yushun Himba G1
b.f. 1984 - Remand x Lover John x Partholon
Tamamo Cross - 1. Tenno Sho (Spring) G1, Tenno Sho (Autumn) G1, Takarazuka Kinen G1, Hanshin Daishoten G2, Naruo Kinen G2; 2. Arima Kinen G1, Japan Cup G1
gr.c. 1984 - C B Cross x Chateaugay x Tudor Period
Ara Hotoku - 1. Oka Sho G1, Yonsai Himba Tokubetsu G2
dkb.f. 1985 - Tosho Boy x Duel x Partholon
Symboli Martin - 3. Spring Stakes G2
b.c. 1985 - Mogami x Colonel Symboli x Fidalgo
Go Sign - 2. Naruo Kinen G2, Hanshin Daishoten G2
ch.c. 1987 - Northern Taste x Marino x Partholon
Mejiro McQueen - 1. Kikuka Sho G1, Tenno Sho (Spring) G1 - 2x, Takarazuka Kinen G1, Kyoto Daishoten G2 - 2x, Hanshin Daishoten G2 - 2x, Sankei Osaka Hai G2; 2. Arima Kinen G1, Takarazuka Kinen G1, Tenno Sho (Spring) G1
gr.c. 1987 - Mejiro Titan x Remand x Hindostan
White Stone - 1. St. Lite Kinen G2, Sankei Osaka Hai G2, America Jockey Club Cup G2; 2. Kikuka Sho; 3. Tokyo Yushun G1, Arima Kinen G1, NHK Hai G2, Yayoi Sho G2, Nakayama Kinen G2
gr.c. 1987 - C B Cross x Nice Dancer x Fuji Onward
Rugger Champion - 1. St. Lite Kinen; 2. Spring Stakes
dkb.c. 1990 - Horisky x Lypheor x Partholon
Nehai Caesar - 1. Tenno Sho (Autumn) G1, Sankei Osaka Hai G2, Mainichi Okan G2; 2. Kobe Shimbun Hai G2
dkb.c. 1990 - Sakura Toko x Tesco Boy x Partholon
Shinko Windy - 1. February Stakes G1
ch.c. 1993 - Doulab x Dust Commander x Partholon
Sunrise Flag - 1. Naruo Kinen G2; 3. Tenno Sho (Autumn), Mainichi Okan
br.c. 1994 - Real Shadai x Tosho Boy x Partholon
Dantsu Sirius - Hanshin Juvenile Fillies
gr.f. 1995 - Tamamo Cross x Hard to Beat x Partholon
Tokai Point - 1. Mile Championship G1, Nakayama Kinen G2; 2. Sapporo Kinen G2; 3. Hong Kong Mile G1
ch.g. 1996 - Tokai Teio x Real Shadai x Northern Taste
Active Bio - 1. Nikkei Sho G2, Copa Republica Argentina G2; 2. Meguro Kinen
b.c. 1997 - Opera House x Symboli Rudolf x Crowned Prince
Legend Hunter - 1. Daily Hai Sansai Stakes G2
dkb.c. 1997 - Sakura Daio x Sakura Shori x Neptunus
Titanic O - 3. Satsuki Sho G1
b.c. 1997 - Tokai Teio x Real Shadai x Northern Taste
Reward Anser - 3. Hanshin Juvenile Fillies G1
b.f. 1998 - Last Tycoon x Symboli Rudolf x Green Grass
Smile Tomorrow - 1. Yushun Himba G1
b.f. 1999 - White Muzzle x South Atlantic x Partholon
Sakura Century - 1. Copa Republica Argentina, Nikkei Shinshun Hai; 2. Kyoto Kinen G2; 3. Stayers Stakes G2
dkb.c. 2000 - Sakura Laurel x Northern Taste x Partholon
Azuma Sanders - 2. Oka Sho G1
b.f. 2001 - Sunday Silence x Symboli Rudolf x Never Beat
Blue Tornade - 3. Nikkei Sho G2
b.c. 2001 - Jade Robbery x Symboli Rudolf x Mogami
Kyowa Splendor - 2. Spring Stakes G2
ch.c. 2001 - Sunday Silence x Symboli Rudolf x Sharpen Up
Yamanin Sucre - 1. Hanshin Juvenile Fillies G1; 2. Shuka Sho G1; 3. Oka Sho G1
dkb.f. 2001 - Tokai Teio x Nijinsky x Bold Forbes
Namura Crescent - 1. Hanshin Daishoten G2; 3. Tenno Sho (Spring) G1, Hanshin Daishoten G2 - 2x
b.c. 2005 - Yamanin Seraphim x Sakura Shori x Dandy Lute