Maurice

Maurice, Japan's 2015 Horse of the Year, six-time Group 1 winner and $12 million earner is one of the all-time great racehorses to grace the turf in Asia. Now a Group 1 sire in Australia and Japan, he's returned to Arrowfield in 2021. 

$82,500 inc. GST Screen Hero (JPN) - Mejiro Frances (JPN)
2011 Bay 16.2hh

Maurice

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Maurice, Japan's 2015 Horse of the Year, six-time Group 1 winner and $12 million earner is one of the all-time great racehorses to grace the turf in Asia. Now a Group 1 sire in Australia and Japan, he's returned to Arrowfield in 2021. 

Screen Hero (JPN) - Mejiro Frances (JPN)
2011 Bay 16.2hh

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OVERVIEW



Maurice is the best Japanese racehorse ever to stand at stud outside Japan, and Arrowfield is delighted to welcome him back in the wake of his eight first-crop Australian 2YO winners & 6 stakes performers.

Season earnings of almost $950,000 put Maurice among Australia's top 10 First Season Sires in 2020/21, but as Racing & Sports analyst Adam Blencowe pointed out:

Maurice... has been undersold by conventional measures in this year's first season sire race. He tops the list ordered by median Timeform rating...

That assessment is already supported in 2021/22 with 14 Spring 3YO winners including Maurice's first Australian stakeswinner, Triple Crown's exceptionally talented  colt Mazu.

Named his country’s 2015 Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter & Champion Miler, Maurice was also honoured with a 2016 Special JRA Award for three elite victories including his spectacular swansong, the Longines Hong Kong Cup G1 at Sha Tin. On the 2016 Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings he was awarded a figure of 127, placing him fifth overall, and third on turf in the world.

Maurice is now one of the hottest young stallions in Japan, leading the 2021 Second Season Sires' list and commanding a fee of ~A$100,000 at Shadai Stallion Station. 



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PROGENY

Summary

Maurice's first-crop Australian performers include Sydney Spring 3YO stakeswinner Mazu (also 3rd, Pago Pago S. G3), Group-placed 2YOs Invinsible Tears & Port Louis; stakes-placed Balmaurice, Maurice's Medad & Morioka; city winners Moridan & Silent Impact (in Sydney) and Sharp Response (in Melbourne); and VRC Derby contenders Akihiro, Clyde & Hitotsu.

In Japan Maurice's first-crop 3YOs are headed by the brilliant Group 1 sprint winner Pixie Knight, Group 2-winning filly Shigeru Pink Ruby and Group 3 winner Rooks Nest. He leads the deceased Duramente on the Japanese Second Season Sires' Premiership  with ~A$14.7 million.  

Not surprisingly, Maurice's second-crop Australian yearlings were keenly sought in 2021 with 45 of 49 lots sold across all sales for an average price of $124,000.

Maurice's sale-ring and racetrack stars of 2021 include:

Top Performers

MAURICE Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter & Champion Miler in Japan in 2015. 11 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m, HK$35,340,000, 536,246,000¥, Longines Hong Kong Cup, Gr.1, Tokyo Tenno Sho (Autumn), Gr.1, Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1, Kyoto Mile Championship, Gr.1, HKJC Longines Hong Kong Mile, Gr.1, Champions Mile, Gr.1, Nakayama Lord Derby Challenge Trophy, Gr.3, Spica S., Wakashio Sho, 2d Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1, Sapporo Kinen, Gr.2, 3d Kyoto Shirayuri S., 4th Nakayama Fuji TV Sho Spring S., Gr.2. He entered stud in Japan in 2017. His oldest progeny are 4YOs. He entered stud in Aust. in 2017. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 3YOs. Sire of 358 progeny to race, 178 winners (49.0%), earnings of over $41 million, 6 stakes winners, 18 stakes placegetters, inc.




HITOTSU (18c, Redoute's Choice, Prince Salieri). 4 wins from 1350m to 2500m in 2021-22, A$3,179,250, ATC Australian Derby, Gr.1, VRC Victoria Derby, Gr.1, Australian Guineas, Gr.1.

MAZU (18g, Flying Spur, Brigand). 7 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m to 2021-22, A$1,744,600, BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, ATC Arrowfield 3YO Sprint S., Gr.2, Brian Crowley S., L, Fireball S., L, Darby Munro S., L, Ned Whisky H., Paul Lahood Funeral Services 2YO H., 3d ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.3.

PIXIE KNIGHT (18c, King Halo, Sakura Bakushin O). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m to 2021, 227,642,000¥, Nakayama Sprinters S., Gr.1, Chukyo Nikkan Sports Sho Shinzan Kinen, Gr.3, 2d Chukyo Sankei Sho Centaur S., Gr.2, Kokura CBC Sho, Gr.3, 4th Hanshin Arlington Cup, Gr.3.

JACK D'OR (18c, Unbridled's Song, Shadeed). 6 wins at 2000m to 2022, 167,520,000¥, Chukyo Kinko Sho, Gr.2, Tokyo Shirafuji S., L, Welcome S.

SHIGERU PINK RUBY (18f, High Chaparral, Sinndar). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m to 2022, 99,229,000¥, Hanshin Hochi Hai Fillies' Revue, Gr.2, Chukyo Kurama S., 4th Kokura TV Nishinippon Corporation Sho Kitakyushu Kinen, Gr.3, Hanshin Kyoto Himba S., Gr.3.

ROOKS NEST (18c, Deep Impact, Grand Lodge). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m to 2021, 81,125,000¥, Chukyo Chunichi Sports Sho Falcon S., Gr.3, 2d Chukyo Nikkan Sports Sho Shinzan Kinen, Gr.3, Port Island S., L, 4th Hanshin Mainichi Broadcasting System Sho Swan S., Gr.2.

North Bridge (18c, Admire Moon, Tenby). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 2000m to 2022, Tokyo Amethyst S., 3d Fukushima Radio Nikkei Sho, Gr.3.

Stutti (18f, Zenno Rob Roy, Singspiel). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m to 2021, 3d Hanshin Tulip Sho, Gr.2, 4th Chukyo Kansai Telecasting Corporation Sho Rose S., Gr.2, Tokyo Artemis S., Gr.3.

Lagulf (19c, Falbrav, Symboli Kris S). 2 wins at 2 in 2021, Nakayama Fuyo S., 3d Nakayama Hopeful S., Gr.1.

Solitario (19c, King Kamehameha, French Deputy). 2 wins at 2 in 2021, 2d Chukyo Nikkan Sports Sho Shinzan Kinen, Gr.3.

Ten Bagger (18c, Special Week, Hector Protector). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 2000m to 2021, 3d Nakayama Keisei Hai, Gr.3.

Bejart (19c, Afleet, Maruzensky). Winner at 1800m in 2022, 2d Hanshin Mainichi Hai, Gr.3.

Maurice's Medad (18g, Librettist, Kaaptive Edition). Winner at 2 in 2020-21, A$187,775, 2d ATC Frank Packer P., Gr.3, Fernhill H., L, 3d Albury Gold Cup, L, ATC Ghaiyyath New to Darley 2YO P., 4th ATC Eskimo Prince S., Gr.3.

Invinsible Tears (18f, Invincible Spirit, Peintre Celebre). Winner at 1400m in 2021-22, A$152,350, 2d BRC Spirit of Boom Classic, Gr.2, Sky Racing 2YO H., SCTC Innovative Planning Solutions 2YO H., 4th BRC JJ Atkins P., Gr.1.

Balmaurice (18g, Danehill Dancer, Rainbow Quest). Winner at 2 in 2020-21, A$118,125, BRC TAB Venue Mode 2YO P., 2d BRC Grand Prix S., Gr.3, Qld Tatt's RC Life Member S., L.

Lupercalia (18c, Special Week, Sadler's Wells). Winner at 2000m in 2021, 2d Kyoto Shimbun Hai, Gr.2, 3d Tokyo Shonan S., 4th Hanshin Mainichi Hai, Gr.3.

Infinite (18f, Agnes Digital, Sunday Silence). Winner at 2, 2d Tokyo Saudi Arabia Royal Cup, Gr.3.

Legatus (18c, King Kamehameha, Sunday Silence). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m to 2021, 2d Tokyo Crocus S., L.

Taiso (18c, Daiwa Major, Hector Protector). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 2000m to 2400m to 2022, 3d Tokyo Principal S., L, 4th Fukushima Radio Nikkei Sho, Gr.3.

Sharp Response (18g, Host, Giant's Causeway). 2 wins at 2 in 2020-21, A$199,700, MRC Ladbrokes Same Race Multi 2YO H., 2d MRC Unleash Your Neds Toolbox 2YO H., Mornington Guineas, VRC Aust Trainers' Association H., 3d Bendigo Guineas, L, MVRC Dominant Protect Brand H., 4th MRC Autumn S., Gr.2.

Morioka (18f, Dubleo, Rory's Jester). Winner at 1200m in 2021-22, A$84,775, 2d ATC Vinery Stud 2YO H., 3d BRC Bill Carter S., L, ATC Schweppes 2YO H., MRC Tile Importer Trophy, ATC Vinery Stud H., Hyland Race Colours 2YO H.

Yaki Ishi (19g, Encosta de Lago, Danehill). Placed at 2 in 2021-22, 3d VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2.

Matcha Latte (19c, Redoute's Choice, Caerleon). Placed at 2 in 2021-22, 3d ATC Schweppervescence H., Gr.3, 4th ATC Fernhill H., L.

Port Louis (18g, Tale of the Cat, Indian Ridge). Placed at 2 & 3 to 1400m to 2021-22, A$197,600, 2d VRC Amanda Elliott H., L, MVRC Four'n Twenty P., ATC Pinatubo New to Darley 2YO P., 3d BRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, ATC Earthlight New to Darley 2YO P., MRC Ladbrokes Switch P.

Hakodate Busho (18c, Adjudicating, Ibn Bey). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m to 2022, Nakayama Bloodstone S.

Hasedon (19c, Manhattan Cafe, Machiavellian). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 1800m to 2022, Tokyo Seiryu S.

Silent Impact (18g, Tayasu Tsuyoshi, Bite the Bullet). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m to 2021-22, A$222,780, ATC Elite Sand & Soil 2YO H., Petaluma H., 2d ATC TAB H., 4th Canberra Guineas, L.

Kaiser Nova (18c, Special Week, Zafonic). 2 wins at 2, Sapporo Clover Sho.

Foujita San (19c, Redoute's Choice, Kenmare). Winner at 2 in 2021-22, MRC Big Screen Company 2YO H., 2d MVRC Ladbroke it 2YO P.

Divina (18f, Deep Impact, Machiavellian). 4 wins at 1600m, 2000m to 2022, Chukyo Toyohashi S.

Analysis

Commenced stud duties in Japan in 2017, Australia in 2017


Analysis by Crop

CropFoalsRnrsWnrsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
20181781561072074 (4)6 (5)26,391,302
18/19826037682 (2)8 (5)7,779,651
20191631313241006,101,328
19/2066112200142,040
Totals4893581783186 (6)14 (10)40,414,321

Analysis by Age

AgeRnrsWnrsPlcdWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)Ave Earnings A$
22536134680037,366
3319129501915 (5)12 (9)77,737
4105426591 (1)2 (1)58,693

Analysis by Sex

SexRnrsWnrsPlcdWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)Ave Earnings A$
Colts177101271995 (5)13 (9)164,034
Fillies18177291191 (1)1 (1)62,874

Analysis by Race Distance

BandRnrsWnrsPlcdWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)Ave Earnings A$
< 1001m52148200010,116
1001 - 1200m1684523632 (2)6 (3)51,526
1201 - 1400m2086137842 (2)2 (2)28,804
1401 - 1600m2175138662 (2)2 (2)38,003
1601 - 1800m1702926380031,393
1801 - 2000m1042417331 (1)2 (1)64,741
2001 - 2200m364340028,782
2201 - 2400m205371 (1)1 (1)120,440
> 2400m103131 (1)1 (1)147,936

New Zealand

Season (Rank)RnrsWnrsRunsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
21/22 (161)321230042,262
Totals321230042,262

Australia

Season (Rank)RnrsWnrsRunsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
20/21 (207)3481031000939,835
21/22 (21)6632306542(2)8(5)6,921,830
Totals6736409642(2)8(5)7,861,665

Worldwide - All countries, calendar year

YearRnrsWnrsRunsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
20201223229735005,231,885
202129212413461735(4)6(5)21,419,702
2022278817901103(3)8(5)13,762,734
Totals35817824333186(6)14(10)40,414,321

Totals in All Countries

CountryRnrsWnrsRunsWinsSW (GW)SWs(GWs)A$
Japan28713920072484(4)6(5)32,492,630
Australia6736409642(2)8(5)7,861,665
New Zealand321230042,262
South Africa11430017,764
Hong Kong1010000
Totals35817824333186(6)14(10)40,414,321

MAZU - winner of the ATC Brian Crowley S. LR in October 2021

PIXIE KNIGHT - Nakayama Sprinters S. G1 winner in Japan

SILENT IMPACT - unbeaten in two starts at 2

MORIDAN - 3YO Randwick winner for Anthony Cummings

$540,000 Maurice-Only Roses colt sold by Arrowfield

$360,000 Maurice-Belle Giselle colt - named FOUJITA SAN

$250,000 Maurice-Bacarella colt sold by Arrowfield

$220,000 Maurice-Flashing Speed filly sold by Toolooganvale

$200,000 Maurice-Hollow Bullet filly - named AIMING

$190,000 Maurice-Prima Klaire colt - named KOKONOTSU

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SALE RESULTS

Maurice's 32 second-crop yearlings have averaged almost 5 times his 2018 fee at major sales in 2021, with a top price of $540,000 paid for Arrowfield's colt ex Only Roses bought by Suman Hedge & Clarken Racing. Most notably, all 4 of Maurice's Inglis Easter yearlings sold, averaging $293,750.

Other 2021 buyers include Champion Thoroughbreds, Darby Racing, John Foote, Lindsay Park, Ciaron Maher, Paul Moroney, Mark Newnham, Paul Perry, Mick Price and Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott.

 

Lifetime

YEARSALESEXDAMPRICEBUYERVENDOR
2021IEYSCOnly Roses$540,000Suman Hedge/Clarken RacingArrowfield Stud
2021IEYSCBelle Giselle$360,000International Thoroughbred SolutionsArrowfield Stud
2021MMGYCVicky$330,000Shengli ZengKitchwin Hills
2020MMGYCEagle Magic$300,000Hawkes RacingArrowfield Stud
2020IMYSCSister Souss$260,000Busuttin RacingGoldin Farms
2020MMGYCPresslist$250,000Bjorn Baker RacingVinery Stud
2021MMGYCBacarella$250,000Stanley Chin RacingArrowfield Stud
2020MMGYFNetworking$220,000Tch BloodstockArrowfield Stud
2020MMGYFGibraltar Campion$220,000Group 1 BloodstockArrowfield Stud
2021CLYFFlashing Speed$220,000Anthony CummingsToolooganvale Farm

2021

YEARSALESEXDAMPRICEBUYERVENDOR
2021IEYSCOnly Roses$540,000Suman Hedge/Clarken RacingArrowfield Stud
2021IEYSCBelle Giselle$360,000International Thoroughbred SolutionsArrowfield Stud
2021MMGYCVicky$330,000Shengli ZengKitchwin Hills
2021MMGYCBacarella$250,000Stanley Chin RacingArrowfield Stud
2021CLYFFlashing Speed$220,000Anthony CummingsToolooganvale Farm
2021IMYSFHollow Bullet$200,000Ciaron Maher BloodstockKulani Park
2021MMGYCPrima Klaire$190,000Kevin KellyArrowfield Stud
2021IMYSCMerlene de Lago$180,000Griffiths de Kock RacingMerricks Station
2021IEYSFStareel$175,000Greenhaven Park/Lustre LodgeArrowfield Stud
2021CLYCFortiche$170,000Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott/Kestrel TbredsArrowfield Stud

2020

YEARSALESEXDAMPRICEBUYERVENDOR
2020MMGYCEagle Magic$300,000Hawkes RacingArrowfield Stud
2020IMYSCSister Souss$260,000Busuttin RacingGoldin Farms
2020MMGYCPresslist$250,000Bjorn Baker RacingVinery Stud
2020MMGYFNetworking$220,000Tch BloodstockArrowfield Stud
2020MMGYFGibraltar Campion$220,000Group 1 BloodstockArrowfield Stud
2020CLYCZing and Swing$210,000Orbis BloodstockArrowfield Stud
2020MMGYFKoonoomoo$190,000Star ThoroughbredsSegenhoe Stud
2020CLYCChatelaine$180,000Triple Crown SydicationsParsons Creek Pastoral
2020NZPCPhenetic$180,000Cypress Point FarmsCambridge Stud
2020CLYFMount Omei$160,000P. KarlssonFairview Park Stud

PEDIGREE

Summary

Maurice is the best son of Japan Cup G1 winner Screen Hero, a great-grandson of champion racehorse and leading sire Roberto out of a mare by Japan’s breed-maker Sunday Silence.

Maurice’s dam Mejiro Frances (by Carnegie), a daughter of multiple stakeswinner Mejiro Monterey, is from a prolific stakes-producing family successful in Japan since the 1930s. Maurice's relatives include  Champion Filly & Mare Mejiro Dober, and Group winners Shonan Lagoon and Sound Rihanna.

Maurice was purchased as a 2YO by Mrs Kazumi Yoshida of Northern Farm and prepared for most of his career by leading trainer Noriyuki Hori.

Tabulated

Screen Hero (JPN) Grass Wonder(USA) Silver Hawk Roberto
Gris Vitesse
Ameriflora Danzig
Graceful Touch
Running Heroine (JPN) Sunday Silence Halo
Wishing Well
Dyna Actress Northern Taste
Model Sport
Mejiro Frances(JPN) Carnegie(IRE) Sadler’s Wells Northern Dancer
Fairy Bridge
Detroit Riverman
Derna
Mejiro Monterey (JPN) Mogami Lyphard
No Luck
Mejiro Quincey Fidion
Mejiro Bosatsu

Sire

SCREEN HERO Champion Older Male in Japan in 2008. 5 wins from 1800m to 2600m, 503,403,000¥, Japan Cup, Gr.1, Tokyo Copa Republica Argentina, L, Sapporo Shikotsuko Tokubetsu, 2d Tokyo Tenno Sho (Autumn), Gr.1, Fukushima Radio Nikkei Sho, L, Sapporo Nikkei Open, L, Nakayama Fukuryu S., Tokyo October S., 3d Nakayama RF Radio Nippon Sho St Lite Kinen, L, 4th Hanshin Daishoten, Gr.2. He entered stud in Japan in 2010. Sire of 500 progeny to race, 335 winners (67.0%), earnings of over $99 million, 15 stakes winners, 12 stakes placegetters, inc.




MAURICE (11c, Carnegie, Mogami). Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter & Champion Miler in Japan in 2015.11 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m, HK$35,340,000, 536,246,000¥, Longines Hong Kong Cup, Gr.1, Tokyo Tenno Sho (Autumn), Gr.1, Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1, Kyoto Mile Championship, Gr.1, HKJC Longines Hong Kong Mile, Gr.1, Champions Mile, Gr.1, Nakayama Lord Derby Challenge Trophy, Gr.3, Spica S., Wakashio Sho, 2d Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1, Sapporo Kinen, Gr.2, 3d Kyoto Shirayuri S., 4th Nakayama Fuji TV Sho Spring S., Gr.2.

GOLD ACTOR (11c, Kyowa Alysheba, Manado). 9 wins from 2000m to 2600m, 743,244,000¥, Nakayama Arima Kinen, Gr.1, Sankei Sho All Comers, Gr.2, Nikkei Sho, Gr.2, Tokyo Copa Republica Argentina, Gr.2, October S., Hakodate Toyako Tokubetsu, Sapporo Shikotsuko Tokubetsu, 2d Hanshin Takarazuka Kinen, Gr.1, 3d Nakayama Arima Kinen, Gr.1, Kyoto Kikuka Sho, Gr.1, 4th Japan Cup, Gr.1, Tokyo TV Tokyo Hai Aoba Sho, Gr.2.

WIN MARILYN (17f, Fusaichi Pegasus, Buena Shore). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 2000m to 2500m to 2021, 290,431,000¥, Nakayama Sankei Sho All Comers, Gr.2, Nikkei Sho, Gr.2, Tokyo Sankei Sports Sho Flora S., Gr.2, 2d Tokyo Yushun Himba, Gr.1, 4th Hanshin Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1.

GENERALE UNO (15c, Rock of Gibraltar, Storm Cat). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 2000m, 2200m, 155,566,000¥, Nakayama Asahi Hai Saint Lite Kinen, Gr.2, Keisei Hai, Gr.3, 3d Nakayama Satsuki Sho, Gr.1, 4th Nakayama American Jockey Club Cup, Gr.2.

COOL CAT (18f, Dance in the Dark, Mogami). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 2000m to 2021, Tokyo Sankei Sports Sho Flora S., Gr.2.

GUANCIALE (12c, Diablo, Ile de Bourbon). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 1800m, 282,356,000¥, Kyoto Nikkan Sports Sho Shinzan Kinen, Gr.3, Rakuyo S., L, Tokyo Capital S., L, Kyoto Nagaokakyo S., 2d Kyoto Yomiuri Milers Cup, Gr.2, Cassiopeia S., L, Miyakooji S., L, Rakuyo S., L, Hanshin Osaka Jo S., L, Rokko S., L, Rigel S., L, Kyoto Rakuyo S., Chukyo Toyoake S., 3d Kyoto Mainichi Broadcasting System Sho Swan S., Gr.2, Miyakooji S., L, Hagi S., L, Hanshin Rigel S., L, Yonago S., L, 4th Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1, Nakayama Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho, Gr.2.

MUSEE ALIEN (12g, El Condor Pasa, Bluebird). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 1800m, 114,208,000¥, Hanshin Mainichi Hai, Gr.3, Nakayama Kochi S., L, 2d Nakayama Asahi Hai Saint Lite Kinen, Gr.2, 3d Nakayama New Year S., L, 4th Tokyo Kyodo News Service Hai, Gr.3, Sapporo Nisai S., Gr.3, Nakayama Kochi S., L.

MEINER GRIT (17c, Roses in May, Meiner Love). 8 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m to 2022, Kokura Nisai S., Gr.3, Kokura Phoenix Sho.

TRUST (14c, Eishin Sandy, Mejiro Titan). 7 wins-3 at 2-from 900m to 3200m, 171,343,000¥, Sapporo Nisai S., Gr.3, 2d Sapporo Clover Sho, Kyoto High-Jump, 3d Hanshin Spring Jump, Tokyo High-Jump, 4th Kyoto Nikkan Sports Sho Shinzan Kinen, Gr.3.

PIECE OF EIGHT (19c, Oasis Dream, Sadler's Wells). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1800m to 2022, Hanshin Mainichi Hai, Gr.3.

HEROIC TALE (17c, Awesome Again, Storm Bird). 5 wins from 1900m to 2400m to 2021, 90,015,000¥, Tokyo Brilliant S., L, Banshu S., Shosenkyo Tokubetsu, 2d Nakayama Matsudo Tokubetsu, 3d Hanshin Nigawa S., L, Canopus S.

WIN CARNELIAN (17c, Meiner Love, Cadeaux Genereux). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 1800m to 2022, 108,786,000¥, Niigata Tanigawadake S., L, Nakayama Makuhari S., Ibaraki Shimbun Hai, 2d Nakayama Wakashio S., Fuyo S., 4th Nakayama Satsuki Sho, Gr.1.

MEINER VIRTUS (16c, Roses in May, Meiner Love). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m to 2021, 164,034,000¥, Fukushima Mimpo Hai, L, Kokura Dannoura S., Kyoto Murasakino Tokubetsu, 2d Tokyo Copa Republica Argentina, Gr.2, 3d Hanshin Tarumi S., Kishiwada S., 4th Sapporo Kinen, Gr.2.

KURINO GAUDI (16c, Diablo, Mejiro Ryan). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m to 2021, 171,142,000¥, Chukyo Azuchijo S., L, Kurama S., 2d Hanshin Asahi Hai Futurity S., Gr.1, Chukyo Toyota Sho Chukyo Kinen, Gr.3, 3d Chukyo Sankei Sho Centaur S., Gr.2, Tokyo Shimbun Hai, Gr.3, 4th Chukyo Takamatsunomiya Kinen, Gr.1, Tokyo Fuji S., Gr.3.

ART HOUSE (19f, Victoire Pisa, Lost Code). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 2000m to 2022, Hanshin Wasurenagusa Sho, L.

Fly Like Bird (17c, Symboli Kris S, Northern Taste). 4 wins at 2200m, 2400m to 2021, 91,889,000¥, Chukyo Moonlight H., Nagaragawa Tokubetsu, 2d Tokyo Metropolitan S., L, Chukyo Komaki Tokubetsu, 3d Tokyo Copa Republica Argentina, Gr.2, Chukyo Takayama S.

Cry Smile (11c, White Muzzle, Woodman). 4 wins at 1600m, 1800m, 87,363,000¥, Tokyo Hakurei S., Oume Tokubetsu, 2d Niigata Leopard S., Gr.3, Tokyo Akafuji S., Nakayama Alexandrite S., 3d Fukushima Adatara S.

Nine to Five (17f, Blu Air Force, City on a Hill). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m to 2021, 3d Hanshin Hochi Hai Fillies' Revue, Gr.2.

Boldog Hos (19c, Layman, Woodman). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 2000m, 2400m to 2022, 3d Chukyo Kyoto Shimbun Hai, Gr.2.

Blue Symphony (18c, Commands, Elusive Quality). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m to 2022, 2d Niigata Nisai S., Gr.3.

Win Greatest (17c, Sakura Yutaka O, Blushing Groom). Winner at 2, 75,978,000¥, 2d Kyoto Daily Hai Nisai S., Gr.2, Nakayama Wakashio S., Tokyo Kitasan Black Memorial, Hanshin Ritsuunkyo S., 3d Nakayama New Zealand Trophy, Gr.2, Tokyo Koyo S., Setsubun S., Chukyo Nayabashi S.

Lucas (15c, Carnegie, Mogami). Winner at 2, 2d Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai S., Gr.3, Nakayama Risshi S., Tokyo Setsubun S., 3d Nakayama Joso S.

Protocol (11c, Nureyev, Roberto). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, 94,804,000¥, Tokyo Kinshu S., Tachikawa Tokubetsu, Koganei Tokubetsu, 2d Tokyo Shimotsuki S., L, Shurei S., 3d Tokyo Keyaki S., L.

Lenore (16f, Twining, Sunday Silence). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, 85,680,000¥, Tokyo Yuigahama Tokubetsu, 2d Niigata Nippo Sho, Tokyo Tamagawa S., 3d Kyoto Tachibana S., L, Nakayama Risshi S., September S., Niigata Dahlia Sho, Kiyotsukyo S.

Algernon (15c, Kurofune, Southern Halo). 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, 2d Kyoto Tachibana S., L, 3d Chukyo Okazaki Tokubetsu, 4th Kyoto Shirayuri S., L.

Willin' (19f, Manhattan Cafe, Elusive Quality). Winner at 2 in 2021, 3d Chukyo Kobai S., L.

Meiner Chrysola (19c, Mutafaweq, Soccer Boy). Winner at 2000m in 2022, 3d Tokyo Principal S., L.

Win Oscar (13c, Eishin Sandy, Mejiro Titan). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1150m to 1700m to 2021, 133,630,000¥, Nakayama Chiba S., Nagatsuki S., Niigata Hakkaisan Tokubetsu, Fukushima Tsurugajo Tokubetsu, 2d Nakayama Chiba S., Niigata Echigo S., Fukushima Radio Fukushima Sho, Chukyo Osu Tokubetsu.

Yoyogi Mac (11c, Sunday Well, Commemorate). 5 wins from 1800m to 2000m, 100,331,000¥, Kyoto Hanazono S., 2d Hanshin Umeda S., 3d Hanshin Betelgeuse S., Kyoto Misasagi S.

Win Zenobia (16f, French Deputy, Northern Taste). 2 wins at 2, Sapporo Clover Sho, 4th Tokyo Artemis S., Gr.3.

His sire sons include Maurice (6), Gold Actor, Guanciale, etc.

Dam

 

1st Dam

MEJIRO FRANCES, by Carnegie. Unplaced. Half-sister to Mejiro Atlas. Dam of ten foals, all raced, six winners, inc:-

MAURICE (c. by Screen Hero). Subject horse.

Lucas (c. by Screen Hero). Winner at 2, 2d Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai S., Gr.3, Nakayama Risshi S., Tokyo Setsubun S., 3d Nakayama Joso S.

Pittsburgh (g. by Danon Chantilly). 5 wins from 1400m to 2900m to 2022, 2d Tokyo Hakone Tokubetsu.

Shigeru Anzu (c. by Alkaased). 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in Japan.

Fujino Tornado (c. by Sakura Bakushin O). 2 wins at 1250m in Japan.

Mejiro Potter (c. by Mejiro Bailey). Winner at 2 in Japan.

 

2nd Dam

MEJIRO MONTEREY, by Mogami. 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2500m, 237,043,000¥, Nakayama American Jockey Club Cup, L, Nikkan Sports Sho Kim Pai, L, Niigata Queen S., L, Tokyo Copa Republica Argentina, L, 3d Nakayama Flower Cup, L, 4th Tokyo Yonsai Himba Tokubetsu, L. Three-quarter-sister to Mejiro Stork. Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Mejiro Atlas (Mejiro McQueen). 7 wins from 1700m to 2900m, 151,330,000¥, Tokyo Tanzawa S., 3d Funabashi Diolite Kinen, L, 4th Chukyo Tokai TV Hai Tokai S., L.

 

3rd Dam

MEJIRO QUINCEY, by Fidion. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to MEJIRO BOARU, half-sister to MEJIRO GEKKO, Mejiro Nagasaki. Dam of 10 named foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

MEJIRO MONTEREY (Mogami). 7 wins. See above.

 

4th Dam

MEJIRO BOSATSU, by Montaval. 9 wins-7 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, Tokyo Yonsai Himba Tokubetsu, L, Nakayama Asahi Hai Sansai S., L, Hakodate Kinen, L, Nakayama Akane Sho, 2d Tokyo Yushun Himba, L, 3d Hanshin Oka Sho, L. Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

MEJIRO GEKKO (Partholon). 10 wins-3 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m, 84,283,000¥, Nakayama Spring S., L, Yayoi Sho, L. Sire.

Mejiro Nagasaki (Never Beat). 7 wins from 1600m to 2000m, Tokyo Gladiolus Sho, 3d Tokyo All Comers, L, 4th Nakayama Sprinters S., L. Dam of-

Mejiro Beauty. 2 wins at 1700m, 1800m, Tokyo Sweetpea Sho. Dam of-

MEJIRO DOBER (Mejiro Ryan). Champion 2YO & 3YO Filly & Older Mare in Japan in 1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999. 10 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 2400m, 733,422,000¥, Tokyo Yushun Himba, L, Kyoto Shuka Sho, L, Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup, L-twice, Nakayama Sankei Sho All Comers, L, Tokyo Fuchu Himba S., L, Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, L, 2d Hanshin Oka Sho, L, Sankei Osaka Hai, L, Nakayama Laurel Racecourse Sho Nakayama Himba S., L, 3d Hanshin Tulip Sho, L. Dam of-

Mejiro Audrey. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 4th Nakayama Fairy S., Gr.3. Dam of-

HO O IXELLES (Rulership). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1800m to 2021, Nakayama Flower Cup, Gr.3, 2d Nakayama Fairy S., Gr.3.

Mejiro Charade. Winner at 2 in Japan. Dam of-

SHONAN LAGOON (Symboli Kris S). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 2000m, 2400m, 80,969,000¥, Tokyo TV Tokyo Hai Aoba Sho, Gr.2, 4th Kyoto Manyo S., L.

MEJIRO CORSAIR (Mejiro Ryan). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 2000m to 2600m, Hakodate Minami Hokkaido S., L, Matsumae Tokubetsu, Fukushima Kaiseizan Tokubetsu.

Mejiro Tiffany. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1800m to 2500m, Hakodate Matsumae S. Dam of-

MEJIRO MANTLE (Hector Protector). 8 wins from 1500m to 2000m, 151,092,000¥, Hanshin Naruo Kinen, L, Niigata Toki S., Tokyo Air Groove Memorial, Inamuragasaki Tokubetsu, 3d Hanshin Asahi Challenge Cup, L.

Mejiro Porsche. 5 wins in Japan. Dam of-

MEJIRO BOARU (Fidion). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1800m to 3000m, 101,384,000¥, Hanshin Daishoten, L, Hakodate Matsumae Tokubetsu, 4th Nakayama Arima Kinen, L.

Mejiro Kannon. Raced twice. Dam of-

Toshio Kannon. Placed in Japan. Dam of-

Bald One. Unplaced. Dam of-

Otemba Komachi. 2 wins at 1200m in Japan. Dam of-

SOUND RIHANNA (Came Home). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 75,649,000¥, Kyoto KBS Kyoto Sho Fantasy S., Gr.3, Tango S., 2d Tokyo Unicorn S., Gr.3, 3d Niigata Nisai S., Gr.3. Producer.

Notes

RACE PERFORMANCE

Summary

Unbeaten in Hong Kong after three monstrous performances in the 2015 Hong Kong Mile, 2016 Champions Mile & 2016 Hong Kong Cup added to his three Japanese Group 1 victories, Maurice won admirers the world over.

Champion jockey Joao Moreira, who rode Maurice to win the 2015 Hong Kong Champions Mile G1, said, “He is a beautiful horse. He’s got a great body, he has strength and he moves like a real champion horse. He is undoubtedly right up there with the best I have ridden."

Two-time Longines World Champion jockey Ryan Moore, who piloted Maurice to victory twice in Hong Kong, as well as in the 2015 Kyoto Mile Championship G1 and 2016 Tokyo Tenno Sho G1, said, "He was just an outstanding looking horse. He has a fantastic mind, he always wanted to win. He put everything into his races. He was really powerful, travelled wherever you wanted him to and he had a fantastic turn of foot."

Arrowfield’s Chairman John Messara said, “Nobody could fail to be impressed by Maurice’s extraordinary performances at the highest level. His physique, 1600-metre dominance and Danehill-free status make him a wonderful addition to our roster.”

Race Record

(in Hong Kong, Japan)

AgeRuns1st2nd3rdEarnings
232--¥16,794,000
34--1¥16,341,000
466--¥486,067,080
5532-¥544,278,540
Totals:181121¥1,063,480,620
At 2 :Hanshin Manryo Sho (1400m), Kyoto New Comer Race (1400m)
At 3 :4th Nakayama Fuji TV Sho Spring S., Gr.2 (1800m)
At 4 :Kyoto Mile Championship, Gr.1 (1600m beating Fiero and Isla Bonita), Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1 (1600m beating Vincennes and Clarente), HKJC Longines Hong Kong Mile, Gr.1 (1600m beating Sea Defence and Able Friend), Nakayama Lord Derby Challenge Trophy, Gr.3 (1600m beating Clarity City and Impulse Hero), Spica S. (1800m), Wakashio Sho (1600m)
At 5 :Longines Hong Kong Cup, Gr.1 (2000m beating Secret Weapon and Staphanos), Tokyo Tenno Sho (Autumn), Gr.1 (2000m beating Real Steel and Staphanos), HKJC Champions Mile, Gr.1 (1600m beating Contentment and Packing Pins), 2d Tokyo Yasuda Kinen, Gr.1 (1600m to Logotype and beating Fiero), Sapporo Kinen, Gr.2 (2000m to Neorealism and beating Rainbow Line)

Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter & Champion Miler in Japan in 2015.
World Thoroughbred Ranking: 121 (in 2015), 127 (in 2016).

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