Deep Impact Japanese Phenomenon.
By the time the Europeans realised it the Japanese horse racing phenomenon Deep Impact was already well established in Japanese horse breeding.
Akihiro won tuesday at Deauville, Prix de Crevecoeur. Owned and bred by the Freres Wertheimer (owners of Chanel). Trained by Andre Fabre. Hippodrome de Deauville racing organised by France Galop.
French breeders are working hard to improve the bloodlines of their race horses.
Akihiro is a son of Deep Impact, a top Japanese stallion, as was his father Sunday Silence. The Wertheimer invest strongly in their horse breeding venture, to establish new promising blood lines, the Japanese enterprise may prove very fruitful. The Prince Aga Khan also invests in developing new blood lines at his various studs, including bringing over Australian stallions & investing in the Lagardere string.. The Wertheimer have established an impressive pool of mares including the champion, Goldikova.
Also issue of this Deep Impact bloodline, 5 year old A Shin Hikari ran in May 2016 at Chantilly in the Gr.1 Prix d’Ispahan, winning impressively against a strong field of French race horses.
This 5 year old horse, A Shin Hikari, actually rated 123, is considered to be the best in her age group in the World at the moment !
9 horses issue of Deep Impact have run in France. 7 of these horse have won so far:-2 have won Group1 races Beauty Parlour (headlining the Goffs Wildenstein dispersal) & A Shin Hikari. Another of these horses won a Group2, Kizuna. Another won a Group3 Aquamarine. Finally Barocci won a Listed race
Deep Impacts products are particularly successful so far.
The Japanese would love to win one of the World’s most prestigious races, the mythical Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
This year 8 Japanese horses signed up to race in the Prix de l’Arc, are issue of Deep Impact including Japanese Derby winner, Makahiki.