A SHIN FORWARD

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A Shin Forward, a star turf runner in Japan and the second all-time leading New York-bred earner, returns to the U.S. in February of 2018.  He will take up stud duties in his home state after relocating to Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y., where he will stand for a private fee as the property of Edition Farm.

Bred by Vivien Malloy, A Shin Forward is by Forest Wildcat out of Wake Up Kiss (Cure the Blues). He sold as a Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling in 2006 for $125,000 before being purchased by Hirotsugo Hirai the following March at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale for $290,000. He raced for five seasons in Japan for Eishindo Co. Ltd., which prefixes many horse names with "A Shin" or "Eishin."

The defining victory of A Shin Forward's racing career came in the 2010 Mile Championship (G1). The same year he also won the Hankyu Hai (G3). Over five campaigns, A Shin Forward won three stakes and placed in five more, and retired with $3,416,216 in earnings. ("A Shin Forward to Stand in New York" by Sarah Mace of BloodHorse.com, January 23, 2018.)

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BEST PROGENY

A Shin Leopard (JPN)       3 yo, c, WNR       Admire Moon (JPN)       ALW ( 12/21/2017, $11,466, Urawa-JPN )
                                                                                                                                     ALW ( 11/2/2017, $3,504, Mombetsu-JPN )

A Shin Flora (JPN)       4 yo, f, WNR       Unbridled's Song       ALW ( 12/6/2017, $1,598, Kasamatsu-JPN )

A Shin Issa (JPN)       5 yo, g, WNR       Carroll House (IRE)       ALW ( 11/22/2017, $2,223, Sonoda-JPN )

Ryuno Center (JPN)       4 yo, c, WNR       Shanghai       ALW ( 11/6/2017, $10,524, Kawasaki-JPN )

Lord Ace (JPN)       3 yo, c, WNR       Eishin Sandy (JPN)       MSW ( 10/28/2017, $61,600, Kyoto-JPN )

Photon Sail (JPN)       5 yo, m, WNR       Marvelous Sunday (JPN)       ALW ( 8/11/2017, $7,328, Ohi-JPN )

Kyoei Venus (JPN)       5 yo, m, WNR       Shanghai       ALW ( 5/19/2017, $21,528, Kawasaki-JPN )

A Shin Giraffe (JPN)       5 yo, m, WNR       Cuvee       ALW ( 5/11/2017, $2,188, Sonoda-JPN )

Josho Kiseki (JPN)       5 yo, h, WNR       Yamanin Zephyr (JPN)       ALW ( 3/9/2017, $6,992, Sonoda-JPN )


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RACE RECORD

Won at 2

  • A weight for age race at Kyoto

    (7f, T, defeating Marienberg (JPN), Summer Eternity (JPN), 
    Fame Robbery (JPN), Win Giga Shuttle (JPN), Yu R C (JPN), Power Wave (JPN), Shigeru Hasrat (JPN), Dream Crown (JPN)).
  • A maiden special weight race at Kyoto

    (7f, T, defeating Max Bali Hai (JPN), Marble Five (JPN), Deep Sky (JPN), Towa Miracle (JPN), Battle Yutaro (JPN), Meisho Hermes (JPN), Asuka Magic (JPN)).

2nd at 3

  • New Zealand Trophy at Nakayama

    (8f, T, to Satono Progress (JPN), defeating Asakusa Dandy (JPN), Hokkai Kanthi (JPN), Leo Meister (JPN), Lord Balius (JPN), Danon Go Go, Dantsu Kissui (JPN), Tamamo Squirt (JPN), Apollo Ramses (JPN), Mejiro Gaston (JPN), Goshawk Ken, Aroma Candle (JPN), Apollo Phoenix (JPN), Special Blade (JPN), Lee Sam Crown (JPN)).
     
  • Arlington Cup at Hanshin(8f, T, to Dantsu Kissui (JPN), defeating Deep Sky (JPN), Not Alone (JPN), Mikki Cheerful (JPN), Dream Gardener (JPN), Osumi Spark (JPN), Portofino (JPN), Apollo Dolce, Smart Falcon (JPN), Lord New Star (JPN), Rule Prosper (JPN)).

Won at 4

  • Final S. at Hanshin

    (8f, T, defeating Fifth Petal (JPN), Yamanin Emailler (JPN), Updraft (JPN), Captain Vega (JPN), Tamamo Nice Play (JPN), Meiner Fogo (JPN), Reserve Card (JPN), Agnes Treasure (JPN), Speed Touch (JPN), Must Be True (JPN), Marubutsu Easter (JPN), Top of Tsuyoshi (JPN)).
     
  • Rokko Island S. at Hanshin(7f, T, defeating Oceania Boss (AUS), Street Style (JPN), Coreless Cozzene (JPN), Z Aura (JPN), La Fleche Blue (JPN), Southern Galaxy (NZ), Eishin Panther (JPN), Omega Ulysses (JPN), Shonan Kassai (JPN), Grateful Time (JPN), Joint Stars (JPN), Towa Yumeji (JPN), Le Lupin Bleu (JPN), Silk Dragoon (JPN), Dream Signal (JPN), Strategy (JPN), Barbaresco (JPN)).

Won at 5

  • Mile Championship (gr. I) at Kyoto

    (8f, T, defeating Danon Yoyo (JPN), Gorski (JPN), Sahpresa, Live Concert (IRE), Smile Jack (JPN), To the Glory (JPN), Wild Raspberry (JPN), Jo Cappuccino (JPN), T M Aurora (JPN), Fine Grain (JPN), Absolute (JPN), Kinshasa no Kiseki (AUS), Kyoei Storm (JPN), Garbo (JPN), Oken Sakura (JPN), Showa Modern (JPN), Meiner Falke (JPN)).
     
  • Hankyu Hai (gr. III) at Hanshin(7f, T, defeating One Carat (JPN), San Carlo (JPN), Triumph March (JPN), T M Attack (JPN), Tosho Courage (JPN), B B Guldan (JPN), Good Kirara (JPN), Daishin Grow (JPN), Headliner (JPN), Tamamo Nice Play (JPN), Rhein Blood (JPN), Urban Street (JPN), Falcataria (JPN), Michael Barows (JPN), Yamanin Emailler (JPN)).

2nd at 5

  • New Year S. at Nakayama

    (8f, T, to Red Spada (JPN), defeating Tosen Crown (JPN), Marutaka Emperor (JPN), Dance in the More (JPN), Battle Banyan (JPN), Reserve Card (JPN), Reginetta (JPN), Showa Modern (JPN), Meiner Fogo (JPN), Tiger Stone (JPN), Fireflaught (JPN), Agnes Treasure (JPN), Speed Touch (JPN), Zetto Flash (GB), Clean (JPN)).

3rd at 5

  • Takamatsunomiya Kinen (gr. I) at Chukyo

    (6f, T, to Kinshasa no Kiseki (AUS), B B Guldan (JPN), defeating San Carlo (JPN), Ultima Thule (JPN), Suzuka Causeway (JPN), Headliner (JPN), Fine Grain (JPN), Pisa no Patek (JPN), Tosho Courage (JPN), I'll Love Again (JPN), A Shin F Danz, Premium Box (JPN), Seven Sea Queen (JPN), Kanoya Zakura (JPN), Shonan Kazan (JPN), Grand Prix Angel (JPN), Eishin Tiger (JPN)).
     
  • Tokyo Shimbun Hai (gr. III) at Tokyo(8f, T, to Red Spada (JPN), Triumph March (JPN), defeating Meiner Falke (JPN), Reserve Card (JPN), Absolute (JPN), Smile Jack (JPN), Provinage (JPN), Captain Vega (JPN), Tamamo Support (JPN), Chokai Fight (JPN), Updraft (JPN), Live Concert (IRE), Strong Garuda (JPN), T Up Gold (JPN), Good Kirara (JPN)).
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