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Fine Needle (JPN)

Age
5
Foal date
26/04/2013
Gender
Horse
Colour
Bay
Sire
Admire Moon (JPN)
Dam
Needlecraft (IRE)
Breeder
Darley Japan K.K
Official rating
Career earnings
$3,559,007.95
Starts5Wins3Placed0
Fine Needle (JPN) Admire Moon (JPN) End Sweep (USA) Forty Niner (USA)
1985
1991 Broom Dance (USA)
1979
2003 My Katies (JPN) Sunday Silence (USA)
1986
1998 Katies First (USA)
1987
2013 Needlecraft (IRE) Mark Of Esteem (IRE) Darshaan (GB)
1981
1993 Homage (GB)
1989
2002 Sharp Point (IRE) Royal Academy (USA)
1987
1992 Nice Point (GB)
1979
7th foal; half-brother to winners Cornrow (1m inc AW; RPR 102), Applique (French 7f-1m; 87), Manaaber (6f 2yo; 76) and Tatting (1m-1m4f AW; 88); dam Group 3 winner at 1m (in Italy) and 1m1f (in France, 107), out of 5f (Listed) to 1m winner; high-class sprinter, multiple wins including Grade 1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo in March 2018; fourth in Group 1 Chairman's Sprint Prize at Sha Tin next time; won the Grade 2 Centaur Stakes at Hanshin in September and followed up in Grade 1 Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama later the same month but held in Sha Tin's 6f Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint in December.