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Hanshin Daishōten (March 9, 1996)
|Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes (1993)
Satsuki Sho (1994)
Tokyo Yushun (1994)
Kikuka Sho (1994)
Arima Kinen (1994)
|Japanese Champion 2-Year-Old Colt (1993)
Japanese Horse of the Year (1994)
JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Colt (1994)
|Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame (1998)|
|Last updated on February 2, 2010|
Narita Brian was a bay horse sired by the American-bred stallion Brian's Time, out of the mare Pacificus, a daughter of Northern Dancer. He was a brother of Biwa Hayahide, the Champion horse in Japan in 1993.
Racing as a two-year-od in 1993 Narita Brian won the Asahi Hai Sansai Stakes at Nakayama Racecourse. In the following year he completed the Japanese Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing by winning the Satsuki Shō, Tokyo Yūshun and Kikuka Shō before defeating older horses in the Arima Kinen.
He stayed in training for a further two years winning the Hanshin Daishōten in 1995 and 1996. In the latter year he defeated the 1995 Japanese Horse of the Year Mayano Top Gun.
Awards and honours
Narita Brian was voted JRA Award Best Two-year-old Colt in 1993. In 1994 he was voted Best Three-year-old Colt and Japanese Horse of the Year in 1994. He was declared "Horse of the 20th century" in Japan. In 1998 he was elected to the JRA Hall of Fame.
Narita Brian's most successful offspring was Daitaku Flag who was 4th in the Japanese 2000 Guineas. He died in 1998 because of a gastric rupture.
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