Dance in the Dark (horse)

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Dance in the Dark
Sire Sunday Silence
Grandsire Halo
Dam Dancing Key
Damsire Nijinsky II
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1993
Country Japan
Colour Bay
Breeder Shadai Farm Chitose
Owner Shadai Racehorse Co
Trainer Kojiro Hashiguchi
Record 8: 5-2-1
Earnings 379,551,000 yen
Major wins
Kikuka Sho (1996)
Kyoto Shimbun Hai (1996)
Yayoi Sho (1996)
Principal Stakes (1996)
Japanese Champion 4-Yr-Old Colt (1996)
Last updated on June 8, 2008

Dance in the Dark(ダンスインザダーク, born June 5, 1993)was a Japanese Thoroughbred racehorse. He was sired by Sunday Silence with the dam Dancing Key (sire Nijinsky II).

Racing as a three-year-old, he defeated Fusaichi Concorde (winner of Japanese Derby) by Kikuka Sho (JPN Domestic GI, Japanese St. Leger), and was second in the Tokyo Yushun (JPN Domestic GI, Japanese Derby). Champion 3yo colt in Japan, 1996.

Dance in the Dark is a successful sire in Japan.

  • #1 - First season sire (2000)
  • Leading Sire (JRA) - #13 (2001) → #9 (2002) → #3 (2003) → #2 (2004) → #4 (2005) → #4 (2006) → #3 (2007) → #3 (2008) → #3 (2009)


  • Delta Blues, is winner of 2006 Melbourne Cup (AUS-G1, 3200m), Kikuka Sho (JPN Domestic GI, 3000m), Stayers Stakes (JPN Domestic GII, 3600m).
  • Tsurumaru Boy, is winner of Yasuda Kinen (JPN-GI, 1600m), Kinko Sho (JPN Domestic GII, 2000m), Chukyo Kinen (JPN Domestic GIII, 2000m). 2nd:Tenno Sho (Autumn) (JPN Domestic GI, 2000m), Takarazuka Kinen (JPN-GI, 2200m) twice.
  • That's the Plenty, is winner of Kikuka Sho (JPN Domestic GI, 3000m), Radio Tampa Hai Nisai Stakes (JPN Domestic GIII, 2000m).
  • Three Rolls, is winner of Kikuka Sho (JPN Domestic GI, 3000m)


Pedigree of Dance in the Dark
Sunday Silence 
Halo Hail to Reason Turn-To
Cosmah Cosmic Bomb
Wishing Well Understanding Promised Land
Pretty Ways
Mountain Flower Montparnasse
Edel Weiss
Dancing Key
Nijinsky Northern Dancer Nearctic
Flaming Page Bull Page
Flaring Top
Key Partner Key to the Mint Graustark
Key Bridge
Native Partner Raise a Native
Dinner Partner