Kane Hekili

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Kane Hekili
TeioSho 2006R2.jpg
Kane Hekili (right)
June 28, 2006
Sire Fuji Kiseki
Grandsire Sunday Silence
Dam Life Out There
Damsire Deputy Minister
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2002
Country Japan
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Northern Farm
Owner Makoto Kaneko
Trainer Katsuhiko Sumii
Record 12: 8-1-0
Earnings 442,729,000 JPY
180,000 USD
Major wins
Japan Cup Dirt (2005, 2008)
Japan Dirt Derby (2005)
February Stakes (2006)
Derby Grand Prix (2005)
Tokyo Daishōten (2008)
Kawasaki Kinen (2009)
JRA Award for Best Dirt Horse (2005, 2008)
Last updated on February 19, 2010

Kane Hekili (foaled 2002 in Japan) is a Thoroughbred racehorse named after "The Thunder God" in Hawaiian mythology. In 2005 and 2006 he won four Grade 1 races on dirt in Japan and finished fourth to Electrocutionist in the 2006 Dubai World Cup.

Kane Hekili was injured after finishing second in the Teio Sho on June 28, 2006. He did not race again for more than twenty-eight months following surgery for a bowed tendon. He returned to racing on November 8, 2008 in the Grade 3 Musashino Stakes, finishing four lengths back of the winner. Entered in the December 7th Japan Cup Dirt, a Grade 1 race he won in 2005, Kane Hekili stunned his rivals and racing fans with a winning performance under French jockey, Christophe Lemaire.