Makoto Kaneko (businessman)

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Makoto Kaneko (金子真人, Kaneko Makoto, born March 15, 1945 in Tokyo) is the President, CEO and Representative Director of Zuken Inc.,[1] a public listed multinational corporation in the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He also owns the exclusive golf club, The King Kamehameha Golf Club in Hawaii.[2]

Makoto Kaneko is better known as a prominent horse owner in Japan. He is the owner of Deep Impact, one of the most famous racehorses in Japanese history.

Makoto Kaneko's famous racehorses[edit]

He won the Sprinters Stakes and the Yasuda Kinen.
He has 4 course records. Because of his strength, He was called "White Secretariat".
She won the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup and challenged the Dubai World Cup twice. Her younger brother Silent Deal is also Makoto's horse.
He was traded to Godolphin Racing.
He won the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) for the first time as Kaneko's horse.
He was also one of the strongest dirt-horses in Japan. He won 7 GI dirt-races.
He won 7 GI races including the Japanese Triple Crown in 2005, and challenged the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe held in 2006.
  • White Vessel
He was the first white horse in Japan Racing Association history to win a race. His father is Kurofune and mother is Shirayukihime who is also a white horse; White Vessel is a full brother of Yukichan.
She won the Japanese Fillies' Triple Crown in 2010.