2008 ch. 16.0hh (1.63m)
Stay Gold – Oriental Art
2022 Fee : JPY3,500,000

Sire of Marche Lorraine, the first Breeders’ Cup Distaff-G1 winner in Japanese history.
Highest Triple Crown winner in Japan with a 129 IFHA rating.
Sire of 13 Graded winners including Lucky Lilac, 4-time Grade 1 winner.



Stay Gold
1994 dk.b.
Sunday Silence
1986 br.
Halo Hail to Reason Turn-to
Cosmah Cosmic Bomb
Wishing Well Understanding Promised Land
Pretty Ways
Mountain Flower Montparnasse
Golden Sash
1988 ch.
Dictus Sanctus Fine Top
Doronic Worden
Dyna Sash Northern Taste Northern Dancer
Lady Victoria
Royal Sash Princely Gift
Sash of Honour
Oriental Art
1997 ch.
Mejiro McQueen
1987 g.
Mejiro Titan Mejiro Asama Partholon
Sweet Sixteen
Cheryl Snob
Mejiro Aurola Remand Alcide
Mejiro Iris Hindostan
Asama Yuri
Electro Art
1986 ch.
Northern Taste Northern Dancer Nearctic
Lady Victoria Victoria Park
Lady Angela
Grandma Stevens Lt. Stevens Nantallah
Rough Shod
Dhow Bronze Babu
Coastal Trade

Inbreeding / Northern Taste 3D×4S


Age Country Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
  • 3yo (2011) JRA Horse of the Year & Best Three-Year-Old Colt
  • 4yo (2012) JRA Best Older Colt or Horse
  • 5yo (2013) JRA Best Older Colt or Horse
Age FP Race Name · Grade Race Course Dist. Finish Time
21st2-Year-Old NewcomerNiigataT1600m1.37.4
2ndFuyo Stakes-OPNakayamaT1600m1.35.3
31stTokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby)-G1TokyoT2400m2.30.5
Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)-G1TokyoT2000m2.00.6
Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger)-G1KyotoT3000m3.02.8
Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)-G1NakayamaT2500m2.36.0
Kobe Shimbun Hai-G2HanshinT2400m2.28.3
Spring Stakes-G2HanshinT1800m1.46.4
2ndShinzan Kinen-G3KyotoT1600m1.34.2
3rdKisaragi Sho-G3KyotoT1800m1.47.8
41stTakarazuka Kinen-G1HanshinT2200m2.10.9
Prix Foy-G2LongchampT2400m2.34.26
2ndPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1LongchampT2400m2.37.7
Japan Cup-G1TokyoT2400m2.23.1
Hanshin Daishoten-G2HanshinT3000m3.11.9
51stArima Kinen (The Grand Prix)-G1NakayamaT2500m2.32.3
Osaka Hai-G2HanshinT2000m1.59.0
Prix Foy-G2LongchampT2400m2.41.47
2ndPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1LongchampT2400m2.33.2


Orfevre entered stud in Japan in 2014.

In 2021, his second-crop daughter Marche Lorraine captured the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Distaff and became the first Japanese-trained horse to win a Grade 1 race on dirt in the U.S.A. Also in 2021, he had five graded stakes winners in Japan, including Authority, who won the Grade 2 Copa Republica Argentina and finished second in the Grade 1 Japan Cup.

He was ranked seventh on the Japanese Leading Sire list in 2021.


  • Lucky Lilac(2015, chestnut, mare) Lilacs and Lace (USA) by Flower Alley (USA) PHOTO >

    2017 JRA Best 2-Year-Old Filly
    19 starts 7 wins in JRA & HK, Earn JPY737,467,000, HK$4,400,000
    1st: Osaka Hai-G1 (Hanshin, T2000m), Queen Elizabeth II Cup-G1 (Hanshin, T2200m), Queen Elizabeth II Cup-G1 (Kyoto, T2200m), Hanshin Juvenile Fillies-G1 (Hanshin, T1600m), Tulip Sho-G2 (Hanshin, T1600m), Artemis Stakes-G3 (Tokyo, T1600m); 2nd: Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas)-G1, Hong Kong Vase-G1, Nakayama Kinen-G2 (twice); 3rd: Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks)-G1, Sapporo Kinen-G2, Fuchu Himba Stakes-G2; 4th: Arima Kinen (Grand Prix)-G1, Victoria Mile-G1

  • Authority(2017, bay, horse) Rosalind by Symboli Kris S (USA)

    11 starts 5 wins in JRA, Earn JPY353,104,000
    1st: Copa Republica Argentina-G2 (Tokyo, T2500m) twice, Aoba Sho-G2 (Tokyo, T2400m), Fuyo Stakes-L (Nakayama, T2000m); 2nd: Japan Cup-G1, Diamond Stakes-G3; 3rd: Yayoi Sho Deep Impact Kinen-G2; 5th: Hopeful Stakes-G1

  • Marche Lorraine(2016, bay, mare) Vite Marcher by French Deputy (USA)

    21 starts 9 wins in JRA, NAR & USA, Earn JPY193,279,000, US$1,040,000
    1st: Breeders' Cup Distaff-G1 (Del Mar, D9F), Ladies Prelude-L (Oi, D1800m), Empress Hai-L (Kawasaki, D2100m), TCK Jo O Hai-L (Oi, D1800m), Breeders' Gold Cup-L (Monbetsu, D2000m); 3rd: Heian Stakes-G3, JBC Ladies Classic-L

  • Epoca d'Oro(2015, dark bay or brown, horse) Daiwa Passion by Forty Niner (USA) PHOTO >

    10 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY276,364,000
    1st: Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)-G1 (Nakayama, T2000m); 2nd: Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby)-G1, Spring Stakes-G2; 4th: Kobe Shimbun Hai-G2; 5th: Nakayama Kinen-G2; sire

  • Justin(2016, chestnut, horse) Synesthesia (USA) by Gone West (USA)

    26 starts 8 wins in JRA & NAR, Earn JPY196,391,000
    1st: Capella Stakes-G3 (Nakayama, D1200m), Tokyo Hai-L (Oi, D1200m), Tokyo Sprint-L (Oi, D1200m), Chiba Stakes-OP (Nakayama, D1200m); 4th: Negishi Stakes-G3, Cluster Cup-L; 5th: Sakitama Hai-L

  • Andraste(2016, dark bay or brown, mare) Validior by Dynaformer (USA)

    15 starts 5 wins in JRA, Earn JPY165,349,000
    1st: Chukyo Kinen-G3 (Kokura, T1800m); 2nd: Fuchu Himba Stakes-G2, Turquoise Stakes-G3 (twice); 3rd: Sekiya Kinen-G3; 4th: Epsom Cup-G3, Mermaid Stakes-G3

  • Bio Spark(2015, dark bay or brown, horse) Nanayo Tiara by Meiner Love (USA)

    32 starts 5 wins in JRA, Earn JPY156,348,000
    1st: Fukushima Kinen-G3 (Fukushima, T2000m); 2nd: Miyakooji Stakes-L; 3rd: Hakodate Kinen-G3 (twice)

  • Helios(2016, dark bay or brown, gelding) Ange Chouette by French Deputy (USA)

    22 starts 7 wins in JRA, Earn JPY147,727,000
    1st: Green Channel Cup-L (Tokyo, D1400m), Shimotsuki Stakes-OP (Tokyo, D1400m) twice; 2nd: Negishi Stakes-G3; 3rd: Osasis Stakes-L

  • Ocea Great(2016, bay, horse) Blue Danube (IRE) by Bahri (USA)

    20 starts 5 wins in JRA, Earn JPY131,099,000
    1st: Stayers Stakes-G2 (Nakayama, T3600m); 3rd: Diamond Stakes-G3

  • Shoryu Ikuzo(2016, chestnut, horse) Shoryu Moon by King Kamehameha

    17 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY125,415,000
    1st: Nikkei Shinshun Hai-G2 (Chukyo, T2200m); 3rd: Sumire Stakes-L; 5th: Kyoto Nisai Stakes-G3

  • Turbo(2016, chestnut, horse) Fair Ellen (USA) by Street Cry (IRE)

    29 starts 6 wins in JRA (incl. 6 starts 4 wins in JRA Jump Race), Earn JPY108,755,000
    1st: Hanshin Jump Stakes-JG3 (Chukyo, T3300m), Niigata Jump Stakes-JG3 (Niigata, T3250m)

  • So Valiant(2018, bay, colt) So Magic by Symboli Kris S (USA)

    9 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY106,745,000
    1st: Challenge Cup-G3 (Hanshin, T2000m); 2nd: St. Lite Kinen-G2; 4th: Yayoi Sho Deep Impact Kinen-G2

  • Lagom(2018, chestnut, colt) Sugar Shock (USA) by Candy Ride (ARG)

    10 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY91,689,000
    1st: Kisaragi Sho-G3 (Chukyo, T2000m), Andromeda Stakes-L (Hanshin, T2000m); 2nd: Kyoto Nisai Stakes-G3, Ivy Stakes-L

  • Gilded Mirror(2017, bay, mare) Titan Queen (USA) by Tiznow (USA)

    15 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY89,816,000
    2nd: Arlington Cup-G3, Kyoto Himba Stakes-G3; 3rd: NHK Mile Cup-G1, Turquoise Stakes-G3

  • Shine Garnet(2017, chestnut, mare) Velvet Robe (USA) by Gone West (USA)

    12 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY87,402,000
    1st: Falcon Stakes-G3 (Chukyo, T1400m); 2nd: Silk Road Stakes-G3; 3rd: Oro Cup-L; 4th: Fairy Stakes-G3; 5th: Kyoto Himba Stakes-G3

  • Espoir(2016, chestnut, mare) Scarlet by Symboli Kris S (USA)

    12 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY83,895,000
    2nd: Turquoise Stakes-G3, Niigata Himba Stakes-OP; 3rd: Nakayama Himba Stakes-G3

  • Solace(2015, bay, mare) Laragh (USA) by Tapit (USA) PHOTO >

    17 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY80,957,000
    1st: Mermaid Stakes-G3 (Hanshin, T2000m)

  • Melody Lane(2016, bay, mare) Mowen (GB) by Motivator (GB)

    26 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY73,668,000
    1st: 3-Year-Old & Up 5,000,000 & Less (Hanshin, T2600m, NTR); 5th: Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger)-G1, Hanshin Daishoten-G2

  • Bitterender(2017, bay, horse) Bitter Sweet by Afleet Alex (USA)

    10 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY47,871,000
    1st: Principal Stakes-L (Tokyo, T2000m); 2nd: Kyodo News Hai-G3; 4th: Keisei Hai-G3

  • Ho O Peaceful(2017, chestnut, mare) Tsurumaru Onepiece by King Kamehameha

    11 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY47,775,000
    2nd: Flora Stakes-G2; 4th: Nakayama Himba Stakes-G3

  • Lilac(2019, bay, filly) Viva Bouquet by King Kamehameha

    3 strats 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY44,574,000
    1st: Fairy Stakes-G3

  • Rock This Town(2015, chestnut, mare) Stray Cat by Storm Cat (USA) PHOTO >

    6 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY38,497,000
    1st: Sappro Nisai Stakes-G3 (Sapporo, T1800m)