RULERSHIP

RULERSHIP

2007 b. 16.4hh (1.67m)
King Kamehameha – Air Groove
2020 Fee : JPY6,000,000

Queen Elizabeth II Cup-G1 winner by King Kamehameha.
From an exceptional family and outcross for Sunday Silence line mares.
Sire of Mer de Glace winning MRC Caulfield Cup-G1 in Australia.

RULERSHIP

PEDIGREE

King Kamehameha
2001 b.
Kingmambo
1990 b.
Mr. Prospector Raise a Native Native Dancer
Raise You
Gold Digger Nashua
Sequence
Miesque Nureyev Northern Dancer
Special
Pasadoble Prove Out
Santa Quilla
Manfath
1991 dk.b.
Last Tycoon Try My Best Northern Dancer
Sex Appeal
Mill Princess Mill Reef
Irish Lass
Pilot Bird Blakeney Hethersett
Windmill Girl
The Dancer Green Dancer
Khazaeen
Air Groove
1993 b.
Tony Bin
1983 b.
Kampala Kalamoun Zeddaan
Khairunissa
State Pension Only for Life
Lorelei
Severn Bridge Hornbeam Hyperion
Thicket
Priddy Fair Preciptic
Campanette
Dyna Carle
1980 b.
Northern Taste Northern Dancer Nearctic
Natalma
Lady Victoria Victoria Park
Lady Angela
Shadai Feather Guersant Bubbles
Montagnana
Peroxide Never Say Die
Feather Ball

Inbreeding / Northern Dancer 4D×5S×5D

RACE RECORD

Age Country Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2JPN1100JPY 7,000,000
3JPN73(1)10JPY 97,914,000
4JPN42(2)00JPY 167,384,000
UAE1000US$100,000
5JPN61(1)1(1)4(4)JPY 277,466,000
HK11(1)00HK$7,980,000
Total208(5)2(1)4(4)JPY 549,764,000
US$100,000
HK$7,980,000
Age FP Race Name · Grade Race Course Dist. Finish Time
21st2-Year-Old NewcomerHanshinT2000m2.04.7
31stNaruo Kinen-G3HanshinT1800m1.44.9
Principal Stakes-LTokyoT2000m1.59.1
Armeria ShoHanshinT1800m1.51.2
2ndWakagoma Stakes-OPKyotoT2000m2.02.2
5thTokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby)-G1TokyoT2400m2.27.2
Mainichi Hai-G3HanshinT1800m1.49.8
41stKinko Sho-G2KyotoT2000m2.02.4
Nikkei Shinshun Hai-G2KyotoT2400m2.24.6
4thArima Kinen (The Grand Prix)-G1NakayamaT2500m2.36.2
5thTakarazuka Kinen-G1HanshinT2200m2.11.0
51stQueen Elizabeth II Cup-G1Sha TinT2000m2.02.38
American Jockey Club Cup-G2NakayamaT2200m2.17.3
2ndTakarazuka Kinen-G1HanshinT2200m2.11.2
3rdJapan Cup-G1TokyoT2400m2.23.5
Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)-G1NakayamaT2500m2.32.2
Tenno Sho (Autumn)-G1TokyoT2000m1.57.6
Nikkei Sho-G2NakayamaT2500m2.38.1

STUD RECORD

Rulership entered stud in Japan in 2013. He was crowned Japanese Champion Freshman Sire in 2016.

In 2019, Mer de Glace earned the first top flight victory and made it six straight wins in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup in Australia with the subsequent Melbourne Cup victor Vow And Declare finishing second. In Japan, his progeny run well in the Japanese 3yo races: Lion Lion won the Grade 2 Aoba Sho, and Passing Through took the Grade 3 Shion Stakes. His progeny won 100 races or more in JRA in 2018 and 2019.

He was ranked fifth on the JRA Leading Sire list and sixth on the Japanese Leading Sire list in 2019.

BEST PROGENY

  • Kiseki(2014, dark bay or brown, horse) Blitz Finale by Deep Impact PHOTO >

    23 starts 4 wins in JRA, HK & FR, Earn JPY620,219,000, Euro13,650
    1st: Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger)-G1 (Kyoto, T3000m); 2nd: Japan Cup-G1, Takarazuka Kinen-G1 (twice), Osaka Hai-G1, Kobe Shimbun Hai-G2; 3rd: Tenno Sho (autumn)-G1, Mainichi Okan-G2, Prix Foy-G2, Mainichi Hai-G3; 5th: Arima Kinen (Grand Prix)-G1 (twice)

  • Mer de Glace(2015, dark bay or brown, horse) Glacier Blue by Sunday Silence (USA) PHOTO >

    19 starts 8 wins in JRA & AUS, Earn JPY183,468,000, AUS$3,160,000
    1st: MRC Caulfield Cup-G1 (Caulfield, T2400m), Naruo Kinen-G3 (Hanshin, T2000m), Kokura Kinen-G3 (Kokura, T2000m), Niigata Daishoten-G3 (Niigata, T2000m)

  • Danburite(2014, dark bay or brown, gelding) Tanzanite by Sunday Silence (USA) PHOTO >

    23 starts 4 wins in JRA & HK, Earn JPY301,975,000
    1st: Kyoto Kinen-G2 (Kyoto, T2200m), American Jockey Club Cup-G2 (Nakayama, T2200m); 2nd: Kyoto Daishoten-G2, Saudi Arabia Royal Cup-G3; 3rd: Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)-G1, All Comers-G2, Yayoi Sho-G2, Kisaragi Sho-G3; 4th: Kobe Shimbun Hai-G2, Challenge Cup-G3; 5th: Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger)-G1, Takarazuka Kinen-G1

  • Muito Obrigado(2014, bay, horse) Pisa no Graf by Sunday Silence (USA)

    23 starts 6 wins in JRA, Earn JPY169,753,000
    1st: Copa Republica Argentina-G2 (Tokyo, T2500m), 4-Year-Old & Up 5,000,000 & Less (Kokura, T2600m, NTR); 2nd: Copa Republica Argentina-G2; 4th: Hanshin Daishoten-G2; 5th: Meguro Kinen-G2

  • Adirato(2014, dark bay or brown, horse) Narita Blue Star by Manhattan Cafe

    35 starts 6 wins in JRA, UAE & NAR, Earn JPY145,318,000, US$100,000
    1st: Green Channel Cup-L (Tokyo, D1400m), 2-Year-Old Maiden (Hanshin, D1400m, NTR); 2nd: Hyacinth Stakes-L; 3rd: Godolphin Mile-G2, Keyaki Stakes-OP, Azumakofuji Stakes-OP

  • Lily Noble(2015, bay, mare) Pure Chaplet by Kurofune (USA)

    6 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY138,099,000
    2nd: Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks)-G1, Hanshin Juvenile Fillies-G1; 3rd: Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas)-G1, Tulip Sho-G2

  • Lion Lion(2016, bay, colt) Agehibari by Kurofune (USA)

    10 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY137,484,000
    1st: Aoba Sho-G2 (Tokyo, T2400m), St. Lite Kinen-G2 (Nakayama, T2200m)

  • Fairy Polka(2016, bay, filly) Fairy Dance by Agnes Tachyon

    10 starts 4 wins in JRA, Earn JPY122,168,000
    1st: Nakayama Himba Stakes-G3 (Nakayama, T1800m), Fukushima Himba Stakes-G3 (Fukushima, T1800m); 4th: Aichi Hai-G3; 5th: Flora Stakes-G2

  • Dirndl(2016, dark bay or brown, filly) Grunewald by Special Week

    11 starts 5 wins in JRA, Earn JPY115,228,000
    1st: Aoi Stakes-L (Kyoto, T1200m), Marguerite Stakes-L (Hanshin, T1200m), Christmas Rose Stakes-OP (Nakayama, T1200m), Canna Stakes-OP (Nakayama, T1200m); 2nd: Kitakyushu Kinen-G3

  • Sans Rival(2015, bay, horse) Un Fil Rouge by Agnes Tachyon

    7 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY93,381,000
    1st: Fuyo Stakes-L (Nakayama, T2000m); 2nd: Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)-G1; 4th: Hopeful Stakes-G1, Yayoi Sho-G2

  • Passing Through(2016, bay, filly) Mighty Slew by Kurofune (USA)

    9 starts 3 wins in JRA & NAR, Earn JPY70,525,000
    1st: Shion Stakes-G3 (Nakayama, T2000m); 3rd: Empress Hai-L; 4th: Flora Stakes-G2, Shinzan Kinen-G3

  • Tetradrachm(2015, bay, mare) Living Proof by Falbrav (IRE)

    11 starts 3 wins in JRA, Earn JPY70,480,000
    1st: Queen Cup-G3 (Tokyo, T1600m), Oro Cup-L (Tokyo, T1400m)

  • King's Rush(2014, bay, horse) Lycoris by Symboli Kris S(USA)

    7 starts 2 wins in JRA, Earn JPY30,489,000
    1st: Fuyo Stakes-L(Nakayama, T2000m); 4th: Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes-G3

  • Amati(2016, bay, filly) A Ma Facon by French Deputy (USA)

    3 starts 1 win in JRA, Earn JPY15,342,000
    3rd: Saudi Arabia Royal Cup-G3