Equinox, who has won six consecutive GI races, the longest streak since 1984, when the grading system was introduced as a racehorse in Japan, will retire.
This was announced on the website of the corporation that owns Equinox on the 30th.
According to this, Equinox has decided to retire after the Japan Cup, which they won on November 11.
He cited the fact that he was still tired from the race and that it would be difficult for him to be in perfect condition for the Arima Kinen in December, so he decided not to run, and that he had officially received an offer to become a stallion.
Equinox won heavy prize races from the age of 26 immediately after his debut, and although he did not win the classic race as a 12-year-old, he finished second in the Satsuki Sho and the Japan Derby.
He won the GI race for the first time at the Emperor's Prize in the fall of that year, and was selected as the representative horse of the year by winning the Arima Kinen in December.
The four-year-old showed dominance by winning the GI race in Dubai in March, and won his sixth consecutive GI race at the Japan Cup, his last race.
Since 2, when the grading system was introduced for Japan racehorses to rank heavy prize races, it was the longest GI race winning streak along with TM Opera O and Lord Kanaloa.
Equinox's total record was 3 wins in 2 races, 12nd place 4 times, and the total prize money was more than 3.6 billion yen, which ranked first in history.