Tag Archives: Japan

Ireland, Japan Partner On ‘Win & You’re In’ For Irish Champion Stakes | Horse Racing News |

Almanzor and Christophe Soumillon hold off Found (Frankie Dettori) and Minding (Ryan Moore) to win the 2016 Irish Champion Stakes Sept. 10 The Japan Racing Association (JRA) and Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) have announced that the 10 furlong, Group 1 Osaka Hai on Sunday, April 2 at Hanshin Racecourse has been nominated as a ‘Win and You’re in’ race for the ...

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Japan: Frankel Filly Soul Stirring Remains Undefeated, Eyes Spring Classics | Horse Racing News |

Frankel-sired Soul Stirring (#3) is unbeaten in four starts and gave Frankel his first crop’s initial G1 victory. Soul Stirring kept her perfect record intact with an impressive, two-length victory in the Group 3 Tulip Sho at Hanshin Racecourse March 4. The eight-furlong Tulip Sho, which serves as a prep for the G1 Oka Sho in April, was the fourth ...

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Japan: Gold Dream takes prestigious February Stakes | Horse Racing |

Gold Dream earns a place in the Breeders’ Cup Classic with Tokyo success  PICTURE:Masakazu Takahashi   By nicholas godfrey 12:23pM 19 FEB 2017  Report: Japan, Sunday Tokyo: February Stakes (Grade 1)1m, dirt, 4yo+ WITH Ryan Moore’s mount Moanin disappointing, second favourite Gold Dream (Mirco Demuro/Osamu Hirata) held off his rivals in the stretch to claim the February Stakes, the most prestigious ...

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Japan: Kyoto star Satono set for Dubai | Horse Racing |

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 By Masakazu Takahashi 8:14PM 12 FEB 2017  Report: Japan, Sunday Kyoto: Kyoto Kinen (Grade 2) 1m3f, turf, 4yo+ LAST year’s Japanese Derby winner Makahiki could finish only third under Ryan Moore as Hong Kong Vase winner Satono Crown (Noriyuki Hori/Mirco Demuro) led home a star-studded field to complete back-to-back victories in the Kyoto Kinen. The five-year-old now looks set to run ...

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Kitasan Black to head Arc mission for Japan | Horse Racing |

Kitasan Black: crowned Japan’s horse of the year for 2016   PICTURE: Masakazu Takahasi    By MaSAKAZU TAKAHASHI 1:00PM 29 JAN 2017  Japan: Horse of the Year Kitasan Black is set to be given the chance to end the country’s lengthy pursuit of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe crown in the autumn. Twice a Grade 1 winner last year, ...

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Japan: Kitasan Black Honored As JRA Horse Of The Year

Kitasan Black drew 134 out of 291 votes to win The Japan Racing Association’s 2016 Horse of the Year based on an outstanding season that included victories in the Tenno Sho (Spring) and the Japan Cup. Maurice, who won three G1 titles, including two in Hong Kong, earned 90 votes to deny him a second consecutive Horse of the Year ...

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Japan: Diamond shines brightly in Arima Kinen

Satono Diamond: storms home under Christophe Lemaire   PICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi    By Tony McFadden 8:13AM 25 DEC 2016  Report: Japan, Sunday Nakayama: Arima Kinen (Grade 1) 1m4f110y, turf, 3yo+ RACING fans were served up an early-morning Christmas cracker on Sunday as top Japanese colts Satono Diamond (Yasutoshi Ikee/ Christophe Lemaire) and Kitasan Black fought out a thrilling finish to the ...

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Japan: Black and Diamond face off in Christmas cracker

Kitasan Black winning the Japan Cup under Yutake Take   PICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi    By scott burton  11:00AM 24 DEC 2016  Preview: Japan, Sunday Arima Kinen (Grade 1) 1m4½f, turf, 3yo+ MEMORIES of the classic 2005 race fought out by Christophe Lemaire and Yutaka Take will be evoked as the top jockeys face off again in a race that is ...

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Japan: Oju Chosan dominates in Nakayama Daishogai

Oju Chosan, jumping a fence in third, en route to winning at Nakayama   PICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi    By Andrew Dietz 1:23PM 23 DEC 2016  Report: Japan, Friday Nakayama: Nakayama Daishogai (Grade 1) 2m4f, 3yo+, turf JAPAN’S leading jumper Oju Chosan (Shoichiro Wada/Shinichi Ishigami) followed up victory in the Nakayama Grand Jump with a dominant display to beat last year’s winner ...

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Japan: Satono Ares strikes in Asahi Hai Futurity

Satono Ares stayed on strongly to win the Asahi Hai   PICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi    By Tony McFadden 10:35AM 18 DEC 2016  Report: Japan, Sunday Hanshin: Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (Grade 1) 1m, turf, 2yo colts and fillies FRANKEL filly Mi Suerte was out of luck against the boys in the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes as Satono Ares (Kazuo Fujisawa/Hirofumi Shii) ...

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