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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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Satono Diamond Edges Kitasan Black in Japan’s Arima Kinen

Satono Diamond, race favorite and the only 3-year-old of the all-star field, captured Sunday’s Arima Kinen before a crowd of 98,626 at Nakayama racecourse in Japan, marking his second consecutive Grade 1 victory following his Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) triumph in October. The Deep Impact colt is the first 3-year-old since Gold Ship in 2012 and 18th overall to ...

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Kitasan Black Leads Start-To-Finish In Japan Cup

Race-favorite Kitasan Black topped the 17-horse field of first-class international runners in this year’s Group 1, approximately $ 5.4 million (US) Japan Cup by a comfortable 2-1/2-length margin, marking his sixth grade-race and third G1 victory after his 2015 Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) and 2016 Tenno Sho (Spring) triumphs. Among his eight career-wins, the Black Tide colt has now ...

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Kitasan Black makes all in Japan Cup for Yutake Take

Kitasan Black and Yutake Take win the Japan Cup at Tokyo   PICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi    By Keith Melrose 6:48AM 27 NOV 2016  Report: Tokyo, Sunday Japan Cup (Grade 1), 1m4f, 3yo+, turf FAVOURITE Kitasan Black, the champion stayer in Japan, landed the country’s richest race, the Japan Cup, making all under a measured Yutake Take. The four-year-old won last year’s ...

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Kitasan Black makes all in Japan Cup for Take

Kitasan Black made all in the Japan Cup at Tokyo   PICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi    By Keith Melrose 6:48AM 27 NOV 2016  Report: Tokyo, Sunday Japan Cup (Grade 1), 1m4f, 3yo+, turf FAVOURITE Kitasan Black, the champion stayer in Japan, landed the country’s richest race, the Japan Cup, making all under a measured Yutake Take. The four-year-old won last year’s Japanese ...

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Kitasan Black Heads Up Contingent Pointing To Japan Cup

Kitasan Black wins the 2016 Tenno Sho. Several outstanding talent appear to be concentrating on the Japan Cup this year, to be held on Nov. 27 at the Tokyo Racecourse. The main focus is on Kitasan Black (JPN, C4, by Black Tide), who passed up the 2015 Japan Cup following his first G1 victory in the Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. ...

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