Japan horse racing

Pegasus World Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: From Japan, With Betting?

Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park offers dual storylines, thanks to the addition of the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational. In today’s edition of the Pegasus World Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the field for the turf, which includes a couple of international entries, one in particular that could have […]

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Epsom Derby Drawing Intense Interest From Japanese Horse Racing Breeders, Fans

Tomorrow’s Investec Derby will be the subject of unprecedented media attention in Japan, thanks to the participation of hot favourite Saxon Warrior, whose sire is the Japanese legend, Deep Impact. Deep Impact is a former champion racehorse in Japan, who won seven G1s, including the Triple Crown. He stands at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan, […]

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Nonkono Yume Becomes First Horse To Qualify For 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic

Kazumasa Yamada’s 6-year-old gelding Nonkono Yume (JPN) closed powerfully down the stretch to catch defending champion Gold Dream (JPN) to win Sunday’s one mile, US$1,964,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse by a neck and became the first horse this year to qualify for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The […]

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Kitasan Black Repeats As Japan’s Horse Of The Year

Kitasan Black drew 287 out of 290 votes to win The Japan Racing Association’s (JRA) Horse of the Year award again with another outstanding season that included victories in the Osaka Hai, the Tenno Sho (Spring), the Tenno Sho (Autumn) and the Arima Kinen. He becomes the ninth horse in JRA history, the first since […]

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Bloodlines: Sunday Silence Progeny Still Speak Volumes

Perhaps you’ve read praise of Sunday Silence, champion racer in the US and Horse of the Year. Perhaps the gentle reader has even perused my comments on the degree to which the black son of Halo changed the breed and changed breeding in Japan. The saga of Sunday Silence began 30 years ago in Bourbon […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Florida’s Racing Con, Japan Sends It In

Whatever description you might provide someone about horse racing, it certainly can’t be anything like what some people in Florida are putting on display. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the racing sham that state regulators have allowed to take place on dusty back roads. Plus, Japan is […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Tokyo Road, Man On The Moon?

Churchill Downs and the Japan Racing Association announced this week a new partnership and path to the Kentucky Derby that will likely guarantee a spot in the starting gates for a Japan-based horse. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the pros and cons of the arrangement. Plus, what […]

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Deep Impact Offspring Dominate JHRA Sale

Prodigy of two-time Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact were in high demand at the Japan Horse Racing Association’s two-day select sale, which ran July 8-9. The highest price of the entire sale was Hip 338, a colt by Deep Impact out of 2002 U.S. Horse of the Year Azeri. The dark bay colt […]

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Orfevre Impresses in 2013 Debut

Champion Orfevre made a successful return to the races with a sharp half-length victory in the Sankei Osaka Hai (Jpn-II) at Hanshin March 31. Held up at the rear of the field by jockey Kenichi Ikezoe, Orfevre swept past the leaders in the final furlong to win convincingly. The 5-year-old horse by Stay Gold has […]

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Champion Orfevre Returns to Training

Orfevre, Japan’s 2011 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year, has returned to training following a three-month vacation. Connections are pointing the 5-year-old son of Stay Gold to the 2013 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) in October. According to the Racing Post, the Japanese champion spent his vacation at Northern Farm Shigaraki. Orfevre […]

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