Japan

Win Bright’s Cup Win Completes Japanese Treble In Hong Kong

Win Bright produced a performance hallmarked with toughness to go with his considerable class to complete the Group 1 double of the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2000m) and April’s FWD QEII Cup (2000m) for trainer Yoshihiro Hatakeyama and jockey Masami Matsuoka. In doing so the steel-grey son of Stay Gold held off the late lunge […]

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Admire Mars Captures Hong Kong Mile For Late Owner Riichi Kondo

Admire Mars and an inspired Christophe Soumillon came to the fore in what was an emotional occasion for the Japanese racing industry in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday. It was not, perhaps, the result that the home town audience yearned for, with the hat-trick seeking Beauty Generation looking […]

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Moreira Drives To Glory In Hong Kong Vase

Glory Vase streaked away with the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on Sunday, Dec. 8. The Japanese raider with the most fitting of names carried Joao Moreira to his fifth Hong Kong International Races win – soon to be six – and his first since he guided Satono Crown to a thrilling […]

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Japanese Stud Fee Announced For California Chrome

Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome will stand for an advertised fee of 4 million yen (about $36,500) during his debut season at Arrow Stud in Japan, BloodHorse reports. The 8-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit was initially slated to stand the 2020 breeding season at Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, Ky., for $30,000. California […]

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Japan’s Third Retired Racehorse Clinic Resounding Success

Boyd Martin, a Olympic competitor for the United States in the eventing discipline, returned to Japan last week to help with the Retired Racehorse Clinic. Eventing Nation reports the clinic offers participants the opportunity to lesson with world-class horseback riders who ride and train off-track Thoroughbreds. Hosted by the National Riding Club Association of Japan […]

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Suave Richard Bounces Back For Japan Cup Victory

Third favorite Suave Richard claimed this year’s Japan Cup while capturing his much awaited second G1 title since his Osaka Hai victory last year and has now collected five grade-race titles. After the Osaka Hai, he marked four third-place finishes—the Yasuda Kinen and the Japan Cup last year, along with the Dubai Sheema Classic and […]

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Dieu Du Vin Captures First Leg Of Japan Road To The Kentucky Derby

French for “God of wine,” Dieu du Vin earned 10 points on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby with a victory in the Cattleya Sho at Tokyo Racecourse. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, ridden by Frankie Dettori, powered through a mile over the sloppy main track in 1:36.20. “It took a bit […]

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California Chrome Sold To Stand In Japan

The California Chrome Syndicate has reached an agreement with the JS Company LTD. of Japan to purchase California Chrome, subject to all the Japanese government’s quarantine and exportation requirements being met, Taylor Made Stallions announced today. As part of the agreement, the California Chrome Syndicate has the first right of refusal if California Chrome is […]

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‘Deep Impact Memorial’: Sunday’s Japan Cup Named In Honor Of Late Champion

Tokyo Racecourse hosts the 39th running of the Grade 1 Japan Cup on Sunday, Nov. 24. The Japan Cup has long been a festival of international color, with foreign raiders flying in to take on the home team and fans flocking to see the big-name racing champions, both human and equine, from around the world. […]

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Thunder Snow To Enter Stud At Darley Japan

Thunder Snow, the first (and so far, only) horse ever to win back-to-back Dubai World Cups and a G1 winner at two, three, four and five, has been retired from racing and will stand at Darley in Japan next year. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor throughout his career, Thunder Snow made his racecourse debut in […]

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