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Yuga Kawada Crowned World All Star Jockeys Series Champion In Japan

Yuga Kawada captured his first and much awaited World All Star Jockeys Series champion title this year with a total of 70 points earned at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan. In his fourth challenge for the title, he bettered his personal best of an overall seventh marked in 2011. Kawada was placed fourth at the end […]

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Japan Gets Best Of Crystal Ocean In Juddmonte International

Improving 3-year-old Japan (GB) nailed the 5-year-old Crystal Ocean (GB) in the shadow of the post to clinch a hard fought success in the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) at York racecourse in Yorkshire, England, a victory that secured him a guaranteed start in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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Top-Rated Crystal Ocean Takes On All Comers In Juddmonte International

Crystal Ocean will bid to confirm his status as the highest-rated horse in the world when he contests the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday – the opening day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained star ran a mighty race in defeat in last month’s King George […]

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Shadai Farm Acquires Stallion Rights To Turf Star Bricks And Mortar

Bricks and Mortar, a three-time Grade 1 winner and contender in this weekend’s G1 Arlington Million, will stand at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan at the conclusion of his racing career, BloodHorse reports. The 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway will ship to Japan following a projected start in this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita […]

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Leading Japanese Sire Deep Impact Euthanized At 17

Deep Impact, a two-time Japanese Horse of the Year and seven-time champion sire in Japan, died July 30 at age 17, Racing Post reports. The son of breed-shaping Japanese sire Sunday Silence stood an abbreviated 2019 breeding season due to neck pain, and he underwent surgery on July 28. The following day, the stallion had […]

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‘Very Relaxed’ Japanese-Bred Jodie Breezes For Belmont Oaks Invitational

Japanese-bred contenders Jodie and Master Fencer will add to the international flair of the inaugural $5.25 million Turf Triple Series, featuring the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara for sophomores over three legs at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, set to begin Saturday as part of the Stars & Stripes Festival to be broadcast live […]

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‘I Hope I Can Inspire Other Female Riders’: Women Jockeys’ World Cup Won By Japan’s Nanako Fujita

The Women Jockeys’ World Cup Victory was seized by Japan when the country’s only female rider, Nanako Fujita, was crowned champion at Bro Park, Stockholm, on Sunday. The 22-year-old who arrived in Sweden with 62 winners to her credit won the points-based competition which is staged over five legs with a total of 48 points […]

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Japan’s Master Fencer ‘Refreshed And Energetic’ In Turf Gallop For Belmont Derby

Katsumi Yoshizawa’s homebred Master Fencer, trained by Koichi Tsunoda, competed in the two-thirds of the Triple Crown with a rail-rallying sixth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and a wide-rallying fifth in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, just a head shy of Tax for fourth. The Japanese-bred son of […]

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Rey De Oro, Kiseki Chasing Breeders’ Cup Berths in Takarazuka Kinen

Led by U. Carrot Farm’s 5-year-old 2017 Japanese Derby (G1) winner Rey de Oro (JPN) and rival Tatsue Ishikawa’s 5-year-old Kiseki (JPN), runner-up in last year’s Japan Cup (G1), a field of 12 has been entered for Sunday’s 60th running of the 1 3/8-mile, US$2.826 million Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse. The winner of […]

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Japan’s Deirdre Brings ‘Mixed Pedigree’ To Royal Ascot Meeting

As ever, there is a wealth of international flavor to the racing at Royal Ascot with Japanese, Australian, Singapore, American and New Zealand-trained horses all set to run at the meeting. Japanese interest comes from the classy Deirdre who represents trainer Mitsuru Hashida and is an intended runner in the G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes […]

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