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Tapi Sioux Takes On Japan’s Serein In Search Of Oaks Points In Thursday’s UAE Oaks

Runners in Thursday’s classic $250,000 UAE Oaks (G3) in Dubai are vying for ‘top local filly’ bragging rights, as well as 85 (50 to the winner) qualifying points for the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) and a spot in the gate for the $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2). In such, many will have a first […]

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California Chrome Has Minor Bout Of Enteritis In Japan

The start of California Chrome’s stud career in Japan saw a speed bump recently when he came down with a minor case of enteritis – an inflammation of the small intestine – but the two-time Horse of the Year is recovering well, according to his new owner. The announcement was made Wednesday on the social […]

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‘Like A Dream Journey’: Japanese-Trained Serein Targeting Kentucky Oaks Points In Dubai

Promising Japanese 3-year-old filly Serein has made the ambitious move from her home base to Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse and is zeroing in on the Group 3 $250,000 UAE Oaks next Thursday, Feb. 20. A daughter of champion Uncle Mo and G1 winner Tiz Miz Sue, the Mikio Matsunaga-trained Kentucky-bred exits a gritty victory in the […]

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What Is Equine Coronavirus?

Originally found in foals, equine coronavirus has begun affecting adult horses, resulting in more than 12 outbreaks across the world in the last five years. Originally diagnosed in 2009 in adult horses at a remote racetrack in Hokkaido, Japan, affected horses presented with fevers and some had diarrhea. Stateside in 2011, the University of California-Davis […]

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Global Reach: 2020 Stud Fees For Notable North American Runners Standing Abroad

The eyes of North American Thoroughbred fans and breeders are on the international stallion markets as much as they’ve ever been, with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, and likely Eclipse Award winner Bricks and Mortar all set to stand in Japan for the 2020 breeding season. Foreign interest […]

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Cox Plate Winner Lys Gracieux Dominates Arima Kinen; Almond Eye Ninth

Second pick Lys Gracieux claimed this year’s Arima Kinen following the Takarazuka Kinen in spring to become the 14th horse and the first mare to dominate both Grand Prix races (10th horse to win both races in the same year). The Heart’s Cry mare, who registered her first G1 title in last year’s Queen Elizabeth […]

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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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