Field Of Fifteen Set For Sunday’s Japan Cup At Tokyo

Fifteen horses, including only two raiders from abroad and one from local-government-sponsored NAR racing, will take on the 2,400-meter Japan Cut at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday, Nov. 25. The foreign hopefuls are both grays, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish-bred Capri, a 4-year-old Galileo colt who captured the Irish Derby and the St. Leger last year and […]

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Capri, Thundering Blue Lead International Contingent In Sunday’s Japan Cup

The two foreign contenders for this year’s Grade 1 Japan Cup, Capri (Ireland) and Thundering Blue (UK), arrived safely at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture late Wednesday. Both horses were then transported to the quarantine facilities at the JRA Horseracing School Quarantine Center, where they arrived at 7:43 p.m., completing about a 24-hour journey […]

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Dual Classic Hero Capri Entered In Sunday’s Alleged Stakes At Naas

Last year’s dual Classic hero Capri is the star name among 10 entries for the Bookmakers Alleged Stakes at Naas on Sunday. The four-year-old landed both the Irish Derby at the Curragh and the St Leger at Doncaster for Aidan O’Brien, but was disappointing when down the field in the Prix de l’Arc de […]

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O’Brien Has Team Of Seven Runners To Face Enable In Arc de Triomphe

Aidan O’Brien has a team of seven to chose from for next Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly. While opposition to John Gosden’s filly Enable appears thin on the ground, O’Brien seems intent on giving himself the strongest possibility of following up last year’s success with Found. Among his classy septet are last […]

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Capri’s St Leger Win A First For Moore, 18th G1 For O’Brien In 2017

Despite jockey Ryan Moore’s international success, he had never won the Group 1 William Hill St Leger at Doncaster. That changed on Saturday when Moore piloted Irish Derby winner Capri to a half-length victory over Crystal Ocean and Stradivarius, a win which also gave trainer Aidan O’Brien his 18th G1 win of 2017. “He’s a […]

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O’Brien Again: Capri Gives Trainer 12th Victory In Irish Derby

Aidan O’Brien notched a 12th win in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby as perceived stable second-string Capri claimed the Curragh Classic. All eyes were on stablemate and 2-1 favourite Wings Of Eagles, who was bidding to complete a Derby double following his Epsom victory last month and was the choice of Ryan Moore. The […]

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