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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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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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Fans’ Choice Arima Kinen Led By Cheval Grand, Satono Diamond, Rey De Oro

This Sunday, Dec. 23, showcases Japan’s last Grade 1 of the year for older horses – the Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix) — and it’s a doozy, with the country’s top three money earners in the lineup – Cheval Grand, Satono Diamond, and Rey de Oro (who was also the fans’ top pick). This year, […]

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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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Fan-Favorite Field Of 16 Will Line Up On Christmas Eve In Japan’s Arima Kinen

Nakayama Racecourse east of Tokyo hosts the year’s grand finale this Sunday on Christmas Eve. No longer the last day of racing, the day of the Grade 1 Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix) is still the yearend’s biggest event, with much of its field chosen by fan ballot and a first-place prize that matches the […]

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International Campaign Being Considered For Japan Cup Hero Cheval Grand

Japan Cup winner Cheval Grand may take his Group 1-winning act on the road as part of an international campaign in 2018. The Racing Post reports that the 5-year-old son of Heart’s Cry may start next season in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan. Trainer Yasuo Tomomichi also indicated that Cheval Grand may stay home and […]

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Japan Cup Victory, Winx Help Hugh Bowman Earn Longines World’s Best Jockey Award

After leading most of the year, and thanks in part to his remarkable success with Winx, Hugh Bowman has taken the title of 2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey. It is the first time the Australian jockey has won the award, which he secured with his victory in Sunday’s Japan Cup in association with Longines. Bowman […]

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Cheval Grand Upsets Japan Cup Under Australian Hugh Bowman

Fifth choice in the wagering, Cheval Grand captured his first G1 victory in this year’s Japan Cup where he deprived race favorite Kitasan Black from a back-to-back win. Debuting at the age of two, the slow developer was foreign to Triple Crown starts but began to show potential from the latter half of his three-year-old […]

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Japanese ‘Dream Race’ Features Fan-Chosen Horses In Dec. 25 Arima Kinen

The countdown has begun, to not only the New Year, but also to one of the biggest days in the Japanese horseracing calendar: the 61st Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix) will be staged on Sunday, Dec. 25 at Nakayama Racecourse in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo. Each year, a fan vote decides which horses will enter […]

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