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Field Taking Shape for Japan Cup

Over the past 33 years, the Japan Cup has enjoyed the participation of 66 runners from North America, 132 from Europe, 25 from Oceania and five from Asia since its inaugural running as JRA’s first international G1 event in 1981. This year’s 34th running will feature three foreign entrants, including last year’s Irish Derby (G1, […]

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One and Only Denies Favored Isla Bonita in Japanese Derby

Third favorite One and Only, partnered with jockey Norihiro Yokoyama, captured the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) before a crowd of nearly 140,000 people on Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse, winning a stretch duel with Isla Bonita, who was aiming to capture the second leg of the Triple Crown following his win in the Satsuki Sho (Japanese […]

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