japanese racing

Master Fencer Cleared By Vets After Stumble In Wednesday’s Work

Katsumi Yoshizawa’s homebred Master Fencer, trained by Koichi Tsunoda, was in good order on Thursday morning at his Belmont barn, where he continues to prepare for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. The Japanese-bred son of Just a Way stumbled slightly during his five-furlong breeze on Wednesday morning under training assistant […]

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Master Fencer ‘Culmination Of One Man’s Dream’

When the field goes to the post for the Kentucky Derby, Master Fencer will be the first Japanese-bred horse to make his start in the Run for the Roses. For owner Katsumi Yoshizawa, the event will be a new achievement for a formidable stable. Kate Hunter, the Japan-based representative for Breeders’ Cup, Keeneland, the Kentucky […]

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Top Japanese Sire Deep Impact Sidelined For Remainder Of Breeding Season

Deep Impact, Japan’s perennial top sire, will be rested for the remainder of the 2019 breeding season due to recurring neck pain, Racing Post reports. The 17-year-old son of Sunday Silence has been Japan’s leading sire by progeny earnings every year since 2012. He resides at Shadai Stallion Station on the northern Japanese island of […]

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Pegasus World Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: From Japan, With Betting?

Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park offers dual storylines, thanks to the addition of the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational. In today’s edition of the Pegasus World Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the field for the turf, which includes a couple of international entries, one in particular that could have […]

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Filly Superstar Almond Eye Takes Japan Cup In Record Time

Getting a perfect trip under jockey Christophe Lemaire, Japanese filly Triple Crown winner Almond Eye dominated her male rivals in the 38th Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse as the 2-5 favorite on Sunday, winning the Group 1 race in record-setting time of 2:20.60 for 2,400 meters (about 1 1/2 miles) on firm turf. Pacesetter Kiseki […]

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Classic-Placed Lani Retired To Arrow Stud In Japan

Globetrotting Lani, who captured the 2016 G2 U.A.E. Derby and finished third in the G1 Belmont Stakes, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Arrow Stud in Japan, according to the Thoroughbred Daily News. The 4-year-old son of Tapit began his career in Japan, winning two of four starts […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: The Race To The Breeding Shed

There was a time, not so long ago, that sporting men and women would breed Thoroughbreds to race them. Today, it seems, we have more business people who race to breed. With the 2017 Triple Crown in the books – and three different horses winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont for the ninth time […]

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NYRA Again Extends $1 Million Bonus For Japan-Based 2018 Belmont Winner

In 2018, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will again offer a $1 million bonus to the connections of any Japan-based horse who wins the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. NYRA officials made the announcement Friday. The $1 million bonus is being offered for the first time in 2017 […]

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Soul Stirring Es La Primera Ganadora Clásica Para Frankel

La favorita Soul Stirring (Frankel – Stacelita) aprovechó la condición firme de la pista de grama para ganar por 1 3/4 cuerpos la Yushun Himba (G1) (Oaks Japonesas). Reivindicándose de un tercer lugar en la Oka Sho (1000 Guineas Japonesas), donde no pudo mostrar su mejor forma en una pista suave, la Campeona Dosañera de […]

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Soul Stirring Becomes First Classic Winner For Sire Frankel

Race favorite Soul Stirring (Frankel – Stacelita) took advantage of the firm track condition as she powered to a 1 3/4-length victory in the Group 1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks). Bouncing back from a third-place finish in the Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas), in which she failed to show her best over soft going, the 2016 […]

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