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Could Belmont Run By Epicharis Be Start Of Something Big For NYRA?

The New York Racing Association hopes Epicharis’ participation in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday will help to usher in a new era of regular appearances by Japan-based horses in its major races. NYRA officials persuaded Epicharis’ connections to make the long journey from Japan by offering a $1-million bonus if their quest should […]

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‘The Future Looks Bright’: Epicharis’ Presence In Belmont A Win For NYRA

The passage of new legislation allowing Japanese racing fans to bet on international races, provided there is a Japanese contender, encouraged the New York Racing Association to offer a $1 million bonus to any Belmont Stakes winner originating in Japan. Epicharis traveled to New York specifically for the third jewel in the Triple Crown, and Ryota […]

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Rey De Oro Takes Japanese Derby To Give Lemaire, Fujisawa Oaks-Derby Double

Second favorite Rey de Oro, partnered with Christophe Lemaire, bested his 3-year-old opponents in the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) to avenge his fifth-place finish in the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) and to capture his first G1 and second graded victory. The son of King Kamehameha debuted in October last year and won his first […]

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Filly From First Crop Of Champion Golden Horn To Be Offered At JRHA Select Sale

Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) has announced 247 yearlings and 228 foals are cataloged for JRHA Select Sale on Monday July 10th and Tuesday July 11th at Northern Horse Park near New Chitose Airport. The index is already available on JRHA’s website as follows. http://www.jrha-selectsale.com/selectsale/catalogue.html Printed catalogs will be sent out by June 5. Japanese-bred […]

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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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Admire Lead Gives Late Sire Stay Gold Another G1 Win In Japan’s Victoria Mile

Four-year-old Admire Lead captured her first grade-race victory in this year’s Victoria Mile at Tokyo Racecourse after being sent off sixth favorite in a field of 17, putting away three G1 champions. The daughter of the late stallion Stay Gold registered two wins out of four starts in her debut season but was winless in […]

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Ireland, Japan Partner On ‘Win & You’re In’ For Irish Champion Stakes

The Japan Racing Association (JRA) and Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) have announced that the 10 furlong, Group 1 Osaka Hai on Sunday, April 2 at Hanshin Racecourse has been nominated as a ‘Win and You’re in’ race for the 2017 renewal of the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes. This is the first time that a winner from […]

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Satono Diamond Edges Kitasan Black in Japan’s Arima Kinen

Satono Diamond, race favorite and the only 3-year-old of the all-star field, captured Sunday’s Arima Kinen before a crowd of 98,626 at Nakayama racecourse in Japan, marking his second consecutive Grade 1 victory following his Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) triumph in October. The Deep Impact colt is the first 3-year-old since Gold Ship in […]

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Arc Proves Japan A Rich New Frontier For International Simulcasting

Horse racing fans in Japan bet approximately $40 million on Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe from France in Japan’s first imported simulcast since a new law went into effect this year. That bodes well for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup and, possibly, the 2017 Kentucky Derby. According to Paulick Report features editor Natalie Voss, who […]

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Three Japanese Group 1 Races Added To Breeders’ Cup Challenge Schedule

The Breeders’ Cup and the Japan Racing Association (JRA) announced today that three Japanese group one races have been added to the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series schedule, joining the G1 Takarazuka Kinen which has been a part of the “Win and You’re In” program since 2011. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series […]

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