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Brilliant Filly Almond Eye Tops Sunday’s ‘Win And You’re In’ Yasuda Kinen

Led by the brilliant 4-year-old filly Almond Eye (JPN), a five-time Group 1 winner and 2018 Japanese Horse of the Year, a field of 16 runners has been entered for Sunday’s one-mile, US$1.965 million Yasuda Kinen (G1) on turf at Tokyo Racecourse, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup […]

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Japanese Star Filly Almond Eye Proves Best In Dubai Turf

She arrived in Dubai with a huge reputation and Japan’s super filly Almond Eye proved herself on a world stage at Meydan when showing brilliant acceleration to win the US$6 million Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World. The Lord Kanaloa filly, trained by Sakae Kunieda to win all three legs of the Filly Triple Crown […]

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Saturnalia Remains Undefeated in Japan’s G1 Hopeful Stakes

On Friday in Japan, heavy favorite Saturnalia won his first G1 title in the Hopeful Stakes at Nakayama Racecourse, remaining undefeated in three career starts since debuting in June and┬ácoming off his latest victory in the Hagi Stakes in October. The son of legendary sprinter Lord Kanaloa is out of┬áCesario, winner of the Yushun Himba […]

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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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Buick Pilots First Japanese G1 Winner With Stelvio In Mile Championship

Fifth pick Stelvio captured his first G1 victory in this year’s Mile Championship at Kyoto Racecourse, defeating the defending champion Persian Knight by a head. Scoring two consecutive wins in his first two starts as a 2-year-old, the son of Lord Kanaloa was runner-up in the Saudi Arabia Royal Cup (G3) and the Asahi Hai […]

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Hong Kong International Races Have A Deepening Impact On Japanese Bloodstock

The 1990s was a defining period for the Japanese thoroughbred. It was the decade in which imported stallions like Sunday Silence, Tony Bin, and Northern Taste set Japan’s horses on the path to international prominence on the race track and in the breeding shed. As the progeny of these three stallions, especially the offspring of […]

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Just A Way Honored as Longines World’s Best Racehorse of 2014

2014 will be remembered as the year when the Longines World’s Best Racehorse was trained in Japan for the first time. Following on from the high ranking duo of Orfevre (JPN)[129] and crack sprinter Lord Kanaloa (JPN)[128] in 2013, Japan secured the top two rankings in the world courtesy of the wide margin Dubai Duty […]

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Japan’s July Sale Features First Frankel Foal Offered at Public Auction

The Japan Racing Horse Association (JHRA) has announced that 260 yearlings and 231 foals will be offered at the annual July Select Sale on Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15th at the Northern Horse Park near New Chitose Airport. The index is already available for access on the JHRA website, and the black-type catalogues […]

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Lord Kanaloa, Orfevre Earn 2013 JRA Awards

On January 7, Lord Kanaloa was announced as a double winner for the JRA Awards for 2013. Lord Kanaloa won both the Japan Racing Association’s Horse of the Year for 2013 and Best Sprinter or Miler award. Lord Kanaloa dominated the voting for the Horse of the Year award with 209 votes out of 280. […]

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