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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Moore Enjoys Six-Win Day In Tokyo Ahead Of Japan Cup

Top jockey Ryan Moore is in Japan this weekend for the Group 1 Japan Cup, and will ride Aidan O’Brien trainee Idaho in Sunday’s main event. Moore warmed up for Sunday with six victories on Saturday’s card at Tokyo Racecourse; according to the jockey only had eight mounts from 12 total races. “I’ve been lucky to […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Closes Season With Record Turnover

Hong Kong’s 2016/17 season closed out at Sha Tin Racecourse today, Sunday 16 July, with Time Warp’s impressive Sha Tin Mile Trophy victory played out before a crowd of 36,949 and season-long turnover hitting a new high of HK$117.4 billion (US$15.04 billion). Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said: “Our growth this year has […]

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Breeders’ Cup Challenge: Logotype Set To Defend Title In Tokyo’s Yasuda Kinen

Led by defending champion Logotype (JPN) and Hong Kong runners Contentment (AUS) and Beauty Only (IRE), a field of 18 is set for Sunday’s one-mile, US$1,931,130 Yasuda Kinen (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is […]

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Japan: Kitasan Black Honored As JRA Horse Of The Year

Kitasan Black drew 134 out of 291 votes to win The Japan Racing Association’s 2016 Horse of the Year based on an outstanding season that included victories in the Tenno Sho (Spring) and the Japan Cup. Maurice, who won three G1 titles, including two in Hong Kong, earned 90 votes to deny him a second […]

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Longines Hong Kong International Card Boasts 4.7 Percent Handle Increase

Records fell, new benchmarks were set and heroes were lauded at Sha Tin Racecourse Sunday, on an exemplary day of sport at the annual HK$83 million (about US$10.7 million) LONGINES Hong Kong International Races. “This was one of the most astonishing days of international racing we have seen in Hong Kong,” said Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, […]

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Maurice Proves Much The Best In Hong Kong Cup

Gifting his trainer Noriyuki Hori with the first foreign double on the Longines Hong Kong International card, 5-year-old Maurice swept past his rivals to win Sunday’s G1 HK Cup by three lengths at the line. Ridden by Ryan Moore, who earned his 20th G1 win of 2016, the son of Screen Hero stopped the clock […]

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‘The Best International Meeting We’ve Had’: Hong Kong Ready For Massive Sunday

The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s chief executive Winfried Englebrecht-Bresges is excited for a big Sunday of racing at Sha Tin Racecourse this weekend. The Longines Hong Kong International Races, a series of four turf contests, have long been promoted as a “unique meeting place for the world,” according to the South China Morning Post, and […]

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Maurice Dominates Tenno Sho Under Ryan Moore

Saturday’s Group 1 Tenno Sho (Autumn) at Tokyo Racecourse in Japan served as the first autumn start for 10-length winner of the Prix d’Ispahan (G1, 1,800m), A Shin Hikari, and Dubai Turf (G1, 1,800m) victor Reel Steel, while 2015 Horse of the Year Maurice was entered off a runner-up effort in the August Sapporo Kinen […]

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