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‘Deep Impact Memorial’: Sunday’s Japan Cup Named In Honor Of Late Champion

Tokyo Racecourse hosts the 39th running of the Grade 1 Japan Cup on Sunday, Nov. 24. The Japan Cup has long been a festival of international color, with foreign raiders flying in to take on the home team and fans flocking to see the big-name racing champions, both human and equine, from around the world. […]

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Rey De Oro, Kiseki Chasing Breeders’ Cup Berths in Takarazuka Kinen

Led by U. Carrot Farm’s 5-year-old 2017 Japanese Derby (G1) winner Rey de Oro (JPN) and rival Tatsue Ishikawa’s 5-year-old Kiseki (JPN), runner-up in last year’s Japan Cup (G1), a field of 12 has been entered for Sunday’s 60th running of the 1 3/8-mile, US$2.826 million Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse. The winner of […]

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Almond Eye Unanimously Voted To Horse Of The Year Title In Japan

The Japan Racing Association will present its 2018 Horse of the Year title to Almond Eye, who was the unanimous selection on all 276 ballots after an outstanding year in which she dominated the fillies’ Triple Crown and the Japan Cup against older male rivals. Winning all five of her starts in 2018, the star […]

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Sophomore Blast Onepiece Surprises Elder Rivals In Japan’s ‘All-Star’ Arima Kinen

Blast Onepiece, the only 3-year-old in the field, beat his senior rivals in Sunday’s Arima Kinen to claim his first G1 title before a cheering crowd of over 100,000 fans at Nakayama Racecourse. Those fans wagered over $393 million on just the Arima Kinen race. Established in 1956 under the name “Nakayama Grand Prix,” the race […]

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Cheval Grand Upsets Japan Cup Under Australian Hugh Bowman

Fifth choice in the wagering, Cheval Grand captured his first G1 victory in this year’s Japan Cup where he deprived race favorite Kitasan Black from a back-to-back win. Debuting at the age of two, the slow developer was foreign to Triple Crown starts but began to show potential from the latter half of his three-year-old […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Appreciating The ‘Horse In Motion’

Neither the victory of Lady Eli (by Divine Park) in the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita nor that of Rey de Oro (King Kamehameha) in the G1 Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) was quite a squeaker. Each won by three-quarters of a length, and both these top-class winners and all of racing are beneficiaries […]

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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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