Hong Kong Racing

Re: Hong Kong Racing

Postby Starine » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:11 am

Maurice is the real deal. I really hope his connections take him to Europe next season for a tilt at some of the mile classics.
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Re: Hong Kong Racing

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:27 am

Agreed. I'd love to see him at Ascot.
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Re: Hong Kong Racing

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:42 am

My my my...Ashin Hakari just pulled a Presious Passion on that international field. :lol:
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Re: Hong Kong Racing

Postby tachyon » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:14 am

Starine wrote:Maurice is the real deal. I really hope his connections take him to Europe next season for a tilt at some of the mile classics.


What a great win by Maurice (Screen Hero)! :D
I didn't think that he was 100% today.
I strongly hope that he, 6 for 6 this year including 3 G1 wins, will be voted the Japanese Horse of the Year 2015!
No Europeans could have beaten him on a Japanese racecourse this year.
I guess that he is the best Japanese mile-specialist since the Sunday Silence son Hat Trick.
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Re: Hong Kong Racing

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:02 pm

Anybody have a replay of the Cup? *wanders off to google*

ETA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7QkRMOxkYU

Wow, he's eight wins from ten starts. You can trace the trajectory of more challenging races, up through G3 & G2 to international... wonder if he & Maurice will meet back in Japan? :mrgreen:

Tachyon or Uma, do you know if Deep Impact has other winning grey sons (aside from Danon Platina, I mean)? I had to go look up the pedigree because he wasn't a bay, LOL...
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Re: Hong Kong Racing

Postby Starine » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:32 pm

tachyon wrote:
Starine wrote:Maurice is the real deal. I really hope his connections take him to Europe next season for a tilt at some of the mile classics.


What a great win by Maurice (Screen Hero)! :D
I didn't think that he was 100% today.
I strongly hope that he, 6 for 6 this year including 3 G1 wins, will be voted the Japanese Horse of the Year 2015!
No Europeans could have beaten him on a Japanese racecourse this year.
I guess that he is the best Japanese mile-specialist since the Sunday Silence son Hat Trick.


I think you are right. ;)

As impressive as the Hong Kong win was, [jockey Ryan] Moore said it was not the colt's best effort. "He was slightly more impressive on the day" in winning the Mile Championship in Kyoto, Moore said, pointing out Maurice had shipped outside Japan for the first time for Sunday's race.
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Re: Hong Kong Racing

Postby dustino140 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:10 am

I do wish racing could figure out a way to promote more cross-continent shipping and racing, but I guess it's a pretty difficult ask the trainers and horses. It just seems that days like the HKIR, Breeders' Cup, World Cup, etc. are great for everyone. Big crowds, lots of attention, huge purses and great fields.

Of course I realize shipping a horse to/from Hong Kong, Dubai, Japan, Australia, Britain and the US isn't the equivalent of shipping a horse from Kentucky to New York, and I also realize seasons are very real in some jurisdictions (not everyone contests a year-round calendar). However, seeing horses like Highland Reel (8 starts - 2 France, 2 Ireland, 1 England, 1 USA, 1 Australia, 1 Hong Kong) perform at a high level all over the globe show it's not impossible.

Granted, being an American, I realize our very best turf horses are the only ones that would be competitive on the global level and even then the results are suspect. I'd love to see Lady Eli make it back in good form and try an international race. I also wouldn't mind seeing Tepin try something, just because she became a buzzsaw last year. On other side, there really aren't any males that ran in 2015 that I'd have wanted to see elsewhere.
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Re: Hong Kong Racing

Postby tachyon » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:58 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:wonder if he & Maurice will meet back in Japan? :mrgreen:


I sure hope both A Shin Hikari and Maurice will run in the Dubai Duty Free next year. :lol:
Deep Impact has sired 15 winners that are grey so far, by the way.
Here below is the list of his grey winners:
http://www.jbis.or.jp/horse/sire/000074 ... 7&items=20
Click on each horse name on the left. Then you will find his/her alphabetical name.

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エイシンヒカリ A Shin Hikari
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Re: Hong Kong Racing

Postby uma_nosuke » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:45 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:Anybody have a replay of the Cup? *wanders off to google*

ETA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7QkRMOxkYU

Wow, he's eight wins from ten starts. You can trace the trajectory of more challenging races, up through G3 & G2 to international... wonder if he & Maurice will meet back in Japan? :mrgreen:

Tachyon or Uma, do you know if Deep Impact has other winning grey sons (aside from Danon Platina, I mean)? I had to go look up the pedigree because he wasn't a bay, LOL...



'Grey' is a good point to note. For example, Unbridled's Song's mares bred to Deep Impact are turning out to be a great success, a fact to which some Japanese bloodstock critics are referring now.
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Re: Hong Kong Racing

Postby Man o Taz » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:56 am

Does anyone know what happened to TVG's coverage?
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