Racing in Japan

Re: Racing in Japan

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:30 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:Posted today to Twitter... Mr Black was very, very fortunate to overcome some trouble at the start of the Tenno Sho. Gate malfunction, or did he break early & then get nearly hit by it? Either way, one lucky boy (two if you count Yutaka Take!)... :shock:

https://twitter.com/NW8626/status/924929757749198848


Wow, that's one nasty break. He was lucky, indeed, both at the gate and moments afterwards when he collided with the other horse.
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:47 am

Kurenai, thank you so much for posting the link to "Global Impact - The Rice Of the Japanese Thoroughbred." What a wonderful treat it was to watch it. We here in the U.S., birthplace of Sunday Silence, could benefit greatly by adopting some of the Japanese methods of raising and training our Thoroughbreds, and of managing our racing industry. I am so impressed with how the JRA manages racing and betting, and with the huge interest the Japanese people have in the sport. It's heartbreaking to me to see the decline in our sport as no one in the industry here has stepped up to do even half of what JRA does for Japanese racing.
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby Kurenai » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:40 am

I admire the whole racing product in Japan and I 100% agree with you. Glad you liked it as much as I did!
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:04 pm

G‏ @LongBallToNoOne 17h 17 hours ago

G1 2200m Queen Elizabeth Cup at Kyoto on Sunday worth ¥200,480,000

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So many favorites, but I'm going to go with Lys Gracieux since she gets a 2kg allowance. :mrgreen:
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:38 pm

G‏ @LongBallToNoOne
8h 8 hours ago

KITASAN BLACK 11 days out from mayhem #JapanCup

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Sebastian Hahn‏ @SebHahn
11h 11 hours ago

Guignol (GER) and Iquitos (GER) enjoying there first steps in Japan! @HorseRacing_JPN #japancup

http://www.pedigreequery.com/guignol5
http://www.pedigreequery.com/iquitos7
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Also... apparently the JRA has commissioned a robot horse to promote the Japan Cup...
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The horse is a robot clone of 2009 G1 February Stakes winner SUCCESS BROKEN (Symboli Kris S) who is now a JRA clerk horse, show jumper etc

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/930731732331929600
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby Starine » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:21 pm

Guignol and Iquitos are lovely horses and it's exciting to see them run outside their native Germany. Although I'm probably one of the few who prefers Guignol. ;)
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby nikita » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:50 am

Starine wrote:Guignol and Iquitos are lovely horses and it's exciting to see them run outside their native Germany. Although I'm probably one of the few who prefers Guignol. ;)


Well, then I'll join you in the 'club of the few'. 8-) I really love Guignol's pedigree and a good run in Japan would give a boost to his value as a stallion later on.

Besides his pedigree, he seems like a sweet character -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJwJNOMgOt0
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby Kurenai » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:10 am

Funnily enough, I know Guignol's trainer from way back when I used to work/help out at the track (grooming, hot walking, riding etc) and he was a jockey in Austria (under trainer Gerard Martin). Hard to believe that was 25 years ago already. :shock: Guess I kinda have to root for him, although (to be honest) I don't think he'll win this. However, nice to see them try!
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:43 pm

Here's another of the popular Guignol (GER) :mrgreen:
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source: https://twitter.com/SebHahn/status/931054777298976775
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby Starine » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:54 pm

Thanks for the video and photo of Guignol. I too am a fan of his pedigree. But I wouldn't be unhappy to see Iquitos triumph either.
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