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lurkey mclurker
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:14 pm

*sniff* Kitasan Black's retirement ceremony... They gave him a fly-by (gallop-by?). (I'm not crying, you're crying :lol: )

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short clip: https://twitter.com/occhotan/status/949909747985145856

longer clip: https://twitter.com/hydrogen321daaa/sta ... 8873567233
lurkey mclurker
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Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:10 pm

Oooooooooooooh! :::excited:::
http://www.hochi.co.jp/horserace/201801 ... 50115.html
Jess Samy @Frankel1313
19h 19 hours ago

SOUL STIRRING to run at ROYAL ASCOT this year and then after that the Breeders Cup (likely turf or F&M) at Churchill Downs. @LongBallToNoOne

She is going to start her 2018 campaign in Gr1 Victoria Mile in May.
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tachyon
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-- from Japanracing.jp

''Winners of the 2017 JRA Awards announced''

http://japanracing.jp/_news2018/180110.html -- champions' profiles, stats, connectios' comments, race videos, etc


-- Horse of the Year and Best Older Colt or Horse:

Kitasan Black(JPN) 2012H. Black Tide(JPN) x Sugar Heart(JPN) by Sakura Bakushin O(JPN)
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Wins / Starts in 2017 : 4 / 6
Osaka Hai (G1), Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1), Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1), Arima Kinen (Grand Prix) (G1)

-- Horse of the Year: Total Votes 290
1 Kitasan Black(JPN) 287
2 Oju Chosan(JPN) 3

-- Best Older Colt or Horse: Total Votes 290
1 Kitasan Black(JPN) 290 (unanimous)
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-- Best Two-Year-Old Colt:

Danon Premium(JPN) 2017C. Deep Impact(JPN) x Indiana Gal(IRE) by Intikhab(USA)
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1 Danon Premium(JPN) 275
2 Time Flyer(JPN) 13
3 Le Vent Se Leve(JPN) 1
3 Wagnerian(JPN) 1


-- Best Two-Year-Old Filly:

Lucky Lilac(JPN) 2015F. Orfevre(JPN) x Lilacs and Lace(USA) by Flower Alley(USA)
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1 Lucky Lilac(JPN) 290 (unanimous)


-- Best Three-Year-Old Colt:

Rey de Oro(JPN) 2014C. King Kamehameha(JPN) x La Dorada(JPN) by Symboli Kris S(USA)
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1 Rey de Oro(JPN) 289
2 Kiseki(JPN) 1


-- Best Three-Year-Old Filly:

Soul Stirring(JPN) 2014F. Frankel(GB) x Stacelita(FR) by Monsun(GER)
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1 Soul Stirring(JPN) 162
2 Mozu Katchan(JPN) 120
3 Aerolithe(JPN) 4
4 Deirdre(JPN) 3
5 Reine Minoru(JPN) 1
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-- Best Older Filly or Mare:

Vivlos(JPN) 2013F. Deep Impact(JPN) x Halwa Sweet(JPN) by Machiavellian(USA)
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1 Vivlos(JPN) 194
2 Admire Lead(JPN) 49
3 None 42
4 Crocosmia(JPN) 2
4 Mikki Queen(JPN) 2
6 Let's Go Donki(JPN) 1


-- Best Sprinter or Miler:

Red Falx(JPN) 2011H. Swept Overboard(USA) x Vermouth(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA)
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1 Red Falx(JPN) 264
2 Persian Knight(JPN) 16
3 None 6
4 Admire Lead(JPN) 2
5 Isla Bonita(JPN) 1
5 Seiun Kosei(JPN) 1


-- Best Dirt Horse:

Gold Dream(JPN) 2013C. Gold Allure(JPN) x Mon Vert(JPN) by French Deputy(USA)
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1 Gold Dream(JPN) 261
2 Copano Rickey(JPN) 28
3 Sound True(JPN) 1


-- Best Steeplechase Horse:

Oju Chosan(JPN) 2011H. Stay Gold(JPN) x Shadow Silhouette(JPN) x Symboli Kris S(USA)
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1 Oju Chosan(JPN) 289
2 None 1 <--- :roll:
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Miss Woodford
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Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:40 pm

A steeplechaser got HOY votes and there was only one abstention in the Steeplechase category. If only our Eclipse voters cared that much about the division.
tachyon
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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:48 am

Miss Woodford wrote:A steeplechaser got HOY votes and there was only one abstention in the Steeplechase category. If only our Eclipse voters cared that much about the division.
I suspect that steeplechase races are more popular in Japan than in North America.
But it's very very rare that a steeplechaser gets HOY votes. (I had never seen like this before...)
Oju Chosan(JPN) is a real-star jumper who accomplished an unprecedented four consecutive Jump-G1 victories.
His latest performance against archrival Up to Date(JPN) in the Nakayama Daishogai with a new record time was especially moving as he had suffered a chip fracture in Spring.
If he gets another G1 win or two this year, he may become the second steeplechaser in JRA history to be inducted into the Japanese Hall of Fame, the first and the only Hall of Famer being Grand Marchs(JPN) 1969H.

-- replay of Nakayama Daishogai J-G1 4100m at Nakayama, Dec 23 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKm4Yr40_LQ
1st. Oju Chosan (#6)
2nd. Up to Date (#7)
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:11 am

tachyon wrote:
Miss Woodford wrote:A steeplechaser got HOY votes and there was only one abstention in the Steeplechase category. If only our Eclipse voters cared that much about the division.
I suspect that steeplechase races are more popular in Japan than in North America.
But it's very very rare that a steeplechaser gets HOY votes. (I had never seen like this before...)
Oju Chosan(JPN) is a real-star jumper who accomplished an unprecedented four consecutive Jump-G1 victories.
His latest performance against archrival Up to Date(JPN) in the Nakayama Daishogai with a new record time was especially moving as he had suffered a chip fracture in Spring.
If he gets another G1 win or two this year, he may become the second steeplechaser in JRA history to be inducted into the Japanese Hall of Fame, the first and the only Hall of Famer being Grand Marchs(JPN) 1969H.

-- replay of Nakayama Daishogai J-G1 4100m at Nakayama, Dec 23 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKm4Yr40_LQ
1st. Oju Chosan (#6)
2nd. Up to Date (#7)
Wow Steeplechasing in Japan looks SO different to steeplechasing in the UK!
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:34 pm

That was fun to watch. Felt bad for Up To Date though; he ran too good to lose.
tachyon
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:04 am

Here are most recent picks and a video of the JRA 2017 champion 3yo filly ;)

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-- video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5lM5rWUzMY
at Shadai's Yamamoto Training Center, Jan 6th 2018
tachyon
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:49 am

tachyon wrote:''THE GLORY OF QUEENS''

JRA released the result of its fans voting for ''who is your best filly or mare?''.
Here's the list of the most popular fillies or mares of all time (since 1980s) in Japan.



13th. North Flight(JPN) 1990 (Tony Bin)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000229403/
North Flight(JPN) died of heart failure at Taihoku Bokujo (Farm) where she had been pensioned at the age of 28 on Jan 22nd 2018. :(
She won both the Yasuda Kinen and the Mile Championship in 1994.
RIP great miler.

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Yasuda Kinen(G1) 1994

-- replay of the Mile Championship (G1) 1600m turf at Kyoto 1994
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI_UlqhsehA
1st. (#9) North Flight(JPN) F4
2nd. (#12) Sakura Bakushin O(JPN) H5
lurkey mclurker
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:57 pm

Glad she got to enjoy retirement and reached the ripe age of 28. RIP old girl. <3
tachyon
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Japanese horses who have received invitations to Dubai World Cup day (as of Feb 3rd 2018):

-- Dubai World Cup

Gold Dream(JPN) (Gold Allure) H5


-- Sheema Classic

Rey de Oro(JPN) (King Kamehameha) C4
Satono Crown(JPN) (Marju) H6
Cheval Grand(JPN) (Heart's Cry) H6

-- Dubai Turf

Vivlos(JPN) (Deep Impact) M5
Neo Realism(JPN) (Neo Universe) H7

-- Al Quoz Sprint

Let's Go Donki(JPN) (King Kamehameha) M6

-- UAE Derby

Don Fortis(JPN) (Henny Hughes) C3

-- Godolphin Mile

Kafuji Take(JPN) (Precise End) H5

-- Gold Cup

Fame Game(JPN) (Heart's Cry) G7
tachyon
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:26 am

Filip Minarik won his first race in JRA!

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-- replay of Tokyo 1R 1400m dirt on Feb 11th 2018
http://jra.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/ ... 1801050501
1st. (#6) Win Medium(JPN) F3 (Henny Hughes)

-- interview on Filip Minarik
http://jra.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/ ... 801050501w

Minarik will pick up the mount on Sound True(JPN) in the G1 February Stakes next week.
lurkey mclurker
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:45 pm

He got a Turfy, too! :lol:

(why no I have not been seriously considering buying that Hello Kitty Kitasan Black. not at all. :mrgreen: )
tachyon
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:59 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:He got a Turfy, too! :lol:

(why no I have not been seriously considering buying that Hello Kitty Kitasan Black. not at all. :mrgreen: )
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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tachyon
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:46 am

tachyon wrote:Japanese horses who have received invitations to Dubai World Cup day (as of Feb 3rd 2018):

-- Dubai World Cup

Gold Dream(JPN) (Gold Allure) H5


-- Sheema Classic

Rey de Oro(JPN) (King Kamehameha) C4
Satono Crown(JPN) (Marju) H6
Cheval Grand(JPN) (Heart's Cry) H6

-- Dubai Turf

Vivlos(JPN) (Deep Impact) M5
Neo Realism(JPN) (Neo Universe) H7

-- Al Quoz Sprint

Let's Go Donki(JPN) (King Kamehameha) M6

-- UAE Derby

Don Fortis(JPN) (Henny Hughes) C3

-- Godolphin Mile

Kafuji Take(JPN) (Precise End) H5

-- Gold Cup

Fame Game(JPN) (Heart's Cry) G7
Real Steel(JPN) (Deep Impact) H6 has also accepted the invitation for the Dubai Turf.
Frankie Dettori has been booked to ride him.

Rey de Oro(JPN) is on course for the Dubai Sheema Classic.
Christophe Lemaire, who was suspended for the G2 Kyoto Kinen and was replaced by Dario Vargiu, will be back in the irons in Dubai.
tachyon
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:07 am

2017 Japanese dirt champion Gold Dream(JPN) has officially been withdrawn from the Dubai World Cup. :(
tachyon
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:42 am

Probable starters from Japan for the DWC Day (as of Feb 28th)

-- Sheema Classic:
Mozu Katchan(JPN) (Harbinger) F4
Rey de Oro(JPN) (King Kamehameha) C4
Satono Crown(JPN) (Marju) H6

-- Turf:
Crocosmia(JPN) (Stay Gold) M5
Deidre(JPN) (Harbinger) F4
Neo Realism(JPN) (Neo Universe) H7
Real Steel(JPN) (Deep Impact) H6
Vivlos(JPN) (Deep Impact) M5

-- Golden Shaheen:
Dios Corrida(JPN) (Kane Hekili) C4
tachyon
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tachyon wrote:Probable starters from Japan for the DWC Day (as of Feb 28th)

-- Sheema Classic:
Mozu Katchan(JPN) (Harbinger) F4
Rey de Oro(JPN) (King Kamehameha) C4
Satono Crown(JPN) (Marju) H6

-- Turf:
Crocosmia(JPN) (Stay Gold) M5
Deidre(JPN) (Harbinger) F4
Neo Realism(JPN) (Neo Universe) H7
Real Steel(JPN) (Deep Impact) H6
Vivlos(JPN) (Deep Impact) M5

-- Golden Shaheen:
Dios Corrida(JPN) (Kane Hekili) C4
-- Dubai World Cup:
Awardee(JPN) (Jungle Pocket 1/2 to Lani) H8
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