Racing in Japan

Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:42 pm

Wow! :mrgreen:

G @LongBallToNoOne
31m 31 minutes ago

Tear down the grandstand!

Amazing scenes as legend Yutaka Take wins Hanshin Race 1 on 3yo filly GOUIN (Orfevre) Trained by his little brother, ex G1 winning jockey Koshiro Take (39).

Koshiro's first ever runner as a JRA Trainer #winner #congratulations #scenes


replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyeTP-WJ_ZQ
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:34 pm

I can see the family resemblance...and not just between Yutaka and Koshira. Gouin has got her dad's big ol' red head. :P ;)
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:22 am

She got his Barbie-locks in the same shade of flaxen, too (you can see it in the replay) :lol:
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:02 am

I'm very happy for the brothers Yutaka & Koshiro Take. :D

They are from one of the most celebrated racing families in Japan.
Their father Kunihiko Take (generally known as ''Ta-ke-ku-ni' in our days in Kansai area) was a top jockey called the ''Magician of the Turf'' or the ''Master'' with his cool and graceful riding style.
(I was a big fan of Kunihiko Take. To me, he was like a ''Jerry Bailey'' in Japan)
Kunihiko Take passed away in 2016.

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Kunihiko Take (jockey) as he won the Arima Kinen with Tosho Boy(JPN) in 1976

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Yutaka Take 17yo (right) & koshiro Take 8yo (left)

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Kunihiko (trainer) (left), Koshiro (center) & Yutaka Take (right)
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:07 pm

tachyon wrote:-- 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)




Lucky Lilac(JPN) has made a winning sophomore debut in the G2 Tulip Sho 1600m turf at Hanshin on March 3rd 2018, extending her unbeaten record to 4 for 4.
She will definitely be sent off the favorite in the G1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guneas) in April, as she looks even bigger and stronger than last year.

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnzT_ReB_DY
1st. (#5) Lucky Lilac(JPN) (Orfevre x Lilacs and Lace, by Flower Alley)
2nd. (#4) Mau Lea(JPN) (Deep Impact x Buy the Cat, by Storm Cat)
3rd.(9) Lily Noble(JPN) (Rulership x Pure Chaplet, by Kurofune)
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:05 pm

That was a strong Tulip Sho field, I'm so happy for Lucky Lilac!!!

And thanks for adding to the story about the Take family, tachyon. It makes their achievements, and the photo of them together with their father, even more special. <3
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:35 pm

Also it's been awhile since I've cooed over how adorable Reine Minoru and her groom are... <3
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:53 am

Woohoo Danon Premium with an authoritative win in the Yayoi Sho!!!! Wagnerian very close, I think second, coming on very strongly at the finish. :mrgreen:
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:53 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:Woohoo Danon Premium with an authoritative win in the Yayoi Sho!!!! Wagnerian very close, I think second, coming on very strongly at the finish. :mrgreen:


tachyon wrote:-- 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


-- replay of the G2 Yoyoi Sho 2000m turf at Nakayaka on March 4th 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1x_4yk7VM
1st. (#9) Danon Premium(JPN) (Deep Impact x Indiana Gal, by Intikhab)
2nd. (#8) Wagnerian(JPN) (Deep Impact x Miss Encore, by King Kamehameha)
3rd. (#3) Gendarme(USA) (Kitten's Joy x Believe, by Sunday Silence)


Now this is the first time in JRA history both undefeated-juvenile-champions (filly & colt) win their sophomore debut races and remain undefeated heading to the first leg of their Classic races, respectively!
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:32 am

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


-- Golden Shageen:
Dios Corrida(JPN) (KaneHekili) C4
Matera Sky(JPN) (Speights Town) C4


-- UAE Derby:
Ruggero(JPN) (Kinshasa no Kiseki) C3
Taiki Ferveur(JPN) (Furioso) C3


-- Godolphin Mile:
Akito Crescent(JPN) (War Emblem) H6 :D :D
Adirato(JPN) (Rulership) C4
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