Racing in Japan

Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » 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/status/949912718873567233
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:10 pm

Oooooooooooooh! :::excited:::
http://www.hochi.co.jp/horserace/20180109-OHT1T50115.html
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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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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:50 am

-- 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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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:13 am

-- 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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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:33 am

-- 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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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby Miss Woodford » 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.
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » 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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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby carole » 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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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby Starine » 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.
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » 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
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