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Squeaky
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Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:38 pm

Thank you. Unfortunately, I could not get video to play.
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Squeaky
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Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:55 pm

Thank you! He was closing fast and galloped our past the winner. Any idea when/ where he’ll run next?
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Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:09 pm

Squeaky wrote:Thank you! He was closing fast and galloped our past the winner. Any idea when/ where he’ll run next?
At this time it's not clear. I'm not sure if they're going to prep him and bring him over for the Belmont or keep him home with a possible campaign towards the BC.
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Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:15 pm

tachyon wrote:
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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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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Lucky Lilac(JPN) is set to run as the favorite in the G1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) today.
Can she become the first 2yo champion & undefeated filly to win the Oka Sho in 61 years?
Major concerns are her post position #1 and her jockey who lacks in the experience.
There has been no filly who won this race from the rail since 1994 and no horse who finished in quinella since 2007 after the renovation of Hanshin Course.
And a lot of talented fillies will try to beat her, of course.
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Treve
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Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:18 pm

Rooting for Lucky Lilac to beat history, but I wouldn't be mad if Dernier Or came in strong!
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
tachyon
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:50 am

Almond Eye(JPN) wins the Oka Sho in the record time.
What a filly!!
tachyon
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:16 am

Almond Eye(JPN) is the first G1 winner for his sire Lord Kanaloa(JPN).
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-- replay (Japanese)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe0BZUMFW0k
1st 13 Almond Eye(JPN) [Lord Kanaloa(JPN) x Fusaichi Pandora(JPN) x Sunday Silence(USA)] F3 55 01:33.1 (record)
2nd 1 Lucky Lilac(JPN) [Orfevre(JPN) x Lilacs and Lace(USA) by Flower Alley(USA)] F3 55 01:33.4 1 3/4
3rd 9 Lily Noble(JPN) [Rulership(JPN) x Pure Chaplet(JPN) by Kurofune(USA)] F3 55 01:33.5 1/2
4th 7 Tosen Bless(JPN) F3 55 01:33.8 1 3/4
5th 17 Mau Lea(JPN) F3 55 01:33.8 NS
6th 3 Liberty Heights(JPN) F3 55 01:33.8 NS
7th 5 Red Sakuya(JPN) F3 55 01:33.8 NS
8th 6 Scarlet Color(JPN) F3 55 01:33.8 NK
9th 18 Tsuzumimon(JPN) F3 55 01:33.8 NS
10th 15 Primo Scene(JPN) F3 55 01:34.0 1 1/4
11th 4 Encore Plus(JPN) F3 55 01:34.3 2
12th 16 Finift(JPN) F3 55 01:34.5 1 1/2
13th 12 Dernier Or(JPN) F3 55 01:34.6 NK
14th 8 Harlem Line(JPN) F3 55 01:34.6 NK
15th 14 Red Regnant(JPN) F3 55 01:34.7 1/2
16th 11 Cordierite(JPN) F3 55 01:35.1 2 1/2
17th 10 Aonbharr(JPN) F3 55 01:35.2 3/4
2 Amalfi Coast(JPN) F3 55 S

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Almond Eye(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001203363/
4-3-1-0

I have just reviewed the replay.
Lemaire didn't use his whip to fly past the rivals.
Lemaire said after the race that his horse would win the Triple Tiara.
Nice to see young stallions do well, too.
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Treve
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:38 pm

Wow! That move was reminiscent of the type of Last to First moves Special Week was capable of (and also the Last to First moves I sometimes make playing Champion Jockey :lol: )
Kind of a heartbreaker for Lucky Lilac she nailed her at the last second but Almond eye is a spectacular filly!
Tachyon do you know if they will point to the Yushun Himba?
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:05 am

Treve wrote:Wow! That move was reminiscent of the type of Last to First moves Special Week was capable of (and also the Last to First moves I sometimes make playing Champion Jockey :lol: )
Kind of a heartbreaker for Lucky Lilac she nailed her at the last second but Almond eye is a spectacular filly!
Tachyon do you know if they will point to the Yushun Himba?
Both the winner and the runner-up will be pointed to the Yushun Himba next!!
Almond Eye looks really unbeatable. She is the most impressive Oka Sho winner I have ever seen.
But Lucky Lilac, who was obliged to race upfront from her #1 post to get along with that honest pace, will surely switch tactics to turn the table at 12F.
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:31 pm

Almond Eye(JPN) (Lord Kanaloa) has been given the all-time-high Oka Sho winner's rating by JRA.
There's now a rumor that she will be headed to the Japanese Derby instead of the Oaks.

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Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:13 pm

Love the light dappling on her!
What an intriguing option to run her in the Tokyo Yushun, either way, will be rooting for her!
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:36 pm

carole wrote:
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!
Oju Chosan(JPN) (Stay Gold) does it again!!
His dominating victory this year broke the previous race record set Up to Date in 2015 by 3.6 seconds.
He is simply amazing!!


''Oju Chosan Sets New Record in Third Consecutive Nakayama Grand Jump Title''

-- replay of the JG1 Nakayama Grand Jump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6TkTUMz5iM

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-- JRA review
http://japanracing.jp/_news2018/pdf/180414-02.pdf
tachyon
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:32 pm

It looks like Stelvio goes as the favorite in the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) today.
Will Lord Kanaloa make a Oka Sho & Satsuki Sho double from his first crop?

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Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:17 am

I really hope either Dubai Racing is covering Japanese racing today or I can find a stream on Twitter... :? I was bummed to miss the fillies last weekend. :cry:
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:22 am

That would be amazing for Lord Kanaloa!
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
tachyon
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:48 am

tachyon
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youtube live みんなのKEIBA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBsis9BDyao
lurkey mclurker
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:49 am

Kitano Commandeur seems the calmest of a keyed-up field... I guess I'll root for him? Although I also like Stelvio, Wagnerian, Oken Moon & Gendarme... :?
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