Racing in Japan

Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » 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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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » 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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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby Treve » 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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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » 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
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » 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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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » 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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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby Treve » 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
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:48 am

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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby tachyon » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:52 am

youtube live みんなのKEIBA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBsis9BDyao
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Re: Racing in Japan

Postby lurkey mclurker » 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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