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tachyon
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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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Treve
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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
tachyon
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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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Treve
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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
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youtube live みんなのKEIBA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBsis9BDyao
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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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Epoca d'Oro wins it for Orfevre!!!
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:59 am

Wow, not what I expected at all! The footing played a role I think but wow, the winner! Great finish and fantastic for Orfevre! \o/
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-- replay (Japanese)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0PrYMmWpyg
1st. #7 Epoca d'Oro (Orfevre)
2nd. #14 Sans Rival (Rulership)
3rd. #10 Generale Uno (Screen Hero)
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Just love Orfevre babies!
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Unpredictable Orfevre(JPN) sired his first classic winner & second G1 winner from his first crop. :lol:

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeeAlUGpFJY
1st 7 Epoca d'Oro(JPN) [Orfevre(JPN) x Daiwa Passion(JPN) by Forty Niner(USA)] C3 57 02:00.8
2nd 14 Sans Rival(JPN) [Rulership(JPN) x Un Fil Rouge(JPN) by Agnes Tachyon(JPN)] C3 57 02:01.1 2
3rd 10 Generale Uno(JPN) [Screen Hero(JPN) x Shanghai Rock(JPN) by Rock of Gibraltar(IRE)] C3 57 02:01.4 1 3/4
4th 15 Stelvio(JPN) C3 57 02:01.4 NK
5th 5 Kitano Commandeur(JPN) C3 57 02:01.4 NS
6th 12 Grail(JPN) C3 57 02:01.4 NS
7th 2 Wagnerian(JPN) C3 57 02:01.6 1 1/2
8th 6 Aithon(JPN) C3 57 02:01.8 1
9th 3 Gendarme(USA) C3 57 02:01.8 HD
10th 1 Time Flyer(JPN) C3 57 02:01.9 3/4
11th 8 K T Clever(JPN) C3 57 02:02.0 NK
12th 9 Oken Moon(JPN) C3 57 02:02.2 1 1/4
13th 11 Meiner Fanrong(JPN) C3 57 02:02.3 3/4
14th 13 Double Sharp(JPN) C3 57 02:02.5 1
15th 16 Jun Valerot(JPN) C3 57 02:03.1 4
16th 4 Three Helios(JPN) C3 57 02:04.4 8

Epoca d'Oro(JPN)
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tachyon
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Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:02 am

It's official.
Oka Sho winner Almond Eye(JPN) (Lord Kanaloa) will be pointed to the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) after all.
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:53 pm

Treve wrote:I wasn't sure where else to put this... but a while back I saw a trailer for a game called "Umamusume: Pretty Derby". It has been adapted into an anime which premiered April 1st.
At the time I didn't know what kind of game it would be like but since I recently found out about the show I am giving the first two episodes a watch. What I did find out prior to watching via wiki is that all the horse girls are named after and based on famous Japanese race horses. I recognized about half to 3/4 of the names.
The main character is Special Week, and on her first day heading for the training academy she attends a race won by Silence Suzuka. One thing I'm noticing so far is the attention to detail - Silence Suzuka is a redhead and wears a white headband with green ears and a little decorative green and yellow ball - which I immediately recognised:
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Similarly, Special Week has dark brown hair and a streak of white in her bangs (I assume to reference the blaze) and wears purple and white hair accessories.
They also replicated/respected Silence Suzuka's run style in the first race they've shown so far!

The concept is a little bit odd, but anyway I thought it was a cute nod to Japanese legends of the turf.
Also slated to appear in the series :

Tōkai Teiō (トウカイテイオー)
Vodka (ウオッカ Uokka)
Air Groove (エアグルーヴ Ea Gurūvu)
El Condor Pasa (エルコンドルパサー Eru Kondoru Pasā)
Oguri Cap (オグリキャップ Oguri Kyappu)
Grass Wonder (グラスワンダー Gurasu Wandā)
Gold Ship (ゴールドシップ Gōrudo Shippu) (Kinda looking forward
Symboli Rudolf (シンボリルドルフ Shinbori Rudorufu)
Taiki Shuttle (タイキシャトル Taiki Shatoru)
Daiwa Scarlet (ダイワスカーレット Daiwa Sukāretto)
T.M. Opera Ō (テイエムオペラオー Tei Emu Operaō)
Narita Brian (ナリタブライアン Narita Buraian)
Hishi Amazon (ヒシアマゾン)
Fuji Kiseki (フジキセキ)
Maruzensky (マルゼンスキー Maruzensukī)
Mejiro McQueen (メジロマックイーン Mejiro Makkuīn)
Seiun Sky (セイウンスカイ Seiun Sukai)
Yukino Bijin (ユキノビジン)
Winning Ticket (ウイニングチケット Uiningu Chiketto)
Tamamo Cross (タマモクロス Tamamo Kurosu)
Seeking the Pearl (シーキングザパール Shīkingu Za Pāru)
Manhattan Cafe (マンハッタンカフェ Manhattan Kafe)
Tosen Jordan (トーセンジョーダン Tōsen Jōdan)
Haru Urara (ハルウララ)
Kawakami Princess (カワカミプリンセス Kawakami Purinsesu)
Mejiro Ryan (メジロライアン Mejiro Raian)
Matikanefukukitaru (マチカネフクキタル Machikanefukukitaru)
Fine Motion (ファインモーション Fain Mōshon)
Smart Falcon (スマートファルコン Sumāto Farukon)
Narita Taishin (ナリタタイシン)
Air Shakur (エアシャカール Ea Shakāru)
Gold City (ゴールドシチー Gōrudo Shichī)
Super Creek (スーパークリーク Sūpā Kurīku)
Inari One (イナリワン Inari Wan)
Nishino Flower (ニシノフラワー Nishino Furawā)
Biko Pegasus (ビコーペガサス Bikō Pegasasu)
Hishi Akebono (ヒシアケボノ)
Bamboo Memory (バンブーメモリー Banbū Memorī)
Marvelous Sunday (マーベラスサンデー Māberasu Sandē)
Mihono Bourbon (ミホノブルボン Mihono Burubon)
Sweep Tosho (スイープトウショウ Suīpu Toushou)
Ines Fujin (アイネスフウジン Ainesu Fūjin)
Biwa Hayahide (ビワハヤヒデ)
Sakura Bakushin O (サクラバクシンオー Sakura Bakushin'ō)
Shinko Windy (シンコウウインディ Shinkou Uindi)
Agnes Tachyon (アグネスタキオン Agunesu Takion)
Zenno Rob Roy (ゼンノロブロイ Zen'no Robu Roi)
Meisho Doto (メイショウドトウ Meishō Dotō)
Rice Shower (ライスシャワー Raisu Shawā)
Admire Vega (アドマイヤベガ Adomaiya Bega)
Curren Chan (カレンチャン Karen Chan)
Agnes Digital (アグネスデジタル Agunesu Dejitaru)
Eishin Flash (エイシンフラッシュ Eishin Furasshu)
Nakayama Festa (ナカヤマフェスタ Nakayama Fesuta)
Mayano Top Gun (マヤノトップガン Mayano Toppu Gan)
Mejiro Dober (メジロドーベル Mejiro Dōberu)
Nice Nature (ナイスネイチャ Naisu Neicha)
Saw the first episode, and I'm not sure whether I love it or hate it.... :mrgreen: but thanks! For bringing this to my attention.
tachyon
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:31 pm

First three finishers in the upcoming Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) will be granted automatic berths with entry fees waived and assistance to travel costs to the G1 Prix Vermeille at Longchamp Sep 14th this year.
I suspect that these will become attractive incentives to those horses who are considering their trips to Longchamp.
Lucky Lilac(JPN)(Orfevre) has already been nominated to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Oct 7th, too.
lurkey mclurker
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:00 pm

Oh my gosh look at these faboo little wheely racers! I wonder if they're like pull-back cars? :lol: Anyway now I want them... there's Buchiko and Gold Ship and Deep Impact and I dunno the rest but they are SO COOL!

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tachyon
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Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:25 am

Delamont wrote:
Treve wrote:I wasn't sure where else to put this... but a while back I saw a trailer for a game called "Umamusume: Pretty Derby". It has been adapted into an anime which premiered April 1st.
At the time I didn't know what kind of game it would be like but since I recently found out about the show I am giving the first two episodes a watch. What I did find out prior to watching via wiki is that all the horse girls are named after and based on famous Japanese race horses. I recognized about half to 3/4 of the names.
The main character is Special Week, and on her first day heading for the training academy she attends a race won by Silence Suzuka. One thing I'm noticing so far is the attention to detail - Silence Suzuka is a redhead and wears a white headband with green ears and a little decorative green and yellow ball - which I immediately recognised:
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Similarly, Special Week has dark brown hair and a streak of white in her bangs (I assume to reference the blaze) and wears purple and white hair accessories.
They also replicated/respected Silence Suzuka's run style in the first race they've shown so far!

The concept is a little bit odd, but anyway I thought it was a cute nod to Japanese legends of the turf.
Also slated to appear in the series :

Tōkai Teiō (トウカイテイオー)
Vodka (ウオッカ Uokka)
Air Groove (エアグルーヴ Ea Gurūvu)
El Condor Pasa (エルコンドルパサー Eru Kondoru Pasā)
Oguri Cap (オグリキャップ Oguri Kyappu)
Grass Wonder (グラスワンダー Gurasu Wandā)
Gold Ship (ゴールドシップ Gōrudo Shippu) (Kinda looking forward
Symboli Rudolf (シンボリルドルフ Shinbori Rudorufu)
Taiki Shuttle (タイキシャトル Taiki Shatoru)
Daiwa Scarlet (ダイワスカーレット Daiwa Sukāretto)
T.M. Opera Ō (テイエムオペラオー Tei Emu Operaō)
Narita Brian (ナリタブライアン Narita Buraian)
Hishi Amazon (ヒシアマゾン)
Fuji Kiseki (フジキセキ)
Maruzensky (マルゼンスキー Maruzensukī)
Mejiro McQueen (メジロマックイーン Mejiro Makkuīn)
Seiun Sky (セイウンスカイ Seiun Sukai)
Yukino Bijin (ユキノビジン)
Winning Ticket (ウイニングチケット Uiningu Chiketto)
Tamamo Cross (タマモクロス Tamamo Kurosu)
Seeking the Pearl (シーキングザパール Shīkingu Za Pāru)
Manhattan Cafe (マンハッタンカフェ Manhattan Kafe)
Tosen Jordan (トーセンジョーダン Tōsen Jōdan)
Haru Urara (ハルウララ)
Kawakami Princess (カワカミプリンセス Kawakami Purinsesu)
Mejiro Ryan (メジロライアン Mejiro Raian)
Matikanefukukitaru (マチカネフクキタル Machikanefukukitaru)
Fine Motion (ファインモーション Fain Mōshon)
Smart Falcon (スマートファルコン Sumāto Farukon)
Narita Taishin (ナリタタイシン)
Air Shakur (エアシャカール Ea Shakāru)
Gold City (ゴールドシチー Gōrudo Shichī)
Super Creek (スーパークリーク Sūpā Kurīku)
Inari One (イナリワン Inari Wan)
Nishino Flower (ニシノフラワー Nishino Furawā)
Biko Pegasus (ビコーペガサス Bikō Pegasasu)
Hishi Akebono (ヒシアケボノ)
Bamboo Memory (バンブーメモリー Banbū Memorī)
Marvelous Sunday (マーベラスサンデー Māberasu Sandē)
Mihono Bourbon (ミホノブルボン Mihono Burubon)
Sweep Tosho (スイープトウショウ Suīpu Toushou)
Ines Fujin (アイネスフウジン Ainesu Fūjin)
Biwa Hayahide (ビワハヤヒデ)
Sakura Bakushin O (サクラバクシンオー Sakura Bakushin'ō)
Shinko Windy (シンコウウインディ Shinkou Uindi)
Agnes Tachyon (アグネスタキオン Agunesu Takion)
Zenno Rob Roy (ゼンノロブロイ Zen'no Robu Roi)
Meisho Doto (メイショウドトウ Meishō Dotō)
Rice Shower (ライスシャワー Raisu Shawā)
Admire Vega (アドマイヤベガ Adomaiya Bega)
Curren Chan (カレンチャン Karen Chan)
Agnes Digital (アグネスデジタル Agunesu Dejitaru)
Eishin Flash (エイシンフラッシュ Eishin Furasshu)
Nakayama Festa (ナカヤマフェスタ Nakayama Fesuta)
Mayano Top Gun (マヤノトップガン Mayano Toppu Gan)
Mejiro Dober (メジロドーベル Mejiro Dōberu)
Nice Nature (ナイスネイチャ Naisu Neicha)
Saw the first episode, and I'm not sure whether I love it or hate it.... :mrgreen: but thanks! For bringing this to my attention.
Jockey Yutaka Take took part in the episode 5 ''Japanese Derby'' to play himself by voice!!
You will also see an exciting stretch battle between Special Week and El Condor Pasa.
Amazing!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vh3BAGmL8Q
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