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tachyon
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:50 am

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/
tachyon
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:08 am

-- 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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Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:08 am

Just love Orfevre babies!
I ran marathons. I saw the Taj Mahal by Moonlight. I drove Highway 1 in a convertible. I petted Zenyatta.
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:21 am

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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Delamont
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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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Treve
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Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:24 pm

I watched the episode last night and I was really surprised about the result! (I was surprised when they announced in the previous result that El condor Pasa was even heading to the Derby)
I have to say Gold Ship’s quirky antics really are growing on me especially with regards to Meijiro McQueen had me giggling.
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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Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:12 pm

Excited for the Tenno Sho this weekend... aside from the bit where I don't know who to root for :lol:

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In other news, what the heck is up with Al Ain...? Is he tired of being a racehorse, or just determined to become Gold Ship 2.0? :shock:

https://twitter.com/KemblaCoxy/status/9 ... 2316892161
tachyon
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:06 am

Rainbow Line(JPN)(Stay Gold) won the G1 Tenno Sho Spirng.
But his jockey Iwata dismounted soon after the race.
I hope that Rainbow Line is okay....
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:47 am

-- replay (English) of the Tenno Sho Spring (G1) 3200m turf at Kyoto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUdra6GGA6M
1st. (#12) Rainbow Line(JPN) H5 Stay Gold(JPN) x Regenbogen(JPN) by French Deputy(USA)
2nd. (#11) Cheval Grand(JPN) H6 Heart's Cry(JPN) x Halwa Sweet(JPN) by Machiavellian(USA)
3rd. (#8) Clincher(JPN) C4 Deep Sky(JPN) x The Fates(JPN) by Brian's Tine(USA)

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After the race, Rainbow Line was found to have lameness in his right foreleg and was transported without making a victory run.

''While our rivals were making early moves in the backstretch, my mount waited patiently, and I knew he had the
needed late kick to reach the front before the wire. I’m worried about the horse. I just hope he’ll be able to run in the next race.'' commented jockey Yasunari Iwata.

''It’s great that he was able to win the race but I'm concerned about his condition after the race. I hope to give him the best care as possible so that he can recover for his next race.'' added trainer Hidekazu Asami.

What a gallant run by the son of Stay Gold!
Get well soon, Rainbow Line, please!!!
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:45 am

Sooo close, Cheval Grand!
But tachyon, please keep us up to date about Rainbow Line, I hope it is just something benign like a temporary soreness. Get well soon!
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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Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:10 pm

Argh I fell asleep and missed it, but now I'm kind of glad I did because I would have worried about Rainbow Line all night. Such a shame, reports were he was working soooooo well. Please do let us know any updates you find about him, tachyon! :?
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:15 pm

tachyon, can you tell us what this statement from the JRA says? The general translation I've seen is just "lameness in right foreleg" but everyone seems relieved so it seems not a terrible injury? But they aren't speaking in specifics so it's hard to know.

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Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:18 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:tachyon, can you tell us what this statement from the JRA says? The general translation I've seen is just "lameness in right foreleg" but everyone seems relieved so it seems not a terrible injury? But they aren't speaking in specifics so it's hard to know.

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JRA made its official statement on that paper as follows:

Hidekazu Asami's comment:
''It’s great that he was able to win the race but I'm concerned about his condition after the race. I hope to give him the best care as possible so that he can recover for his next race.''

※The horse was diagnosed with lameness in his right front leg.

That JRA statement made us believe that his injury may not be life-threatening.
But we have to wait for follow-up reports...

His lameness is evident in these videos below... :(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZJX5jtnGXw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZwFi5sScFE
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lurkey mclurker
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:21 pm

Thank you tachyon! Hopefully good news will come soon.
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Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:52 am

Rainbow Line will have a detailed examination at Ritto Training Center on Wednesday.
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