Racing in Japan

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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
lurkey mclurker
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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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Treve
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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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tachyon
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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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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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Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:38 pm

Thanks for keeping us in the loop, tachyon! I hope the exam results are positive for Rainbow Line. <3
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Wed May 02, 2018 8:35 pm

via Twitter today:
G @LongBallToNoOne
41m 41 minutes ago

Thorough examination of heroic Tenno Sho winner RAINBOW LINE found tendon and ligament damage to the right front fetlock. Follow up checking + monitoring required as they could not reach a definitive diagnosis. RAINBOW LINE has gone to the Farm for a spell
Here's hoping that rest & monitoring will help Rainbow Line make a full recovery! *fingers x*
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Wed May 02, 2018 10:51 pm

I'm relieved it is not life-threatening although tendon and ligament injuries can take a very long time to heal. (The horses at my barn with soft tissue injuries in that vein are often off for 6 months - 1 year. Still, I am hoping he will have a fully recovery that'll allow him a pain free life whether he makes it back to the track or not!
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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Thu May 03, 2018 1:23 am

Once again, those teeets are not necessarily correct.
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Thu May 03, 2018 7:42 pm

: (((((((((((((((( Usually Graham Pavey (@LongBallToNoOne) is a reliable source? But now I'm worrying. :?

ETA this was his source: https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2018 ... -sph-horse
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Sun May 06, 2018 4:29 pm

Scary scary rear/slip by Orfevre's daughter Rock This Town in the paddock before the NHK Mile (G1)... :shock:

https://twitter.com/LongBallToNoOne/sta ... 3052828672

Amazing finish by Keiai Nautique (dam by Smarty Jones <3) to edge out Gibeon, who had a very gutsy stretch run. Tower of London trapped on the rail for much of the race but when things opened up he had no run.

https://twitter.com/Hcum3/status/993030535546097664

Hoping that Rock This Town is okay, thankful she didn't strike her head. :?
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tachyon
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Mon May 07, 2018 9:30 am

Let me repost this for those who might knot know who Keiai Gerbera, the dam of Keiai Nautique, is.
I was a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig fan of Keiai Gerbera's sire Smarty Jones. ;)
And I made her PPs a la US form when she retired from racing. :D

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Sat May 12, 2018 9:07 pm

Here's ''Umamusume'' Episode 7 -- Tenno Sho Autumn with the real track call in 1998.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzqr_roJ5Jk

As the track announcer called it, that Silence Suzuka's tragedy is widely remembered by Japanese fans as Chinmoku no Nichiyobi (Silent Sunday).
But she (he) survives in this anime.
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Sat May 12, 2018 9:27 pm

Silence Suzuka was an absolute freak who could run eye-popping times without even breaking a sweat.

His was a terrible loss for the sport.
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Sat May 12, 2018 9:54 pm

I haven't seen ep 7 yet, but I had to go back and watch Special Week's Derby after the dead heat in the anime. :shock:
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