Racing in Japan

tachyon
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Mylute wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:37 pm
tachyon wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:22 pm
lurkey mclurker wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:32 am
If I'm reading twitter correctly, it sounds like Soul Stirring has a knee injury (small fracture/chip?) and will be turned out for three months.

https://www.hochi.co.jp/horserace/20181 ... 50114.html
Yes It sounds like her connections still hope that she will come back next year after the injury.
Personally I don't know if she should stay in training next year.
she can be a great broodmare.
Yeah, I haven’t closely followed Soul Stirring’s career but IIRC she just hasn’t shown she wants to run in her last few races. Am I correct?
Yes.
Here's her PPs.
https://umanity.jp/en/racedata/db/horse ... 2014105535
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:01 pm

Of course if the knee injury was lurking, that could explain some of her lackluster performance.

If it's a small chip, and she bounces back well from rest, it would be fun to see her run again. But if she has indeed lost her zeal for racing, she will definitely be a potentially very valuable broodmare.
tachyon
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:10 am

''Derby Runner-up Heads Japanese St. Leger''
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... e-st-leger

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http://japanracing.jp/_news2018/181019.html

Blast Onepiece(JPN) 5/2
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Etario(JPN) 7/2
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Epoca d'Oro(JPN) 9/2
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Mylute
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:24 am

Hey tachyon, there's a horse in Japan that I really like named Snow Dragon. I notice he's a Gr.I winner and 10 this year, and according to pedigreequery he's still intact.

What do you think the chances of him finding a stud farm are?
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:14 pm

Snow Dragon is a fan favorite but I don't know that his pedigree is that fashionable to interest a lot of breeders, I don't think he's owned by a major farm? But tachyon would know.

For the Kikuka Sho I'm going Etario, with Generale Uno and Epoca d'Oro. Mostly just hoping for an exciting and safe race! :mrgreen:
tachyon
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Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:22 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Snow Dragon is a fan favorite but I don't know that his pedigree is that fashionable to interest a lot of breeders, I don't think he's owned by a major farm? But tachyon would know.

For the Kikuka Sho I'm going Etario, with Generale Uno and Epoca d'Oro. Mostly just hoping for an exciting and safe race! :mrgreen:
I don't know if SD will be a stallion.
My guess is that he will become a lead horse at one of the JRA tracks where he will be very popular. ;)

My main bet for the Kikuka Sho today will be WS on a 1/2 brother to 2007 DWC winner African Story.
He is 22/1 now.
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:22 am

You're going with African Gold, I see... well if my top three don't fire today I hope Oken Moon has a good showing... His sire, Oken Bruce Lee, was one of my favorites to watch. Such a fun name and loved all his white markings! 8-)
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:21 am

Wowwww Epoca d'Oro looks like a tank! He's put on a lot of muscle. But Etario is looking lethal too...! 8-)

Generale Uno looks like he's got a tail that's greying out at the bottom. It's not a full gulastra plume but it's very eye-catching.
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:57 am

WOW wow wow WOW I'm not gonna spoil it but WOW what a finish!!! I'll come back after tachyon brings the replay and squee some more then. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:11 pm

Fierement Edges Etario to Win Japanese St. Leger

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... e-st-leger
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:54 pm

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3h 3 hours ago

The JRA gave out several thousand "Horse Ear Caps" to the 55,059 that attended Sunday's huge G1 Kikuka Sho meeting at Kyoto. The Caps were originally featured in this TV advertising for the Kikuka Sho. The ears adjust to reflect mood.
https://twitter.com/LongBallToNoOne/sta ... 7941386241

I want one... *pouts* The JRA knows their marketing... between the cap and the hoofprint/turf flip flops, and the multiplicity of plushes, some pretty savvy merch choices.
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:00 pm

Kikuka Sho winner Fierement is likely to be headed to the Arima Kinen next.
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:21 am

Not Japanese born or bred but Cape Blanco got his first New Zealand stakeswinner today.
Dark Princess 5m by Cape Blanco out of Game Duchess (by Montjeu) beat the boys in the G3 Thompson Handicap at Trentham
https://loveracing.nz/RaceInfo/47368/8/Race-Detail.aspx

Cape Blanco was not hugely popular when he shuttled to New Zealand with about 200 foals over 3 seasons at Cambridge Stud
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:36 pm

tachyon wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Kikuka Sho winner Fierement is likely to be headed to the Arima Kinen next.
\o/
tachyon
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:08 pm

RugbyGirl wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:21 am
Not Japanese born or bred but Cape Blanco got his first New Zealand stakeswinner today.
Dark Princess 5m by Cape Blanco out of Game Duchess (by Montjeu) beat the boys in the G3 Thompson Handicap at Trentham
https://loveracing.nz/RaceInfo/47368/8/Race-Detail.aspx

Cape Blanco was not hugely popular when he shuttled to New Zealand with about 200 foals over 3 seasons at Cambridge Stud
Thanks for the info!
So his offspring can be late-bloomer?

Cape Blanco(IRE) has been standing at JBBA since 2015.
He covered 132 mares in his first season in Japan to produce 93 registered foals.
He sired his first Japanese-made JRA winner in T M Akari O (o/o K S Akari by Fuji Kiseki) as the 2yo colt broke maiden 1600m dirt at Tokyo in thrid try on October 8th 2018.
He covered 47, 26 and 32 mares in the following years into 2018.
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:55 pm

Tennno Sho Autumn (G1)

Are we going to see another stretch duel between Lemaire and Demuro? :lol:
I'm pulling for Demuro here!
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:35 pm

Aaaaahhhhh too many favorites to choose from! But I'll take a wild stab and say Sungrazer, Rey de Oro, Vivlos.
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:09 am

Lemaire does it again.
And the 2017 Derby winner Rey de Oro(JPN)(King Kamehameha) stamps himself as the best older horse in training in Japan!!

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5yNHJEX7ug
1st. 4 Rey de Oro(JPN) [ King Kamehameha(JPN) x La Dorada(JPN) by Symboli Kris S(USA)] C4 58.0 1:56.8
2nd. 9 Sungrazer(JPN) [Deep Impact(JPN) x Mantis Hunt(JPN) by Deputy Minister(CAN)] C4 58.0 1:57.0 1 1/4
3rd. 10 Kiseki(JPN) [Rulership(JPN) x Blitz Finale(JPN) by Deep Impact(JPN)] C4 58.0 1:57.0 NS

-- JRA result
http://japanracing.jp/_news2018/pdf/181028.pdf
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:36 pm

Aww poor Suave Richard, he had such a hard start. That was a great run by Kiseki, he almost got it! Super finish by Rey de Oro & Sungrazer, and I think Vivlos ran well even though she couldn't hang on at the finish.

A very exciting race. :mrgreen: Thanks for the replay, tachyon!
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:07 pm

Enjoyed the race live on NZ racing channel, the finish was awesome.
The English commentary as Danubrite went around and around was pretty funny
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