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tachyon
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:49 am

tachyon wrote:''THE GLORY OF QUEENS''

JRA released the result of its fans voting for ''who is your best filly or mare?''.
Here's the list of the most popular fillies or mares of all time (since 1980s) in Japan.



13th. North Flight(JPN) 1990 (Tony Bin)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000229403/
North Flight(JPN) died of heart failure at Taihoku Bokujo (Farm) where she had been pensioned at the age of 28 on Jan 22nd 2018. :(
She won both the Yasuda Kinen and the Mile Championship in 1994.
RIP great miler.

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Yasuda Kinen(G1) 1994

-- replay of the Mile Championship (G1) 1600m turf at Kyoto 1994
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI_UlqhsehA
1st. (#9) North Flight(JPN) F4
2nd. (#12) Sakura Bakushin O(JPN) H5
lurkey mclurker
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:57 pm

Glad she got to enjoy retirement and reached the ripe age of 28. RIP old girl. <3
tachyon
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:38 am

Japanese horses who have received invitations to Dubai World Cup day (as of Feb 3rd 2018):

-- Dubai World Cup

Gold Dream(JPN) (Gold Allure) H5


-- Sheema Classic

Rey de Oro(JPN) (King Kamehameha) C4
Satono Crown(JPN) (Marju) H6
Cheval Grand(JPN) (Heart's Cry) H6

-- Dubai Turf

Vivlos(JPN) (Deep Impact) M5
Neo Realism(JPN) (Neo Universe) H7

-- Al Quoz Sprint

Let's Go Donki(JPN) (King Kamehameha) M6

-- UAE Derby

Don Fortis(JPN) (Henny Hughes) C3

-- Godolphin Mile

Kafuji Take(JPN) (Precise End) H5

-- Gold Cup

Fame Game(JPN) (Heart's Cry) G7
tachyon
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:26 am

Filip Minarik won his first race in JRA!

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-- replay of Tokyo 1R 1400m dirt on Feb 11th 2018
http://jra.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/ ... 1801050501
1st. (#6) Win Medium(JPN) F3 (Henny Hughes)

-- interview on Filip Minarik
http://jra.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/ ... 801050501w

Minarik will pick up the mount on Sound True(JPN) in the G1 February Stakes next week.
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:45 pm

He got a Turfy, too! :lol:

(why no I have not been seriously considering buying that Hello Kitty Kitasan Black. not at all. :mrgreen: )
tachyon
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:59 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:He got a Turfy, too! :lol:

(why no I have not been seriously considering buying that Hello Kitty Kitasan Black. not at all. :mrgreen: )
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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tachyon
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:46 am

tachyon wrote:Japanese horses who have received invitations to Dubai World Cup day (as of Feb 3rd 2018):

-- Dubai World Cup

Gold Dream(JPN) (Gold Allure) H5


-- Sheema Classic

Rey de Oro(JPN) (King Kamehameha) C4
Satono Crown(JPN) (Marju) H6
Cheval Grand(JPN) (Heart's Cry) H6

-- Dubai Turf

Vivlos(JPN) (Deep Impact) M5
Neo Realism(JPN) (Neo Universe) H7

-- Al Quoz Sprint

Let's Go Donki(JPN) (King Kamehameha) M6

-- UAE Derby

Don Fortis(JPN) (Henny Hughes) C3

-- Godolphin Mile

Kafuji Take(JPN) (Precise End) H5

-- Gold Cup

Fame Game(JPN) (Heart's Cry) G7
Real Steel(JPN) (Deep Impact) H6 has also accepted the invitation for the Dubai Turf.
Frankie Dettori has been booked to ride him.

Rey de Oro(JPN) is on course for the Dubai Sheema Classic.
Christophe Lemaire, who was suspended for the G2 Kyoto Kinen and was replaced by Dario Vargiu, will be back in the irons in Dubai.
tachyon
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:07 am

2017 Japanese dirt champion Gold Dream(JPN) has officially been withdrawn from the Dubai World Cup. :(
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:42 am

Probable starters from Japan for the DWC Day (as of Feb 28th)

-- Sheema Classic:
Mozu Katchan(JPN) (Harbinger) F4
Rey de Oro(JPN) (King Kamehameha) C4
Satono Crown(JPN) (Marju) H6

-- Turf:
Crocosmia(JPN) (Stay Gold) M5
Deidre(JPN) (Harbinger) F4
Neo Realism(JPN) (Neo Universe) H7
Real Steel(JPN) (Deep Impact) H6
Vivlos(JPN) (Deep Impact) M5

-- Golden Shaheen:
Dios Corrida(JPN) (Kane Hekili) C4
tachyon
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:18 pm

tachyon wrote:Probable starters from Japan for the DWC Day (as of Feb 28th)

-- Sheema Classic:
Mozu Katchan(JPN) (Harbinger) F4
Rey de Oro(JPN) (King Kamehameha) C4
Satono Crown(JPN) (Marju) H6

-- Turf:
Crocosmia(JPN) (Stay Gold) M5
Deidre(JPN) (Harbinger) F4
Neo Realism(JPN) (Neo Universe) H7
Real Steel(JPN) (Deep Impact) H6
Vivlos(JPN) (Deep Impact) M5

-- Golden Shaheen:
Dios Corrida(JPN) (Kane Hekili) C4
-- Dubai World Cup:
Awardee(JPN) (Jungle Pocket 1/2 to Lani) H8
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:42 pm

Wow! :mrgreen:
G @LongBallToNoOne
31m 31 minutes ago

Tear down the grandstand!

Amazing scenes as legend Yutaka Take wins Hanshin Race 1 on 3yo filly GOUIN (Orfevre) Trained by his little brother, ex G1 winning jockey Koshiro Take (39).

Koshiro's first ever runner as a JRA Trainer #winner #congratulations #scenes
replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyeTP-WJ_ZQ
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:34 pm

I can see the family resemblance...and not just between Yutaka and Koshira. Gouin has got her dad's big ol' red head. :P ;)
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:22 am

She got his Barbie-locks in the same shade of flaxen, too (you can see it in the replay) :lol:
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:02 am

I'm very happy for the brothers Yutaka & Koshiro Take. :D

They are from one of the most celebrated racing families in Japan.
Their father Kunihiko Take (generally known as ''Ta-ke-ku-ni' in our days in Kansai area) was a top jockey called the ''Magician of the Turf'' or the ''Master'' with his cool and graceful riding style.
(I was a big fan of Kunihiko Take. To me, he was like a ''Jerry Bailey'' in Japan)
Kunihiko Take passed away in 2016.

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Kunihiko Take (jockey) as he won the Arima Kinen with Tosho Boy(JPN) in 1976

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Yutaka Take 17yo (right) & koshiro Take 8yo (left)

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Kunihiko (trainer) (left), Koshiro (center) & Yutaka Take (right)
tachyon
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:07 pm

tachyon wrote: -- Best Two-Year-Old Filly:

Lucky Lilac(JPN) 2015F. Orfevre(JPN) x Lilacs and Lace(USA) by Flower Alley(USA)
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1 Lucky Lilac(JPN) 290 (unanimous)


Lucky Lilac(JPN) has made a winning sophomore debut in the G2 Tulip Sho 1600m turf at Hanshin on March 3rd 2018, extending her unbeaten record to 4 for 4.
She will definitely be sent off the favorite in the G1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guneas) in April, as she looks even bigger and stronger than last year.

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnzT_ReB_DY
1st. (#5) Lucky Lilac(JPN) (Orfevre x Lilacs and Lace, by Flower Alley)
2nd. (#4) Mau Lea(JPN) (Deep Impact x Buy the Cat, by Storm Cat)
3rd.(9) Lily Noble(JPN) (Rulership x Pure Chaplet, by Kurofune)
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:05 pm

That was a strong Tulip Sho field, I'm so happy for Lucky Lilac!!!

And thanks for adding to the story about the Take family, tachyon. It makes their achievements, and the photo of them together with their father, even more special. <3
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:35 pm

Also it's been awhile since I've cooed over how adorable Reine Minoru and her groom are... <3
photo via @bluesky1129
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:53 am

Woohoo Danon Premium with an authoritative win in the Yayoi Sho!!!! Wagnerian very close, I think second, coming on very strongly at the finish. :mrgreen:
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lurkey mclurker wrote:Woohoo Danon Premium with an authoritative win in the Yayoi Sho!!!! Wagnerian very close, I think second, coming on very strongly at the finish. :mrgreen:
tachyon wrote:-- Best Two-Year-Old Colt:

Danon Premium(JPN) 2017C. Deep Impact(JPN) x Indiana Gal(IRE) by Intikhab(USA)
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1 Danon Premium(JPN) 275
2 Time Flyer(JPN) 13
3 Le Vent Se Leve(JPN) 1
3 Wagnerian(JPN) 1
-- replay of the G2 Yoyoi Sho 2000m turf at Nakayaka on March 4th 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1x_4yk7VM
1st. (#9) Danon Premium(JPN) (Deep Impact x Indiana Gal, by Intikhab)
2nd. (#8) Wagnerian(JPN) (Deep Impact x Miss Encore, by King Kamehameha)
3rd. (#3) Gendarme(USA) (Kitten's Joy x Believe, by Sunday Silence)


Now this is the first time in JRA history both undefeated-juvenile-champions (filly & colt) win their sophomore debut races and remain undefeated heading to the first leg of their Classic races, respectively!
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:32 am

tachyon wrote:Probable starters from Japan for the DWC Day (as of Feb 28th)

-- Sheema Classic:
Mozu Katchan(JPN) (Harbinger) F4
Rey de Oro(JPN) (King Kamehameha) C4
Satono Crown(JPN) (Marju) H6

-- Turf:
Crocosmia(JPN) (Stay Gold) M5
Deidre(JPN) (Harbinger) F4
Neo Realism(JPN) (Neo Universe) H7
Real Steel(JPN) (Deep Impact) H6
Vivlos(JPN) (Deep Impact) M5

-- Golden Shaheen:
Dios Corrida(JPN) (Kane Hekili) C4
-- Golden Shageen:
Dios Corrida(JPN) (KaneHekili) C4
Matera Sky(JPN) (Speights Town) C4


-- UAE Derby:
Ruggero(JPN) (Kinshasa no Kiseki) C3
Taiki Ferveur(JPN) (Furioso) C3


-- Godolphin Mile:
Akito Crescent(JPN) (War Emblem) H6 :D :D
Adirato(JPN) (Rulership) C4
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