The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Postby tachyon » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:47 am

THE ARIMA KINEN (THE GRAND PRIX) (G1)

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Distance
2500m, Turf /about 12.5 furlongs

Total Value
¥648,000,000 /about US$5,635,000

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2016 winner: Satono Diamond(JPN)

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http://japanracing.jp/en/racing/schedul ... arima.html



--results of the fans balloting for the Arima Kinen 2017

rank -- horse name -- sex/age -- total votes

1 Kitasan Black(JPN) H5 124,641
2 Satono Diamond(JPN) C4 82,173
3 Satono Crown(JPN) H5 79,675
4 Rey de Oro(JPN) C3 75,791
5 Cheval Grand(JPN) H5 66,102
6 Makahiki(JPN) C4 59,319
7 Kiseki(JPN) C3 58,553
8 Soul stirring(JPN) F3 56,372
9 Mikki Queen(JPN) M5 54,839
10 Gold Actor(JPN) H6 44,085
11 Mozu Katchan(JPN) F3 41,436
12 Yamakatsu Ace(JPN) H5 34,050
13 Rainbow Line(JPN) C4 33,898
14 Real Steel(JPN) H5 33,511
15 Sciacchetra(JPN) C4 33,234
16 Suave Richard(JPN) C3 28,242
17 Al Ain(JPN) C3 27,890
18 Sounds of Earth(JPN) H6 26,656
19 Vivlos(JPN) F4 24,526
20 Rouge Buck(JPN) M5 21,797
21 Air Spinel(JPN) C4 19,109
22 Deirdre(JPN) F3 16,579
23 Staphanos(JPN) H6 14,548
24 Satono Aladdin(JPN) H6 12,796
25 Persian Knight(JPN) C3 10,737
26 Reine Minoru(JPN) F3 8,728
27 Isla Bonita(JPN) H6 8,503
28 Maltese Apogee(JPN) H5 7,666
29 Albert(JPN) H6 7,544
30 Mikki Rocket(JPN) C4 7,391
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Postby lurkey mclurker » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:55 pm

Via Twitter, gate draws & current weights.

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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Postby tachyon » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:04 am

Arima Kinen photo paddock:


Kitasan Black(JPN) H5 (Black Tide)
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Suave Richard(JPN) C3 (Heart's Cry)
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Cheval Grand(JPN) H5 (Heart's Cry)
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Satono Crown(JPN) H5 (Marju)
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Mikki Queen(JPN) M5 (Deep Impact)
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Sciacchetra(JPN) C4 (Manhattan Cafe)
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Postby tachyon » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:13 am

Yamakatsu Ace(JPN) H5 (King Kamehameha)
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Rouge Buck(JPN) M5 (Manhattan Cafe)
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Queen Ring(JPN) M5 (Manhattan Cafe)
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Bless Journey(JPN) C3 (Battle Plan)
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Rainbow Line(JPN) C4 (Stay Gold)
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Satono Chronicle(JPN) C3 (Heart's Cry)
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Postby tachyon » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:21 am

Sakura Empereur(JPN) H6 (King Kamehameha)
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Tosen Victory(JPN) M5 (King Kamehameha)
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Sounds of Earth(JPN) H6 (Neo Universe)
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Curren Mirotic(JPN) G9 (Heart's Cry)
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Postby lurkey mclurker » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:59 pm

Last time it was Cheval Grand who was reportedly working up a storm & who subsequently took the Japan Cup... this time Twitter says Suave Richard has been very impressive so I don't even know who to root for now.

I guess all of them LOL! (But Mr Black first of course :lol: )
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Postby Ziggypop » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:01 pm

Thank you!
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:12 am

Jockeys are up... go Kitasan!!!

Satono Chronicle looks good too... and Rouge Buck and Mikki Queen. And Cheval Grand is on his toes. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Gooooooooo Kitasan!!!
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:15 am

Kitasan Black gets a huuuuuge ovation as he comes onto the turf course and starts his warmup.

ETA: He keeps stopping in the walking ring to stare at the crowd. Can't blame him, the place is packed!
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:22 am

Suave Richard is very calm & businesslike, unlike Satono Crown who keeps tossing his head/antsy. Everyone is walking out pretty well.
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