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Miss Woodford
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:46 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:This is a fun idea :lol:
G‏ @LongBallToNoOne 4h 4 hours ago

The White Christmas Stakes for gray and white horses was run at Kawasaki last night.

Won by USA bred ALPHABET (The Factor)
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There used to be Gray Ghost Handicaps at several tracks in the US during the winter. Anyone here still card them?
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Treve
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:25 pm

Isn't there also a big one in the UK at Ascot?
Must be quite a sight to see a field of greys and whites charging down the stretch.
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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Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:12 pm

Ooooh this is super tempting: http://shop.northern-horsepark.jp/produ ... ail/102177

The translation is a bit wonky, but I *think* this is right:

cover: Lord Kanaloa, Orfevre, Eishin Flash, Novellist
Jan: Kitasan Black
Feb: All Blush
Mar: Vivlos
Apr: Al Ain
May: Soul Stirring
Jun: Satono Aladdin
Jul: Admire Lead
Aug: Persian Knight
Sep: Aerolithe
Oct: Deidre
Nov: Lalabel
Dec: Satono Crown
Jan 2019: Logotype
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Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:18 pm

G‏ @LongBallToNoOne 2m 2 minutes ago

Arima Kinen looking like ......

Jockey battle alone worth the $2 admission price........
M.Demuro looking to break the JRA record for most G1s in a year
Legend Yutaka Take plus the world's best two Jockeys out to stop him
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lurkey mclurker
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:46 pm

Well this is a bummer... but then again, good that they figured it out before she could injure it further. Hopefully she makes it back to racing.
G‏ @LongBallToNoOne 22h 22 hours ago
FAN DII NA found to have a fracture in the right side of the Ilium (Iliac?) bone. This explains many things. Future to be discussed
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Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:16 pm

G @LongBallToNoOne 12h 12 hours ago

G2 1400m Hanshin Cup replay.
Won by ISLA BONITA (Fuji Kiseki x Isla Cozzene (Cozzene)) having his final race start.

DANCE DIRECTOR 2nd. SUNGRAZER 3rd.

Frankel's emerging star, USA bred MOZU ASCOT finished a very good 4th after a hard trip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHjyfgMiybg

I'm so happy Isla Bonita went out a winner! :mrgreen:
G @LongBallToNoOne 10h 10 hours ago

6yo ISLA BONITA (Fuji Kiseki) ran and won his last race today in Course Record time
Off to stud for 2018

25: 8-6-4 career for ¥752,027,000 (USD $6.65mil)
Highlight win was the 3yo classic G1 Satsuki Sho (Japan 2000 Guineas) in 2014
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Northport
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:45 am

Will Isla Bonita be standing at Shadai as well? He's really a stunner to look at, he's a classic winner, and with his durability throughout 5 seasons of racing, winning graded stakes from 7f to 11f... he could be a really good value.
weeeeeeeee
tachyon
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:27 am

Northport wrote:Will Isla Bonita be standing at Shadai as well? He's really a stunner to look at, he's a classic winner, and with his durability throughout 5 seasons of racing, winning graded stakes from 7f to 11f... he could be a really good value.
Yes, Isla Bonita will be standing at Shadai next year.

Shadai has just set up a new homepage for its stallions today!!!! :D

-- top page
https://shadai-ss.com/

-- video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J29YHcmxr0

-- stallions index
https://shadai-ss.com/stallion/

-- Isla Bonita
https://shadai-ss.com/stallion/isla-bonita/
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:31 pm

:lol:
G‏ @LongBallToNoOne

SHARK FAIRY ran a close 2nd at Tokyo City Keiba today but has the best Hoodie today #anywhere
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BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:11 pm

Copano Rickey goes into retirement with a win.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... ten/313858
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:09 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Copano Rickey goes into retirement with a win.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... ten/313858
-- replay (english) of the G1 Tokyo Daishoten 3up 2000m dirt at Ohi Dec 29th 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM3NXpxxjvE
1 13 Copano Rickey(JPN) [Gold Allure(JPN) x Copano Nikita(JPN) by Timber Country(USA)] H.7 02:04.2
2 3 Sound True(JPN) [French Deputy(USA) x Kyoei Truth(JPN) by Fuji Kiseki(JPN)] G.7 02:04.8
3 12 K T Brave(JPN) [Admire Max(JPN) x K T Laurel(JPN) by Sakura Laurel(JPN)] H.4 02:05.3
4 5 Apollo Kentucky(USA) H.5 02:05.5
5 15 London Town(JPN) H.4 02:05.6
6 1 Mitsuba(JPN) H.5 02:05.8
7 10 Incantation(JPN) H.7 02:05.9
8 8 Higashi Will Win(JPN) C.3 02:06.0
9 2 Turbulence(JPN) H.4 02:06.8
10 4 Sabuno Kurohyo(JPN) H.4 02:07.5
11 7 Baldassare(JPN) H.4 02:08.0
12 16 Sei Falcon(JPN) C.3 02:08.1
13 9 Sand Platina(JPN) H.4 02:08.6
14 6 Cosmo Cut(JPN) H.4 02:09.8
15 11 Shadow Party(IRE) G.8 02:09.9
16 14 Hercules(JPN) H.9 02:11.9

-- chart (JBIS)
http://www.jbis.jp/race/result/20171229/220/10/
tachyon
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:37 am

''THE GLORY OF QUEENS''

JRA released the result of its fans voting for ''who is your best filly or mare?''. 8-)
Here's the list of the most popular fillies or mares of all time (since 1980s) in Japan. :D

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Vodka(JPN)


1st. Vodka(JPN) 2004 (Tanino Gimlet)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000801136/

2nd. Buena Vista(JPN) 2006 (Special Week)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000989286/

3rd. Air Groove(JPN) 1993 (Tony Bin)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000274849/

4th. Daiwa Scarlet(JPN) 2004 (Agnes Tachyon)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000798369/

5th. Gentildonna(JPN) 2009 (Deep Impact)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001110862/

6th. Hishi Amazon(USA) 1991 (Theatrical)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000250077/

7th. Cesario(JPN) 2002 (Special Week)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000743110/

8th. Apapane(JPN) 2007 (King Kamehameha)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001049318/

9th. Mejiro Dober(JPN) 1994 (Mejiro Ryan)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000286632/

10th. Sweep Tosho(JPN) 2001 (End Sweep)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000726199/

11th. Vega(JPN) 1990 (Tony Bin)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000232957/

12th. Admire Groove(JPN) 2000 (Sunday Silence)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000713851/

13th. North Flight(JPN) 1990 (Tony Bin)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000229403/

14th. Marialite(JPN) 2011 (Deep Impact)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001139058/

15th. Dance Partner(JPN) 1992 (Sunday Silence)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000262374/

16th. Soul Stirring(JPN) 2014 (Frankel)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001194124/

17th. Straight Girl(JPN) 2009 (Fuji Kiseki)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001108396/

18th. Fine Motion(IRE) 1999 (Danehill)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000704208/

19th. Mikki Queen(JPN) 2012 (Deep Impact)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001156953/

20th. Mejiro Ramonu(JPN) 1983 (Mogami)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000158372/


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Buena Vista(JPN)
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Starine
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:24 am

She's not #1, but Cesario, "the Japanese whirlwind," will always be tops in my heart. 8-) Still enamored with her dominating American Oaks victory and I'm so chuffed she has gone on to become a successful broodmare.

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lurkey mclurker
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:47 pm

As much as I love Vodka, I have to credit Buena Vista for hooking me on Japanese racing. I was SO MAD when she was DQ'd from the Japan Cup & Rose Kingdom given the win... :lol:

What a lovely idea to feature Japanese racing's top fillies & mares. If the studs can get their own calendar it seems only fair. :mrgreen:
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:40 am

Starine wrote:She's not #1, but Cesario, "the Japanese whirlwind," will always be tops in my heart. 8-) Still enamored with her dominating American Oaks victory and I'm so chuffed she has gone on to become a successful broodmare.

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I suspect that Cesario's ranking (#7) in this fans voting was undermined by her short career as a racehorse.
It was very unfortunate that her overwhelming victory in the American Oaks at 3 became her last race. She had to retire from racing due to ligament injury with a life-time record of 6-5-1-0.
I personally believe that Cesario has been the most talented filly of all time in Japan.
And I'm very happy to see her talent being passed down to her sons.
tachyon
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:54 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:As much as I love Vodka, I have to credit Buena Vista for hooking me on Japanese racing. I was SO MAD when she was DQ'd from the Japan Cup & Rose Kingdom given the win... :lol:

What a lovely idea to feature Japanese racing's top fillies & mares. If the studs can get their own calendar it seems only fair. :mrgreen:
Buena Vista is definitely my all-time best, even if I still respect my filly Daiwa Scarlet, haha! :lol: ;)

Overall, I have no complaints about the top ten fillies selected by the fans in this voting. :D
I'm glad that the monster filly Hishi Amazon still hangs in #6.

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Hishi Amazon(USA)

-- video of Hishi Amazon's races
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUdDeYop0aY
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Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:46 pm

Because we won't get pics like these for much longer... *sniff*
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19h 19 hours ago

Kitasan Black's Trainer Hisashi Shimizu riding the champ at work this week ahead of Kitasan Black's retirement ceremony on Sunday.
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:15 am

omgosh he's such a goofball... :lol:

via @pakapakakobo
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BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:44 am

He seems like such a good-natured horse. Maybe he's only a ham when a camera is around, but he just looks so relaxed around his people. Perhaps he's the Japanese American Pharoah? ;)
I'm going to miss watching him run, but it will be fun when his babies hit the track. :D
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Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:39 am

KB is such a stunner. So beautiful. To have talent, beauty and a wonderful personality...he's the epitome of what Thoroughbreds are all about.
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