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Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:25 pm
by LightFromMars
According to that horse racing website the Japan Cup field seems to stand.
No Latrobe and no real rival for Almond Eye.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:23 pm
by Starine
Mylute wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Pavel Traveling to Japan For Next Start in Champions Cup

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... e_race_123

~ Didn’t see this coming.
I hadn't either but it makes a lot of sense. If the horse is training well enough to ship... well, it's a big pot of money.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:53 pm
by tachyon
Starine wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:23 pm
Mylute wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Pavel Traveling to Japan For Next Start in Champions Cup

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... e_race_123

~ Didn’t see this coming.
I hadn't either but it makes a lot of sense. If the horse is training well enough to ship... well, it's a big pot of money.
That’s wonderful news! :D
Local team will be led by a 3yo Le Vent Se Leve this year.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:21 am
by tachyon
Japan's red-hot sire Lord Kanaloa(JPN)(King Kamehameha) got another G1 winner from his first crop, as his 3yo colt Stelvio(JPN)[o/o L'Archetto(JPN) by Falbrav(IRE)] won the G1 Mile Championship 1600m turf at Kyoto beating older rivals on Nov 18th 2018.
This marked jockey William Buick's first JRA -G1 victory.

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Rma59fp_I
1st 1 Stelvio(JPN) [Lord Kanaloa(JPN) x L'Archetto(JPN) by Falbrav(IRE)] C3 56 01:33.3
2nd 2 Persian Knight(JPN) [Harbinger(GB) x Orient Charm(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA)] C4 57 01:33.3 HD
3rd 3 Al Ain(JPN) [Deep Impact(JPN) x Dubai Majesty(USA) by Essence of Dubai(USA)] C4 57 01:33.5 1 1/4
4th 16 Katsuji(JPN) C3 56 01:33.5 HD
5th 10 Mikki Glory(JPN) H5 57 01:33.5 NK
6th 6 Jour Polaire(JPN) M5 55 01:33.6 NK
7th 13 Red Avancer(JPN) M5 55 01:33.6 NK
8th 5 He's in Love(JPN) H5 57 01:33.7 1/2
9th 9 Win Bright(JPN) C4 57 01:33.7 NS
10th 14 Air Spinel(JPN) H5 57 01:33.7 NS
11th 18 Keiai Nautique(JPN) C3 56 01:33.8 3/4
12th 15 Aerolithe(JPN) F4 55 01:33.8 NS
13th 8 Mozu Ascot(USA) C4 57 01:33.8 NS
14th 7 Logi Cry(JPN) H5 57 01:33.9 NK
15th 4 Black Moon(JPN) H6 57 01:33.9 NS
16th 11 Gendarme(USA) C3 56 01:34.0 3/4
17th 17 Lord Quest(JPN) H5 57 01:34.2 1 1/4
18th 12 Reine Minoru(JPN) F4 55 01:34.6 2 1/2

Stelvio(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001204521/
9-4-3-0

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:03 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Aww I was hoping that Mozu Ascot would have been more competitive... wonder if his rider kept him back too long? He & Reine Minoru were behind a wall of horses & never really kicked in to finish. :|

But what a fantastic finish between Stelvio & Persian Knight! PK has been looking very good in workouts, I wondered if he was going to regain his top form. 8-)

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:42 am
by tachyon
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:46 am
Congrats to Almond Eye! That was a very impressive charge she made from the rear, coming wide down the middle of the course to sweep past the field.
Lord Kanaloa's fee might go up next year. :P ;)
Shadai has announced that Lord Kanaloa's stud fee would be raised to ¥15,000,000 from ¥8,000,000 next year.
¥15,000,000 is about $133k.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:46 pm
by lurkey mclurker
LOL I love Suave Richard <3 (vid clip)
G @LongBallToNoOne

SUAVE RICHARD very chill ahead of the mayhem of the Japan Cup on Sunday

https://twitter.com/LongBallToNoOne/sta ... 4078493696

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:36 pm
by tachyon
Pavel(USA) has arrived at Japan.

http://japanracing.jp/_news2018/181121-04.html

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at Shiroi, Japan

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:41 pm
by Mylute
Make Happy Much the Best in Cattleya Sho

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ttleya-sho

~ Square Eddie sires a Japanese Gr.I winner

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:02 am
by Sparrow Castle
I'm pretty sure if BaroqueAgain were able to concentrate on horse racing and could post right now, she'd be telling us all about the Japan Cup scheduled to go off in about 40 minutes (10:40 pm PST). But she has not posted since November 8 when she posted her distress about getting ready to evacuate from the horrific fires that have devastated California. Some of us have been discussing our concern in the Horsing Around - Vent thread. I think she mentioned she lives in SoCal and that would mean she was fleeing the Woolsey fire rather than the more deadly Camp fire, but do not know for sure. BaroqueAgain, we miss you!

The New York times published an article about Japanese racing a couple of days ago.

In Japan, Retirement Does Not Come Quickly for a Horse
Almond Eye has already made a name for herself in Japan this year by becoming just the fifth horse to win its Triple Crown for fillies, but when she lines up in the Japan Cup on Sunday she will be going against history again.

Only six 3-year-olds have won the Japan Cup, which was first held in 1981 and is one of the most revered races in the country. While some racing jurisdictions struggle to keep their superstar horses in training, Japan is not one of them.

Most of its top runners compete for several years, no matter how famous they become, meaning the quality of older horses competing in the Japan Cup, which carries a purse of 648,000,000 yen (about $5.9 million), remains consistently high.

“It is the tendency that racehorses in Japan are kept in training longer than horses in the United States and in Europe,” said Naohiro Goda, the international client representative for the Japan Racing Horse Association. “I think there are several reasons. First of all, the prize money in Japan is very good, and it could make for a big profit once you have good horses. Japanese breeders understand why owners prefer to keep their horses in training as long as possible.”
More: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/22/spor ... horse.html

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:45 am
by tachyon
ALMOND EYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:46 am
by tachyon
2:20.6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:51 am
by Sparrow Castle
The filly makes history...in record time, 2:20.6. Not sure who got second, but I think Suave Richard got third.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:54 am
by Sparrow Castle
Kiseki got second. Cheval Grand got 4th.

Almond Eye is an amazing 3 year old filly!

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:56 am
by Sparrow Castle
What did he say the old record was, Tachyon?

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:20 am
by tachyon
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:56 am
What did he say the old record was, Tachyon?
The old record was 2:22.1 set by Alkaased in 2005.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:25 am
by Sparrow Castle
tachyon wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:20 am
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:56 am
What did he say the old record was, Tachyon?
The old record was 2:22.1 set by Alkaased in 2005.
Wow, that's smashing it. I thought he said 2:22 point something but couldn't believe it. My goodness, what do we have here in this filly.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:31 am
by tachyon
I'm sure that she will be remembered as the best filly in the Japanese racing history.
She can trip to Europe / America next year.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:29 pm
by Northport
I hopes she makes some trips abroad next year, Japanese connections seem to like the Sheema Classic and the Arc lots!

Enable vs. Sea of Class vs. Almond Eye in in the 2019 Arc? I can't wait.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:44 pm
by Mylute
The Dirt Cup is today right? Around 12:30?