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Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:25 pm
by tachyon
That’s a bold move considering his modest race record to date.
But I’m excited about it.
He is going to be the first Japanese-trained and Japanese-bred horse to run in the Kentucky Derby.
And this Just a Way colt is a great-grandson of Sunday Silence(USA)!!!!!!

Master Fencer(JPN) : 2016C. Just a Way(JPN) x Sexy Zamurai(USA) by Deputy Minister(CAN)
https://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001218470/

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:54 pm
by greyhorse
Affirmative action for equines.

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:04 pm
by tachyon
—from bloodhorse

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ucky-derby

Good information on Master Fencer and his connections 8-)

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:45 am
by tachyon
Master Fencer is slated to enter quarantine on April 16th and leave from Japan on April 23rd.
He will be ridden by a local jockey in the Kentucky Derby.

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-- replays
He is a typical late charger.

-- Msw 1800m dirt at Hanshin, Dec 23rd 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjfFXYCmbfM
1st (#5) Master Fencer

-- Alw 1800m dirt at Kyoto, Jan 14th 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmCR9k9qp2g
1st (#3) Master Fencer

-- Hyacinth Stakes 1600m dirt at Tokyo, Feb 17th 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVnBNm5IK2U
4th (#1) Master Fencer

-- Fukuryu Stakes 1800m dirt at Nakayama, April 1st 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPAczeIr0Mk
2nd (#7) Master Fencer

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 am
by stark
That top picture in the post above, #3 saddlecloth, is that the beach they are running on?

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:02 am
by tachyon
stark wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 am
That top picture in the post above, #3 saddlecloth, is that the beach they are running on?
Yes it is! :lol:
JRA's dirt surfaces are much deeper and slower than the 'Big Sandy'.

JRA put it;
JRA's dirt courses are based on designs used in the United States, but uniquely fine-tuned to handle Japan's high precipitation. Tracks are packed firmly with a layer of mountain sand to support the horses' hooves and then covered with loose sand to absorb impact and ease leg stress. The horses must exert slightly greater effort when the track is dry, but speed is increased as the track absorbs more water.
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Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:05 pm
by stark
Ahhh, thanks.
Perhaps mountain sand should be replacing the much heralded El Segundo sand here.

Pay attention Santa Anita!

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:52 pm
by Mylute
greyhorse wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Affirmative action for equines.
Basically.

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:27 am
by tachyon
-- from kentuckyderby.com

''Road to the Kentucky Derby Horse Profile: Master Fencer''
https://www.kentuckyderby.com/horses/ne ... ter-fencer
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Master Fencer was produced from the winning Deputy Minister mare Sexy Zamurai, and was preceded in stakes glory by his half-brother Top Divo. Sexy Zamurai counts herself a half-sister to ultra-talented One Caroline, a dominant winner of the 2009 Rampart Handicap (G2) for conditioner Rusty Arnold.

The Japan-based colt is from a fine female family with stamina influences throughout his catalog page. His fourth dam is Irish-bred Northern Sunset, the 1995 Broodmare of the Year. She produced a quartet of impactful stakes stars as a wildly successful broodmare: 1992 European Horse of the Year St. Jovite, 1995 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) runner-up L’Carriere, multiple Grade 2 hero and sire Lac Ouimet, and Salem Drive, who bagged four graded races for trainer Tom Skiffington. Farda Amiga, the 2002 Kentucky Oaks (G1) victress and champion three-year-old filly, is also from this female line.
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And the Just a Way colt will be ridden by Julian Leparoux in the Kentucky Derby

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:12 pm
by Gemini
Between Master Fencer and Win Win Win, this renewal of the Kentucky Derby is good one for Sunday Silence fans.

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:34 pm
by Blame
greyhorse wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Affirmative action for equines.
Just like with humans, moronic.

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:10 pm
by Diver52
If they're going to offer guaranteed slots for Japan and Europe (not to mention the UAE Derby) why not include one for the highest-ranked filly? Well, because there isn't a potential "bet on fillies" market to be mined. Otherwise it would make just as much sense.

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:23 pm
by tachyon
Gemini wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Between Master Fencer and Win Win Win, this renewal of the Kentucky Derby is good one for Sunday Silence fans.
It was 30 years ago when Sunday Silence won the Kentucky Derby.
His great-grandson, the first JPN-bred Kentucky Derby starter, Master Fencer might be up against it.
But I do believe that this is just the beginning!!

Master Fencer arrived at CD this morning. 8-)

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@KentuckyDerby

-- from Paurickreport
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/trip ... try-house/
Master Fencer
Just A Way x Sexy Zamurai, by Deputy Minister

Like many successful runners in Japan, Master Fencer's ties to the legendary Sunday Silence are prominent. A Hall of Famer and dual classic winner in the U.S. and foundation of the Japanese stallion market, Sunday Silence is this colt's paternal grandsire through sire Heart's Cry.

Just A Way, by Heart's Cry earned Longines World's Best Racehorse honors in 2014, on the strength of a campaign that included wins in the G1 Yasuda Kinen at about a mile, and the G1 Dubai Duty Free and G2 Nakayama Kinen at about a mile and an eighth, all on turf. He stretched out to two miles to take the G1 Tenno Sho.

Heart's Cry was a turf specialist during his own racing career, including a 2,400-meter (about 1 ½-miles) score in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic in the U.A.E. His resume in his home country is highlighted by the G1 Arima Kinen at 2,500 meters (over 1 ½ miles). Followers of North American racing will be most familiar with runners by Heart's Cry through Yoshida, the dual-surface star who took the G1 Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes on the grass and the G1 Woodward Stakes on the main track, both at a mile and an eighth.

Master Fencer is out of the Deputy Minister mare Sexy Zamurai, who raced exclusively in Japan. She broke her maiden going 1,000 meters (about five meters) and later scoring at 1,500 meters (about 7 1/2 furlongs), both on the dirt.

Sexy Zamurai's runners include Top Divo, by King Kamehameha, who is a three-time stakes winner in Japan at 1,800 meters (about 1 1/8 miles) on the dirt. Epoch, by Vermilion, has won dirt stakes races from 1,400 meters (about seven furlongs) to 1,700 furlongs (about 1 1/16 miles). Next Step, by Empire Maker, has won twice at 1,400 meters.

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:33 pm
by Starine
Master Fencer a Dream Come True for Owner Yoshizawa
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -yoshizawa

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 8:13 am
by tachyon
Starine wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:33 pm
Master Fencer a Dream Come True for Owner Yoshizawa
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -yoshizawa
Kudos to Katsumi Yoshizawa who is about to realize his dream. 8-)

And it's a dream come true for me, too.
The Kentucky Derby will be broadcasted live in a Japanese TV channel this year. :D
As a racing fan who has been following both North-American racing and Japanese racing, I will be very happy that more Japanese will become familiar with My Old Kentucky Home. ;)

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 5:47 pm
by tachyon
JRA Pool

Horse No. Win Sow
1 79.8 10.5 - 17
2 75.5 9.4 - 15.1
3 35.6 4.9 - 7.8
4 178.7 23.9 - 38.8
5 5 1.5 - 2
6 19.9 4 - 6.3
7 2.5 1.3 - 1.6
8 8.1 2.3 - 3.5
9 118.3 17.7 - 28.8
10 60.6 9.8 - 15.8
11 Scratched
12 Scratched
13 67.3 8.1 - 13
14 57.7 8 - 12.8
15 27.6 4.8 - 7.5
16 5.8 1.8 - 2.6
17 8.8 2.4 - 3.6
18 197.4 26.9 - 43.8
19 76.2 11 - 17.7
20 51.5 6 - 9.5
21 54.6 6.9 - 11


Maximum Security is favored with 2.5 (3 to 2) for the win.
Master Fencer(JPN) is now quoted 27 (26 to 1).

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:33 pm
by tachyon
Master Fencer closed well (maybe fastest) to finish in the 6th place. 8-)
He was a bit more competitive than everyone had thought.

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:01 pm
by tachyon
His handler looks happy at least ;)
Kate Hunter • Marugai Racing @KeibaKate ·

Japan’s #MasterFencer proved he deserved to be in the @KentuckyDerby today. What a ride by @JulienLeparoux! 7th, upgraded to 6th with the DQ of of winner. He finished better than any other JPN trained horse to have ever raced here. Great start for the first Japan Road entry! – 場所: Churchill Downs
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Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:08 pm
by carole
tachyon wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Master Fencer closed well (maybe fastest) to finish in the 6th place. 8-)
He was a bit more competitive than everyone had thought.
I was happy to see him run on so well! He just wasn't quick enough out of the gates, got left behind early and was playing catch up the whole race.

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:10 pm
by Palace Malice
I hope they race him in the Belmont. :D