Racing in Japan

tachyon
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Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:16 am

Mylute wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:41 am
She's 100% BABY!
Here's another replay with her rival horses' weights.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkXaytuH_Ao
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Squeaky
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Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:47 pm

How tall is she? Looks like a cute large pony.
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Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:03 pm

Haven't seen her height mentioned anywhere yet, but for those of us who don't metric system :roll: 340kg is barely 750lbs. So yep, she's a race pony! Soooo adorbs, I would love her for my pocket pony. :mrgreen:
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Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:50 pm

Not sure where else to post this but...

Threat was a close second, beaten just half a length, to Arizona in today's Coventry (GB-G2) at Royal Ascot. He's by Footstepsinthesand, but his second dam is the good Japanese-bred mare Shiva, who stunned males in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (IRE-GI) years ago.

Shiva has been a disappointment as a broodmare, but it looks like her grandson may make his mark yet. Here's the replay of Shiva's big win back in 1999 over Daylami and others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niRzaFU-jf0
tachyon
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:52 am

Starine wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:50 pm
Not sure where else to post this but...

Threat was a close second, beaten just half a length, to Arizona in today's Coventry (GB-G2) at Royal Ascot. He's by Footstepsinthesand, but his second dam is the good Japanese-bred mare Shiva, who stunned males in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (IRE-GI) years ago.

Shiva has been a disappointment as a broodmare, but it looks like her grandson may make his mark yet. Here's the replay of Shiva's big win back in 1999 over Daylami and others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niRzaFU-jf0
Thanks for the heads-up.
Shiva(JPN) made her name by defeating a real international-superstar Daylami(IRE).
Her sire Hector Protector(USA) passed away in Japan, 2010.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:05 am

The Takarazuka Kinen(G1) will be run tomorrow.
This is an exciting grand-prix field even if Almond Eye is absent.

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Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:00 am

Omega Perfume(JPN), 2015c. Swept Overboard(USA) x Omega Fragrance(JPN) by Gold Allure(JPN), won the Jpn1 Teio Sho 2000m dirt at Oi on June 26th 2019.

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifwk7La6s3M

-- chart
https://www.jbis.jp/race/result/2019062 ... 1561283900

Le Vent Se Leve was not entered as he didn't fully recover from injury.
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Squeaky
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:35 pm

Is LVSL back in training or injured again?
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Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:00 am

Squeaky wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:35 pm
Is LVSL back in training or injured again?
A week ago, he had a inflamed fetlock in his left front leg while on the worktab before the Teio Sho.
He will be sent back to the farm again. :(
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Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:35 pm

Thanks for the update. Sounds like he may be heading towards retirement, which is a shame. He was an exciting horse with lot of talent. Is this a flare up of the original injury or a new one?
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Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:51 pm

Squeaky wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:35 pm
Is this a flare up of the original injury or a new one?
I'm not sure.
But he has had issues in his left front leg.
And the timeline for his return to the track is up in the air.
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:54 am

22-year-old Nanako Fujita, the only female jockey licensed by the JRA, wins the third Women Jockeys' World Cup at Bro Park, Sweden! 8-)

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She is slated to ride Copano Kicking(USA) who would be nominated for the G1 BC Sprint at Santa Anita.
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:40 pm

Yay Nanako!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:41 am

tachyon wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:51 pm
Squeaky wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:35 pm
Is this a flare up of the original injury or a new one?
I'm not sure.
But he has had issues in his left front leg.
And the timeline for his return to the track is up in the air.

So upsetting. This is my all time favorite horse for last 2 years. I was hoping he'd eventually come over and run in the BCC.
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:14 am

I know that w/in this topic, this is probably already here, but if you haven't seen it, this documentary is outstanding.
The Rise of the Japanese Thoroughbred

If you've seen it, then watch it again. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IywC3QwJJuk
tachyon
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:06 am

MySaladDays wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:14 am
I know that w/in this topic, this is probably already here, but if you haven't seen it, this documentary is outstanding.
The Rise of the Japanese Thoroughbred

If you've seen it, then watch it again. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IywC3QwJJuk
We ALL love Sunday Silence! :D
And it looks like he has produced a new star on the dirt yesterday through his son Gold Allure(JPN).

Chrysoberyl(JPN), 2016C. Gold Allure(JPN) x Chrysoprase(JPN) by El Condor Pasa(USA), won the Jpn1 Japan Dirt Derby 2000m dirt at Oi on July 10th 2019, remaining unbeaten 4 for 4.
He is a full brother to Jpn1 winner Chrysolite(JPN) as well as a 1/2 brother to G1 winner Marialite(JPN).

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caZMXHq8ovI

-- chart
https://www.jbis.jp/race/result/2019071 ... 1562102251
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:37 pm

Does anyone know what happened to @LongBallToNoOne twitter account? :?

He was my #1 source for horse racing in Japan and I miss reading his posts. :(

If anyone can recommend another good twitter source about horse racing in Japan, I'm taking!
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:09 am

There wasn't a lot of info, but there might have been some tweet kerfuffle that ended up with accounts being reported for vid clips? possibly? and then his account was suspended. Perhaps.

After about a week he came back locked, I asked to follow and he added me but there's been no new content. I want to DM to ask if he'll be back at all but basically I'm an internet stranger so I don't know how well that would go over. :?

Kate Hunter (@keibakate) and nabecci (@nabecci) and Kaz Ishida (@HimawariKaz) and @buena_vista23 sometimes have good photos/news, and Jess Samy (@frankel1313) keeps an eye on Frankel's Japanese offspring, but. Graham was the best source by far. :( :( :(

ETA: there's also HorseRacingInJapan (@HorseRacing_JPN ‏) for results but only the major ones.
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:20 am

Kaz Ishida @HimawariKaz
3m 3 minutes ago

Satono Gold (JP), by Gold Ship (JP), ridden by Yutaka Take, won a 2yo Newcomer race.
JUL 14.2019 Hakodate Racecourse in Hakodate,Hokkaido,Japan
This was the first win for Gold Ship’s foal in Japan Racing’s race.
First JRA winner for Gold Ship! 8-) And he's a lovely bay-going-grey. Dam is My Jen (USA), a MSW Fu Peg daughter.
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tachyon
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:49 pm

-- replay of Hakodate R5 1800m turf Newcomer July 14th 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkxJf7yW4xc
1st. Satono Gold(JPN)(Gold Ship) C2 Yutaka Take
2nd. Punto Fire(JPN)(Epiphaneia) C2 Yasunari Iwata

Gold Ship fans must be familiar with Satono Gold's handler. ;)
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Yutaka Take commented that the Gold Ship colt might need more distance.
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