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Wow, those are exciting race plans for him!
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How amazing is Mozu Ascot’s February Stakes win? He is only the 7th Japan based horse to win a G1 on dirt and turf(includes Victoire Pisa’s All-weather DWC win.) Only the 5th horse to win them both in the JRA and 2nd Yasuda Kinen winner to do the rare double!
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Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:21 pm

That's pretty neat about Mozu Ascot.

Also excited to learn Curren Bouquetd'or will be joining Almond Eye in Dubai. I hope she gets her breakthrough win this year at age four.
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Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:31 am

Well this is... fairly significant. :shock:

https://twitter.com/HorseraceFanJpn/sta ... 0153532418
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JRA officially announced the racecourses operated by JRA will not accept all the racegoers for safety from Feb. 29th. The races will take place as planned, but they will do without spectator.

http://www.jra.go.jp/news/202002/022701.html
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In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, JRA will refuse customers to enter the racecourse for the time being for central horse racing starting on February 29 (Saturday).
They have a month until the next G1, and the big races start to ramp up in April... hopefully things are better by then! *fingers x*
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Update: The JRA is expecting loss of nearly ¥15,000,000,000 revenue this weekend (over $137 million USD) compared to last year, given the closed-to-the-public racing format - the first time since 1944.
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It's the on and off track cash sales that the JRA will miss out on during the close-down. Approximately 30% of turnover. They will still turnover about $516mil this weekend.... #handy #JRA
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lurkey mclurker wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:31 am
Well this is... fairly significant. :shock:

https://twitter.com/HorseraceFanJpn/sta ... 0153532418
@HorseraceFanJpn

JRA officially announced the racecourses operated by JRA will not accept all the racegoers for safety from Feb. 29th. The races will take place as planned, but they will do without spectator.

http://www.jra.go.jp/news/202002/022701.html
Quote from the link:
In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, JRA will refuse customers to enter the racecourse for the time being for central horse racing starting on February 29 (Saturday).
They have a month until the next G1, and the big races start to ramp up in April... hopefully things are better by then! *fingers x*
Makes sense since they also closed all the schools in the country for a month.
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Another Truth (I'll Have Another x Kyoei Truth, by Fuji Kiseki) won the G2 Diolite Kinen at Funabashi. This race has been won by K T Brave, Chrysolite, Smart Falcon, etc.

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https://twitter.com/j_taro/status/1237779450919440384
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Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:04 pm

Mylute wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:25 pm
Another Truth (I'll Have Another x Kyoei Truth, by Fuji Kiseki) won the G2 Diolite Kinen at Funabashi. This race has been won by K T Brave, Chrysolite, Smart Falcon, etc.

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https://twitter.com/j_taro/status/1237779450919440384
Very nice for I'll Have Another and it's good to see an older horse winning :D
I'm glad he was born in Japan, I think he would have never been given the chance here.
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The 2019 champion colt Saturnalia(JPN), 2016C. Lord Kanaloa(JPN) x Cesario(JPN) by Special Week(JPN), made a huge return by winning the G2 Kinko Sho 2000m turf under Christophe Lemair's hand-ride at Chukyo on March 15th 2020.

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Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:40 pm

Any news on Dieu du Vin? Was hoping to see him in the Hyacinth, then he didn't run. Wondering if there's a new plan for him.
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swale1984 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:40 pm
Any news on Dieu du Vin? Was hoping to see him in the Hyacinth, then he didn't run. Wondering if there's a new plan for him.
It sounds like he has a minor back problem.
His next start is unknown.
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Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:46 am
Japan's 2018 Dirt Champion Le Vent Se Lave(JPN) (Symboli Kris S) is still aiming to make his comeback from a tendon injury.
Today his connections mentioned the Kashiwa Kinen (Jpn1, May 5th) as his target.

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Tachyon, any recent updates on our boy? Thanks hope you are safe and healthy.
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tachyon wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:31 pm
swale1984 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:40 pm
Any news on Dieu du Vin? Was hoping to see him in the Hyacinth, then he didn't run. Wondering if there's a new plan for him.
It sounds like he has a minor back problem.
His next start is unknown.
Thanks for that news, tachyon. I'm hoping he makes it back and could still factor into the Derby picture with the delay.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:11 pm

via @HorseraceFanJpn
20 Japanese runners🐴🇯🇵 for the Dubai World Cup meeting🇦🇪 will board the airplane(s) on March 28th and arrive in Japan🇯🇵 on 29th. As for Almond Eye🐴🇯🇵, I mentioned on my previous tweet.
It is decided that Almond Eye will depart United Arab Emirates on March 28th and arrive at Narita in the evening on 29th.
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2020 ... orts-horse
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Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:20 pm

US-bred Herrschaft (Will Take Charge) won the Fukuryu Stakes at Nakayama, the last scheduled race on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby.

In second was T O Keynes (Sinister Minister) and in third was Miyaji Kokuo (Victoire Pisa).

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/trip ... cky-derby/
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:51 pm

Colt Kurino Gaudi (Screen Hero) won the Grade I Takamatsunomiya Kinen but was demoted to fourth for interference. Mozu Superflare (on the inside), a US-bred daughter of Speightstown, was declared the winner. Gran Alegria (Deep Impact x Tapitsfly) closed from last to finish third narrowly. The unlucky Diatonic (who Kurino Gaudi blocked) finished fourth originally.

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This is the first case in JRA-Gr1 history, in which a horse who crossed the wire first was demoted further back than runner-up, since Buena Vista was demoted to second in the 2010 Japan Cup.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... inen-on-dq
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:20 pm

Buena Vista's Japan Cup is a bitter memory. :( But watching yesterday, I was happy for Mozu Superflare - there was clearly contact that impeded. Poor Diatonic might have deserved better than third with a clear lane, and Gran Alegria was flying at the end. The footing seemed rather deep, too.
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Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:50 am

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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