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Starine
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Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:11 am

Maurice is the real deal. I really hope his connections take him to Europe next season for a tilt at some of the mile classics.
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Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:27 am

Agreed. I'd love to see him at Ascot.
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Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:42 am

My my my...Ashin Hakari just pulled a Presious Passion on that international field. :lol:
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Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:14 am

Starine wrote:Maurice is the real deal. I really hope his connections take him to Europe next season for a tilt at some of the mile classics.
What a great win by Maurice (Screen Hero)! :D
I didn't think that he was 100% today.
I strongly hope that he, 6 for 6 this year including 3 G1 wins, will be voted the Japanese Horse of the Year 2015!
No Europeans could have beaten him on a Japanese racecourse this year.
I guess that he is the best Japanese mile-specialist since the Sunday Silence son Hat Trick.
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Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:02 pm

Anybody have a replay of the Cup? *wanders off to google*

ETA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7QkRMOxkYU

Wow, he's eight wins from ten starts. You can trace the trajectory of more challenging races, up through G3 & G2 to international... wonder if he & Maurice will meet back in Japan? :mrgreen:

Tachyon or Uma, do you know if Deep Impact has other winning grey sons (aside from Danon Platina, I mean)? I had to go look up the pedigree because he wasn't a bay, LOL...
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Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:32 pm

tachyon wrote:
Starine wrote:Maurice is the real deal. I really hope his connections take him to Europe next season for a tilt at some of the mile classics.
What a great win by Maurice (Screen Hero)! :D
I didn't think that he was 100% today.
I strongly hope that he, 6 for 6 this year including 3 G1 wins, will be voted the Japanese Horse of the Year 2015!
No Europeans could have beaten him on a Japanese racecourse this year.
I guess that he is the best Japanese mile-specialist since the Sunday Silence son Hat Trick.
I think you are right. ;)
As impressive as the Hong Kong win was, [jockey Ryan] Moore said it was not the colt's best effort. "He was slightly more impressive on the day" in winning the Mile Championship in Kyoto, Moore said, pointing out Maurice had shipped outside Japan for the first time for Sunday's race.
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Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:10 am

I do wish racing could figure out a way to promote more cross-continent shipping and racing, but I guess it's a pretty difficult ask the trainers and horses. It just seems that days like the HKIR, Breeders' Cup, World Cup, etc. are great for everyone. Big crowds, lots of attention, huge purses and great fields.

Of course I realize shipping a horse to/from Hong Kong, Dubai, Japan, Australia, Britain and the US isn't the equivalent of shipping a horse from Kentucky to New York, and I also realize seasons are very real in some jurisdictions (not everyone contests a year-round calendar). However, seeing horses like Highland Reel (8 starts - 2 France, 2 Ireland, 1 England, 1 USA, 1 Australia, 1 Hong Kong) perform at a high level all over the globe show it's not impossible.

Granted, being an American, I realize our very best turf horses are the only ones that would be competitive on the global level and even then the results are suspect. I'd love to see Lady Eli make it back in good form and try an international race. I also wouldn't mind seeing Tepin try something, just because she became a buzzsaw last year. On other side, there really aren't any males that ran in 2015 that I'd have wanted to see elsewhere.
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Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:58 am

lurkey mclurker wrote: wonder if he & Maurice will meet back in Japan? :mrgreen:
I sure hope both A Shin Hikari and Maurice will run in the Dubai Duty Free next year. :lol:
Deep Impact has sired 15 winners that are grey so far, by the way.
Here below is the list of his grey winners:
http://www.jbis.or.jp/horse/sire/000074 ... 7&items=20
Click on each horse name on the left. Then you will find his/her alphabetical name.

アルジャンテ
アーデント
エイシンヒカリ A Shin Hikari
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Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:45 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:Anybody have a replay of the Cup? *wanders off to google*

ETA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7QkRMOxkYU

Wow, he's eight wins from ten starts. You can trace the trajectory of more challenging races, up through G3 & G2 to international... wonder if he & Maurice will meet back in Japan? :mrgreen:

Tachyon or Uma, do you know if Deep Impact has other winning grey sons (aside from Danon Platina, I mean)? I had to go look up the pedigree because he wasn't a bay, LOL...

'Grey' is a good point to note. For example, Unbridled's Song's mares bred to Deep Impact are turning out to be a great success, a fact to which some Japanese bloodstock critics are referring now.
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Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:56 am

Does anyone know what happened to TVG's coverage?
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Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:21 pm

Thank you Uma & Tachyon! :mrgreen:
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Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:09 pm

The great Hong Kong miler, Able Friend, has suffered an 'injury setback,' and is done for the season. The big chestnut is to be sent to Australia (since Hong Kong has no actual farms) for turnout and rehabilitation.
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... t7DaysNews
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:17 pm

Hong Kong Expands Number of Open Races

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced it will open 17 races currently restricted to Hong Kong resident horses to international competition effective from the start of the 2016-17 season.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... open-races
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Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:09 am

-- from HKJC

''Hong Kong promoted to Part I racing jurisdiction by IRPAC''

http://www.hkjc.com/english/corporate/r ... 01543.html

The International Race Planning Advisory Committee (IRPAC) approved the promotion of Hong Kong from Part II to Part I of the International Cataloguing Standards and International Statistics Book, commonly known as the “Blue Book,” with effect from 1 September 2016.
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:10 am

Rapper Dragon's Biggest Challenge to Come in HK Derby

The big international group 1 races looming on the horizon are all well and good, but the March 19 BMW Hong Kong Derby is the one the locals crave—for the purse and for the bragging rights at stake in the 140th running of the race.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... n-hk-derby
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:28 am

I set my alarm clock to get up and watch this race.

Rapper Dragon won the Hong Kong Derby, the classic series for 4 year olds, with Pakistan Star running 2nd. J. Moreira in the irons.
Beauty Generation ran third. Lots of excitement and cheering. Gotta love how the crowd loves their horse racing.

The horses looked so good. I love Hong Kong racing, and esp. Jenny Chapman...best analyst ever. The camera work at Sha Tin is super clear and well done, compared to here, IMHO.
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:59 am

Sounds like a good race and like Pakistan Star had some trouble
http://www.drf.com/news/rapper-dragon-s ... iple-crown
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Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:57 am

Centenary Sprint Cup Upgraded to Group 1 Status

Hong Kong's Centenary Sprint Cup has attained group 1 status ahead of the 2017/18 season and will carry a purse of HK$10 million, a HK$2 million increase that aligns its value with other group 1 events staged at Sha Tin Racecourse.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... p-1-status
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Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:49 am

Hong Kong kicks off rich 2017-18 season Sunday

Its engines scarcely cooled from the 2016-17 season, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has revved them up again for the 2017-18 season, which begins Sunday at Sha Tin.

http://www.drf.com/news/hong-kong-kicks ... son-sunday

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Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:11 am

Prat To Ride In Hong Kong For Longines International Jockey Championship Dec. 6

Flavien Prat, the meet's leading rider at Del Mar, has accepted an invitation to represent the United States in the Longines International Jockey Championship on Wednesday, December 6, at the Happy Valley Race Course in Hong Kong.

The annual event pits four Hong Kong-based riders against eight selected from around the world in four races on one program. Points are awarded on a 12-6-4 basis for first-to-third-place finishes and the champion receives a $200,000 (Hong Kong) award, the runner-up $100,000 (Hong Kong).


https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... hip-dec-6/
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