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Starine
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Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:10 pm

Nice to see Admire Don (by Timber Country), best known for his exploits on the dirt track, leave behind a good son after being exported to Korea. And you're right; he certainly has a pedigree loaded with stamina. And like many others I too am a fan of his unusual facial markings.
tachyon
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:20 am

Ryan Moore did it again!

-- replay (English) of the G1 Champions Cup 1800m dirt at Chukyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4ng0KBLZpg
1st 9 Gold Dream(JPN) [Gold Allure(JPN) x Mont Vert(JPN) by French Deputy(USA)] C4 57 01:50.1
2nd 13 T M Jinsoku(JPN) [Kurofune(USA) x My Discovery(JPN) by Forty Niner(USA)] H5 57 01:50.1 NK
3rd 1 Copano Rickey(JPN) [Gold Allure(USA) x Copano Nikita(JPN) by Timber Country(USA)] H7 57 01:50.2 NK
4th 2 K T Brave(JPN) C4 57 01:50.4 1 1/4
5th 11 Awardee(USA) H7 57 01:50.5 1/2
6th 3 Mitsuba(JPN) H5 57 01:50.5 NK
7th 12 Kafuji Take(JPN) H5 57 01:50.6 1/2
8th 10 King's Guard(JPN) H6 57 01:50.6 NK
9th 4 Nonkono Yume(JPN) G5 57 01:50.7 1/2
10th 8 Glanzend(JPN) C4 57 01:50.7 NS
11th 14 Sound True(JPN) G7 57 01:50.7 NS
12th 16 Rose Princedom(JPN) C3 56 01:50.8 1/2
13th 6 Molto Bene(JPN) H5 57 01:50.9 1/2
14th 5 Meisho Sumitomo(JPN) H6 57 01:51.0 1/2
15th 7 London Town(JPN) C4 57 01:51.9 5
15 Apollo Kentucky(USA) H5 57
lurkey mclurker
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Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:18 pm

:::Scooby Doo noises::: Ruh r'oh... :?
http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/articl ... cloud-hong
Group One-winning Japanese three-year-old Kiseki is under a cloud for Sunday’s HK$18 million Longines Hong Kong Vase, and causing a behind-the-scenes rift between the Jockey Club and the Japan Racing Association after arriving with symptoms of ringworm, a highly contagious fungal infection.
https://twitter.com/HKJC_Racing/status/ ... 8335715329
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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:37 pm

That's not cool. :shock:
It's ironic that Hong Kong, which drew the disapproval of Australian health officials by creating that mainland China training center, has had an infected horse come in from Japan.
IMHO, this incident provides proof that stringent health protocols and quarantines are important for every country.
tachyon
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:32 pm

''The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races and its deepening impact on Japan’s breeding industry''

By Kate Hunter
09/12/2017 15:08

http://racingnews.hkjc.com/english/2017 ... -industry/

Thanks Kate Hunter for the wonderful report!
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:06 am

G‏ @LongBallToNoOne 12m 12 minutes ago

REPLAY:
G1 1600m Hanshin Juvenile Fillies won by LUCKY LILAC (Orfevre x Lilacs and Lace (Flower Alley))
2nd. LILY NOBLE (Rulership)
3rd. MAU LEA (Deep Impact)

First G1 winner for ORFEVRE !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB1_s28iVug
https://twitter.com/LongBallToNoOne/sta ... 4332464128
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tachyon
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:40 am

''Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby''

The Zen Nippon Nisai Yushun will be run tomorrow.

''Le Vent Se Leve brings rising star status into Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun''

https://www.kentuckyderby.com/horses/ne ... sai-yushun
tachyon
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Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:05 am

Le Vent Se Leve(JPN), 2015C. Symboli Kris S(USA) x Maestrale(JPN) by Neo Universe(JPN), wins the Zen Nippon Nisai Yushun 1600m dirt at Kawasaki on Dec 13th 2017. 3-3-0-0.
He looks like a promising colt!!
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001205475/?_g ... 1512308976

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txml1j2CQHo
1st. (#9) Le Vent Se Leve(JPN) C2 Symboli Kris S(USA) x Maestrale(JPN) by Neo Universe(JPN)
2nd. (#8) Don Fortis(JPN) C2 Henny Hughes(USA) x Grotta Azzurra(JPN) by Fuji Kiseki(JPN)
3rd. (#11) Haseno Pyro(JPN) C2 Pyro(USA) x Taiki Avenue(JPN) by Timber Country(USA)
tachyon
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Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:58 am

Go, Le Vent Se Leve!

-- from kentuckyderby.com
https://www.kentuckyderby.com/prep-race ... sai-yushun
Exciting prospect Le Vent Se Leve kept the buzz going in Wednesday’s Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun at Kawasaki, readily justifying favoritism to stay perfect in three starts. The Kiyoshi Hagiwara trainee banked 10 points on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby, and garnered plaudits for the decisiveness of his victory in his nation’s top race for dirt juveniles.

After breaking a beat slow from post 9, the G1 Racing Co. colorbearer found himself racing further back in the pack than in his first two wins at Niigata and Tokyo. But regular rider Mirco Demuro patiently gave Le Vent Se Leve time to regroup, and the favorite was ready to uncork a power-packed rally on the far turn.

Le Vent Se Leve circled the field, generating so much momentum entering the stretch that he needed a couple of strides to organize himself. He soon switched to his correct lead – meaning that he began to drive forward with his right leg ahead of his left – and blew by the pacesetter Southern Vigorous. Second choice Hayabusa Maca O, who had been chasing the early leader, was already fading from contention.

Although Don Fortis, the third pick, closed boldly in deep stretch, Le Vent Se Leve was in total command. Demuro had him under wraps that last furlong, and the winner still clocked the fastest final 600 meters (about three furlongs) in :38.20 to win in a gallop. The one-length margin, and his time of 1:41.60 for the metric mile, don’t reflect the degree of his superiority.

Don Fortis earned 4 points for his fine runner-up effort, three lengths clear of Haseno Pyro (2 points for third) and Dark Repulser (1 point for fourth). Southern Vigorous wound up eighth, and Hayabusa Maca O 10th.

The Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun offered the same number of points (10-4-2-1) as the first scoring race on the Japan Road, the Cattleya Sho. While Le Vent Se Leve is tied on the Japan leaderboard with Cattleya Sho winner Ruggero, his formline appears stronger. That’s partly because a colt whom Ruggero narrowly beat in the Cattleya Sho, third-placer Meiner Yukitsubaki, had been beaten by a much bigger margin when fourth to Le Vent Se Leve in their prior start.

The third and final points race in Japan, the February 18 Hyacinth over a metric mile at Tokyo, is the logical spot for a head-to-head match-up between Le Vent Se Leve and Ruggero. The Hyacinth will be the tiebreaker with its 30 points to the winner.

Le Vent Se Leve is now on a path to emulate – and arguably outstrip – stablemate Epicharis. The 2017 Hyacinth winner who thereby topped the inaugural Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby, Epicharis just missed to Thunder Snow in the UAE Derby (G2) and skipped Churchill Downs. He shipped to New York for a tilt at the Belmont S. (G1), only to withdraw with an injury.

By two-time Japanese Horse of the Year Symboli Kris S, Le Vent Se Leve is out of the winning Maestrale. She is a daughter of Japanese champion Neo Universe, himself by the legendary 1989 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) star Sunday Silence.

Le Vent Se Leve’s second dam (maternal granddam), Autumn Breeze, is by U.S. champion Timber Country, hero of the 1994 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). Third in the 1995 Kentucky Derby, Timber Country rebounded by taking the Preakness.
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Le Vent Se Leve as a yearling
lurkey mclurker
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:08 pm

This is a fun idea :lol:
G‏ @LongBallToNoOne 4h 4 hours ago

The White Christmas Stakes for gray and white horses was run at Kawasaki last night.

Won by USA bred ALPHABET (The Factor)
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Miss Woodford
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:46 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:This is a fun idea :lol:
G‏ @LongBallToNoOne 4h 4 hours ago

The White Christmas Stakes for gray and white horses was run at Kawasaki last night.

Won by USA bred ALPHABET (The Factor)
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There used to be Gray Ghost Handicaps at several tracks in the US during the winter. Anyone here still card them?
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Treve
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Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:25 pm

Isn't there also a big one in the UK at Ascot?
Must be quite a sight to see a field of greys and whites charging down the stretch.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
lurkey mclurker
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Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:12 pm

Ooooh this is super tempting: http://shop.northern-horsepark.jp/produ ... ail/102177

The translation is a bit wonky, but I *think* this is right:

cover: Lord Kanaloa, Orfevre, Eishin Flash, Novellist
Jan: Kitasan Black
Feb: All Blush
Mar: Vivlos
Apr: Al Ain
May: Soul Stirring
Jun: Satono Aladdin
Jul: Admire Lead
Aug: Persian Knight
Sep: Aerolithe
Oct: Deidre
Nov: Lalabel
Dec: Satono Crown
Jan 2019: Logotype
lurkey mclurker
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Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:18 pm

G‏ @LongBallToNoOne 2m 2 minutes ago

Arima Kinen looking like ......

Jockey battle alone worth the $2 admission price........
M.Demuro looking to break the JRA record for most G1s in a year
Legend Yutaka Take plus the world's best two Jockeys out to stop him
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lurkey mclurker
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:46 pm

Well this is a bummer... but then again, good that they figured it out before she could injure it further. Hopefully she makes it back to racing.
G‏ @LongBallToNoOne 22h 22 hours ago
FAN DII NA found to have a fracture in the right side of the Ilium (Iliac?) bone. This explains many things. Future to be discussed
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Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:16 pm

G @LongBallToNoOne 12h 12 hours ago

G2 1400m Hanshin Cup replay.
Won by ISLA BONITA (Fuji Kiseki x Isla Cozzene (Cozzene)) having his final race start.

DANCE DIRECTOR 2nd. SUNGRAZER 3rd.

Frankel's emerging star, USA bred MOZU ASCOT finished a very good 4th after a hard trip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHjyfgMiybg

I'm so happy Isla Bonita went out a winner! :mrgreen:
G @LongBallToNoOne 10h 10 hours ago

6yo ISLA BONITA (Fuji Kiseki) ran and won his last race today in Course Record time
Off to stud for 2018

25: 8-6-4 career for ¥752,027,000 (USD $6.65mil)
Highlight win was the 3yo classic G1 Satsuki Sho (Japan 2000 Guineas) in 2014
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Northport
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:45 am

Will Isla Bonita be standing at Shadai as well? He's really a stunner to look at, he's a classic winner, and with his durability throughout 5 seasons of racing, winning graded stakes from 7f to 11f... he could be a really good value.
weeeeeeeee
tachyon
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Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:27 am

Northport wrote:Will Isla Bonita be standing at Shadai as well? He's really a stunner to look at, he's a classic winner, and with his durability throughout 5 seasons of racing, winning graded stakes from 7f to 11f... he could be a really good value.
Yes, Isla Bonita will be standing at Shadai next year.

Shadai has just set up a new homepage for its stallions today!!!! :D

-- top page
https://shadai-ss.com/

-- video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J29YHcmxr0

-- stallions index
https://shadai-ss.com/stallion/

-- Isla Bonita
https://shadai-ss.com/stallion/isla-bonita/
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:31 pm

:lol:
G‏ @LongBallToNoOne

SHARK FAIRY ran a close 2nd at Tokyo City Keiba today but has the best Hoodie today #anywhere
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:11 pm

Copano Rickey goes into retirement with a win.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... ten/313858
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