Racing in Japan

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Treve
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Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:17 pm

I think she could go toe to toe with Winx and with Enable and Sea of Class. To think she is only 3 years old! I want to vomit from excitement just thinking about the possibility!

I hope Baroque is ok.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:56 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:44 pm
The Dirt Cup is today right? Around 12:30?
The Champions Cup is on December 2nd.
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SundaySilence0325 @ss0325JP
10h 10 hours ago

"Dubai is the first target for Almond Eye for next year. Various options, including the Arc, are after that."
Mr. Yonemoto, the president of her ownership Silk Racing, commented after the Japan Cup.
\o/
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Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:39 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:51 am
The filly makes history...in record time, 2:20.6. Not sure who got second, but I think Suave Richard got third.
Is this a world record? I have to imagine....
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Insane Crazy wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:39 pm
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:51 am
The filly makes history...in record time, 2:20.6. Not sure who got second, but I think Suave Richard got third.
Is this a world record? I have to imagine....
When I googled the time a bit last night, it seemed she broke Alkaased's (spelling?) Japan Cup/Tokyo track record. But I also found the 1 1/2 mile turf record in North America was 1:22.6 something I think. Had to go to bed before I found the world record on turf for that distance so maybe she broke that. Maybe somebody else can find the world record. That turf was fast and firm last night.
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Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:59 pm

Almond Eye looks to be a little bit of a freak.
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Treve
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:31 am

The most recent world record I could find for 1 mile 1/2 was in 2013, Bright Thought ran it in 2:22.72, beating Hawkster’s prior 2:22.8
I imagine it must be a world record nothing I can dig up even seems to break below 2:22 Although I have a slight doubt because there used to be a website that listed all distance records for thoroughbred racing and I rememeber thinking there was a pretty big difference between 12f on dirt and on turf
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sparrow Castle
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:11 am

Treve wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:31 am
The most recent world record I could find for 1 mile 1/2 was in 2013, Bright Thought ran it in 2:22.72, beating Hawkster’s prior 2:22.8
I imagine it must be a world record nothing I can dig up even seems to break below 2:22 Although I have a slight doubt because there used to be a website that listed all distance records for thoroughbred racing and I rememeber thinking there was a pretty big difference between 12f on dirt and on turf
Thanks, Treve. I thought there was a website for that too, but couldn't find it easily. It was late so I gave up and went to bed. I'm fine with thinking a 3 year old filly broke the world record. :D
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Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:29 pm
I hopes she makes some trips abroad next year, Japanese connections seem to like the Sheema Classic and the Arc lots!

Enable vs. Sea of Class vs. Almond Eye in in the 2019 Arc? I can't wait.
Honestly speaking, I'm not a big fan of Dubai's turf G1 races (Dubai Turf / Sheema Classic) for an exceptional horse like Almond Eye.
Those Dubai turf G1s are biiiig money, of course.
And some Japanese horses have already won them.
But I must say that those Dubai turf races are much less prestigious than the Arc where world's top turfers come to contest in their best form.
What we really want to see is our first Arc winner and we feel that this filly can do it even beating the likes of Enable or Sea of Class.
So I hope that she will bypass Dubai and stay home in next Spring just to prepare for her trip to Europe in Summer /Autumn, as two overseas trips in the same year could turn out to be too much to ask.
I guess that some core racing fans in Japan are feeling the same way now.

And this is the first time I get ridiculously excited about a Japanese horse since Orfevre in 2011. :lol:
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:32 am

Almond Eye came out of the race in fine order. :D

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Her next start will be either Dubai Turf or Sheema Classic, anyway.
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:18 pm

http://thoroughbredchampions.com/forum/ ... 96#p198096
homan @hcm0501
1h 1 hour ago

Both Satono Diamond and Satono Crown will start his sire career next year at Shadai Stallion Station!

Satono Diamond will run Arima Kinen as his last race... And Satono Crown will unregister in JRA soon.
#KEIBA
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:05 am

I'll say it again.
The Japan Cup is an "about " distance race. Same as some of the races down the hill at Santa Anita. That cannot be claimed as an absolute world record.
It is still awesome time.
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:49 am

It's not "about" anything. It's 2400 meters, a distance more commonly run than 1 1/2 miles throughout the world. It comes out to approximately 11.93f, about 45 feet shorter.

If you take the average furlong to be 12 seconds, that means 2400m races should be about ~0.84 seconds faster than 12f races. It isn't that simple, in large part because of differences in the run-up, which is why world records are largely pointless and aren't widely recorded. But to dismiss it as invalid or impossible to evaluate because it doesn't match our units of measurement is foolish. A lot of 2400m races have been run, and the difference from 12f is essentially a wash if you take the run-up into account.
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:10 pm

I am a big fan of Le Vent Se Leve is there any way to watch the Champions Cup race on-line or on TVG? What is post time EST in US? Thanks!
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:56 pm

You are the one that must have everything so accurate. I thought I was helping
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:03 pm

Squeaky wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:10 pm
I am a big fan of Le Vent Se Leve is there any way to watch the Champions Cup race on-line or on TVG? What is post time EST in US? Thanks!
3yo LVSL will be sent off the top choice of public. :D
Post time is 01:30 a.m. on Sunday (EST).
Dubai Racing channel may show it live on-line.
I don't know if TVG will have it...
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:40 pm

tachyon wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:03 pm
Squeaky wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:10 pm
I am a big fan of Le Vent Se Leve is there any way to watch the Champions Cup race on-line or on TVG? What is post time EST in US? Thanks!
3yo LVSL will be sent off the top choice of public. :D
Post time is 01:30 a.m. on Sunday (EST).
Dubai Racing channel may show it live on-line.
I don't know if TVG will have it...
I don't see it on TVG's Full Schedule of Upcoming Horse Races. It looks like they'll be televising Australian races tonight. Don't know if they've been promoting it because I haven't been watching much lately. This is the kind of thing I relied on BaroqueAgain to tell us. Miss you and hope you're getting your life back together, BaroqueAgain!

I'm happy that you post the results and replays for us, tachyon!
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:54 pm

Thank you Tachyon! Sorry to hear BA is facing challenges- hope things work out and you come back here soon! We miss you!
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:59 am

This is a nice website. http://japanracing.jp/_news2018/181201.html

Training Report of Foreign Entry
Japan Autumn International
The 19th Running of the Champions Cup (G1)
December 1, 2018 (Saturday)


<At Chukyo Racecourse>

Weather: Fine
Going: Standard (dirt course)


Pavel (USA, C4, Gray)

- jogged 300m (right-handed), jogged 200m, cantered 2,300m (left-handed) on dirt course
(exercised from 6:29 to 6:41, ridden by Amir Cedeno)

“Today was even better—he was happy in the last day of training.

I’ve just been walking around the track to recognize the track with Mario and we’re pleased with what we’ve seen.
The depth of the sand, I’ve already checked a few times—our worry was where the low (part of the tracks) and the high (uphill) were, because back in the States the tracks are level—but you can hardly tell when you’re stepping on it unless you see (the actual inclination) as you walk the course and there’s about 40 meters of uphill right after the gate but Mario is going to ride a number of races (beforehand) to get to know it well by the time he rides our horse.”

(comments taken from trainer Leandro Mora)

“I loved watching Pavel move today. I know the horse really well and I can tell he’s super happy.

The track is quite different here than the American race tracks but I like it a lot—the sand is not as deep as I thought and it seems pretty hard at the bottom. I actually got to walk around the course because I wanted to see the level and it’s going to be a little bit different (from what we’re used to) but I will be having the opportunity to ride a few horses before Pavel’s race, so that’ll help me a lot.

Tonight, I’ll be studying the videos of the other Japanese horses as well as the past winners of this race to get to know their style of racing and how it is run.”

(comments taken from jockey Mario Gutierrez)
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:16 am

Just to keep everything accurate, I am a fan of Almond Eyes.
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