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The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:47 am
by tachyon
THE ARIMA KINEN (THE GRAND PRIX) (G1)

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Distance
2500m, Turf /about 12.5 furlongs

Total Value
¥648,000,000 /about US$5,635,000

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2016 winner: Satono Diamond(JPN)

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http://japanracing.jp/en/racing/schedul ... arima.html



--results of the fans balloting for the Arima Kinen 2017

rank -- horse name -- sex/age -- total votes

1 Kitasan Black(JPN) H5 124,641
2 Satono Diamond(JPN) C4 82,173
3 Satono Crown(JPN) H5 79,675
4 Rey de Oro(JPN) C3 75,791
5 Cheval Grand(JPN) H5 66,102
6 Makahiki(JPN) C4 59,319
7 Kiseki(JPN) C3 58,553
8 Soul stirring(JPN) F3 56,372
9 Mikki Queen(JPN) M5 54,839
10 Gold Actor(JPN) H6 44,085
11 Mozu Katchan(JPN) F3 41,436
12 Yamakatsu Ace(JPN) H5 34,050
13 Rainbow Line(JPN) C4 33,898
14 Real Steel(JPN) H5 33,511
15 Sciacchetra(JPN) C4 33,234
16 Suave Richard(JPN) C3 28,242
17 Al Ain(JPN) C3 27,890
18 Sounds of Earth(JPN) H6 26,656
19 Vivlos(JPN) F4 24,526
20 Rouge Buck(JPN) M5 21,797
21 Air Spinel(JPN) C4 19,109
22 Deirdre(JPN) F3 16,579
23 Staphanos(JPN) H6 14,548
24 Satono Aladdin(JPN) H6 12,796
25 Persian Knight(JPN) C3 10,737
26 Reine Minoru(JPN) F3 8,728
27 Isla Bonita(JPN) H6 8,503
28 Maltese Apogee(JPN) H5 7,666
29 Albert(JPN) H6 7,544
30 Mikki Rocket(JPN) C4 7,391

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:55 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Via Twitter, gate draws & current weights.

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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:04 am
by tachyon
Arima Kinen photo paddock:


Kitasan Black(JPN) H5 (Black Tide)
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Suave Richard(JPN) C3 (Heart's Cry)
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Cheval Grand(JPN) H5 (Heart's Cry)
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Satono Crown(JPN) H5 (Marju)
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Mikki Queen(JPN) M5 (Deep Impact)
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Sciacchetra(JPN) C4 (Manhattan Cafe)
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:13 am
by tachyon
Yamakatsu Ace(JPN) H5 (King Kamehameha)
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Rouge Buck(JPN) M5 (Manhattan Cafe)
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Queen Ring(JPN) M5 (Manhattan Cafe)
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Bless Journey(JPN) C3 (Battle Plan)
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Rainbow Line(JPN) C4 (Stay Gold)
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Satono Chronicle(JPN) C3 (Heart's Cry)
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:21 am
by tachyon
Sakura Empereur(JPN) H6 (King Kamehameha)
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Tosen Victory(JPN) M5 (King Kamehameha)
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Sounds of Earth(JPN) H6 (Neo Universe)
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Curren Mirotic(JPN) G9 (Heart's Cry)
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:59 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Last time it was Cheval Grand who was reportedly working up a storm & who subsequently took the Japan Cup... this time Twitter says Suave Richard has been very impressive so I don't even know who to root for now.

I guess all of them LOL! (But Mr Black first of course :lol: )

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:01 pm
by Ziggypop
Thank you!

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:12 am
by lurkey mclurker
Jockeys are up... go Kitasan!!!

Satono Chronicle looks good too... and Rouge Buck and Mikki Queen. And Cheval Grand is on his toes. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Gooooooooo Kitasan!!!

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:15 am
by lurkey mclurker
Kitasan Black gets a huuuuuge ovation as he comes onto the turf course and starts his warmup.

ETA: He keeps stopping in the walking ring to stare at the crowd. Can't blame him, the place is packed!

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:22 am
by lurkey mclurker
Suave Richard is very calm & businesslike, unlike Satono Crown who keeps tossing his head/antsy. Everyone is walking out pretty well.

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:38 am
by lurkey mclurker
YES YES YES YES YES HE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:::flails like a Kermit gif:::

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:38 am
by BaroqueAgain1
Another front-running win by the fabulous Kitasan Black! He has such a strong combo of speed and stamina, as well as being a great-looking horse. I know he's fairly tall, but looks even more so with his high head carriage.
I imagine his book is going to be stuffed full next spring. :D

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:39 am
by lurkey mclurker
Looks like Queens Ring for second, Cheval Grand for third & Suave Richard fourth but they were only a head apart so that might not stand...

I was so worried when Kitasan led the whole way just like the Japan Cup but there was no catching him today! He goes out a hero!!!!

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:41 am
by lurkey mclurker
Rouge Buck made it up for fifth after running last for most of the race... second/third waiting for the photo.

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:42 am
by lurkey mclurker
2-3-10-14-11 now official. YAY KITASAN BLACK!!

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:48 am
by lurkey mclurker
Kate Hunter @KeibaKate
6m 6 minutes ago

Everyone got what they came for! Kitasan Black goes out on top! Fans chanting Take’s name shows just how popular he is! Video of that to come!
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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:56 am
by lurkey mclurker
Temporary replay via twitter until tachyon can bring us the good stuff :lol:

https://twitter.com/Hcum3/status/944823428690993153

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:19 am
by Ridan_Remembered
Kitasan Black is a magnificent looking horse and a great racehorse. The Japanese are breeding some incredible horses. Instead of breeders coming here to the US to buy horses, I would love it if American breeders bought some quality Japanese stock to infuse into Thoroughbreds here.

Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:25 am
by tachyon
-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m67E3Antj4U
1st 2 Kitasan Black(JPN) [Black Tide(JPN) x Sugar Heart(JPN) by Sakura Bakushin O(JPN)] H5 57 02:33.6
2nd 3 Queens Ring(JPN) [Manhattan Cafe(JPN) x Aqua Ring(JPN) by Anabaa(USA)] M5 55 02:33.8 1 1/2
3rd 10 Cheval Grand(JPN) [Heart's Cry(JPN) x Halwa Sweet(JPN) by Machiavellian(USA)] H5 57 02:33.8 NS
4th 14 Suave Richard(JPN) C3 55 02:33.8 NK
5th 11 Rouge Buck(JPN) M5 55 02:34.0 1 1/4
6th 7 Sciacchetra(JPN) C4 57 02:34.1 3/4
7th 16 Sounds of Earth(JPN) H6 57 02:34.2 NK
8th 8 Rainbow Line(JPN) C4 57 02:34.3 1/2
9th 6 Satono Chronicle(JPN) C3 55 02:34.3 NK
10th 1 Yamakatsu Ace(JPN) H5 57 02:34.4 1/2
11th 13 Mikki Queen(JPN) M5 55 02:34.5 1/2
12th 4 Bless Journey(JPN) C3 55 02:34.6 3/4
13th 12 Satono Crown(JPN) H5 57 02:34.6 NS
14th 5 Tosen Victory(JPN) M5 55 02:34.8 1 1/4
15th 15 Curren Mirotic(JPN) G9 57 02:35.1 1 3/4
16th 9 Sakura Empereur(JPN) H6 57 02:35.5 2 1/2


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Re: The Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)(G1)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:28 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
So beautiful. I love the arch of his neck.