Racing in Japan

katmandu
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:43 pm

Beauty Generation ran a gutsy race in defeat.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ewards-cup
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Starine
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:01 am

katmandu wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:43 pm
Beauty Generation ran a gutsy race in defeat.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ewards-cup
That was in Hong Kong but yes, it was a definite improvement from his last three starts.
katmandu
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:57 am

Opps! That's embarrassing, although Japan is a bit closer :D . . . . . . . . . and he should get credit somewhere!

Thanks for the geography lesson, LOL.
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Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:53 pm

The 1996 Japan's Horse of the Year Sakura Laurel(JPN) died of old age yesterday at Shinwa Bokujo where he had been pensioned. :(
By Rainbow Quest(USA), he was a real stayer who defeated the likes of Narita Brian(JPN)(Brian's Time), Mayano Top Gun(JPN)(Brian's Time) and Marvelous Sunday(JPN)(Sunday Silence).
May he rest in peace.

Sakura Laurel(JPN): 1991H. Rainbow Quest(USA) x Lola Lola(FR) by Saint Cyrien(FR)
https://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000243723/
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-- replay of the 1996 Tenno Sho Spring
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-I54C-ipBc
1st. (#1) Sakura Laurel(JPN)
2nd. (#4) Narita Brian(JPN)

chart (English)
https://www.jbis.jp/race/result/1996042 ... 1578880917


-- replay of the 1996 Arima Kinen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq9TmM1-sBE
1st. (#6) Sakura Laurel(JPN)
2nd. (#11) Marvelous Sunday(JPN)

chart (English)
https://www.jbis.jp/race/result/1996122 ... 1578880917

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tachyon
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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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Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:27 pm

tachyon wrote:
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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Great to hear thanks Tachyon- please keep us updated on LVSL’s progress, he is a favorite of many
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:20 am

This is super cool...

via @LongBallToNoOne
JRA producing electricity from Horse Dung to supply their Ritto Training Center

Approx 2000 horses produce 55 tonnes per day of dung that's being tuned into electricity
from the linked article (includes a vid clip): https://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/otsu/20200 ... 04146.html
Race horses are trained and trained at Ritto Training Center of JRA, and about 2,000 horses spend in Kyushu.

Wood floors and rice straw are laid on the floor of the Kyushu. About 55 tons per day are polluted by horse dung and discharged as waste. Was an issue.

For this reason, in November last year, JRA established a new power generation facility on the premises, and started a system to generate electricity by burning wood chips and the like contaminated with horse dung.

The power generated by this system can cover all the power required by the power generation facility, and the surplus power is sold to electric power companies, which is equivalent to approximately 300 households.

This eliminates the cost of processing compost and other materials, and is expected to contribute to global warming countermeasures with little impact on the environment.

Mr. Keisuke Morimoto, General Manager of Ritto Training Center, said, "We want to operate the facility as an environmentally friendly facility because it can contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide."
tachyon
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:46 am

It looks like Epiphaneia sired a real classic hope from his first crop.
Can Daring Tact(JPN) turn into a second coming of Almond Eye?

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-- replay of the Elfin Stakes (Listed) 1600m turf at Kyoto 0n Feb 8th 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ7ge_SIUd8
1st. (#8) Daring Tact(JPN) F3. Epiphaneia(JPN) x Daring Bird(JPN) by King Kamehameha(JPN)
2nd. (#2) Wrightia(JPN) F3. Deep Impact(JPN) x Singhalese(GB) by Singspiel(IRE)
3rd. (#7) Smart Lien(JPN) F3. Kizuna(JPN) x Smart Ocean(USA) by Mr. Greeley(USA)
8th. (#10) First Folio(JPN) F3. King Kamehameha(JPN) x Cesario(JPN) by Special Week(JPN)
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:58 pm

Wow super impressive! Go Daring Tact!
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:04 pm

Tachyon, Breeders' Cup winner Iridessa was retired after a stall accident and "sold to Japanese interests." I need your help to find out who bought her and who she will be bred to ;) 8-)
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:17 pm

Starine wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:04 pm
Tachyon, Breeders' Cup winner Iridessa was retired after a stall accident and "sold to Japanese interests." I need your help to find out who bought her and who she will be bred to ;) 8-)
I've just read this in Bloodhorse, too, Starine.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ium=social

There have now been some non-Shadai breeders who are actively purchasing broodmares from overseas market.
But the following remark on the Bloodhorse article makes me believe that it's either Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm or Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm.
''This has all happened very quickly, within 24 hours in fact, and I'm so pleased she will go to a top breeder''
Let me keep an eye on anyway. ;)
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:34 pm

tachyon wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:46 am
It looks like Epiphaneia sired a real classic hope from his first crop.
Can Daring Tact(JPN) turn into a second coming of Almond Eye?

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-- replay of the Elfin Stakes (Listed) 1600m turf at Kyoto 0n Feb 8th 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ7ge_SIUd8
1st. (#8) Daring Tact(JPN) F3. Epiphaneia(JPN) x Daring Bird(JPN) by King Kamehameha(JPN)
2nd. (#2) Wrightia(JPN) F3. Deep Impact(JPN) x Singhalese(GB) by Singspiel(IRE)
3rd. (#7) Smart Lien(JPN) F3. Kizuna(JPN) x Smart Ocean(USA) by Mr. Greeley(USA)
8th. (#10) First Folio(JPN) F3. King Kamehameha(JPN) x Cesario(JPN) by Special Week(JPN)
Wow she just toyed with them! Very impressive!
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:49 am

Thanks for the lead regarding Iridessa, Tachyon. 8-)

As for Daring Tact -- that acceleration was breath-taking.
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