Racing in Japan

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Mylute
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:06 pm

Bloodhorse article reports that Roger Barrows has been retired.
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:07 pm

Japan as a racing nation is set to be well represented in the Arc as they target a historic first win in the lucrative Longchamp contest in October, but one horse who will not be travelling to Paris is Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) winner Roger Barows.

Connections had announced his challenge for the Arc this autumn after an intended run in the Prix Niel as his prep. However, the Katsuhiko Sumii-trained three-year-old has been retired after superficial digital flexor tendonitis was found in his right hind on Tuesday.

He is set to embark on a career at stud, with his trainer also citing his valuable pedigree due to the recent death of his prolific sire, Deep Impact.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... arc/394210

Glad it's not a serious/life-threatening injury, but bummer that he couldn't make the Arc. :(
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Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:42 pm

Starine wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:26 pm


Also, Deirdre sure did Japan proud this week. Also very excited to see Harbinger sire a group I winner outside of Japan.
Yes!
And this tweet @WHR was very very popular. :D

https://twitter.com/WHR/status/1157969430308982784
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:56 pm

tachyon wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:42 pm
And this tweet @WHR was very very popular. :D

https://twitter.com/WHR/status/1157969430308982784
Thanks for sharing. I love seeing emotional moments like that.
tachyon
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:27 am

Deirdre is confirmed for the G1 Irish Champions Stakes.
She is going to be the first Japanese horse to run at Leopardstown.

WE ARE ALL FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:30 pm

YAY!!!! Go Deirdre!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:17 pm

Might as well strike while the iron is hot. ;) Good luck to Deidre.
tachyon
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:45 am

That's a cool video! 8-)

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/onde ... o/2064025/
https://twitter.com/HorseRacing_JPN/sta ... 1914473477

NHK WORLD-JAPAN, Keyword: Horse Racing
#TOKYO 15m 00s
Join us on a virtual tour of the 2018 Japan Cup, held at #JRA Tokyo Racecourse.
- Video: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/onde ... o/2064025/
- Japan Cup info: http://japanracing.jp/en/horsemen/jai/japan_cup/
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:53 pm

That was FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for sharing it, tachyon!!! It was so neat to see one of the training centers, and the extended close-up of Almond Eye and her typical day. :mrgreen:

I would love to be able to visit one day... definitely on my bucket list. :mrgreen:
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