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Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:31 am
by tachyon
Hear's Cry does it again! :D
Oisin Murphy gave his Japanese partner a perfect ride, again, too! 8-)

-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB8ATZxEi-A
1st. (#5) Suave Richard(JPN) H5. Heart's Cry(JPN) x Pirramimma(USA) by Unbridled's Song(USA)

-- JRA result
''Suave Richard Captures Second G1 Title with Japan Cup Victory''
http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/pdf/191124.pdf

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:07 pm
by Starine
Random fact regarding Suave Richard: You have to go back to the fourth generation to find chestnut in his pedigree.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:22 am
by lurkey mclurker
Starine wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Random fact regarding Suave Richard: You have to go back to the fourth generation to find chestnut in his pedigree.
And the chestnuts there seem to have been pretty darn good runners or producers... :mrgreen:

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:25 am
by tachyon
Starine wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Random fact regarding Suave Richard: You have to go back to the fourth generation to find chestnut in his pedigree.
Awwww...
Let me share the info with Suave Richard fans in Japan! ;)

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:46 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Going from her JBIS page - all of Suave Richard's siblings, to date, have been bay as well. He's his dam's only chestnut foal.
Jess Samy @FrankelWatch13

Here is the full sister to Japan Cup hero Suave Richard born last year.

Dam Pirramimma (Unbridled's Song) raced 2x on Dirt.
Her 2 year-old by Deep Impact called Lunacion won on debut few weeks back. She gave birth to Lord Kanaloa filly this year.
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Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:55 pm
by ThreeMustangs
Almond Eye will not be running in HK due to a high WBC count.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:56 am
by tachyon
Chrysoberyl(JPN), 2016C. Gold Allure(JPN) x Chrysoprase(JPN) by El Condor Pasa(USA), claimed the G1 Champions Cup 1800m dirt at Chukyo with race record time of 1:48.5 and extending his unbeaten six-race winning streak on Dec 1st 2019.

-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsItOFIHG7s
1st. (#5) Chrysoberyl(JPN) C3. Gold Allure(JPN) x Chrysoprase(JPN) by El Condor Pasa(USA)
2nd. (#11) Gold Dream(JPN) H6. Gold Allure(JPN) x Mon Vert(JPN) by French Deputy(USA)
3rd. (#4) Inti(JPN) H5. Came Home(USA) x Kitty by Northern Afleet(USA)

-- JRA result
''Unbeaten Three-Year-Old Chrysoberyl Claims This Year's Champions Cup with Record Time''
http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/191201.html

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:18 pm
by Starine
Deirdre takes up Japan's mantle from Almond Eye in Hong Kong
https://www.drf.com/news/deirdre-takes- ... kong?type=

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:07 am
by lurkey mclurker
Glory Vase takes the Vase at HKIR!

Meanwhile in Japan... yay Nanako!!! It's so exciting to see her start to get group rides in the JRA. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
@LongBallToNoOne
31m

History made at Nakayama!

Nanako Fujita became the first female Jockey to win a JRA Group race in history!

Won the G3 $1mil Capella Stakes on COPANO KICKING 🇯🇵 (Spring At Last) at Nakayama with a peach of a ride.

#heroine
#idol
#rolemodel
#JRA
vid clip: https://twitter.com/LongBallToNoOne/sta ... 7622342656

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:43 am
by tachyon
Resistencia(JPN), 2017F. Daiwa Major(JPN) x Malacostumbrada(ARG) by Lizard Island(USA), dominated the G1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies 1600m turf in an amazing 1:32.7, 0.4 seconds faster than the record set by Vodka in 2006 remaining unbeaten 3 for 3 on Dec 8th 2019.
Her dam Malacostumbrada was a G1 winner in Argentina.
The Daiwa Major filly will be voted the champion juvenile filly. 8-)

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-- replay (Japanese)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLfZEYfEVcY


-- JRA results
''Undefeated Resistencia Wins Gate to Wire with Record-Breaking Speed in Hanshin Juvenile Fillies''
http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/pdf/191208.pdf

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:54 pm
by lurkey mclurker
I couldn't stay up for all of them but Japan must just be all smiles today... THREE wins at Longines HKIR!!!!

Hong Kong Mile - Admire Mars <3
Hong Kong Vase - Glory Vase
Hong Kong Cup - Win Bright (!!!!!!!!!!!!)

I'm sure tachyon will be along with the replays. Congrats, Japan racing!!! :mrgreen:

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:58 pm
by lurkey mclurker
I have no idea how/who came up with the idea to mashup KISS and the Arima Kinen, but.

OMG GENIUS.

I am dying for this merch. DY.ING. :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

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KISS
@kiss
⚡🏇 ARIMA KINEN x KISS 🏇⚡

Join KISS in celebrating ARIMA KINEN!!
@hanshin_arima

#KISSarima #KISS #EndOfTheRoad
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Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:52 pm
by hadrianmarcus
lurkey mclurker wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:58 pm
I have no idea how/who came up with the idea to mashup KISS and the Arima Kinen, but.

OMG GENIUS.

I am dying for this merch. DY.ING. :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

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KISS
@kiss
⚡🏇 ARIMA KINEN x KISS 🏇⚡

Join KISS in celebrating ARIMA KINEN!!
@hanshin_arima

#KISSarima #KISS #EndOfTheRoad
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The JRA markets their sport to neophytes, fans and gamblers alike. Their merchandise is designed to engage fans from age 5 to age 95.
All are welcome to enjoy the sport. Magazines, stuffed animals, tie-ins like the Kiss merchandise, and actual advertising promote their events.
And their equine stars routinely race to age five and six. And racing is prioritized over breeding. A superior horse can make more money on the
track versus the breeding shed.

They do it.....the...right...way.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:19 pm
by Starine
OMG. I really, really want a KISS - Arima Kinen shirt. It's amazing but I have no idea how I would get my hands on one.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:25 am
by lurkey mclurker
Starine wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:19 pm
OMG. I really, really want a KISS - Arima Kinen shirt. It's amazing but I have no idea how I would get my hands on one.
Same... and the Turfy shop has Almond Eye plushes (amongst others) in stock right now tooooo but none of it ships outside of Japan. *sob* :(

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:28 am
by Mylute
One day...I will get a plush.

Kinda disappointed they never made a Lani plush.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:04 pm
by Squeaky
I wonder if we all place an order together and pay extra for shipping and personal travel time / time spent shipping if someone in Japan could get us Almond Eye plushies and send to the US. I am so in for this.

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:23 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Honestly what we need to do is make friends with Kate Hunter and then beg/grovel for her merch connections to help us out too. :lol:

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:28 am
by Palace Malice
Last night I had a dream about Almond Eye winning the Arima Kinen. Let's hope it's a dream that will come true :mrgreen:

She might have become my favorite Japanese racehorse ever with Orfevre.

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https://twitter.com/fumi_k88/status/1207608213668913152

Re: Racing in Japan

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:43 am
by tachyon
Palace Malice wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:28 am
Last night I had a dream about Almond Eye winning the Arima Kinen. Let's hope it's a dream that will come true :mrgreen:

She might have become my favorite Japanese racehorse ever with Orfevre.

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https://twitter.com/fumi_k88/status/1207608213668913152
I had the same dream! :D

I was surprised by Almond Eye's entry here after her minor setback heading to the Hong Kong Cup.
And the Arima Kinen this year is going to be the race of the decade!!

featuring
2 Satsuki Sho winners
2 Tokyo Yushun winners
3 Kikuka Sho winners
1 Oka sho Winner
1 Yushun Himba winner
1 Shuka Sho winner
1 NHK MIle winner
3 Japan Cup winners
1 Takarazuka Kinen winner
1 Tenno Sho Spring winners
3 Tenno Sho Autumn winners
2 Osaka Hai winners
1 QE2 Cup winner
1 Dubai Turf winner
1 Cox Plate winner

THE ARIMA KINEN (THE GRAND PRIX) (G1)

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Distance
2500m, Turf /about 12.5 furlongs

Total Value ¥648,000,000 /about US$5,635,000
Prize Money for the Winner ¥300,000,000 /about US$2,609,000
Qualification to Run 3yo&up
Maximum number of Starters 16

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2018 winner: Blast Onepiece(JPN)

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-- results of the fans balloting for the Arima Kinen 2019

rank -- horse name -- sex/age -- total votes
1 Almond Eye F4 109,885
2 Lys Gracieux M5 94,357
3 Kiseki H5 93,224
4 Saturnalia C3 83,491
5 Blast Onepiece C4 75,047
6 Fierement C4 68,451
7 World Premier C3 67,887
8 Suave Richard H5 61,599
9 Rey de Oro H5 60,594
10 Wagrerian C4 58,115
11 Lucky Lilac F4 49,732
12 Al Ain H5 46,494
13 Cheval Grand H7 39,831
14 Oju Chosan H8 36,467
15 Loves Only You F3 33,392
16 Danon Premium C4 27,764
17 Velox C3 26,578
18 Aerolithe M5 26,180
19 Chrono Genesis F3 25,048
20 You Can Smile C4 24,606