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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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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.
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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."
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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:
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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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Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:30 pm

If I'm reading this correctly, it looks like 7 year old Miraieno Tsubasa (Dream Journey x Tamuro Bright, by Silver Charm) won the G3 Diamond Stakes at odds of 332-1.
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:48 pm

The final odds were 325.5-1, but yup! He was one of five 7-yr-olds in the race, a handicap for 4-yr-olds and up on the turf at 3400m (just over 2 miles).

ETA some interesting stuff:

race replay - and wow was it a nailbiter of a finish! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I14O8WtrooA
青嶋坂学会 @damehorse

3rd highest priced winner in the history of JRA's graded stakes.

Bred in Aomori prefecture, 7yo Miraieno Tsubasa caused a historical 324-1 boilover in this year's Diamond Stakes.
It's been 12 years since Meine Ratsel won the Rose Stakes in 2008 that Aomori-bred horse has won a grade race.

sidenote
Hokkaido-bred horses in Japan is like more dominating version of Kentucky-bred horses in America as 98% of racehorses bred in Japan are from that prefecture.
It also was the first ever success on grade level for both the horse and his trainer ITO Daishi.
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Kate Hunter • Marugai Racing • ケイト ハンター• まるがいレーシング
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Of course a grand son of Silver Charm gives us a thrilling finish! Great to see the Silver Charm line in the winners circle again! Especially for a G3!
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:40 pm

Kate Hunter • Marugai Racing • ケイト ハンター• まるがいレーシング
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#MasterFencer back in the winners Circle! He won the Kintei Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse today by two and a half lengths. With his win he is now “open class” Looking forward to his JPN Graded Stakes debut!
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:23 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:30 pm
If I'm reading this correctly, it looks like 7 year old Miraieno Tsubasa (Dream Journey x Tamuro Bright, by Silver Charm) won the G3 Diamond Stakes at odds of 332-1.
Yes! :D

And, to be more accurate, he won the race at odds of 325.5 (which translates into 324.5 to 1 in North-American formula), becoming the 3rd longest odds winner in the JRA grade stakes history.

Also, he became the first grade stakes winner for his sire Dream Journey(JPN), a full brother to Orfevre(JPN).
I was very thrilled with the Dream Journey x Silver Charm cross , too! ;)

Miraieno Tsubasa means 'Wings for the Future'.
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:54 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:
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Kate Hunter • Marugai Racing • ケイト ハンター• まるがいレーシング
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#MasterFencer back in the winners Circle! He won the Kintei Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse today by two and a half lengths. With his win he is now “open class” Looking forward to his JPN Graded Stakes debut!
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-- replay of Tokyo 10R
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln5zIQzRcZA
1st. (#10) Master Fencer(JPN) (Just a Way)
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Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:46 am

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Mozu Ascot just won the G1 February Stakes (dirt) at Tokyo in very commanding fashion! :mrgreen:
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Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:52 am

Mozu Ascot (Frankel) will be headed to the G1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick next.

He has the plan to go the BC Dirt Mile in Autumn, too.
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