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Jockey Yutaka Take chosen for International Award of Merit

/ Dec 11, 2017

Jockey Yutaka Take chosen for International Award of Merit

Renowned jockey Yutaka Take became the first Japanese recipient of the 2017 International Award of Merit, the Japan Racing Association announced on Monday. Established in 2013 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and Swiss watchmaker Longines, the Award of Merit recognizes distinguished horsemen and ...

Gold Dream claims Champions Cup

/ Dec 3, 2017

Gold Dream claims Champions Cup

Gold Dream, ridden by Englishman Ryan Moore, blew past race favorite T M Jinsoku at the wire on Sunday to win the Grade One Champions Cup at Chukyo Racecourse near Nagoya. The eighth favorite had been trailing the leaders from near the back of the ...

Mozu Katchan captures Queen Elizabeth II Cup

/ Nov 12, 2017

Mozu Katchan captures Queen Elizabeth II Cup

Mozu Katchan, the fifth favorite, won the 42nd running of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday by a neck over Crocosmia. With Mirco Demuro aboard, the three-year-old filly covered 2.2 km on turf at Kyoto Racecourse in 2 minutes, 14.3 seconds to capture its ...

Kitasan Black completes Tenno-sho double

/ Oct 29, 2017

Kitasan Black completes Tenno-sho double

Retiring Kitasan Black, ridden by Yutaka Take, completed a Tenno-sho double Sunday as the top favorite came from behind to win the autumn race and pick up his sixth Grade One victory. Kitasan Black, who defended the spring title in April, had a poor start ...

Kiseki takes Kikka-sho for first G1 win

/ Oct 22, 2017

Kiseki takes Kikka-sho for first G1 win

Top favorite Kiseki powered to victory on Sunday to capture the Kikka-sho, the last race of the Japanese triple crown. Ridden by Italian jockey Mirco Demuro, Kiseki made his move shortly after the final bend and charged down the outside channel before going on to ...

Kitasan Black to retire after Arima Kinen

/ Oct 20, 2017

Kitasan Black to retire after Arima Kinen

Kitasan Black, a five-time Grade One race winner, will retire after the Arima Kinen in December, the stallion's trainer Hisashi Shimizu said on Friday. "(Kitasan Black's) owner (Saburo Kitajima) decided that he would retire this year after running the autumn Tenno-sho, the Japan Cup and ...

/ Sep 11, 2017

Japanese Arc hope beaten in warm-up

Japan's latest attempt to land the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe suffered a setback on Sunday when Satono Diamond was beaten in his warm-up for next month's French showpiece. The Japanese raider could manage only fourth in the Group Two Prix Foy won impressively by ...

Satono Crown takes Takarazuka Kinen title

/ Jun 25, 2017

Satono Crown takes Takarazuka Kinen title

Mirco Demuro-ridden third pick Satono Crown won the Takarazuka Kinen on Sunday for his second career Grade 1 victory. The 5-year-old stallion came from behind and overpowered the field over the stretch run, coming home in 2 minutes, 11.4 seconds over 2,200 meters at Hanshin ...