Kitasan Black to retire after Arima Kinen

More Sports / Horse Racing 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 ...

Satono Diamond edges Kitasan Black to win Arima Kinen

More Sports / Horse Racing Dec 25, 2016

Satono Diamond edges Kitasan Black to win Arima Kinen

Three-year-old favorite Satono Diamond celebrated a Merry Christmas by tipping Kitasan Black at the wire to win Japan's season-ending Arima Kinen on Sunday. The Christophe Lemaire-ridden colt beat Japan Cup holder and spring Tenno-sho champion Kitasan Black, the leading vote-getter in the fan-chosen field of ...

Gold Actor nabs first G1 victory

More Sports / Horse Racing Dec 27, 2015

Gold Actor nabs first G1 victory

by Shintaro Kano

Gold Actor took center stage in the season-ending Arima Kinen to capture his first Grade 1 victory on Sunday. The 4-year-old colt went off as the eighth choice in a full field of 16 before a crowd of 121,319 at Nakayama Racecourse in Chiba Prefecture, ...

Orfevre closes career with sensational victory

More Sports / Horse Racing Dec 22, 2013

Orfevre closes career with sensational victory

Two-time Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe runnerup Orfevre ended his career on an emphatic note as the 2011 Japanese Triple Crown champion won the Arima Kinen by an astounding eight lengths on Sunday. The overwhelming first choice under Kenichi Ikezoe, Orfevre captured Japan's grand season ...