Legendary thoroughbred Deep Impact euthanized

More Sports / Horse Racing Jul 30, 2019

Legendary thoroughbred Deep Impact euthanized

Japanese racehorse Deep Impact, the winner of seven domestic Grade One titles and one of the world's leading sires, was put down Tuesday at the age of 17, the stud farm operator said. According to the Shadai Stallion Station, Deep Impact, who was crowned Japanese ...

Jockey Yutaka Take chosen for International Award of Merit

More Sports / Horse Racing 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 ...

Kitasan Black completes Tenno-sho double

More Sports / Horse Racing 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 ...

Maurice crushes field to win Tenno-sho

More Sports / Horse Racing Oct 30, 2016

Maurice crushes field to win Tenno-sho

Maurice was dominant even at 2,000 meters as Japan's reigning horse of the year won the fall Tenno-sho for his fifth Grade 1 title on Sunday. The favorite, ridden by Ryan Moore, came home on the outside down the 500-meter straight at Tokyo Racecourse, comfortably ...