April 2020 Grade Races

JRA Grade Races
April 04 Lord Derby Challenge Trophy g3 at Nakayama < Field > < Result >
April 05 Osaka Hai g1 at Hanshin < Field > < Result >
April 11 New Zealand Trophy g2 at Nakayama
April 11 Hashin Himba S g2 at Hanshin
April 12 Oka Sho(Japanese 1000 Guineas) g1 at Hanshin
April 18 Arlington C g3 at Hanshin
April 19 Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) g1 at Nakayama
April 19 Antares S g3 Hanshin
April 25 Fukushima Himba S g3 at Fukushima
April 25 Flora S g2 at Tokyo
April 25 Yomiuri Milers C g2 at Kyoto

NAR Grade Races
April 02 Marine C g3 at Funabashi < Field > < Result >
April 08 Tokyo Sprint g3 at Ohi < Field > <Result >

< Funabashi Racetrack >
< Ohi Racetrack >


Justin is never behind in Tokyo Sprint

Justin won the NAR g3 1,600-meter Tokyo Sprint by leading a 13-horse parade. A 1 1/4-length behind, Sabuno Junior was second with another 2-length away Candle Glass third. Ryusei Sakai was aboard the winner with final time of 1:10.9 on dirt surface.
Justin, trained at JRA Ritto by Y. Yahagi, who has now won six of his 17 races, is a 4-year-old chestnut colt by Orfevre out of Synesthesia, by Gone West.


Field of 2020 Tokyo Sprint

13 horses have been entered to the NAR g3 Tokyo Sprint for 4yo+ at Ohi tack on Wednesday, April 8.
JRA entries are: Justin, Yamanin Imprime, Copano Kicking(USA) and Nobo Baccara.

The field for the 1,200-meter contest is:

1-Justin, Ryusei Sakai
2-Win Oscar, Seiji Yamazaki
3-Candle Glass, Tsubasa Sasagawa
4-Yamanin Imprime, Yutaka Take
5-Matchless Hero, Taito Mori
6-Epoch, Kota Motohashi
7-Bulldog Boss, Norifumi Mikamoto
8-Sabuno Junior, Takayuki Yano
9-Copano Kicking(USA), Nanako Fujita
10-Nudie Color, Ryo Fujita
11-Nobo Baccara, Yuichi Kitamura
12-Danon Good, Daisuke Mashima
13-Night Fox, Akio Mikoshi


Lucky Lilac shows great closing run in Osaka Hai

Lucky Lilac squeezed between Danon Kingly and Chrono Genesis in the final stage in winning the Osaka Hai at Hanshin on Sunday. She won the grade one 2,000-meter race under Mirco Demuro in 1:58.4. Chrono Genesis finished a neck behind the winner in second. Another neck away, Danon Kingly was third.
Lucky Lilac, trained by M. Matsunaga and owned by Sunday Racing Co. Ltd., has now won six of her 15 races with more than 627 million jpn yen in career earnings.
Northern Racing was the breeder of Lucky Lilac, a 5-year-old chestnut mare by Orfevre out of Lilacs and Lace, by Flower Alley.