Friday, November 17, 2017

2017 Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai S


The Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai Stakes for 2-year-olds will be run on Saturday, November 18 at Tokyo Racecourse.
Among the seven entrants include Wagnerian, undefeated in two starts; impressive debut winner Lucas and Charlemagne, runner-up in the Ivy Stakes.

The post position with riders for the grade three 1,800-meter race is:

1-Cosmo Ignaz(by Eishin Flash), c, Daichi Shibata
2-Gold Gear(by Lord Kanaloa), c, Hiroshi Kitamura
3-Wagnerian(by Deep Impact), c, Yuichi Fukunaga
4-Kafuji Vanguard(by Harbinger), c, Yutaka Yoshida
5-Charlemagne(by Victoire Pisa), c, Keita Tosaki
6-Kewalos(by Daiwa Major), f, Norihiro Yokoyama
7-Lucas(by Screen Hero), c, Ryan Moore

Weight: 55 kgs.for colts, 54 kgs.for fillies

18 horses for 2017 Mile Championship


A total of 18 horses have been entered to the Mile Championship.
Chief contenders include:
Air Spinel and Isla Bonita, who finished first and second in the Fuji Stakes respectively;
Red Falx, winner of the Sprinters Stakes, who bids for the mile grade one race;
Satono Aladdin attempts to bounce back from well-beaten in the Tenno Sho Autumn;
Persian Knight is likely to top among the 3-year-old contenders.

The Mile Championship will be held on Sunday, November 19 at Kyoto Racecourse.

The field for the grade one 1,600-meter race is:

1-Black Moon, 5h, 57, Andrea Atzeni
2-America's Cup, 3c, 56, Kohei Matsuyama
3-Young Man Power, 5h, 57, Syu Ishibashi
4-Sungrazer, 3c, 56, Yuichi Fukunaga
5-Satono Aladdin, 6h, 57, Yuga Kawada
6-Danon Major, 5h, 57, Yuichi Kitamura
7-Red Falx, 6h, 57, Cristian Demuro
8-Maltese Apogee, 5h, 57, Tomoharu Bushizawa
9-Reine Minoru, 3f, 54, Ryuji Wada
10-Kluger, 5h, 57, Andrasch Starke
11-Air Spinel, 4c, 57, Ryan Moore
12-Isla Bonita, 6h, 57, Christophe Lemaire
13-Grand Silk, 5h, 57, Hironobu Tanabe
14-Garibaldi, 6h, 57, Yasunari Iwata
15-Moon Crest, 5h, 57, Yusuke Fujioka
16-Win Gagnant, 5h, 57, Akihide Tsumura
17-Jo Strictly, 3c, 56, Yutaka Take
18-Persian Knight, 3c, 56, Mirco Demuro

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 Japan Cup Nominations


A total of 19 horses have been nominated to the Japan Cup as follows:

Boom Time(AUS)
Cheval Grand
Decipher
Guignol(GER)
Idaho(IRE)
Iquitos(GER)
Kitasan Black
Last Impact
Makahiki
One and Only
Rainbow Line
Rey de Oro
Satono Crown
Sciacchetra
Soul Stirring
Sounds of Earth
Tanta Alegria
Tosen Basil
Yamakatsu Ace

The 2017 Japan Cup will be run on Sunday, November 26 at Tokyo Racecourse.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 Mile Championship Nominations


A total of 22 horses have been nominated to the Mile Championship, held on Sunday, November 19 at Kyoto Racecourse.
The nominations include Air Spinel, Isla Bonita, Persian Knight, Red Falx and Satono Aladdin.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mozu Katchan gets up in QE 2 Cup


On Sunday at Kyoto Racecouse, the Queen Elizabeth II Cup was won in a thrilling finish by Mozu Katchan, ridden by Mirco Demuro, who came cross the line in 2 minutes 14.30 seconds over 2,200 meters on good ground. The winner got up in time to beat Crocosmia by a neck. Another head away, Mikki Queen came from far behind to finish third. Maximum de Paris was fourth with race favorite Vivlos fifth.
Trained by I.Sameshima and owned by Capital System Co.Ltd., Mozu Katchan has now four in nine starts with more than 234 million jpn yen in career earnings.
M.Kitagawa-bred Mozu Katchan is a 3-year-old dark bay filly by Harbinger out of Site Dealer, by King Kamehameha.

Win Bright holds on in Fukushima Kinen


Win Bright held on to win the Fukushima Kinen at Fukushima Racecourse on Sunday.
Suzuka Devious and Historical challenged, but is was too late to catch the winner. Win Bright won the 2,000-meter race under Masami Matsuoka in 2 minutes .20 seconds by a neck from Suzuka Devious with another nose back Historical third.
Win Bright, who has now won four of his 10 races, is a 3-year-old grey colt by Stay Gold out of Summer Eternity, by Admire Cozzene.