Monday, April 16, 2007

Winning quote for Satsuki Sho

Quote from Katsuharu Tanaka who was aboard the Satsuki Sho(Japanese 2000 Guineas) winner Victory;

I did not intend to take up the running. There was the decreasing pace at the first turn, and that automatically brought us to the front. The pace my horse made may have been a bit strong, but it turned out to be a good pace to him. I just tried not to disturb his mood. We got behind in the stretch at a moment, but he gamely fought it back.

Tanaka rode the first g1 winner in 15 years since the 1992 Yasuda Kinen's win, finally snapping his losing streak at JRA g1 events in 140th mount.

[ Other brief news ]

Japan will send three horses to the 2007 Singapore Airlines International Cup at Kranji on May 20. Cosmo Bulk, Shadow Gate and Swift Current have been nominated for the international g1 event.

Dubai Duty Free winner Admire Moon moved to Hong Kong and is scheduled to run in the Hong Kong International Cup.

Depending on the outcome of her next action in the Japanese Oaks, Oka Sho(Japanese 1000 Guineas) winner Daiwa Scarlet may be heading to Hollywood Park for taking on the July 7 American Oaks.

Australian invader Karasi gained his third straight victory in the Nakayama Grand Jump when he won the Japanese richest and biggest jump race at Nakayama on Saturday, April 14.

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