Friday, January 15, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Cosmo Nemo Shin won the grade 3 Fairy Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Nakayama today to provide jockey Syu Ishibashi with the first grade victory. A neck behind the winner, Apricot Fizz took second with Taylor Burton another 1 1/4-length back third in the field of 16 horses.
Cosmo Nemo Shin is a daughter of Zenno Rob Roy out of the Singspiel mare Du Pre.
Posted by starsfaraway at 5:07 PM
Nine out of the 16 horses fell down on the ground in the make debut race for 3-year-old maidens on dirt surface at Nakayama today.
The big incident took place at the final corner as the leader Nobo Project hung out and gave Formen a bad bump, knocking him down on the ground and causing the eight horses behind him to fall down on the ground one after another.
Nobo Project passed the post first, but was disqualified for badly intefering with Formen.
Posted by starsfaraway at 5:05 PM
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Garbo was an easy winner of the grade 3 Shinzan Kinen for 3-year-olds, held at Kyoto on Sunday. The Manhattan colt made devastating acceleration inside the 200-meter out and went on to win the 1,600-meter turf in 1 minute 34.30 seconds. Shine, a 3-length behind the winner, finished second having led the field of 16 colts.
Posted by starsfaraway at 4:45 PM
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Vodka was named for the Horse of the Year in two consecutive years on Wednesday, January 6. The Tanino Gimlet mare won three g1 races, including a sensational victory in the Japan Cup, in seven starts last season. She also received the 2009 Best Older Female Award.
Posted by starsfaraway at 10:53 AM
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
A thrilling finish has been produced in the Nakayama Kimpai on Tuesday. The small margins separated the first five finishers. The winner of the grade three handicap race went to Axion, who finished a neck before Tosho Scirocco in 2 minutes .80 seconds for the winning post. Tosho Wave, a nose behind, was third with Delphoi another nose away in fourth. Schon Wald finished another nose further back in fifth.
Axion, a 7-year-old bay horse by Sunday Silence out of the Dixieland Band mare Greatest Hits, has now gained three-straight victory.
The grade three Kyoto Kimpai was at Kyoto won by Live Concert(IRE), who beat Smart Gear by a 1/2-length. The final time was 1 minute 34.10 seconds for the 1,600-meter turf race.
Live Concert is a 6-year-old gelding by Singspiel out of the Kingmambo mare Dance Lively.
Monday, January 04, 2010
JRA 2010 season will kick off on January 5 at Kyoto and Nakayama.
Kyoto hosts the g3 Kyoto Kimpai for 4yo+ as the main event on the first meeting day of the season, while Nakayama hosts the g3 Nakayama Kimpai for 4yo+.
Note that Kimpai means Gold Cup in English.
Posted by starsfaraway at 3:18 PM