Sunday, February 20, 2011

Transcend takes Februray S

Transcend, ridden by Shinji Fujita and trained by T.Yasuda, won the February Stakes on Sunday afternoon at Tokyo Race Course.
The 5-year-old Wild Rush horse was never out of the front position during the 1,600-meter trip to get the winning post in 1 minute 36.40 seconds on dirt surface.

Furioso deprived Birdie Birdie of second place, finishing a 1 1/2-length behind the winner. A neck separated between Furioso and Birdie Birdie.

Transcend out of the Tony Bin mare Cinema Scope raced for owner K.Maeda with 8 wins in 15 career starts. His career earnings brought to 407+ million jp yen. North Hills Management was the breeder of the bay horse.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Transcend early favorite for February S

As of Saturday, Transcend has been installed as the 3.4 favorite for the 2011 February Stakes to be run on Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse. The 5-year-old horse comes into the grade one dirt event off an impressive victory in the Japan Cup Dirt. The Negishi Stakes winner Sei Crimson was the 5.2 second favorite. The third favorite went to Furioso at 6.1. Danon Come On was the fourth favorite at 7.6 followed by Birdie Birde 9.2.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Field Of 2011 Grade One February Stakes

The field of the 2011 February Stakes has been drawn. A total of 16 horses assemble for the grade one 1600-meter dirt event at Tokyo on February 20.

Transcend, coming off victory in the grade one Japan Cup Dirt last December, drew post 12. Furioso, the NAR champion who came off the g1 Kawasaki Kinen victory, drew post 13. Sei Crimson, winner of the Negishi Stakes, drew post 14.

The post time of the February Stakes will be at 3:40 p.m.

The 28th running of the February Stakes, grade one
4yo+ international 1,600-meter dirt left-handed

1/Oro Meister/6h/57/Yutaka Yoshida
2/Cosmo Phantom(USA)/4c/57/Masami Matsuoka
3/Daisho Jet/8h/57/Yuichi Shibayama
4/Live Concert(IRE)/7g/57/Yuichi Fukunaga
5/Birdie Birdie/4c/57/Kenichi Ikezoe
6/Courir Passion/6h/57/Akihide Tsumura
7/Danon Come On/5h/57/Umberto Rispoli
8/Victory Tetsuni(USA)/7h/57/Kosei Miura
9/Power Struggle/5h/57/Hiroki Goto
10/Daishin Orange/6h/57/Yuga Kawada
11/Meisho Tametomo/6h/57/Yutaka Take
12/Transcend/5h/57/Shinji Fujita
13/Furioso/7h/57/Mirco Demuro
14/Sei Crimson/5h/57/Hideaki Miyuki
15/Silk Mobius/5h/57/Yasunari Iwata
16/Machikanenihombare/6h/57/Anthony Crastus

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Transcend is among 22 nominations of February Stakes

Transcend is among the 22 nominations of the 2011 February Stakes, the JRA first grade one race of the year, run at Tokyo on February 20.

Transcend, winner of the Japan Cup Dirt in 2010, likes to make a good warm-up run before taking on the Godlphin Mile at Dubai next month.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Three Horses To 2011 Dubai World Cup Races

Japan will send three horses to the 2011 Dubai World Cup races as follows:

Buena Vista and Victoire Pisa for the Dubai World Cup(g1)
Rulership for the Dubai Sheema Classic(g1)

Buena Vista and Rulership will go straight to the Dubai races without preps, while Victoire Pisa may run in the Nakayama Kinen before the Dubai race. The three horses are scheduled to make a trip to Dubai on March 9.