Monday, March 28, 2011

Kinshasa no Kiseki sudden retirement


One day after the sensational victory in the Takamatsunomiya Kinen, Kinshasa no Kiseki(AUS) will be retired from racing, JRA announced.

Kinshasa no Kiseki is a 8-year-old son of Fuji Kiseki and the Pleasant Colony mare Keltshaan) and raced for owner K. Yoshida and trainer N. Hori.

His glorious racing career ended with 12 wins in 31 starts and 785+ million jp yen in earnings. He will go to stud at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kinshasa no Kiseki gains back-to-back victory in Takamatsunomiya


Kinshasa no Kiseki(AUS) gained back-to-back victory in the Takamatsunomiya Kinen when he won the 1,200-meter race on Sunday afternoon at Hashin. A 1 1/4-length behind the winner, San Carlo finished second with Urbanity finishing another head back in third.

Ridden by Umberto Rispoli, Kinshasa no Kiseki took a good position behind the leading pack, and he got past Dasher Go Go outside 100 meters from home to take the lead on his way to winning his second Takamatsunomiya victory in 1 minute 7.90 seconds.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Field of 2011 Takamatsunomiya Kinen


The field of 16 horses is set for the 2011 Takamatsunomiya Kinen on Sunday, March 27. Hanshin Racecourse hosts the grade one 1,200-meter race due to refurbishment of Chukyo Racecourse.

Kinshasa no Kiseki(AUS), winner of the Takamatsunomiya last year, drew post 4. The Silk Road Stakes winner Jo Cappuccino and the Hankyu Hai winner San Carlo drew post 5 and 8 respectively.

1/Red Spada/5h/57/Norihiro Yokoyama
2/Shonan Alba/6h/57/Masayoshi Ebina
3/Sandalphon/8h/57/Yutaka Take
4/Kinshasa no Kiseki(AUS)/8h/57/Umberto Rispoli
5/Jo Cappuccino/5h/57/Kota Fujioka
6/Urbanity/7h/57/Hirofumi Shii
7/Spring Song/6h/57/Kenichi Ikezoe
8/San Carlo/5h/57/Yutaka Yoshida
9/Headliner/7g/57/Hideaki Miyuki
10/Summer Wind/6h/57/Yuichi Fukunaga
11/Symboli Gran(IRE)/9h/57/Hiroshi Kitamura
12/B B Guldan/7h/57/Tetsuzo Sato
13/Dasher Go Go/4c/57/Yuga Kawada
14/A Shin Forward(USA)/6h/57/Yasunari Iwata
15/One Carat/5m/55/Yusuke Fujioka
16/Western Venus/8m/55/Yoshitomi Shibata

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Because of abandonment of the April meeting at Nakayama, the 2011 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guinease) will be held at Tokyo Racecourse.

Friday, March 18, 2011

JRA races abandoned due to earthquake


JRA races were not held on March 12 and 13 due to the big earthquake.

Hanshin will have the three-day meeting from March 19 thru 21.

The Nakamaya March meeting has been abandoned due to the earthquake.
The grade races which were fixed at the Nakayama March meeting may be run at Hanshin Race Course.