Monday, March 28, 2011
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.
Posted by starsfaraway at 3:37 PM
Sunday, March 27, 2011
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.
Posted by starsfaraway at 6:01 PM
Friday, March 25, 2011
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
4/Kinshasa no Kiseki(AUS)/8h/57/Umberto Rispoli
5/Jo Cappuccino/5h/57/Kota Fujioka
7/Spring Song/6h/57/Kenichi Ikezoe
8/San Carlo/5h/57/Yutaka Yoshida
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
Because of abandonment of the April meeting at Nakayama, the 2011 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guinease) will be held at Tokyo Racecourse.
Posted by starsfaraway at 6:13 PM
Friday, March 18, 2011
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.
Posted by starsfaraway at 7:38 PM