Saturday, August 30, 2014

Japan horse racing news on Aug. 30

Gentildonna will return to action in the Tenno Sho Autumn and run in the Japan Cup after that. "To run her in the Arima Kinen is a possibility.", her trainer Ishizaka said on Tuesday. Her farewell race may be either the Japan Cup or the Arima Kinen.

Taiki Blizzard, winner of the 1997 Yasuda Kinen, died at age 23 after colic on August 18. 

Admire Flight's Australia campaign will be given up, his trainer Hashida commented on August 27.  "He didn't run his race and stopped running during the race." The trainer talked about his poor performance in the Sapporo Kinen.
In the meantime, Admire Rakti and Bande(IRE) runs in the Australian group one races as scheduled. They will leave Japan for Australia on September 19.

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