Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nominations of 2016 Takarazuka Kinen

A total of 18 horses have been nominated for the Takarazuka Kinen to be run on June 26 at Hanshin Racecourse. The nominations for the grade one 2,200-meter turf race are:

Cheval Grand
Curren Mirotic
Fame Game
Hit the Target
Kitasan Black
Last Impact
Lovely Day
Majesty Hearts
One and Only
Satono Crown
Satono Noblesse
Toho Jackal
Touching Speech
Yamakatsu Ace
(in alphabetic order)

Surprises are sometimes. Three of the last 10 favroites have won in the last 10 years.
Horses who have won prior to the Takarazuka have finished four firsts, four seconds and three thirds in the last 10 years.
Tenno Sho Spring runners have a good record, registering five firsts, two seconds and a third in the last decade. 7-year-old horse or above has not won in the last 10 Takarazuka runnings. Five wins for 4-year-olds, three wins for 5-year-olds and two wins for 6-year-olds in the same period. 3-year-old horse has yet to win this race.

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