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  • Gold Dream in Dubai ahead of his effort in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse

    Gold Dream Heads February Stakes

    Japan's best dirt horse of 2017, Gold Dream (JPN), returns to action for his specialty in the Feb. 18 February Stakes (G1), a Breeders' Cup Challenge event that offers a guaranteed spot in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs.

  • Koji Maeda campaigns Gendarme, a Kentucky-bred son of Kitten's Joy

    Kitten's Joy Colt Gendarme in Japan's Hopeful Stakes

    The final grade 1 event of the Japanese season, the Hopeful Stakes at Nakayama Dec. 28, is a 2,000-meter test for 2-year-old prospects for the 2018 Classics that has attracted Gendarme, by Kitten's Joy; and Lucas, a full brother to Maurice.

  • Champion Sprinter Drefong Sold to Shadai

    Owners Susan and Charles Chu announced Nov. 30 that their champion sprinter by Gio Ponti has been sold to the Shadai Group and will stand at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido. Drefong won three grade 1 stakes and earned more than $1.5 million.

  • Catch a Glimpse brings a final bid of $3 million Nov. 6 at the Fasig-Tipton November sale

    Japanese Buyers Go to $3 Million for Catch a Glimpse

    Canadian Horse of the Year and millionaire daughter of City Zip sold for $3 million to K I Farm in Japan at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. Catch a Glimpse won seven graded stakes, including two grade 1s, and retired with $1,853,615 in earnings.

  • Kiseki and Mirco Demuro win the Kikuka Sho

    Kiseki Lands Japanese St. Leger

    Kiseki overcame a downpour from an approaching typhoon, soft turf, and 17 rivals to land his first top-level win in the Kikuka Sho (G1) or Japanese St. Leger Oct. 22 at Kyoto Racecourse.

  • Epicharis in his last day of training at Belmont Park June 6, before his soundness issues began

    Epicharis Out of Belmont Stakes

    Epicharis, who traveled from Japan to contest the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), was a vet scratch the morning of the race June 10, after he failed to train several days in a row at Belmont Park.

  • Epicharis arrives at Belmont Park after a 24-hour journey from Japan

    Epicharis Arrives at Belmont Park

    Carrot Farm's Japanese-bred multiple stakes winner Epicharis arrived at Belmont Park June 1 ahead of his North American debut in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10.

  • Epicharis gallops on the track at Meydon ahead of the UAE Derby

    Epicharis Begins Journey to Belmont Park

    Carrot Farm's UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) runner-up Epicharis is one step closer to his bid in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 10, as he emerged from a May 24 breeze in good order and entered isolation in Japan.

  • Soul Stirring wins the Japanese Oaks

    Soul Stirring Frankel's First Classic Winner

    Soul Stirring solidified her place among the top fillies in Japan after taking the grade 1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) for 3-year-old fillies May 21 at Hanshin Race Course while also giving her sire his first classic winner.

  • Al Ain was kept close to the favorite, filly Fan Dii Na, and prevailed by a neck in the Satsuki Sho

    Al Ain Takes First Leg of Japan's Triple Crown

    Sent off as the favorite, Fan Dii Na was unable to maintain the lead she briefly gained while Al Ain prevailed by a neck over Persian Knight in the 2,000 meter (almost 1 1/4-mile) event at Nakayama Racecourse April 16.

  • Maurice after winning his fifth grade I in the Tenno Sho (Autumn)

    Maurice Bests Field of Fifteen in Tenno Sho

    In front of a huge Tokyo crowd, Japan's 2015 Horse of the Year Maurice surged to a clear victory over Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World (UAE-I) winner Real Steel in the Oct. 29 Autumn Tenno Sho (The Emperor's Cup, Jpn-I).

  • Vivlos, following her classic success in the 2016 Shuka Sho Oct. 16 at Kyoto

    Vivlos Accelerates to Shuka Sho Win

    Coming into her own over the summer, Vivlos struck for a classic victory Oct. 16 when taking the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I), the third jewel in Japan's Triple Crown for fillies, at Kyoto.

  • Creator wins the Belmont Stakes

    Creator Retired, to Stand in Japan

    Creator, the 3-year-old colt by Tapit who won the 2016 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Arkansas Derby (gr. I), has been sold by WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association.

  • A King Any Other Year

    Last week, it was reported that King Glorious had died in Japan at the age of 30, having been pensioned since 2010 due to declining fertility.

  • King Glorious won 7 stakes races, including the grade I Hollywood Futurity (shown).

    Sire King Glorious Dies in Japan

    King Glorious, a California-bred multiple grade I winner and successful sire, passed away at the age of 30 in Japan, Kate Hunter of Paca Paca Farms shared via Twitter July 2.

  • Marialite wins the Takarazuka Kinen

    Marialite Upsets Favorites at Hanshin

    U. Carrot Farm's Marialite upstaged heavy favorite Duramente and became just the third female to capture the Japan Racing Association's spring all-star race, the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), June 26 at Hanshin Racecourse.

  • I'll Have Another

    Un Autre First Winner for I'll Have Another

    I'll Have Another, a United States champion and classic winner who stands in Japan, gained his first winner June 25 when Un Autre won his debut at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • I'll Have Another at Big Red Farm in Hokkaido Japan

    First Starters for I'll Have Another

    U.S. champion and dual classic winner I'll Have Another will have his highly anticipated first starters June 5 in Japan, where he launched his stallion career in 2013 at Big Red Farm.