Keyword: Japanese racing

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    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - Reaction to the Congressional ban on Internet wagering was swift and severe -- at least from stock market investors who previously were bullish about online poker, sports and horse race betting, and casinos.

  • Darley Plans Foray Into Japanese Racing

    Sheikh Mohammed's involvement in Japanese racing is to be stepped up next year, with six 2-year-old colts set to race for Darley Japan, probably based at Funabashi Racecourse.

  • French Deputy Colts 1-2 in Japanese Grade I NHK Mile

    Kurofune and Grass Eiko O, both 3-year-old sons of French Deputy, finished first and second, respectively, Sunday in the NHK Mile (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse. The winner, trained by Kunihide Matsuda for owner Makoto Kaneko, completed the mile on grass in 1:33.

  • Japan Racing Report: Agnes Tachyon is Popular Winner

    The first jewel of Japan's Triple Crown went to the fans' No. 1 choice, as Agnes Tachyon took the Satsukisho (Jpn-I) by 1 1/2 lengths April 15 at Nakayama Race Course. Agnes Tachyon (Sunday Silence--Agnes Flower, by Royal Ski) clocked 2:00.30 over the 2,000 meters of very firm turf, netting ¥97 million ($781,313 U.S.) for owner Takao Watanabe. Dantsu Flame (Brian's Time--Inter Pyrenee, by Sanquirico) crossed the line in second place, easily holding off Jungle Pocket (Tony Bin--Dance Charmer, by Nureyev).

  • Japanese Racing Suffers Business Declines Again in 2000

    Like its ailing economy, racing in Japan is slumping. The Japan Racing Association reported a third consecutive year of declines in 2000 in both on-track attendance and total handle. With government-sanctioned wagering on soccer set to begin in Japan this year, 2001 promises to be a major challenge for the JRA.

  • Broad Brush Colt Victorious in Japanese Grade I Stake

    Nobo True, a Kentucky-bred son of Broad Brush, posted his first grade I victory when he won Sunday's February Stakes (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday. The 5-year-old horse ran the mile over a good main track in 1:35.6, defeating Wing Arrow by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • U.S.-Bred Colt Continues Success in Japan

    Machikane Kinnohosi, a U.S.-bred colt produced from a full sister to Horse of the Year Alysheba, posted a half-length victory over Japanese-bred Mejiro Ronzan in the Argentina Cup (Jpn-II) at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday.