Keyword: Kazuo Fujisawa

  • Rey de Oro wins the 2017 Japanese Derby

    Rey de Oro wins Japanese Derby

    Rey de Oro settled briefly behind a slow pace in the May 28 Tokyo Yushun (G1), or Japanese Derby, moved up when jockey Christophe Lemaire realized action was required and powered through deep stretch to win by three-quarters of a length.

  • Spielberg wins the Tenno Sho in Japan.
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    Spielberg Comes Running Late in Tenno Sho

    Spielberg, a half brother to U.S. grade I winner and Central Kentucky sire Flower Alley, flew by dueling front-runners Isla Bonita and Gentildonna late and narrowly won the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (Jpn-I) Nov. 2 at Tokyo.

  • Casino Drive wins with ease in an allowance race designed as a prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Oct. 12. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6294744%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Casino Drive Cruises in BC Classic Prep

    Casino Drive, the Japan-based half-brother to two Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners, cruised to an easy victory in a Santa Anita allowance race Oct. 12 to prepare for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Casino Drive training prior to the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I)

    Casino Drive's Journey to Cup Begins

    Casino Drive, the Japanese-trained colt whose bruised foot prevented him from trying to follow in the hoofprints of his two Belmont Stakes (gr. I)-winning siblings, has entered quarantine in Japan as the first step to returning to the United States.

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    Injured Casino Drive Out of Belmont

    About an hour after giving the all-clear for Casino Drive to run in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Kazuo Fujisawa said the colt was favoring his left rear hoof and was scratched from the classic.

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    No Rider Named Yet for Casino Drive

    Nobutaka Tada, racing manager for owner Hidetoshi Yamamoto, said consideration has been given to Japanese, European, and American riders, but no decision will be made for "four or five days," on who will ride Casino Drive in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr.I).

  • Rags to Riches, who won the 2007 Belmont, is a half-sister to the Japanese owned/trained Casino Drive, who is being pointed to the 2008 American Classic.

    Japanese Colt Pointing For Belmont

    A monster from Japan is heading to America. Casino Drive, a half-brother to Rags to Riches and Jazil, is targeting the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after destroying his opposition in a 1 1/8-mile maiden race at Kyoto Feb. 23. The son of Mineshaft will attempt to become the third straight Belmont winner produced by his dam, Better Than Honour.

  • Admire Moon is the 2007 Japanese Horse of the Year.

    JRA Award Winners Named

    Admire Moon, winner of three grade I races in his final season, was presented Jan. 28 with the Japan Racing Association's top honor of Horse of the Year, as well as older male.

  • Jockey Victor Espinoza rides Dance in the Mood to a win in the CashCall Mile, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    'Mood Squares Accounts in CashCall Mile

    The Japanese star Dance in the Mood, whose connections were disappointed when she ran second in the 2004 American Oaks (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf, provided redemption Saturday when she romped to victory in the $750,000 CashCall Invitational Mile (gr. IIIT).

  • Japanese Stars Work for Hollywood Stakes

    Japanese invaders Dance in the Mood and Asahi Rising worked five furlongs in tandem on the main track at Hollywood Park Wednesday for their respective female turf stakes this weekend.

  • Zenno Rob Roy, right, winning the Japan Cup.

    England's York Opener Will Have Japanese Flavor

    For once, hype can take a back seat at the three-day meeting at York, England which starts Tuesday. With the first four horses in the betting trained in Ireland, Italy, Japan, and England, the Juddmonte International (Eng-I) is a race that really does live up to its name.

  • Dance in the Mood Accepts American Oaks Bid

    Leading Japanese filly Dance in the Mood, a winner of four of five starts and $1,773,565, has accepted an invitation to the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park on July 3.

  • Take wins 13th Japanese Riding Title

    Jockey Yutaka Take, who set a record in 2003 with his 204 wins, wrapped up his 13th career title Sunday as the Japan Racing Association season came to an end.

  • Symboli Kris S Victorious in Tokyo Return

    Jockey Olivier Peslier guided Japan's reigning Horse of the Year Symboli Kris S to a decisive victory in Sunday's Tenno Sho (Jpn-I) at Tokyo's Fuchu racecourse.

  • Jockey Kent Desormeaux, after winning the Kentucky Derby with Real Quiet.

    Desormeaux to Ride in Japan for Three Months

    Kent Desormeaux won the Kentucky Derby in 1998 and 2000, but in 2001 his best Derby hope may come on May 27 in the Japanese Derby at Tokyo racecourse. Desormeaux has agreed to ride in Japan on a three-month license from the Japan Racing Association, beginning on April 28, the date of a key trial race for the Japanese classic.