Keyword: Makoto Kaneko

  • Godolphin Buys Japanese Star Utopia

    Japanese group I winner Utopia has been purchased by Godolphin from Makoto Kaneko with the intention of racing him this year, then standing him in 2006 in Darley Japan.

  • Kurofune, impressed with this victory in the Japan Cup Dirt.

    Japan Cup Dirt Winner Kurofune Retired With Tendon Injury

    Kurofune, the Kentucky-bred son of French Deputy who captured the second running of the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) in spectacular fashion last month, has been retired to stud after suffering a tendon injury to his right foreleg. The gray 3-year-old colt will join his sire, who was purchased from Three Chimneys Farm one year ago, at the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

  • American-bred Kurofune romps home first in the Japan Cup Dirt.

    Kurofune Romps to Victory in Japan Cup Dirt; Lido Palace Eighth

    American-bred Kurofune showed on Saturday why some Japanese racing fans are calling him a "superhorse," as the 3-year-old gray colt by French Deputy galloped to an impressive seven-length victory in the second running of the $2-million Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) at Tokyo race course.