Keyword: Tokyo Racecourse

  • Kitasan Black (JPN) wins the 2017 Tenno Sho Spring (G1)

    Kitasan Black Faces Tough Field in Tenno Sho (Autumn)

    Japan's reigning Horse of the Year, Kitasan Black (JPN), starts his race toward retirement in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse Oct. 29—a 2,000-meter test where all but a handful of the nominees also are winners of graded stakes.

  • Iquitos and Nightflower out for exercise Nov. 24 at Tokyo Racecourse.

    Snow, Rain in Lead Up to Japan Cup

    A freak snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 24 and the prospect of weekend rain could produce off going for the 36th running of the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Sunday, Nov. 27 at Tokyo Racecourse.

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    NY-Bred Moanin Sets Track Record in Japan

    Moanin, a New York-bred son of Henny Hughes, unleashed a quick turn of foot at the top of the stretch and continued his momentum for a 1 1/4-length victory in the February Stakes (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse Feb. 21.

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    Juddmonte Weighs Turf or Japan for Flintshire

    Juddmonte Farms is wrestling with a multi-million dollar decision regarding the next start for its brilliant homebred Flintshire -- the $3 million Breeders' Cup Longines Turf (gr. IT) or the $5.2 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I).

  • Copano Rickey wins the February Stakes.
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    Upsetter Copano Rickey Rocks February Stakes

    Japan's first group I race of the year was won in fine style by Copano Rickey, who pulled off a massive upset with his half-length triumph over Hokko Tarumae in the February Stakes Feb. 23 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Gentildonna winning the Japan Cup.
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    Gentildonna Noses Out Orfevre in Japan Cup

    In a battle between Triple Crown winners, Gentildonna became the first 3-year-old filly to win the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) when she took on favored Orfevre in a furious stretch duel and edged the older colt by a nose.

  • Jakkalberry won the inaugural American St. Leger at Arlington Park Aug. 18 by 2 1/4 lengths.

    Japan Cup: Jakkalberry Indirectly Reps U.S.

    Though the U.S. doesn't have a representative in the Nov. 25 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse, in a way it can claim Jakkalberry. The son of Storming Home won the inaugural American St. Leger at Arlington Aug. 18.

  • Buena Vista rallies late to win the Japan Cup.

    Buena Vista Earns Japan Cup Redemption

    Buena Vista, disqualified from first to second for interference in last year's Japan Cup (Jpn-I), found no such problems this year. The 5-year-old mare surged late to win the $6.1 million event Nov. 27 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Tosen Jordan partnered with Italian jockey Nicola Pinna to upset a strong field in the 2011 Emperor's Cup at Tokyo Racecourse.

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    Tosen Jordan Smashes Japanese Mark at Tokyo

    Tosen Jordan partnered with Italian jockey Nicola Pinna to upset a strong field in the 2011 Emperor's Cup at Tokyo Racecourse Oct. 30 in record time. Defending champion and race favorite Buena Vista finished fourth.

  • Apapane wins the Victoria Mile.

    Apapane Stops Buena Vista in Victoria Mile

    Apapane spoiled Buena Vista's quest for a repeat success in the $2.2 million Victoria Mile (Jpn-I), taking the lead with 50 meters to run and holding off the the powerful charge of the favorite by a neck at Tokyo May 15.

  • Japan Forced to Move First Classic Race

    Earthquake damage to Nakayama Racecourse has forced the rescheduling and relocation of Japan's first classic race, the Japanese 2000 Guineas (Jpn-I) to Tokyo Racecourse. The race will be run April 24 instead of April 17.

  • Transcend in the 2011 February Stakes.

    Transcend Popular Winner of February Stakes

    Coming off his victory in last year's Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I), Transcend proved a popular winner of the February Stakes Feb. 20 at Tokyo Racecourse, tallying by 1 1/2 lengths in the first grade I event of the season.

  • Jockey Ryan Moore takes the World Super Jockeys Series title from Japan.

    Ryan Moore Captures Tokyo Super Jockey Title

    Jockey Ryan Moore from Great Britain captured his first World Super Jockeys Series title from Japan this year this year when he edged Australia's Craig Williams and Irish rider Johnny Murtagh at Tokyo Racecourse Nov. 27.

  • Champion Japanese mare Vodka wins the 59th running of the Yasuda Kinen (Jap-I) June 7 at Tokyo racecourse.

    Vodka Becomes Japan's Highest Earning Mare

    Champion Japanese mare Vodka was too good once again, winning an action packed renewal of the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge, the 59th running of the Yasuda Kinen (Jap-I) June 7 at Tokyo racecourse.

  • 'Million Winner to Receive Berth in Japan Cup

    The winner of the 27th edition of the Aug. 8 Arlington Million (gr. IT) will receive an automatic invitation to participate in the $5.6 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 29 at Tokyo Racecourse, it was announced by the Japan Racing Association.

  • Vodka Wins Tenno Sho Autumn Thriller

    The relentless Vodka, piloted by Yutaka Take, caught Daiwa Scarlett in the final stride to win the $2,448,000 Tenno Sho Autumn (Jpn-I) by a nose before 121,961 spectators at Tokyo Racecourse Nov. 2.

  • Admire Moon wins the Japan Cup.

    Admire Moon Hangs on For Japan Cup

    Admire Moon took the lead at the top of the stretch, and then hung on bravely while three rivals challenged from his outside, taking the $4.6-million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) by a head on Nov. 25 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Vermilion powers away to a course record at Tokyo Racecourse while winning the Japan Dirt Cup.

    Vermilion Scores in Japan Cup Dirt

    Sunday Racing's Vermilion saved ground on the backstretch and accelerated past the leaders in the final furlong to win the $2.4-million Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) by 1 1/4 lengths on Nov. 24, in the process setting a new record on the Tokyo Racecourse main track.

  • Student Council

    Student Council Works in Japan

    Millennium Farms' Student Council, preparing for a start in the Nov. 24 Japan Cup Dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, worked a half-mile in :49 on the training track at the Quarantine Center at Shiroi, Japan, Nov. 17.

  • Bullish Luck Gets Bonus with Yasuda Kinen Win

    Hong Kong-trained Bullish Luck demolished a top field of Asian milers in the 56th running of the Yasuda Kinen at Tokyo Racecourse Sunday, and in the process earn a US$1 million bonus for the first time in the history of the recently established Asian Mile Challenge series.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Join the Club

    <i>By Ray Paulick </i> -- Considering the shortage of horse owners in the U.S., maybe it's time to emulate the successful racing clubs that are popular in Japanese racing.

  • Johar, headed to Japan Cup.

    Johar Leads U.S. Contingent to Japan Cup Races

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's Johar, dead-heat winner of the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), heads a contingent of six U.S. horses for which invitations have been accepted for the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) and Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Johar, headed to Japan Cup.

    Johar Leads U.S. Contingent to Japan Cup Races

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's Johar, dead-heat winner of the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), heads a contingent of five U.S. horses for which invitations have been accepted for the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) and Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) Tokyo Racecourse.

  • U.S.-Breds 1-2 in Keio 2-Year-Old Stakes

    Siberian Meadow, a juvenile son of Meadowlake, remained undefeated in three starts when he scored a one-length triumph over favored Agnes Sonic (by Unbridled's Song) in the Keio 2-Year-Old Stakes (Jpn-II) at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • 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.