Takarazuka Kinen (G1T)

Race 11 at Hanshin on June 29, 2014

  • Grade I
  • About 1 3/8 miles
  • Turf
  • $2,476,832
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:13.90
Order of Finish

Gold Ship (JPN)

Stay Gold (JPN)  – Point Flag (JPN)

5YO Horse

  • J:Norihiro Yokoyama
  • T:N. Sugai
  • B:Eiichi Kobayashi
  • O:Eiichi Kobayashi

6YO Gelding

  • J:Kenichi Ikezoe
  • T:O. Hirata
  • B:Northern Racing
  • O:Takashi Suzuki(5595)
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Heart's Cry (JPN) , Bay, 2001. Lifetime: 104 yearlings sold, median $276,399.
  • Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.

Verxina (JPN)

Deep Impact (JPN)  – Halwa Sweet (JPN)

5YO Mare

  • J:Yuichi Fukunaga
  • T:Y. Tomomichi
  • B:Northern Racing
  • O:Kazuhiro Sasaki
  • Margin:neck
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Deep Impact (JPN) , Bay, 2002. Lifetime: 126 yearlings sold, median $668,482.
  • Broodmare Sire: Machiavellian , Dark Bay or Brown, 1987.

6YO Horse

  • J:Yutaka Take
  • T:Kazuhiro Kato
  • B:North Hills Management

Denim and Ruby (JPN)

Deep Impact (JPN)  – Venenciador (JPN)

4YO Filly

  • J:S. Hamanaka
  • T:Katsuhiko Sumii
  • B:Northern Farm
  • O:Kaneko Makoto Holdings Co. Ltd.

Fame Game (JPN)

Heart's Cry (JPN)  – Hall of Fame (JPN)

4YO Colt

  • J:Hiroshi Kitamura
  • T:Yoshitada Munakata
  • B:Northern Farm
  • O:Sunday Racing Co., Ltd.

Win Variation (JPN)

Heart's Cry (JPN)  – Super Ballerina

6YO Horse

  • J:Yasunari Iwata
  • T:Mikio Matsunaga
  • B:Northern Racing
  • O:Win Co. Ltd.

Hokko Brave (JPN)

Marvelous Sunday (JPN)  – Hokko Memory (JPN)

6YO Horse

  • J:Keita Tosaki
  • T:Y. Matsunaga
  • O:Michiaki Yabe

Gentildonna (JPN)

Deep Impact (JPN)  – Donna Blini (GB)

5YO Mare

  • J:Yuga Kawada
  • T:Sei Ishizaka
  • B:Northern Racing
  • O:Sunday Racing Co., Ltd.

Tosen Jordan (JPN)

Jungle Pocket (JPN)  – Every Whisper (JPN)

8YO Horse

  • J:Hiroyuki Uchida
  • T:Yasuo Ikee
  • B:Northern Farm

Meisho Mambo (JPN)

Suzuka Mambo (JPN)  – Meisho Momoka (JPN)

4YO Filly

  • J:Koshiro Take
  • T:Y. Iida

Verde Green (JPN)

Jungle Pocket (JPN)  – Lady Derby (JPN)

6YO Horse

  • J:Hironobu Tanabe
  • T:Ikuo Aizawa
  • B:Tomoko Sato
  • O:Mitsumasa Saito
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