Homan Ho / Journalist

Homan developed a love of horse racing from his early encounters with racing arcade games. He has been an expert on Japanese racing for more than 15 years, and is an active member of the internet-based racing community. Homan is also a contributor at ‘Gold Racing’.




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JRA Blackbook: Heart’s Cry filly takes luck out of the equation

A pair of talented two-year-old fillies feature as our horses to follow in this week's edition of JRA Blackbook.

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JRA Blackbook: Shuka Sho unmasks new Group 1 contender

Fast-finishing runner-up Masked Diva revealed her immense potential in Sunday's G1 Shuka Sho at Kyoto, while a well-related newcomer impressed on the Tokyo dirt.

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JRA Blackbook: Hadar one to Admire following G2 Mainichi Okan

Admire Hadar may have missed a place in the G2 Mainichi Okan at Tokyo but the five-year-old's powerful finish alongside some serious Group 1 performers bodes well for the future.

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JRA Blackbook: Eclair finishes like ‘flash of lightning’ at Nakayama

'Sodashi relative' Rouge Eclair motored home to score narrowly at Nakayama, while a high-priced colt made an ominous debut appearance at Hanshin.

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JRA Blackbook: Duramente filly still Soaring following dirt switch

Duramente three-year-old Thermal Soaring looks a completely different horse following a switch from turf to dirt, while a daughter of Heart's Cry displayed her sprinting potential with a Class 2 victory at Hanshin.

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JRA Blackbook: Quick Bio keeps her mind on the job at Hanshin

Saturday's Hanshin meeting saw Naosuke Sugai's Quick Bio emerge as a possible stakes performer, while on Sunday a daughter of Satono Diamond dazzled with an all-the-way Newcomer win.

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JRA Blackbook: Catfight claws new Nakayama record

A new Nakayama record mark suggested Group One assignments loom for a daughter of Discreet Cat, while earlier in the day a son of Epiphaneia ran right up to his lofty pedigree with a dominant Newcomer performance.

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JRA Blackbook: bigger and better La Seule makes winning return at Niigata

A daughter of Kitasan Black returned from injury to dominate at Niigata, while a two-year-old filly broke her maiden in devastating style at Sapporo.

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JRA Blackbook: all smiles for well-related filly at Niigata

American bloodlines feature prominently in this week's JRA Blackbook after a filly out of a Grade 1 Ashland Stakes-winning mare won impressively at Niigata, while the son of a Belmont Stakes runner-up was dominant in a Sapporo Newcomer.



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