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David Morgan

Takarazuka Kinen: Lemaire is confident in Equinox’s adaptability and class

Equinox will face 17 rivals at Hanshin when he attempts to complete the rare feat of winning the Takarazuka Kinen as well as the Tenno Sho Autumn and the Arima Kinen.

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David Morgan

Nakauchida is enjoying the Liberty Island journey

Leading trainer Mitsumasa Nakauchida shares his insights into Japan’s star filly and reflects on a spring campaign that surpassed expectations.

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Michael Cox

Liberty Island makes the hype look understated in Group 1 romp

Sunday Racing’s superstar filly Liberty Island was expected to win the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) but jockey Yuga Kawada ensured there was no doubting the filly’s dominance.

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李駿

【駿言有李】樂景傑錦標為未來賽事提供指標

《競馬每週點評》主持李駿(Andrew Le Jeune)將點評競爭激烈的樂景傑錦標、新加坡克蘭芝一哩賽和優駿牝馬(日本橡樹大賽)。

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Andrew Le Jeune

LJ Confidential: competitive Lockinge provides pointer

Andrew Le Jeune runs the rule over what should be a fiercely-contested Lockinge Stakes at Newbury and also takes a look at Singapore's big day, as part of his ongoing series covering Hong Kong's simulcast races.

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Yushun Himba G1 Guide

The second leg of Japan's Triple Tiara for three-year-old fillies, the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) is a test of stamina that has been won by past greats including Almond Eye, Gentildonna and Loves Only You.

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Andrew Le Jeune

LJ Confidential: world’s best jockey? JRA stats suggest Damian Lane should be in the conversation

The numbers are becoming compelling when it comes to 'quiet achiever' Damian Lane in the ‘world’s best jockey’ discussion, as the Australian star continues to make giant strides in Japan.

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David Morgan

Liberty Island’s Oka Sho brilliance stunned even the expectant

Mitsumasa Nakauchida has long known that Liberty Island possesses rare talent but the filly’s stunning Classic win under Yuga Kawada went beyond what he had envisaged

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David Morgan

Fan power drives Japan’s Racing Club phenomenon

Japan’s racing clubs are synonymous with some of the JRA’s most famous horses, and club silks will be prominent again at the Dubai World Cup fixture, driving fan engagement at home and abroad.

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David Morgan

Lord Kanaloa has the edge as the old sires give way to the new

Japan’s greatest sprinter might not be its greatest sire, but as his son Panthalassa is emphasising, he can produce versatile, top-class types, and for now he is the front-runner in the post-Deep Impact stallion rankings.

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Podcast

‘No plan B’: Christophe Lemaire’s incredible journey

Introducing the Asian Racing Report Podcast. In Episode One, champion rider Christophe Lemaire opens up to Michael Cox about the emotional roller coaster he rode on his way to becoming a full-time jockey in the Japan Racing Association.

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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Tokyo stage set for Lemon Pop, Almond Eye delivers second foal

Adrian Webber's weekly look at all things JRA, including Almond Eye's much-anticipated second foal and an update on the Japanese contingent being aimed at the lucrative Saudi Cup meeting.

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Michael Cox

Almond Eye’s omission fires passionate JRA Hall of Fame debate

The consternation surrounding Almond Eye's JRA Hall of Fame snub neatly illustrates just how engaged Japanese racing fans truly are.

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