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【條件戰況】Coconuts Brown回師兩捷賽即返勝門

本週兩匹【條件戰況】跟進賽駒都是四歲賽駒,其中一匹雌馬上年出戰二級賽未皆全功,今仗回師條件賽即取得勝利。

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【條件戰況】Asakara King專注中短距離締三連勝

本週兩匹【條件戰況】都是角逐星期日的賽事,其中一匹於縮程角逐後便取得三連勝,期待其日後發展。

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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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David Morgan

Yutaka Take: the human face of Japan’s racing revolution

David Morgan profiles the man who has been a constant through the last 40 years of Japanese racing and whose fame transcends the sport in his country.

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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Equinox does things Hanshin style

Adrian Webber shares insights from the Takarazuka Kinen, finds they’re keeping it in the family in Kyushu, and brings word of another potential ‘white wonder’.

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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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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Liberty Island next after the thrills of Sodashi week

Adrian Webber looks ahead to the Oaks at Tokyo on Sunday and beyond that the Derby and the Yasuda Kinen, after the excitement of last weekend’s Victoria Mile

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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Dolce More faces NHK Mile Cup test while Lane aims to keep the fire burning

Adrian Webber has all the latest from the JRA including Damian Lane's hot streak, and a look at some of the two-year-olds preparing to debut in the coming weeks.

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Tenno Sho (Spring) G1 Guide

The 3200 metre Tenno Sho (Spring), or ‘Emperor’s Prize’, is the JRA's longest Group 1 event and has been won by some of Japan's biggest equine stars, including Mayano Top Gun, T M Opera O (twice), Kitasan Black (twice) and the great Deep Impact.

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Homan Ho

JRA Blackbook: talented grey to reboot as mile Force?

A classy son of Kitasan Black resumed with a cracking run over the Kyoto mile, while at Tokyo Heart's Cry colt Sastrugi showed his staying potential stepping out to 2300 metres for the first time.

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Asian Racing Review: Hong Kong stars to chase Yasuda Kinen glory?

Michael Cox and Andrew Le Jeune dissect the week's happenings in Asian racing as they bring you the latest on possible Yasuda Kinen starts for two Hong Kong stars, and address the 'puzzling' speculation surrounding Joao Moreira's future.

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David Morgan

Sol Oriens is another feather in Kitasan Black’s cap

The brilliant Satsuki Sho winner is by the impressive young sire Kitasan Black out of a mare that has surprised her former trainer in establishing her place as a proven producer of quality racehorses in Japan.

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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: another Classic stunner as Sol Oriens shines

JRA broadcaster Adrian Webber recaps all the weekend action and picks through recent happenings, including the reopening of the revamped Kyoto racecourse.

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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: idols in the vending machine but Liberty Island is the real deal

Adrian Webber takes a look at the Satsuki Sho prospects and has news of the injured and returning, along with a well-known jockey’s daughter starting out at the JRA school.

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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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Homan Ho

JRA Blackbook: Lemaire deems Phantom Thief worthy of ‘high level races’

Christophe Lemaire has endorsed Phantom Thief's Classic credentials following a strong Kyodo News Hai win, while Yasuo Tomomichi may have unearthed another exceptional miler in Justin Sky.

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Homan Ho

JRA Blackbook: another staying star for Kitasan Black?

A pair of well-bred three-year-olds signal future stardom following contrasting victories on the weekend, but both will need time.

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David Morgan

Japan’s stallions in 2023: freshman sires to watch, new North American influences and the Deep Impact dilemma

This week's Asian Bloodstock Report analyses Japan’s stallion landscape as the freshman sires that entered the breeding sheds in the immediate wake of Deep Impact’s passing will soon have their first runners in Japan.

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