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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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Victoria Mile G1 Guide

The G1 Victoria Mile has been won by some of Japan's greatest ever fillies and mares, boasting names such as Vodka, Almond Eye and Gran Alegria on the honour roll.

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Asian Racing Review: the existential threat of affordability checks

Michael Cox and Andrew Le Jeune discuss how gambling reform in the UK could be a portent to worrying changes in Australia.

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Michael Cox

Here’s hoping Hong Kong’s heroes usher in a new era

News that Romantic Warrior could head to Japan for the Tenno Sho (Autumn) and a showdown with Equinox is not just a great prospect for racing fans, but would be a much needed boost for the reputation of Hong Kong racing.

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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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David Morgan

Christophe Lemaire recounts epic Tenno Sho win on Equinox

When Panthalassa stole a long march on his rivals in Sunday’s Tenno Sho, Japan’s champion jockey thought he had him covered, but then a doubt flicked across his mind.

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Bren O’Brien

Equinox edges runaway Panthalassa in thrilling Tenno Sho finish

Equinox’s late surge proved too much for tearaway leader Panthalassa, with a perfectly timed Christophe Lemaire ride delivering the Tetsuya Kimura trained 3-year-old a deserved first Group 1 victory in the Tenno Sho (Autumn).

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Tenno Sho Autumn G1 Guide

The Autumn Tenno Sho is now Japan's top 10-furlong contest and the first of its three late-season majors, preceding the Japan Cup and the Arima Kinen.

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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: It’s Tenno Sho week and the overseas riders are flying in

JRA broadcaster Adrian Webber takes a look at the latest happenings in Japan including Group 1 observations and a worrying trend for the industry.




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