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Homan Ho

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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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Centaur boilover but no shocks in Korea

Adrian Webber looks back on Japan’s Seoul raid, T M Spada’s huge odds Centaur surprise, and gives us the latest on the JRA’s returning stars.

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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: the action’s hot and getting hotter

Adrian Webber's weekly look at what’s happening in Japan as Maurice hits a landmark, raiders head to Korea, Shibata extends a record, and the hot autumn action comes into view.

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David Morgan

Rispoli puts Del Mar on hold for All-Star treat

A Grade 1 win in California last week has Italian rider Umberto Rispoli in hot form going into the World All-Star Jockeys challenge at Sapporo.

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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Sasaki’s hot streak continues as Hakodate winds down

Adrian Webber has the latest on the Lemaire-Kawada battle, a record dividend, Oju Chosan, Deep Impact’s ongoing achievements, and another big night to look forward to at Tokyo City Keiba.

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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: keeping cool through summer boilovers

Adrian Webber chimes in with his weekly take on the JRA scene, with autumn plans for some big names, a new role for Clincher, and an anniversary at Chukyo.

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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: gift-wrapped Equinox

Adrian Webber sees the Takarazuka Kinen as a perfect summer gift, Lemaire and leading sire Lord Kanaloa maintain their hot form, and Imamura returns with a win.

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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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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: no loneliness for popular Liberty Island

Adrian Webber reflects on a brilliant Oaks win, looks ahead to a taste of Royal Ascot at the Japanese Derby, and celebrates a grand old retiree.

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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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【捲土重來】李慕華欲重奪冠軍騎師之位

JRA的冠軍騎師爭奪戰白熱化,很大機會演變成多屆冠軍李慕華及現任「王者」川田將雅的頂上對決。

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David Morgan

Lemaire the challenger wants the title back

The JRA’s champion jockey race is simmering along and could bubble into an epic duel between multiple champion Christophe Lemaire and the current ‘king’ Yuga Kawada.

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【從練首次】Red Mon Reve為蛯名正義帶來首個級際賽冠軍

這匹由第二季成為練馬師,前頂尖騎師訓練的級際賽頭馬,將以下月安田紀念賽為目標。

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David Morgan

Red Mon Reve earns Ebina a notable first

The Yasuda Kinen is the next target as the former top jockey gets his Group race tally as a trainer up and running in only his second season.

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Adrian Webber

Keiba Diary: Kyoto’s back online and Titleholder awaits

Manami Nagashima’s form at Fukushima caught the eye of Adrian Webber and he also liked what he saw of the redeveloped Kyoto racecourse, which hosts what could be an epic Tenno Sho Spring this weekend.

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David Morgan

Yasuda Kinen target for Serifos

Mitsu Nakauchida’s Group 1 winner is in fine fettle after travelling to Dubai and back and will be suited by the return to a mile at Tokyo.

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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

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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