Chukyo

Notable US-Bred and -Sired Runners in Japan: June 12, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this Sunday running at Chukyo and Hakodate Racecourses: Sunday, June 12, 2022 2nd-HAK, ¥9,900,000 ($74k), Maiden, 3yo, 1700m SWEET ZAZ (f, 3, Nyquist--Century Park, by General Meeting) was beaten double digits into 12th when debuting in a nine-furlong turf event in March, but switches...

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Notable US-Bred and -Sired Runners in Japan: June 4-5, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Chukyo Racecourse. The penultimate Group 1 event of the spring racing calendar is set for Sunday at Tokyo, which hosts the G1 Yasuda Kinen. Two-time G1 February S. hero Cafe Pharoah (American Pharoah) tries the grass for just the second...

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Notable US-Bred and -Sired Runners in Japan: May 15, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this Sunday running at Chukyo and Tokyo Racecourses. Featured on the 12-race program at headquarters is an intriguing renewal of the G1 Victoria Mile for female turfers, which has drawn the likes of fan-favorite Sodashi (Jpn) (Kurofune), G3 1351 Turf Sprint heroine Songline (Jpn)...

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Notable US-Breds in Japan: May 7, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for Saturday running at Chukyo Racecourse. The weekend's highlight takes place at Tokyo, where recent Group 2 winner Jean Gros (More Than Ready) steps up in grade for the G1 NHK Mile Cup over the metric mile: Saturday, May 7, 2022 2nd-CKO, ¥9,900,000 ($76k), Maiden,...

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Takamatsunomiya Kinen Goes to Naran Huleg

Naran Huleg (Jpn) (Gold Allure {Jpn}) prevailed in a desperately close finish in the 1200-metre G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo on Sunday. The 6-year-old entire was a 26-1 shot, and took up his customary position near the tail of the field against the rail. The 6-5 crowd's pick Resistencia (Jpn) (Daiwa Major {Jpn}), meanwhile, cut out fractions of :22.40 and :44.40, while pressed by Gendarme (Kitten's Joy). Ridden for luck on the far turn, the Katsushige Muraki runner still needed to pass most of his rivals when turning into the...

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Notable US-Bred and -Sired Runners in Japan: Mar. 19-20, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Chukyo and Nakayama Racecourses: Saturday, March 19, 2022 11th-CKO, Falcon S.-G3, ¥76,000,000 ($642k), 3yo, 1400mT DUGAT (c, 3, Practical Joke--Untraveled, by Canadian Frontier), a $190K purchase by trainer Hideyuki Mori out of last year's OBS March Sale, has compiled an...

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Notable US-Bred & -Sired Runners in Japan: Feb. 5 & 6, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Tokyo and Chukyo Racecourses, the second of which hosts the oft-productive G3 Kisaragi Sho for the classic crop of 2022: Saturday, February 5, 2022 3rd-CKO, ¥9,900,000 ($86k), Maiden, 3yo, 1900m CHARITABLE THOUGHT (c, 3, Nyquist--Relaxing Green, by Formal Gold) finished...

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Notable US-Bred and -Sired Runners in Japan: Jan. 29-30, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Chukyo and Tokyo Racecourses: Saturday, January 29, 2022 4th-CKO, ¥11,400,000 ($99k), Newcomers, 3yo, 1400m CUTE VILLAIN (f, 3, Arrogate--She Be Wild, by Offlee Wild) is the latest foal out of the Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly of 2009 and cost Katsumi...

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Notable Runners By US Sires in Japan: Jan. 22, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this Saturday running at Chukyo. Also of note in Japan over the weekend is a debuting Deep Impact (Jpn) colt out of GI Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar, while the weekend's action at group level features the progressive Potager (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn})...

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Notable US-Bred & -Sired in Japan: Jan. 15 & 16, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Chukyo and Nakayama Racecourses: Saturday, January 15, 2022 4th-CKO, ¥11,400,000 ($100k), Newcomers, 3yo, 1400m ELUCIDATOR (c, 3, Hard Spun--Empire City {Jpn}, by Empire Maker) is out of an unraced half-sister to the outstanding dual Group 1-winning Japanese dirt horse Espoir...

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Notable US-Bred & -Sired Runners in Japan: Jan. 9 & 10, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this Sunday and Monday running at Chukyo and Nakayama Racecourses, with a pair of newly turned 3-year-old fillies taking a step up into Group 3 competition off maiden-breaking victories: Sunday, January 9, 2022 3rd-CKO, ¥9,900,000 ($86k), Maiden, 3yo, 1900m THE KING (JPN) (c, 3,...

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Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: Jan. 8, 2022

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. The first weekend of racing for the new year takes place at Chukyo and Nakayama, featuring a pair of Group 3 tests over a mile for newly turned 3-year-olds and each featuring one American-bred. Those horses will appear in Saturday's TDN, in the meantime, here are the runners of interest for...

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