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  1. Curren Chan boosts HK form

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in yesterday's Takamatsunomiya Kinen in Nagoya. Curren Chan finished fifth as the first foreign starter to arrive in the 2011 Hong Kong Sprint behind Lucky Nine, Entrapment, Joy And Fun and Little Bridge, and gave that form some depth in becoming just the fifth horse to win both of Japan's Group One sprints- the Sprinters' Stakes in the autumn and Takamatsunomiya Kinen ...


    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Takamatsunomiya Kinen (G1-1,200m) last year but seemed to go off the boil since- 10th to Bullish Luck in this race last year and 9th to Takeover Target in the Sprinters' Stakes. But has returned to form when fifth in this year's Takamatsunomiya Kinen and third to Eishin Dover in the Keio Hai Spring Cup (Gr.2-1,400m). SUZUKA PHOENIX: Most likely to be first or second pick among ...

  3. HK horses taking the world by storm

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... next is already looking a unique start, with visitors to four major events on different sides of the world. Two runners in Japan's Takamatsunomiya Kinen and three runners in separate ... in for the regular tilts at the Yasuda Kinen and Happy Zero may become a Royal Ascot contender in June for the Golden Jubilee Stakes. And then there is Australia at the end of the year. John Moore is keen ...

  4. Yasuda Kinen

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clinched the Takamatsunomiya Memorial (Jpn G1) on March 27. Second to Agnes Digital in the 2003 Yasuda Memorial, Admire Max usually travels well from any position over any distance ... Balance of Game ran third in last year's Yasuda Memorial. He performed creditably after a three-month spell in his last start, winning the Nakayama Kinen (Jpn G2) on February 27. He usually ...

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    Turnover keeps going up- locally and simulcast

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... had seen Lord Kanaloa win in December and that undoubtedly helped give them the confidence to send him out 1-4 favourite in the Takamatsunomiya Kinen, even shorter than he was in his home ...

  6. Sport - Racing - JAPAN

    Lord Kanaloa 'is the strongest sprinter in the world'

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to Australia's Black Caviar after Lord Kanaloa took the HK$16.2 million Group One Takamatsunomiya Kinen as expected yesterday at Chukyo racecourse in Nagoya. Lord Kanaloa, winner of the 2012 Hong Kong ... of Japanese stake money that he is rapidly closing on the prize-money tally she has built up over almost four years. In last year's Takamatsunomiya Kinen, Lord Kanaloa met with one of his rare ...

  7. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    All-conquering Hong Kong needs to flex muscles in new frontiers

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:31pm by Alan Aitken

    ... future funding for the Sydney extravaganza is now in doubt so it may have been a oncer. Perhaps that puts the Takamatsunomiya Kinen in Nagoya back in the picture for Hong Kong sprinters in late ... overseas, along with four of the six local Group Ones. We have Glorious Days' attempt on the Yasuda Kinen remaining to add to that tally this season. John Size has taken a different approach ...

  8. Joy And Fun to miss Japan due to quake

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of the devastating earthquake. The Group One Takamatsunomiya Kinen sprint is at Hanshin racecourse in Osaka, some 725 kilometres southwest of the earthquake's epicentre and 360km west of Tokyo, but Joy ... than at the tracks themselves. Green Birdie, however, will press on towards the Takamatsunomiya Kinen, with Fownes changing the sprinter's venue for quarantine from Tokyo to Osaka. ...

  9. Jockey Club chief defends meeting's clash with Sevens

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... simulcast of the Takamatsunomiya Kinen well in advance. 'Under the regulations of our agreement, we are only permitted a certain number of simulcasts on non-racing days, we submit our choice ... are running two or three weeks beforehand. 'Looking at the prize money for the Takamatsunomiya Kinen, and that it is a leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, we considered it a possibility ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Good run but no cigar for Glorious Days in Yasuda Kinen

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 11:18pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Tokyo alan.aitken@scmp.com Good run but no cigar for Glorious Days in Yasuda If the aim of the exercise was a good day out and a moment's thrill for the owners of Glorious Days, then Sunday's Group One Yasuda Kinen (1,600m) in Tokyo was mission accomplished. The John Size-trained Hong Kong Mile winner came home a brave sixth to the world's ...




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