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Japan Cup Winners

HK runners fail to make impact

The HK$18.8 million Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo yesterday was a race of breakthrough performances but held only disappointment for Hong Kong as the Japanese comfortably held the offshore challenge of Beauty Flash and Thumbs Up to keep the prized mile at home yet again.

Monday, 6 June, 2011, 12:00am

Cumani's success in Asia points to Presvis victory

Luca Cumani, who trained the greatest performer in the history of Hong Kong racing, is back in town taking aim at tomorrow's HK$14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup with Presvis, and there's a growing belief he will hit the target.

25 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Half-hearted Japan needs to show its sincerity

The Jockey Club has listened and corrected the two complaints from Japan about the Champions Mile, but once again the Japanese have stayed away in droves from this Sunday's spring-time feature meeting.

22 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Super Samson can add another Group success to amazing CV

Meisho Samson has just about done it all in Japan, and a victory in this afternoon's US$4.45 million Japan Cup will indeed be the sealing triumph to an already-wonderful career.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Thomas heads a strong Japan Cup list

The Jockey Club yesterday confirmed it will once again bet on Sunday's Japan Cup and followers of international racing are eagerly awaiting this exciting renewal of Japan's most important horse race.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Admire Moon lives up to his top billing

Hong Kong Cup runner-up Admire Moon continued his rise up the world rankings with a highly authoritative win in the Group One Takarazuka Kinen (2,200m) at Hanshin racecourse in Japan on Sunday.

26 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Sha Tin stop awaits impressive Yasuda Kinen champion

Trainer Hiroyuki Uehara has reserved a decision on a visit to Hong Kong in December with Daiwa Major, but has some big fish to fry at home first.

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

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COMMENTS

SAKURA MEGA WONDER: Endured a winless spell for the majority of 2006 until he lifted the G3 Naruo Kinen over 1,800m, following that with third at G3 level. He also ran fifth in the G2 Yomiuri Milers Cup in April. While in good form, he may not be suited by the long journey to Tokyo even the contours of track itself should not count against him.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Schutz banking on Good Ba Ba to break his duck

Trainer eager for first Japan win

The omens are bright for Andreas Schutz that his fourth trip to Japan will be a lucky one, with Good Ba Ba looking the horse most likely to improve on his Champions Mile form in Sunday's Group One Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Classy field should make QE II Cup a special occasion

As usual, they all have to get here in one piece and run, but the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup is shaping as the best renewal of the event and as good a race as has probably been run in Hong Kong.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

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