All posts tagged "horse racing"
Titleholder Overwhelms Field in 165th Tenno Sho
Kazuo Yokoyama joins his father and grandfather as winners of the prestigious race.
[ODDS and EVENS] T O Royal, Titleholder and Deep Bond Are Among Top Entrants for Tenno Sho
Deep Bond returns to the spotlight after a runner-up finish in last year’s race, a 3,200-meter test of speed and endurance.
Geoglyph Eclipses Stablemate Equinox Down the Stretch in 82nd Satsuki Sho
Yuichi Fukunaga pilots the 3-year-old colt to a dramatic victory at the wire in the first leg of this year’s Japanese...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Dai Oketani Displays Coaching Chops in the Midst of Storybook Season
Oketani’s dynamic coaching repertoire fuses old-school strategies with modern-day tactics. He’s positioned the Golden Kings for a run at a B....
A Rundown on Japan’s Top Races for 2022
The Japan Racing Association’s current season features 24 Grade I races at the nation’s racecourses between February and December.
Success at the Dubai World Cup Raises the Stakes for Japanese Racehorses
After a pair of Breeders’ Cup wins in 2021, there have been increased expectations for big results from Japan-bred thoroughbreds competing...
A Super Saturday for Japanese Horse Racing in Dubai
“As the level of Japanese racehorses has increased over the years, I’ve been really proud to showcase it on the global...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Arnold Schwarzenegger Invokes Soviet Olympic Hero in Message to Russians
The former California governor, movie star and bodybuilder recalls boyhood idol Yury Vlasov in an emotional anti-war video.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Momoka Muraoka Triumphs in Her First Race of The Beijing Paralympics
After collecting five medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics, the Japan delegation captain puts herself on course to replicate that...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] MLB Lockout Impacting Players’ Preparations for 2022 Season
Reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani, who is looking to pick up where he left off in 2021, and slugger Seiya Suzuki,...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Rui Hachimura, Yuta Watanabe Square Off for Third Time in NBA Careers
It was their first NBA encounter since February 9, 2020. “It’s an honor as a Japanese for us two to be...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Shohei Ohtani's Rise to Superstardom Detailed in Magazine Cover Story
The 2021 American League MVP is one of three athletes selected as cover stories for the first-ever GQ Sports Issue.