All posts tagged "horse racing"
News/ 1 year ago
A New Year's Look at the Most-Read Sports Stories of 2021
From start to finish, the past year provided endless opportunities to write about athletes and teams competing in dozens of sports....
Efforia Eclipses Field in a Dynamic Finish at the 66th Arima Kinen
Takeshi Yokoyama and the 3-year-old bay colt made a strategic late surge and took the lead with about 4 seconds remaining.
Arima Kinen Boasts Top Talent, Abundant Mix of Winners
The lucrative race delivers a high-profile event to cap the Japanese racing calendar each year.
Efforia Primed for Title-Chasing Gallop at Arima Kinen
Fresh off his Tenno Sho (Autumn) triumph, Efforia races toward the title of Grand Prix Horse at full strength.
Features/ 1 year ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Munetaka Murakami, Yoshinobu Yamamoto Named NPB MVPs
The Swallows third baseman and Buffaloes hurler received top vote totals in the Central League and Pacific League, respectively.
Glory Vase, Loves Only You Triumph in Hong Kong
Glory Vase collected his second victory in three years in the Hong Kong Vase, while filly Loves Only You won the...
Contrail Concludes Career with Thrilling Victory in 41st Japan Cup
With Yuichi Fukunaga controlling the reins, the Deep Impact-sired brown colt rides off into retirement with a high-profile victory in his...
Shahryar is a Rising Star Heading Into the 2021 Japan Cup
In the run-up to the 41st Japan Cup on Sunday, November 28, JAPAN Forward is highlighting two of the most accomplished...
2020 Triple Crown Winner Contrail Eyes Japan Cup Victory
Undefeated in 2020 before a runner-up finish in the Japan Cup, the son of Deep Impact has had a rockier year...
Features/ 2 years ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Ichiro Suzuki to be Inducted Into Mariners Hall of Fame in 2022
The MLB great will be honored by the Mariners at their ballpark next August, and he'll likely be enshrined at the...
Japan Cup Showcases Nation’s Racing Culture as the Biggest Annual Event on the Calendar
Successful foreign horses, trainers and jockeys have helped raise the event’s global profile since it began more than 40 years ago.
Akai Ito Dominates in Final Stretch of Queen Elizabeth II Cup
The 4-year-old overcame a slow start in the 2,200-meter race to earn her first Japan Racing Association Grade I victory.