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JRA Weekend Wrap: Feb. 13-14

February 15, 2016 Paul Welch

TOKYO (TR) – The Japan Racing Association’s 2015 2-year-old of the year, Major Emblem, won the Daily Hai Queen Cup G3 on Saturday at Tokyo Racecourse by five lengths. The filly by Daiwa Major confirmed her […]

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JRA weekend preview: Feb. 13-14

February 11, 2016 Paul Welch

TOKYO (TR) – The Japan Racing Association will hold three graded races this weekend (including two Grade 3 races) in a showcase of some of Japan’s best 3-year-olds. The headliner is the Kyoto Kinen G2 for […]

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JRA Weekend Wrap: Feb. 6-7

February 8, 2016 Paul Welch

TOKYO (TR) – Smart Layer stunned the boys in a race described as ugly, all wrong, and masterful. The 6-year-old closer, and lone mare on the filed, changed tactics and led wire to wire to […]

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JRA weekend preview: Feb. 6-7

February 5, 2016 Paul Welch

TOKYO (TR) – With unfamiliar names included in a few of the Japan Racing Association Grade 2 and 3 races last month, it’s understandable if you can’t remember what exactly happened. But February is here, and […]

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JRA Weekend Wrap: Jan. 30-31

February 1, 2016 Paul Welch

TOKYO (TR) – Dance Director and Suguru Hamanaka got the fast race they wanted to win the Silk Road Stakes in 1:07.9 on Sunday at Kyoto Racecourse. The 6-year-old son of Aldebaran covered the last three […]

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JRA weekend preview: Jan. 30-31

January 29, 2016 Paul Welch

TOKYO (TR) – While the Japan Racing Association is focused on two G3 sprints this weekend with the 1400-meter dirt Negishi Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse and the 1,200-meter turf Silk Road Stakes at Kyoto Racecourse, […]

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JRA Weekend Wrap: Jan. 23-24

January 25, 2016 Paul Welch

TOKYO (TR) – Topping Japan Racing Association action over the weekend was Decipher, which won the American Jockey Club Cup G2 on Sunday at Nakayama Racecourse. From paddock to ride out, the 7-year-old by Deep […]

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JRA weekend preview: Jan. 23-24

January 22, 2016 Paul Welch

TOKYO (TR) – Highlighting this week’s Japan Racing Association action is the pairing of Deep Impact progenies in the G2 American Jockey Club Cup on Sunday. American Jockey Club Cup (G2) At Nakayama Racecourse 7-year-old […]