Asia (Archive)

View Current

NHK Mile Cup (G1) - Preview

For the next five weeks, Tokyo Racecourse is in the spotlight with its annual gala of top-level racing – five big races one after the other, including the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) and the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) - Sunday kicks it all off with the 25th running of the NHK Mile Cup

Read More

Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1) - Comments from runners' connections

This week’s big race in Japan will be the Grade 1 Tenno Sho (Spring) or Emperor’s Cup - comments from runners' connections:

Read More

Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1) - Preview

This week’s big race in Japan will be the Grade 1 Tenno Sho (Spring) or Emperor’s Cup, as it is known - the race this coming Sunday will be run at Kyoto Racecourse, and will see some of the country’s more experienced horses take on the ultimate stamina test over the 3,200 meters on the outer turf course at the track

Read More

Japan star Almond Eye back in full training with Victoria Mile next target

Japanese sensation Almond Eye is back in full training after an abortive trip to Dubai last month and is being aimed at the Grade 1 Victoria Mile on May 17 for her comeback run

Read More

Singapore Turf Club to reschedule Kranji Mile and Lion City Cup

The Singapore Turf Club will reschedule the International Group 3 Kranji Mile and Group 1 Lion City Cup race meetings, both initially slated for 23 May 2020, to a later date - additionally, in light of COVID-19 developments around the world, Kranji Mile will be closed to international participation

Read More

Singapore racing suspension extended until June 1st

The Singapore Turf Club advised on Wednesday that the suspension of racing at Kranji has been extended to June 1st, 2020, in line with the Singapore Government's measures announced on Tuesday to stop the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19

Read More

Unbeaten race favourite Contrail claims Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas)

Contrail validated his G1 victory last year in his three-year-old debut, the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) and remained unbeaten in all four career starts.

Read More

Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) (G1) - comments from runners' connections

It will be the 80th running of the first colts’ Classic, the Grade 1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) at Nakayama on Sunday- comments from runners' connections

Read More

Lane receives short-term JRA Jockey’s License

The Japan Racing Association has announced that a short-term riding jockey’s license has been issued to Australian jockey Damien Lane - rides Salios (JPN) for his sponsor trainer Noriyuki Hori and owners Silk Racing in the Grade 1 Satsuki Sho, the Japanese 2000 Guineas) at Nakayama on Sunday

Read More

Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) (G1) - Preview

It’s the turn of the colts this coming Sunday, when Nakayama Racecourse stages the first leg of the Triple Crown here in Japan - it will be the 80th running of the first colts’ Classic

Read More

Daring Tact closes to capture Oka Sho at Hanshin

Second pick Daring Tact claimed this year’s Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) at Hanshin on Sunday, the first jewel of the Japanese fillies’ Triple Crown,

Read More

Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) (G1) - Comments from runners' connections

Japan’s three-year-old fillies take on the 80th running of the Grade 1 Oka Sho (1600m) at Hanshin on Sunday.

Read More

Oka Sho (Japanese 1,000 Guineas) (G1) - Preview

Once again, the big event of the week will be staged at Hanshin Racecourse - on Sunday it will be the girls in the spotlight again, as 18 of Japan’s finest three-year-old fillies take on the 80th running of the Grade 1 Oka Sho

Read More

Jockey licences for the remaining 2020 Singapore season

The list of jockeys and apprentice jockeys who have been granted licences by the Singapore Turf Club for the remaining 2020 racing season from 1 July to 31 December (both dates inclusive)

Read More

Matured Lucky Lilac finishes strongly to win Osaka Hai

Second favorite Lucky Lilac improved on her runner-up effort in the Nakayama Kinen (G2, 1,800m) last month to captured her third G1 title in this year’s Osaka Hai which was held without the usual cheering crowd due to precautionary measures against COVID-19 taken by the JRA.

Read More

Osaka Hai (G1) - Comments from runners' connections

The feature race in Japan on Sunday is the Grade 1 Osaka Hai (2000m), to be run at Hanshin Racecourse at 4.40pm AEST on Sky Racing1 - Danon Kingly - “I think he’s come on well since his last race, and that was his first run for a while. In training he’s been moving well and his times have been faster than I expected, so he’ll have done enough going into the race

Read More

Singapore racing suspended until May 4th

Singapore race meetings and overseas simulcast races will be suspended from Tuesday, 7 April 2020 to Monday, 4 May 2020 - this is in line with the Singapore Government’s enhanced measures to limit the spread of COVID-19

Read More

Yulong Edition does it again

Irish import Yulong Edition keeps stepping up to the mark after he posted another commanding win at Kranji on Friday night, his second in a row.

Read More

Double tonic for self-isolated Peters

A timely double at Kranji saw English trainer James Peters enjoy a good night at the office, albeit remotely from his home on Friday night – Ma Bao Bao (John Sundradas, $33) in the $30,000 Class 5 Division 2 race over 1200m and Skywalk (Michael Rodd, $19) in the $100,000 Class 1 race over 1200m.

Read More

Much-improved War Frontier scores maiden win

A good dose of patience from trainer Tan Kah Soon was well rewarded with War Frontier getting off the mark at his seventh start on Friday night.

Read More