The two-turn Japan Dirt Derby filled with 13 colts and featuring Cafe Pharoah is scheduled for 7:05 a.m. ET and is available on TwinSpires!
Triple Crowns create indelible memories. So do the near-misses. And they are not limited to North America.
Is this the weekend when Japan’s chalk-fest ends? Or will that nation’s most popular horse maintain the trend?
While stretching to 1 1/2 miles has become a moot point this year in the U.S. Triple Crown, it is still an important question that must be asked at the next major…
In Japan’s last 20 Grade 1 turf races going back nearly a year, Deep Impact progeny have won only four times, including three as favorites.
As a card-carrying fan of #12 Almond Eye, I’m maintaining faith that she’ll be back to her best in tonight’s Victoria Mile at Tokyo.
Up-and-coming colt is likely to go off at a slightly better price than the filly and finish stronger as well.
Saturday night’s Tenno Sho (Spring) pits defending champion #14 Fierement against surging challenger #7 You Can Smile and veteran #8 Kiseki.
It has been a chalky spring for high-profile horses in Japan, and what has become the chalkiest race there in recent years is coming this weekend.
At first glance racing from Japan appears to be a complicated, intimidating world of its own. But once a few user-friendly resources are put to use, it becomes very friendly.
Contrail certainly looks the part of the favorite for a classic. This pace stalker is 3-for-3 coming into his 3-year-old debut.
Eighteen fillies will contest the first Japanese classic of the season, the Oka Sho (G1), at 2:40 a.m. (ET) as Saturday night turns into early Easter Sunday morning. Three are capable of…