Persian Knight, Mozu Ascot Among Major Names in Mile Championship

Persian Knight winning the 2017 Mile Championship (Jpn-I) at Kyoto - Photo courtesy of the Japan Racing Association If your weekend plans include handicapping high-class, ultra-competitive races with huge fields, then Sunday’s Mile Championship (Jpn-I) at Kyoto in Japan should absolutely be on your radar. Eighteen horses have been entered in the prestigious 1,600-meter turf test, and truthfully, drawing a name from a hat might give you roughly the same chance of picking the winner as actually handicapping [...]

Isla Bonita Seeks Winning Finale in Hanshin Cup

Isla Bonita winning the 2017 Milers Cup - Photo courtesy of the Japan Racing Association Fans of Japanese racing are in for a treat this weekend. Major graded stakes races are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, with the first up being the December 23rd Hanshin Cup (Jpn-II) at Hanshin racecourse. Held at a distance of 1,400 meters (about seven furlongs), the race features a purse of well over a million dollars and has attracted a deep and competitive [...]