Cheval Grand Seeks Rebound in Tenno Sho (Spring)

Cheval Grand winning the Japan Cup - Photo courtesy of the Japan Racing Association Two-mile marathon races might be a rarity in North America, but that’s far from the case in other parts of the world. In fact, Kyoto racecourse in Japan is set to host the Group 1 $2,685,000 Tenno Sho (Spring) this Sunday, a 3,200-meter test of stamina that is considered one of the most prestigious two-mile races in the world. Over the last dozen years, [...]

Local team could be too strong in Japan Cup

Kitasan Black beats Satono Crown (obscured) in the 2017 Tenno Sho (Autumn). Pic: Japan Racing Association. Four foreign invaders have arrived to try and wrest the $5.1 million Japan Cup (G1) from the locals for the first time since 2005 – but they’ll have to beat a strong local team in the 1 ½-mile contest to do so. Coming in to challenge the Japanese horses are the Australian Boom Time, winner of the Caulfield Cup (G1) last month; [...]