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, [...]

Kitasan Black, Satono Crown head Tenno Sho (Autumn) field

Satono Crown wins the Takarazuka Kinen. Photo: Japan Racing Association.   Japanese Horse of the Year Kitasan Black looks to return to winning ways when he takes on a strong field in the 1 ¼-mile Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) at Tokyo racecourse Oct. 29. Kitasan Black (Black Tide) has twice won the Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1), run over two miles, and last year he also won the Japan Cup (G1). This year he won the 1 ¼-mile Osaka [...]