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It was a season where Japanese horses make a big impact on the international scene with wins by Almond Eye, Deirdre and Lys Gracieux - James Butler recaps the domestic scene from 2019
By James Butler on 27 December 2019
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There were two Group 1 races in Japan recently and Ryan Moore notched-up a win in one of them
By James Butler on 20 December 2019
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Lucky Lilac made a long awaited return to the winner’s enclosure in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup; Thunder Snow has joined the Japanese stallion ranks
By James Butler on 15 November 2019
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The Takashi Saito-trained filly gained a Group 1 reward for her consistency and a top-level win for her sire, Bago
By James Butler on 18 October 2019
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The classic-winning three-year-old was an impressive winner of the Kobe Shimbun Hai, setting up the possibility of a mouth-watering clash between himself and Japanese super-filly Almond Eye
By James Butler on 27 September 2019
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The four-year-old Raven's Pass colt beat the 17-year-old race record time in winning impressively
By James Butler on 13 September 2019
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Group 1 stars Japan and Magical are in the mix for next month's Qipco Irish Champion Stakes, as is the Roger Charlton-trained rising star Headman
By Irish Field Contributor on 25 August 2019
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The red hot pace that developed early in the straight had a huge effect on the International Stakes
By Simon Rowlands on 23 August 2019
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Some big name jockeys from around the world are set to converge on Sapporo racecourse this weekend for the Shergar Cup style event
By James Butler on 23 August 2019
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Aidan O'Brien's Japan got the better of Crystal Ocean in a battling finish for the Juddmonte International Stakes at York
By Rory Delargy on 23 August 2019
Japan edged out Crystal Ocean in a thrilling finish to the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday
By Irish Field Contributor on 21 August 2019
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Aidan O'Brien gives the lowdown on some of his big contenders for Longines Irish Champions Weekend
By Ronan Groome on 16 August 2019
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Japan could be the best middle-distance three-year-old in Europe, but it is difficult to be sure
By Simon Rowlands on 19 July 2019
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Leo Powell looks at the success story that is Newsells Park Stud's Shastye
By Leo Powell on 19 July 2019
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Japan, winner of the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, followed up with a strong run in the Group 1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris
By James Crispe on 19 July 2019
The Aidan O'Brien-trained colt was an odds-on winner of the 12-furlong Group 1 test; Way To Paris pipped Marmelo for Group 2 honours; listed success for Well Of Wisdom and Star Terms
By Irish Field Contributor on 14 July 2019
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The Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris looks like being a battle between runners from the Aidan O'Brien and Andre Fabre stables
By James Crispe on 12 July 2019
Aidan O'Brien also had news on Sir Dragonet, Magna Grecia, Circus Maximus and Ten Sovereigns
By Irish Field Contributor on 07 July 2019
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Whitsbury Manor Stud stallion Showcasing has had two winners of Royal Ascot's Commonwealth Cup; Japan looks likely to give Galileo yet another Group 1 star
By Dr Sieglinde McGee on 27 June 2019
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Anne Marie Duff looks back at some of the star performances at Royal Ascot
By Anne Marie Duff on 28 June 2019
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