News About: 2011 Japan Cup

Williams pipped in 2011 Japan Cup – Buena Vista wins

Williams pipped in 2011 Japan Cup – Buena Vista wins

27 Nov, 2011

Australian jockey Craig Williams had to settle for a close second when Buena Vista won the Grade 1 $6.5m 2011 Japan Cup (2400m) in Tokyo today.

Williams gave his mount Tosen Jordan a superb ride from barrier 16 and had the race won everywhere bar the final 50m when it was taken by the darling …

Poor draw for Williams’ Japan Cup hope

Poor draw for Williams’ Japan Cup hope

25 Nov, 2011

Hot jock Craig Williams will have to ride a gem of a race in Sunday’s Group $6.5m 2011 Japan Cup (2400m) after his mount Tosen Jordan drew poorly.

The Yasutoshi Ikee-trained galloper drew the outside gate in 16, making the task in what many believe the strongest Cup for years, much tougher.

It wasn’t much …

Danedream Stands In The Way Of Williams’ Japan Cup Hopes

Danedream Stands In The Way Of Williams’ Japan Cup Hopes

24 Nov, 2011

Craig Williams will attempt to outdo race favourite Danedream when he takes on the Japan Cup in Tokyo this Sunday.

The in-form jockey is aboard second favourite Tosen Jorden for the $6.5 million race, who won the Group 1 Tenno Sho in record time last month.

Williams is in japan for a six-week long riding …

Williams on live Japan Cup hope

Williams on live Japan Cup hope

24 Nov, 2011

Those convinced jockey Craig Williams could win on a broomstick at present should take notice of Sunday’s Grade 1 $6.5 2011 Japan Cup (2400m) in Tokyo.

He is riding local galloper Tosen Jordan  who is third favourite with Tabsportsbet at $8 after a career best win.

The five-year-old gelding is shooting for a hat-trick after …

2011 Japan Cup Looms As The Strongest Ever

2011 Japan Cup Looms As The Strongest Ever

23 Nov, 2011

While the top level racing in Australia might be dying off a bit at the end of the year that’s not to say that’s the case on the international scene.

In fact over in Japan at the moment their talking up this year’s installment of the Japan Cup as potentially the best ever.

It’s hard …

2011 Arc winner Danedream arrives for Japan Cup

2011 Arc winner Danedream arrives for Japan Cup

18 Nov, 2011

The 2011 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream has arrived in Tokyo in good nick in preparation for the Japan Cup on Sunday week.

The Peter Schiergen-trained galloper is trying to tack on Japan’s premiere event to a wonderful season which has also included wins in the Italian Oaks,  Grosser Preis von Baden and  …