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Hokko Brave & Fame Game Set For Melbourne Cup

Hokko Brave & Fame Game Set For Melbourne Cup

28 Jul, 2015

Racing Victoria International Recruitment Officer Leigh Jordon has confirmed that Japanese stayers Hokko Brave and Fame Game are both set to make the trip to Australia for the 2015 Melbourne Cup at Flemington on November 3.

Admire Rakti delivered Japan their first ever Caulfield Cup win in the 2014 edition of the race. Photo by: …

2014 Caulfield Cup Winner is Admire Rakti

2014 Caulfield Cup Winner is Admire Rakti

18 Oct, 2014

The 2014 Caulfield Cup has been won by Admire Rakti, who showed outstanding acceleration to score a narrow win from Rising Romance and a brave Lucia Valentina.

Admire Rakti finished over the top of Rising Romance and Brambles to win the 2014 Caulfield Cup. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Admire Rakti jumped from the …

Carpenter Defends Melbourne Cup Weights

Carpenter Defends Melbourne Cup Weights

16 Sep, 2014

Racing Victoria Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter defended the 58 kilograms top-weight that was allocated to Japanese stayer Admire Rakti at the 2014 Melbourne Cup weights announcement this morning.

Zac Purton (pictured winning the Doncaster Mile on Sacred Falls) is not happy with the Melbourne Cup weight allocated to Admire Rakti. Photo by: Steve Hart

Carpenter …

Melbourne Cup Field Set To Have Japanese Flavour

Melbourne Cup Field Set To Have Japanese Flavour

2 Sep, 2014

The Melbourne Cup field is set to have a Japanese flavour for the first time since 2010 after Admire Rakti and Bande were included in the nominations for the 2014 edition of the race.

Christophe Lemaire has been booked to ride Bande in the 2014 Melbourne Cup at Flemington on November 4. Photo by: Taron …

Williams is giving Japanese stayer Admire Rakti strong Melbourne Cup chance

Williams is giving Japanese stayer Admire Rakti strong Melbourne Cup chance

12 Aug, 2014

Australian globetrotting jockey Craig Williams says that Japanese stayer Admire Rakti has the ability to win the Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 4.

Craig Williams says that Admire Rakti has the ability to win the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Williams will return to racing in …

Bande Confirmed For Melbourne Cup Tilt

Bande Confirmed For Melbourne Cup Tilt

12 Aug, 2014

The 2014 Melbourne Cup looks set to have up to three Japanese runners after connections stayer Bande confirmed that the Japanese stayer would make the trip to Australia for the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

Hanas Goal continued the success Japanese-trained horses have had in Australia when she won the All Aged Stakes during the 2014 …

Japan Set To Be Represented In Melbourne Cup

Japan Set To Be Represented In Melbourne Cup

22 Jul, 2014

Racing Victoria General Manager Of Racing Greg Carpenter has revealed that Japanese stayer Admire Rakti is set to travel to Australia to contest the 2014 Melbourne Cup.

Craig Williams partnered Admire Rakti in the Japan Cup in Tokyo at the end of last year. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Japan famously dominated the 2006 …

The Championships attracts Japanese interest

The Championships attracts Japanese interest

4 Dec, 2013

Japan could have it’s first Australian runners since the 2006 Melbourne Cup if plans to send several gallopers to Sydney for ‘The Championships’ during the 2014 Sydney Autumn Carnival eventuate.

Japanese stayers Delta Blues and Pop Rock ran the quinella in the 2006 Group 1 $5m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington but no more …

Japanese Stayer Could Come To Australia In Autumn

Japanese Stayer Could Come To Australia In Autumn

23 Nov, 2013

Japanese stayer Lelouch, who will take part in the Group 1 Japan Cup (2400m) in Tokyo tomorrow, is a chance to come to Australia for the 2014 Autumn Racing Carnival.

Lelouch, who has been ridden by leading Australian jockey Craig Williams, is a chance to come to Australia for the 2014 Autumn Racing Carnival. Photo …

Admire Rakti Out Of The Melbourne Cup

Admire Rakti Out Of The Melbourne Cup

20 Aug, 2013

Connections of Japanese stayer Admire Rakti have made the decision not to come to Australia for the 2013 Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Japanese horses took the Melbourne Cup by storm in 2006 when Delta Blues and Pop Rock quinelled the race and many racing experts predicted after that victory that the Japanese would dominate the race …