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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: …

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 …

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 …

Japan Back in Line for Melbourne Cup

Japan Back in Line for Melbourne Cup

31 May, 2013

Japan has been represented in the iconic Melbourne Cup just once since the equine influenza horror in 2007 but this year Victoria’s big spring cups have been confirmed as targets for one of the East Asian country’s most exciting stayers Admire Rakti.

Last seen running 10th as the beaten favourite in the Group 2 Meguro …

Williams Says Sayonara To Look For Cup Hope

Williams Says Sayonara To Look For Cup Hope

20 Apr, 2011

Jockey Craig Williams will head to Japan in search of a Melbourne Cup winning ride

The dream of Craig Williams is to win a Melbourne Cup and this year he’s taking a big gamble by travelling to Japan in the hopes of finding a winner.

It’s a long way to go with no guarantees any …