News About: Tomoyuki Umeda

2014 Melbourne Cup odds: Favourite Admire Rakti to be suited at Flemington

2014 Melbourne Cup odds: Favourite Admire Rakti to be suited at Flemington

4 Nov, 2014

Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti will be suited by the bigger open spaces of Flemington according to his globetrotting jockey Zac Purton.

Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti will appreciate the bigger open spaces of Flemington. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Hong Kong premiership winning jockey steered Admire Rakti to an historical win in …

2014 Melbourne Cup Draw a Success for Admire Rakti

2014 Melbourne Cup Draw a Success for Admire Rakti

2 Nov, 2014

The 2014 Melbourne Cup barrier draw on Saturday evening could not have gone better for connections of Admire Rakti.

Admire Rakti has once again drawn barrier eight, which connections are happy about. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Japanese stayer will jump from barrier eight, which is considered very lucky in China. It would …

Lucia Valentina main Melbourne Cup threat for Admire Rakti

Lucia Valentina main Melbourne Cup threat for Admire Rakti

31 Oct, 2014

Japanese trainer Tomoyuki Umeda agrees with punters and bookmakers that second favourite Lucia Valentina will be the hardest for Admire Rakti to beat in the Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday.

Japanese stayer Admire Rakti is the favourite for the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Lucia Valentina …

Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti weighted to win

Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti weighted to win

30 Oct, 2014

Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti’s half a kilo penalty for winning the Group 1 $3m Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 18 is well under what his Japanese connections expected.

Japanese stayer Admire Rakti is weighted to win the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Admire Rakti will carry …

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 …

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 …