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2010年 10月 20日

Espoir City Settles In at Churchill Downs

Japanese Breeders' Cup Classic Hope
Espoir City Settles In at Churchill Downs


by Gary Yunt | October 19, 2010

ESPOIR CITY SETTLES IN AT CHURCHILL DOWNS
– The Yushun Horse Club’s Japan-based star Espoir City (JPN) arrived at Churchill Downs
early Tuesday morning for a run in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI),
settling in his stall in the quarantine barn at 4:30 a.m. (EDT).
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“It was his first time to travel out of Japan and he handled it well,
” trainer Akio Adachi said through an interpreter.
“All the flights were on time and there were no problems.”

Espoir City flew from Japan to Chicago,
where he changed planes for the short flight to Louisville.

Accompanying Espoir City on the flights was Artiste.
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“It was a long flight and he was his companion,
” Adachi said. “He is a racehorse,
but he will not race here and not train with Espoir City in the morning.”

Espoir City is expected to be in quarantine for 48 hours and
Adachi said the 5-year-old would go to the track for training Thursday morning
“if time permits.”

Jockey Tetsuzo Sato is scheduled to come to Louisville this Friday
for a three-day stay before returning to Japan
to honor a riding commitment and then return to Louisville.

Sato accompanied Adachi to Louisville in July to get a firsthand look at Churchill Downs.
As Adachi watched horses train Tuesday morning,
he was asked how preparations had gone with Espoir City
since the last time he was in Louisville.

“Better than expected,” Adachi said.
“His first race back (from a five-month layoff) was good and he needed that race.”

The two-time Group I winner has compiled a record of 20-11-4-1
for earnings of $5,963,979 with Sato aboard for eight of the victories.

Adachi said he has not committed to giving the horse one or two works prior to the Classic,
scheduled for a 6:45 p.m. post time on Saturday, Nov. 6.
Although it will not be dark for the race, the lights will be on at Churchill Downs.

“The lights are not a concern,” Adachi said.
“The JRA (Japan Racing Association) has lights and he has raced under the lights.”


そして
日本のホームページでは

11月6日チャーチルダウンズ競馬場。

19日・午前4時過ぎに、
チャーチルダウンズ競馬場の検疫厩舎に入りました。

輸送は、シカゴ経由でルイヴィルに到着後、
1時間ほどの行程で競馬場入りしましたが、
馬にとって最小限の負担を考え、
ゆったりとした環境で輸送を行いましたので、
心配していた輸送熱もありませんでした。

また、到着後も飼い食いが良く、
何も問題はありませんでしたので、
午後は軽い引き運動を行いましたがとても元気です。

21日には入国検疫が終了するので、
馬場に入りトレーニングを開始する予定です。

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竹垣厩務員もほっとされてます!!
当日はきりっとネクタイ締めてカッコいいんですよね!!


*本当にBCチャレンジするんですね!
夢にも思わなかったことが実現する。
世界最高蜂のレース
ホームページのニュースに載る。

ホントかよって右耳を触ってみた。
冷たい耳たぶは事実を語っていた。

by hnabeq | 2010-10-20 21:34 | 愛馬 | Comments(0)


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