Japan sends nine runners for Longines Hong Kong International Races

Japan runners ready for the big day in Sha Tin on 9th Dec 2018.

SUNGRAZER winning the Sapporo Kinen at Sapporo in Japan.
SUNGRAZER winning the Sapporo Kinen at Sapporo in Japan. Picture: Japan Racing Association

Japan-based horses will be running in all four of the upcoming LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, with a total of 9 runners competing on the global stage on Dec. 9 at Sha Tin Racecourse.

Following are the list of Japanese runners declared to run :

LONGINES HONG KONG CUP (2,000m, HKD 28 million, 16:30)
Sungrazer (Hidekazu Asami/ Joao Moreira)
Staphanos (Hideaki Fujiwara / William Buick)
Deirdre (Mitsuru Hashida / Christophe Lemaire)

LONGINES HONG KONG MILE (1,600m, HKD 25 million, 15:50)
Persian Knight (Yasutoshi Ikee / Mirco Demuro)
Mozu Ascot (Yoshito Yahagi / Christophe Lemaire)
Vivlos (Yasuo Tomomichi / William Buick)

LONGINES HONG KONG SPRINT (1,200m, HKD 20 million, 14:40)
Fine Needle (Yoshitada Takahashi / Yuga Kawada)

LONGINES HONG KONG VASE (2,400m, HKD 20 million, 14:00)
Lys Gracieux (Yoshito Yahagi / Joao Moreira)
Crocosmia (Katsuichi Nishiura / Yasunari Iwata)
 
Japan Racing Association

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