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It’s the turn of the top milers in Japan to step out and do battle this coming Sunday (November 18), when Kyoto Racecourse will once again stage the Grade 1 Mile Championship, the second race in the Japan Autumn International Series of races. The 35th running of the race has drawn twenty nominations, including four 3-year-olds, and last year’s winner Persian Knight. The race is run on the outer turf course at Kyoto, with the start in the backstretch, and some undulations in the run before the runners meet the relatively benign home straight and come past the stands to the winning post.

Step races leading into this year’s Mile Championship have included the Grade 2 Swan Stakes over 1,400 meters at Kyoto, the Grade 3 Fuji Stakes over1,600 meters at Tokyo, and the Grade 2 Mainichi Okan over 1,800 meters at Tokyo. All of these races were run in October. Favorites have fared quite badly in the Mile Championship of late, with just one winning in the last ten years. The race is for 3-year-olds and above, with horses aged four and above set to carry 57kgs, while 3-year-olds carry 56kgs, and fillies and mares claim a 2kgs allowance.

The record time for the race is held by Danon Shark, who won in 2014 in a time of 1 minute 31.5 seconds. 5-year-olds have weighed in with the best results recently, with four of them winning in the past decade. Persian Knight will be looking to become the sixth horse in the history of the race to win in consecutive years. This year’s winner’s check is ¥110 million. The Grade 1 Mile Championship will be Race 11 on the card on Sunday, with a post time of 15.40.

Here’s a look at some of the contenders expected to take on the big race:

Persian Knight: Last year’s winner is back for another try at the race, and he has three wins from seven starts over a mile, and could be considered slightly unlucky in his latest start in the Grade 3 Fuji Stakes over a mile at Tokyo when he finished fifth. Trainer Yasutoshi Ikee is hoping for better things. “He got cut off in the straight in the Fuji Stakes, and he had to carry 59kgs, as well as returning from a break. It was too bad that for a horse that needs to be running on strongly at the finish, he wasn’t able to do so. Since then, he’s remained sharp and in good condition,” the trainer said recently.

Aerolithe: Even though the 4-year-old filly only has one win over a mile (NHK Mile Cup 2017), she has a great race record overall, finishing first or second nine times from twelve career starts. She’s coming off a strong win most recently in the Grade 2 Mainichi Okan over 1,800 meters at Tokyo in October. Trainer Takanori Kikuzawa commented: “We weren’t sure how she might run last time, having been off for a while, but it was a great run and it was the first time she ran the last three furlongs in under 34 seconds. She’s had another break since and came back to the stable on November 1st. She seems very well in herself.” Aerolithe will be ridden by Ryan Moore on Sunday.

Mozu Ascot: The American bred colt by Frankel won this year’s Grade 1 Yasuda Kinen over a mile at Tokyo in June, and has finished first or second on the six occasions jockey Christophe Lemaire has ridden him. With trainer Yoshito Yahagi winning last week’s Queen Elizabeth II Cup, hopes would be extremely high for a big autumn double here. Assistant trainer Shigeki Miyauchi said, “He didn’t quite find that extra gear last time and I put it down to him being off for a while. He’ll definitely be better with that race under him.”

Logi Cry: Even though this will be the 5-year-old’s first attempt at a Grade 1, he’s coming off a solid win in the Grade 3 Fuji Stakes over a mile at Tokyo in October. He has two wins from four starts at Kyoto, and visiting jockey Cristian Demuro has been booked for the ride. The horse is by Heart’s Cry and hails from the stable of Naosuke Sugai. The trainer recently said, “He ran well last time in the Fuji Stakes, racing in second place throughout and getting to run his own race. I think he’ll come on for that run, and it won’t be a problem switching to Kyoto where he’s already won big races.”

Keiai Nautique: The 3-year-old by Deep Impact was the winner of this year’s Grade 1 NHK Mile Cup at Tokyo in May. He’s had two runs at Kyoto where he finished second and third, and most recently he finished fifth in the Grade 2 Mainichi Okan. He has only been unplaced twice in an eight race career to date. Trainer Osamu Hirata thinks highly of the horse. “His final three furlong time last time was faster than the winner, so you can’t say he didn’t run well. The slow early pace didn’t help. He put together some good results in the spring and I think he’s capable of doing that again,” the trainer said recently.

Mikki Glory: Another horse by Deep Impact, the 5-year-old has only been unplaced once in eleven starts, which have included six wins. He’s coming off a win in the Grade 3 Keisei Hai Autumn Handicap over a mile at Nakayama in September, and while he’ll have to carry an extra 2kgs this time, trainer Sakae Kunieda thinks he’s capable of a lot. “He’s taken a bit of time to come good, but he has improved, as we saw last time when he won a big race for the first time. I think he can still do more,” the trainer said.
Stelvio: The 3-year-old colt by Lord Kanaloa is looking to give his trainer Tetsuya Kimura his first Grade 1 victory. The horse is never too far away as can be seen from his fourth place in this year’s Grade 1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas), and an eighth place in the Grade 1 Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby). Beaten into second last time by Aerolithe, Stelvio will be looking for that little extra this time around under jockey William Buick.

Lys Gracieux Captures First G1 Victory in Queen El13 Nov 10:18 am

Third favorite Lys Gracieux, under jockey Joao Moreira, landed her first G1 triumph in this year’s Queen Elizabeth II Cup. The four-year-old has notched two graded wins so far, the 2016 Artemis Stakes (G3) and this year’s Tokyo Shimbun Hai (G3) but had been out of reach of G1 titles in spite of four G1 runner-up efforts; the 2016 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, last season’s Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) and Shuka Sho, and the Victoria Mile this past spring.

Trainer Yoshito Yahagi celebrates his fifth JRA-G1 victory, his most recent title was with Mozu Ascot in the Yasuda Kinen in June. For jockey Joao Moreira, who is racing under a short-term license and had just marked his 100th JRA win earlier in the day, the Queen Elizabeth II Cup is his first memorable JRA-G1 title while his other graded victories in the JRA include the Mainichi Okan (G2) and the Keeneland Cup (G3), both claimed this season.

Breaking from stall 12, Lys Gracieux settled right in the middle of the field, angled out at the last corner, hit her best stride at the top of the stretch and while displaying the fastest last three-furlong charge, swooped past the leader in the last half furlong to prevail by a neck.

“Today was her day. We were in a good position, two off the fence, and she had plenty left in the tank after angling out at the last turn. Under pressure, she responded very well and I had every confidence from the 300 meter point that we were going to win. She’s a real champion,” commented winning jockey Joao Moreira after the race.

Hoping to take revenge of her second-place finish in last year’s version, Crocosmia broke well and swiftly took the lead with Miss Panthere and Primera Azul stalking the pace. After extending her lead up to three lengths before the final turns, the ninth favorite kicked into gear furiously holding off her pursuers in a tenacious stretch run but was no match against the speed of the fast closing Lys Gracieux and finished second once again this year.

Race favorite and defending champion Mozu Katchan ran the rails in fourth to fifth, entered the stretch chasing the eventual runner-up and drove well but lacked the final response, unable to cut the gap in late stretch, and was three lengths from Crocosmia in third.

Other Horses:
4th: (5) Red Genova—took economic trip in front of winner, showed effort along rails, finished neck behind Mozu Katchan
5th: (13) Normcore—positioned in 6th, made headway to 4th after 2nd corner, responded well but weakened in last 200m
6th: (8) Cantabile— prominent early in 4th, entered 6th to lane, ran gamely but checked 200m out, lost momentum
7th: (2) Frontier Queen—ran in mid-division, blocked 200m out, switched to outside, accelerated
8th: (16) Corcovado—sat outside eventual winner, lacked needed kick at stretch
9th: (11) Smart Layer—settled 2nd from rear, angled wide, showed belated charge
10th: (10) Vafuram—raced in mid-pack, quickened in last 200m, belatedly
11th: (14) One Breath Away—traveled near rear, circled wide, passed tired rivals
12th: (17) Miss Panthere—advanced to 2nd from widest draw, dropped back after 200m pole
13th: (3) Reiho Romance—hugged rails in mid-division, failed to respond at stretch
14th: (6) Admire Lead—saved ground towards rear, showed brief effort at straight
15th: (15) Eterna Minoru—broke poorly, sat 3-wide towards rear, even paced after final corner
16th: (1) Happy Yunibansu—was off slow, trailed in rear, no factor
17th: (4) Primera Azul—chased leaders in 3rd, faded after final corner

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Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) - Preview08 Nov 10:37 am

Bright amid the spectacular fall colors is this Sunday’s racing highlight – the 43rd running of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup. Kyoto Racecourse hosts the Grade 1 showcase for fillies and mares 3 years old and up, with 18 horses nominated for the turf competition run over the venue’s outer 2,200-meter course. The race pays JPY150 million to the winner and is a perennial favorite, pitting young talent and still budding talent against the experienced.

Two of this year’s hotshots – filly triple crown champion Almond Eye and the globe-trotting Deidre – have passed on the Queen Elizabeth II Cup for the Japan Cup and the Hong Kong Cup, respectively. In doing so, they have boosted the hopes of horsemen and fans. Will double-digit longshots drop jaws as they did in 2009? Or is this a rare year the favorite makes it home in first place?

Last year’s champion Mozu Katchan is back for another shot and Lys Gracieux, who has come frustratingly close so many times, is still gunning for her first Grade 1 win. The 3-year-old Normcore passed on the Shuka Sho and is looking promising, as are Cantabile and the bright new light Red Genova, runnerup in the Kyoto Daishoten.

In addition to the equine talent, four non-Japanese riders are expected to make the gate this year – Frenchman Christophe Lemaire, Brazil native Joao Moreira and brothers Cristian and Mirco Demuro of Italy – making the Queen Elizabeth II Cup a royally international affair.

Weights are set at 54kg for 3-year-olds, 56kg for older fillies and mares. It is the 11th race on the Sunday card of 12 at Kyoto. Post time is 15:40 local time. To The Victory holds the record with her time of 2:11.2 set in 2001. Here’s a look at the expected popular choices.

Mozu Katchan: The 4-year-old Mozu Katchan, one of four nominees by Harbinger, won her first Grade 1 with this race last year. She has failed to place first in her three starts since. Last out in the Sapporo Kinen (G2, 2,000 meters) on Aug. 19, she returned from 5 months off and made a late run from the rear to finish a very close third and with no time difference between her and winner Sungrazer, a 4-year-old colt who went on to finish second in the Oct. 28 Tenno Sho (Autumn). Mozu Katchan had to withdraw from the Fuchu Himba Stakes due to a fever and will be racing without a prep, but Ritto-based trainer Ippo Sameshima says, “She worked in tandem up the hill last week. The ground was slow but her movement was good.” Mirco Demuro is expected to have the ride, as he did last year.

Lys Gracieux: If there’s any horse that truly deserves to win a Grade 1 race, it’s Lys Gracieux, a 4-year-old by Heart’s Cry. In her 15 starts thus far, she has notched three wins, six seconds and three thirds. She has competed in Grade 1 events seven times and has finished second in four of them, missing out on victory by a total of only half a second. She made the trip from Ritto last out to take on the Fuchu Himba Stakes (G2, 1,800 meters) on Oct. 13 and was slow out of the gate, but, running under 54kg, finished in second place a neck behind Deirdre, who carried 2kg more. A filly that normally drops weight from traveling, this time Lys Gracieux kept it on and ran at 460kg, her heaviest by 10kg. The signs indicate she has blossomed. Her final 3-furlong time of 32.6 seconds also shows she has not sacrificed speed. Last year here, Lys Gracieux finished eighth, hampered by a slow break, her rear position and a slow pace. She is reported to be eating well and calm in morning work. Seven horses in the past 10 runnings have captured their first Grade 1 here and this may well be Lys Gracieux’s time to shine. Joao Moreira is slated for the ride.

Cantabile: A daughter of Deep Impact, the 3-year-old Cantabile has only missed the money once in her seven career starts. She jumped from her maiden to a Grade 3, aced that and took on the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks). That was a bust, but she followed it up with a win of the Grade 2 Rose Stakes in mid September. Last out, she finished third with a burst of speed in the Shuka Sho stretch that shot her up the field and threatened to take down Almond Eye had Cantabile not run out of ground. A slight filly at just over 430kg, Cantabile’s weight has not changed from her debut last December, but she is leaner and meaner and not to be ignored. She’ll also be asked to carry 1kg less than she did in the Shuka Sho. In addition to regular work, she has been given lots of exercise in the pool and she should be able to handle the extra furlong this time. Expected to be partnered with Cristian Demuro for the first time, hopes are high that, come Sunday, things will go swimmingly.

Normcore: A Harbinger-sired 3-year-old, the Miho-based Normcore has three wins and two thirds in her short 5-start career. Two for two as a 2–year-old, she returned this March after half a year off and, taking on two graded-stakes races – the Flower Cup (G3, 1,800 meters) and the Floral Stakes (G2, 2,000 meters) – finished third in both. Four-and-a-half months later she came back to win the Shion Stakes (G3, 2,000 meters) at Nakayama clocking 11.5-11.2 over the final 2 furlongs and beating runnerup Mau Lea, a filly with fifth-place finishes in both spring filly classics, to the line by 3 lengths. That win gave Normcore a pass to the Shuka Sho, but trainer Kiyoshi Hagiwara took a raincheck to give her more time to recuperate. This will be Normcore’s first Grade 1 and her first race over longer than 2,000 meters. It will also be her first time at Kyoto, her first time to travel westward. That’s a lot of firsts, but expected to be in the saddle is Christophe Lemaire, who has won seven of the 20 JRA Grade 1 races so far this year. Normcore should be in the best of hands.

Red Genova: A 4-year-old by Symboli Kris S, Red Genova has proven highly consistent, with five wins in 14 starts and only four of them out of the top three spots. Showing great improvement this year, she has moved slowly up in class and this will be her first Grade 1 bid. Last out, she took on her first graded-stakes race in the Kyoto Daishoten (G2, 2,400 meters) on Oct. 8 and finished only 1/2 length behind Satono Diamond. Japan Cup winner Grand Cheval also finished behind her in fourth. Red Genova was unable to make a move turning for home, and had she been able to, things may have turned out differently (although in all fairness, Satono Diamond was racing under 3kg more and coming off a 3-month layoff and Grand Cheval had yet 1kg more to contend with and it was his first race in five months). Still, Red Genova has shown she can hold her own and is expected to have improved. She is based at Miho, but her trainer Shigeyuki Kojima, who has two wins of this race, has kept her stabled at Ritto both before and after the Kyoto Daishoten.
Those seeking a higher return may want to look at Admire Lead, being given more distance and expected to improve after her Fuchu Himba Stakes run. Frontier Queen, third in the same race, has run second in all her five starts before that, three of them Grade 2 races. The Ritto-based Crocosmia was runner-up here last year and though her best in her four starts since then was a fifth last out in the Fuchu Himba Stakes, a return to Kyoto is surely a plus.

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Sixth Pick Ange Desir Outruns Race Favorite in Thi06 Nov 10:57 am

Sixth pick Ange Desir won out a fierce duel with odds on favorite Rabbit Run to claim this year’s JBC Ladies’ Classic. Marking a runner-up effort and a win in her two-year-old starts on turf, the Deep Impact filly was switched to dirt from her sixth career start in April of her three-year-old season. Her five wins out of 12 starts over dirt are all between 1,600m and 2,100m distances including the 2017 Sparking Lady Cup, the 2018 Empress Hai and the 2018 Marine Cup. This win was the first JBC Ladies' Classic title for both trainer Mitsugu Kon and jockey Norihiro Yokoyama, while Yokoyama has won the JBC Sprint with Nishiken Mononofu in 2017.

Quick out of gate 16, Ange Desir hugged the rails in fifth inside race favorite Rabbit Run along the backstretch. The two fillies, still racing side by side, advanced forward turning the final corners wide, took the front entering the homestretch and launched a fierce rally down the lane with Ange Desir passing the wire a head in front.

“We were able to race in good position and the filly ran really well right up to the end. I’m glad we were able to win out the duel. She was in good form coming into the race and she felt comfortable from the beginning. She’s a great horse and is improving with every race,” commented Norihiro Yokoyama.
Fifth choice Fashionista traveled third from last after a slow break, made bid from the outside after a wide turn and unleashed a powerful late charge, running the fastest last three furlongs, to pin second pick Queen Mambo in the final strides for third.

Other Horses:
4th: (3) Queen Mambo—eased back to 9th, made headway approaching last corners, chased top two, overtaken in final strides for fourth
5th: (13) Andes Queen—raced wide in mid-division, kicked into gear rounding final turn, finished willingly
6th: (8) Viscaria—was off slow, sat near rear, shifted out at 4th corner, 2nd fastest in last 3 furlongs
7th: (2) Fontana Liri—raced on rails in mid-pack, mustered mild bid, even paced
8th: (1) Iron Tailor—broke sharply, set pace, surrendered lead before final turn, was used up
9th: (6) Jewel Queen—took ground-saving trip in mid-pack, stayed on rails, mild response in stretch
10th: (10) Princia Cometa—prominent behind pace early, met traffic into straight, lost momentum
11th: (12) Blanche Coeur—raced 3-wide 9th from front, dropped back to 2nd from last through last corners, improved position in lane
12th: (9) Salsa Dione—disputed lead from a sharp break, chased pace in third, second rounding final turn, came up empty
13th: (11) Rieno Tesoro—raced lower mid-field, checked approaching final turn failed to rally
14th: (5) Rinehart—hugged rails in mid-pack, never fired at stretch
15th: (14) Dear Maruko—trailed in rear, no factor throughout
16th: (7) Kawakita Enka—chased leader in 2nd, outrun early

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K T Brave Conquers Fierce Competition in JBC Class06 Nov 10:56 am

Third favorite K T Brave displayed a remarkable stretch run against a stellar field of graded winners to claim this year’s JBC Classic. After registering an eighth in his debut start over turf as a two-year-old, the son of Admire Max was switched to dirt racing and has successfully collected 11 wins which are all over distances of 1,800 meters or more; the Hyogo Championship, the Hakusan Daishoten and the Urawa Kinen in 2016; the Nagoya Daishoten, the Teio Sho in 2017; the Kawasaki Kinen, the Diolite Kinen and his most recent win, the Nippon TV Hai this year. This is the first JBC Classic victory for both trainer Haruki Shigeyama and jockey Yuichi Fukunaga while Fukunaga has won the JBC Sprint with Sterling Rose in 2002.

K T Brave traveled two-wide in mid-field, made an early move after the third corner, moved up in position and entered the straight in third. With a clear path ahead of him, the chestnut unleashed an impressive run to the line swooping past the stubborn Sunrise Soar 100 meters out while holding off the fast closing Omega Perfume by 3/4 length for the title.

“The horse was in top condition which made me very confident today. He struggled a bit to keep up with the fast pace, but he has won at the highest level under the same kind of circumstances so I wasn’t worried about that. There’s no doubt he has many wins ahead of him and I’m happy we did well today”, jockey Yuichi Fukunaga commented after the race.

Three-year-old and second favorite Omega Perfume raced wide after breaking from stall 14 and was unhurried in lower mid-field, a length behind K T Brave. Kicking into gear after the third corner, Omega Perfume chased the eventual winner into the straight and with a tremendous burst of speed stormed down the stretch, tagging Sunrise Soar close to the wire, but was 3/4 length short from the winner for second.

Race favorite Sunrise Soar broke well and was driven to the front, briefly surrendered the lead between the third and last turn but quickened to hit the straight first, stretched well but succumbed to the fast closing speed of K T Brave 100 meters out and then Omega Perfume in the final strides for third.

Other Horses:
4th: (9) Nonkono Yume—trailed 3-length behind field, circled wide and made ground with fastest finish
5th: (7) Sound True—settled near the rear early, advanced along the rails after final turn
6th: (5) Asukano Roman—rated just off the rails in mid-pack, tracked Omega Perfume to join rally, left behind 200m out
7th: (15) T O Energy—rushed out of gate to dispute lead, pressed pace up to 200-meter pole, even paced
8th: (6) Meiner Basara—chased pace in front group, rallied up to final furlong, unable to quicken thereafter
9th: (2) Tagano Gold—saved ground further back than mid field, failed to threaten
10th: (13) All Blush—chased pace up front early, outrun early stretch
11th: (1) Centurion—raced mid division behind front runners advanced briefly into stretch but failed to fire
12th: (11) Katsugeki Kitokito—eased and rated between foes in mid-pack, outrun early stretch
13th: (12) Apollo Kentucky— raced 3rd from last, unable to reach contention
14th: (10) T M Jinsoku—stalked pace, briefly took over lead after 3rd corner, retreated in early stretch
15th: (16) Chrysolite—broke from farthest stall, fourth from rear, last to hit stretch, never fired
16th: (3) Stern Glanz—saved ground in 3rd to 4th, gradually retreated by last turn, no factor

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  • Return Rate
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Rank Tipster Race Payoff
(JPY)
Payout
(JPY)
Tip
1 Mandegan Mandegan
10 Nov Kyoto6R
2yoNewcomer
2,810 293,660
43,560
2 Masked Doctor Ei Masked Doctor Ei
10 Nov Tokyo5R
2yoMaiden
380 217,680
280
2,640
4,130
15,120
48,580
3 Ikkun Ikkun
11 Nov Tokyo3R
2yoMaiden
18,380 183,800
4 Kiiro Kiiro
11 Nov Kyoto3R
2yoMaiden
1,510 169,700
3,110
5 Kiiro Kiiro
10 Nov Tokyo10R
MITAKA TOKUBETSU
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Rank Tipster No.of
Races
Return
Rate
Hit
Rate
Winnings
(JPY)
Payoff
Ave.
1 ibukimasaya ibukimasaya
6R 249% 50% 89,480 49,826
2 dream1002 dream1002
6R 221% 33% 72,990 66,495
3 Okabe Okabe
8R 202% 37% 6,650 4,383
4 Kiiro Kiiro
72R 128% 43% 206,500 29,887
5 mayuka mayuka
63R 123% 68% 3,670 448
6 Umashigura Umashigura
12R 122% 25% 8,180 14,993
7 Shimoon Shimoon
72R 120% 9% 42,960 36,137
8 ButaminC ButaminC
29R 117% 20% 25,160 27,543
9 Ace No.2 Ace No.2
60R 115% 28% 88,740 39,614
10 K.Souma K.Souma
53R 113% 45% 25,930 9,388
11 Ikki Akagi Ikki Akagi
3R 109% 33% 900 10,900
12 Mandegan Mandegan
71R 107% 21% 43,500 41,260
13 Masked Doctor Ei Masked Doctor Ei
72R 106% 58% 44,920 18,212
14 PrincessTrio PrincessTrio
63R 106% 52% 7,400 3,933

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Tournament 148 Latest result

Rank Tipster Level
Class
Deviation Return
Rate
Winnings
(JPY)
1
e93ef99f44 e93ef99f44
Lv.89
80.1 397%
17%
862,600
2
izo izo
Lv.80
80.0 378%
10%
2,314,500
3
eZwyte eZwyte
Lv.103
78.6 260%
13%
1,153,100
4
15c18475ee 15c18475ee
Lv.79
78.2 273%
20%
1,616,120
5
a143012a0d a143012a0d
Lv.73
78.1 413%
0%
4,198,900

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First of all, you should try focusing on high-stakes races because you can get lots of information. [High Stakes Strategies] is packed with useful information for making racing tips, such as the latest information on the horses scheduled to run, the racing card, columns and results from the past 10 years. Next, try registering your tips in the [Tip Coliseum]. Simply registering a tip on a race will double the fun of watching them run. And up to this point it won't even cost you a single penny. You have nothing to lose as it's all free and you can take part in horseracing without betting any money.

Horseracing
Romantic

More than for picking races or investing, you like horseracing because the horses are so beautiful! You're the type who wants to start as a partial owner!
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Umanity POG

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[POG] stands for Paper Owner Game. Even though it's a virtual game, the horses are all real--several thousand JRA registered thoroughbreds. You select from among them and if your bid wins the auction, it's registered as your POG horse. You can keep up to 20 POG horses in your stable and the game is in competing for prize money with those horses. Apart from the game, pictures of about 400 race horses have been posted, and appreciating their beautiful bodies is one more pleasure.

FAQ

Q1:
Does it cost anything to use Umanity?
A1:

No, registering with and using Umanity is free. Once you become a member (free), you can participate in the Tip Coliseum, and use functions that are helpful in making tips, such as the U-index (Umanity's proprietary speed index) on high-stakes races, U-Favorites (tip odds ), which show what's popular among Umanity users, register horses to watch, betting ticket purchasing tools, etc.--not to mention enjoying horseracing community functions, such as diaries, messaging and circles--all the basics for free.

Q2:
What do I have to do to register as a member?
A2:

Registering is simple--all it takes is an email address.
Once you register your email address, follow the instructions and you'll be registered as a member in 1 to 2 minutes flat! You can also register as a member via an account, such as your Yahoo! JAPAN ID.

Q3:
Do I have to register to use the site?
A3:

No, some functions (such as news) can be used without registering.
However, most of the functions require becoming a member (free) and then you can use them for free, so we recommend becoming a member.
[Free Functions Available to Umanity Members]
-Participate in the Tip Coliseum (registering tips, rankings and auto tallying of results)
-U-index of high-stakes races (Umanity's proprietary racehorse performance index with some 10,000 regular users)
-U-Favorites (tip odds), which show what's popular among Umanity users
-Plus, functions useful for making tips, such as registering horses to watch and betting ticket purchase support
-Community functions like diaries, messaging and circles

Q4:
Can I see racing tips for free?
A4:

There are both free tips and those you pay for.
You have to pay for the racing tips of professional tipsters.
Doing so requires the Umanity virtual currency, Gold (G).
Gold can be purchased with credit card.
Although you can view the racing tips of non-professional tipsters for "free," in some cases you need to use Umanity points, which you can get for free by being active on the site, such as by logging in, posting tips in the Tip Coliseum, etc.

Q5:
What is the U-index?
A5:

It is an index developed exclusively by Umanity to indicate the performance of a racehorse.
The value is based on the time over the distance of each horse to date, and estimates whether and how well they will perform in this race; as such, the higher the index, the better the race performance is expected to be.
The U-index is provided to Umanity members free for high-stakes races. To use it on all races, you have to become a member of the Umanity VIP Club, which is a paid service.

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