Hishi Miracle lands triple crown final leg

first_img Ace jockey Yutaka Take leaps to the ground just out of the gate. RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KYOTO — An upset had been predicted for Sunday’s Kikkasho, but few saw it involving 10th pick Hishi Miracle and 16th choice Fast Tateyama, in a 1-2 finish that brought over 180,000 yen on a 100 yen exacta.Ace jockey Yutaka Take leaps to the ground just out of the gate.center_img Even fewer, no doubt, foresaw it involving ace jockey Yutaka Take leaping to the ground just out of the gate and watching his mount, the race favorite, run off without him.The sight was almost comic, but no one in the stands at Kyoto Race Course was laughing. Over 11 billion yen wagered on Take and Satsukisho winner No Reason had just been unceremoniously dumped on the rain-soaked backstretch three strides into the race. With the heavyweight out, the remaining 17 were inspired to burn off the first kilometer in under a minute, making Japan’s triple crown final leg look like a sprint and not a 3,000-meter marathon.Into the backstretch, jockey Koichi Tsunoda moved Hishi Miracle slowly up on the outside from four off the rear. Rounding into the stretch saw the pair a length off the leader, Mega Stardom. Hishi Miracle closed the gap by the 200-meter mark and held on, squeezing past the wire with no time to spare ahead of a fast-closing Fast Tateyama, who bumped Mega Stardom into third with two strides to go. “I suppose you could call it a miracle,” the 32-year-old Tsunoda said of the win, his first of the fall classic. “My biggest worry was whether he’d get into the race at all,” trainer Masaru Sayama admitted. “I thought he’d give us a good race but I hadn’t imagined winning.” Hishi Miracle slipped into the Kikkasho lineup by lottery, as one of eight horses tied by earnings for three spots available. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Fans love Mike Dean’s hilarious reaction to VAR overruling penalty for Arsenal against Watford

first_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! MIKE DEAN was left bemused after VAR overruled his decision not to award Arsenal a penalty.The referee did not penalise Craig Dawson after he collided with Alexandre Lacazette in just the second minute.Mike Dean was left bemused after VAR overruled his decision not to award Arsenal a penaltyBut after the decision was looked at by VAR, Dean was overruled and Arsenal were given the chance to open the lead from 12 yards.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted from the spot but it was Dean’s reaction to his decision being reversed that had people talking.One said: “Mike Dean’s face when he’s overruled by VAR and HAS to give Arsenal a penalty is all time iconic image.”Another said: “How gutted was Mike Dean to have to give that.”One added: “You could literally see the disappointment on Mike Dean’s face when VAR forced him to award us a stonewall penalty.”Mike Dean’s face when he’s overruled by VAR and HAS to give Arsenal a penalty is all time iconic image.It’s also why I’d take Xhaka off at half-time, he’s on a yellow and we all know this scraggy looking ref fucker would love to be the story of the day. pic.twitter.com/5qy5UlebJh— arseblog (@arseblog) July 26, 2020You could literally see the disappointment on Mike Dean’s face when VAR forced him to award us a stonewall penalty loool.— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) July 26, 2020 How gutted was Mike Dean to have to give that 🤣🤣— 𝐀𝐦𝐲 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐦𝐚𝐧 🎗 (@newman_afc) July 26, 2020Mike Dean shaking his head because he was wrong? English officials for you.— Dezildez (@Dezildezzz) July 26, 2020Arsenal raced into a three goal lead before half-time after an Aubameyang double and Kieran Tierney.But Troy Deeney pulled one back before half-time and ex-Gunner Danny Welbeck put Watford within touching distance of a draw.Arsenal held out for three points as they finished eight in the league – but the Hornets were relegated.Gunners boss Mikel Arteta said: “I feel very sorry for them. They were unlucky today.“They’re neighbours with us, around the training ground, they’re very local. It must be really hard.They tried to the last minute.“You could see how much they wanted it.“Hopefully they’ll be back next season in the Premier League because I know how touched the players and the club should be with that result.”Arsenal launch new 2020/21 adidas football kit center_img Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter People Slammed By Massive Waves 4last_img read more