News About Yoshito Yahagi

Bande Shockingly Scratched From 2014 Caulfield Cup

Bande Shockingly Scratched From 2014 Caulfield Cup

The 2014 Caulfield Cup field is shaping up to be a very different one than punters expected following the shock scratching of Japanese superstar stayer Bande. The five-year-old failed a veterinary examination carried out by Racing Victoria stewards at Werribee on Friday morning. Heat and pain were detected in Bande’s off-fore tendon, which left stewards…

Japan’s Bande Put to Test on Caulfield Guineas Day

Japan’s Bande Put to Test on Caulfield Guineas Day

One of seven international gallopers still in 2014 Caulfield Cup contention, Japanese raider Bande is set to have an early look at Caulfield Racecourse this weekend ahead of his Australian debut there Saturday week in the world’s richest mile and a half handicap. On Tuesday connections of the Yoshito Yahagi-trained Bande paid the third acceptance…

2014 Melbourne Cup Bound Japanese Raiders Arrive

2014 Melbourne Cup Bound Japanese Raiders Arrive

On Saturday the first fleet of international competitors touched down in Victoria ahead of their Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival raids including the Melbourne Cup 2014 bound Japanese duo of Admire Rakti and Bande. The dynamite pair eyes a run in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November…

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Back in 2006 in the wake of champion mare Makybe Diva’s historic third straight Melbourne Cup victory another world first occurred with two Japanese-trained stablemates taking out the Melbourne Cup quinella– an event that is a realistic probability again in 2014. On Tuesday Racing Victoria released 148 nominations for this year’s 154th running of the…

Bande Tuned for Melbourne Cup 2014 Bid

Bande Tuned for Melbourne Cup 2014 Bid

One of the 44 international Caulfield Cup entries this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, connections of in-form Japanese raider Bande have this week confirmed intentions to target the 2041 Melbourne Cup. The lightly-raced Authorized stallion has had just 12 starts to date, five-year-old Bande having secured an authoritative five length effort on Sunday in the Listed…