Idaho arrives to Japan for Japan Cup (G1)
Ireland-trained Idaho arrived in Japan safely on Thursday night ahead of the Grade 1 Japan Cup. The 4-year-old colt, trained by Aidan O’Brien, was transported to the Quarantine Stable at the JRA Horseracing School in Shiroi, Chiba Prefecture, completing about a 20-hour trip from his home stable.
The other foreign contenders for this year’s Japan cup – Australia-trained Boom Time and German-trained Iquitos and Guignol – have already arrived and are in training at the Horseracing School. They are scheduled to move to the quarantine stables at Tokyo Racecourse next week.
“Compared to pre-departure, his condition seems to be the same,” assistant trainer Thomas Comerford said. “He’s used to traveling, drinking well, and looks to be in good shape. At this point, we do not plan on doing any fast work at the Horseracing School.”
The 37th running of the Japan Cup will be held on Nov. 26 at Tokyo Racecourse over 2,400 meters.