Finally the horse racing anime we sorta ACTUALLY deserve and all we get of it is a whopping 150 second clip. XD
No horse girls in booty shorts here! Instead we get…. magical girls riding horses. Hey, one upgrade at a time!
Girls Jockey is a Picture Drama show (Where it’s just a bunch of still images with voice actors providing voices) and Radio Drama that has had several releases in Japan. In their latest DVD they will include their first actual animation, which will only last for 150 seconds. So yes, what you saw above is pretty much 2/3 of what will be shown.
The plot of the series is that in the future, the very first female jockey to win the Japan Cup sets a big change in the sport in motion, and more female jockies join jockey schools (Is that even a thing?) and become more popular and win bigger races such as the Tokyo Cup, Tenno Sho, Arina Kinen and even the
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Five-year-old City of Light wins the $9 million, Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. A son of Quality Road, City of light was ridden by Javier Castellano in the 9 furlong invitational – last time out they won they won the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. City of Light is trained by Michael McCarthy.
Even from the 14th post position there was no stopping Accelerate in the 10 furlong, Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. The five-year-old son of Lookin’ At Lucky earns trainer John Sadler his first Breeders’ Cup Classic win. Joel Rosario was on the mount for the winning ride. Favored Accelerate wins his fourth Grade 1 in a 2018 campaign that included victories at the Pacific Classic, Awesome Again, the Gold Cup, and the Santa Anita Handicap.
Gunnevera was second, Thunder Snow third, Yoshida fourth. Fractions:
:223, :462, 1:103, 1:354, 2:024
Three years after breaking the 37-year Triple Crown drought, the one and only Grand Slam champion American Pharoah is inspiring the racing world again, this time with his eye-catching first crop. His Triple Crown winning trainer Bob Baffert himself is among the many purchasing American Pharoah’s produce which will begin racing in 2019.
While on vacation with his family,
John Asher, the Vice President of Racing Communications
at Churchill Downs, and one of the sport’s warmest ambassadors,
died August 27 after suffering a heart attack. He was 62.
Hundreds gathered at Churchill Downs today to pay their respects as a hearse carried him around the historic ten furlong oval in tribute. John will be missed at Churchill and the Kentucky Derby by friends and racing fans for many furlongs to come.
Catholic Boy’s prayers have been answered again, this time with a Grade 1 Travers Stakes win at Saratoga. The son of More Than Ready has won three graded stakes in a row now. The colt is trained by Jonathan Thomas and the jockey is Javier Castellano. Mendelssohn was second, Bravazo third.
Triple Crown winning Jockey Victor Espinoza is focused on his recovery after a training accident on July 22nd, when the Hall of Fame rider was breezing a horse that collapsed during a morning workout. Although Victor has had such a successful career that he no longer rides in races as often as he used to, he currently has no plans to announce his retirement.
Kent Desormeaux Likes Big Butts (For a Good Cause)
Raising funds for the Permanently DIsabled Jockey Fund, Kent Desormeuax traded his tack for “Baby Got Back”. Other jockeys taking the karaoke stage were Joe Talamo (”Play That Funky Music”), Mike Luzzi & Phil Teator in Kiss makeup (”I Wanna Rock And Roll All Night”), Gary Stevens (”Born To Be Wild”), Mike Smith (”Tennessee Whiskey”), and many more.
The PDJF provides financial assistance to 60 former jockeys who have suffered
catastrophic on-track injuries. Since its founding in 2006, the fund has
disbursed nearly $9 million dollars to permanently disabled jockeys,
most of whom have sustained paralysis or brain injuries.
Many of the jockeys we serve were injured while in their 20s and 30s
and face decades of living with a disability. They have lost their
income and the opportunity to build a financial cushion sufficient to
support them and their families.
The medical needs of disabled jockeys are great and may include
daily assistance from a caregiver.
The PDJF strives to reach out to everyone in the Thoroughbred and
Quarter Horse industries, their business partners and the great fans of
this sport for their support.
With your help the PDJF may continue to
assist these permanently disabled jockeys with their day-to-day needs.