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Final Racehorse Retraining Clinic in Japan 2018

The final clinic here in Japan was in Fukuoka, in the South Island of Japan, not far from Korea. It was a completely new group of horses and riders, just because the last clinic was on the main island. It was well attended with four groups of OTTB’s that are already jumping and another group doing dressage. The clinics are jointly hosted by the National Riding Club Association of Japan (NRCAJ), the Japan Racing Association (JRA) and #GodolphinLifetimeCare who pay the cost of attending, and Read more...

Retraining Racehorses in Japan with Boyd Martin: First Clinic (Gotemba)

We’ve had a brilliant start to the retired racehorse clinic in Japan, hosted by the National Riding Club Association of Japan (NRCAJ), the Japanese Racing Association (JRA) and Godolphin. The first three days were spent at Gotemba in a beautiful setting at an Equestrian Center right in the shadow of Mount Fuji. We had four groups of riders each day. The first group was very green and the second and third had been jumping for a year or so. The fourth group was quite advanced, jumping about Read more...

Boyd’s Postcard from Japan: Clinic Day 3

We have just completed the final day of the retired racehorse clinic in Hyogo, Japan presented by the Japan Racing Association, the National Riding Club Association of Japan, and Godolphin. Day three saw the horses and riders progress to really jumping a stadium course, and some of the horses headed out to the cross country schooling course.   I was very impressed with how the horses improved over the three days. The Japanese riders were equally awesome. Read more...

Postcard from Japan: Riding Clinic Begins

The first day of the retired racehorse clinic in Japan, sponsored by the Japan Racing Association, the National Riding Club Association of Japan and Godolphin was very productive. We are very lucky to have the clinic at the Miki Horseland Park. The Miki is an unbelievable facility that has everything we need, including great indooor and outdoor arenas, classrooms and lecture rooms and a sensational stable. We kicked the clinic off in the classroom where we spent some time discussing race Read more...

Throwback Thursday: Racing Video of Blackfoot Mystery

We’ve managed to dig up footage of Blackfoot Mystery in action – at the racetrack! He’s #10 (purple silks), and his odds were 40-1. Who would have bet that he’d be heading to the 2016 Olympic Games!

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