I am very looking forward to seeing how Deep Impact – one of, if not the best race horse ever to come out of Japan – will do in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe coming up this weekend. (1st Oct.) I think NHK is broadcasting the race live … I hope. I better check again, as there are no such thing as sports journalism in Japan.

I am not a big horse racing follower, but I do have an interests in whats currently going. Its all because I was sooo hooked up with the horse racing games on SNES and PC few years a go. I don’t bet, but I do keep an eye of it since then.

There is a good article at the Guardian Unlimited, about Deep Impact. Also an interview to the jockey, Yutaka Take is on anoter page too.

The article by Paolo Bandini also links you to the scientific study done on Deep Impact, to why this horse is sooo fast.

Note that the YouTube link he gives, is linked to the video of Tokyo Yushun – or the Japan Derby. I was rather surprised to see a link to YouTube on the Guardian. But anyway, if you want to see the video of …

Deep has recorded some breathtaking sectional times, finishing the final 600m of the two-mile Teno Sho Spring Group One event in an incredible 33.5 seconds.

this is the one. The No.7 with the blue hat. Yeah, the one messes up the start!

[Also: Fresh legs should make for an Arc to remember – Sport – Times Online]