The NAR Horse of the Year and JRA Special Award winner of 2004; finished second in both the Japanese 2000 Guineas (JpnGr.1-2000m) and the Japan Cup (Gr.1-2400m) in 2004; also successful in JpnGr.2 races at 2000m and 2200; has not raced under 2000m since 2003, however; tends to race prominently; mostly raced on a firm surface (has won on dirt)
Cosmo Bulk, featured in the recently published list of the word's leading horses, is the leading Japanese entry. Based in the northern island of Hokkaido, Cosmo Bulk was voted Horse of the Year by Japan's National Association of Racing (NAR), having finished second in both the Japanese 2000 Guineas (Group One, 2,000m) and the Japan Cup (Group One, 2,400m) in 2004. He also won the JRA's Special Award of 2004.
Cosmo Bulk is based in the northern island of Hokkaido and will be the first NAR-registered contender to take part in the Japan Cup since Hashiru Shogun finished 16th in 1993.
He is also the first horse trained at a privately-owned training farm to run in a public race under the “open” system implemented by the Hokkaido Racing Association last year.
Cosmo Bulk has done well challenging the higher standards in JRA races and has scored three wins including two Graded races and was second in the Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas).(抜粋、疲れたので訳は勘弁してください)
Cosmo Bulk scored a notable win at Tokyo racecourse on November 8, becoming the first horse based at a privately owned farm to win a race contested under the auspices of the Japan Racing Association.
The JRA previously required horses in its races to be trained at member racetracks or approved public training centers. Since August, certain privately owned farms that meet restrictions also have been approved.
Cosmo Bulk, a son of Zagreb owned by Misako Okada and trained by Kazunori Tabe, is based at Big Red Farm's Mauta Training Park in Shizunai.(全文)
Japan's Cosmo Bulk gets local push for HK Mile upset
Japanese raiders have been known to gatecrash Hong Kong racing's Group One parties before, most notably in December 2001, when Stay Gold, Eishin Preston and Agnes Digital all went home with trophies from the prestigious Hong Kong international meeting, reports the HK Racing Post's Jeremy Walker in Tokyo.
Walker says that if Japan is to do it again, in the $8 million Champions Mile at Sha Tin on Saturday, then Cosmo Bulk is the one to watch. Cosmo Bulk is a big, strong and, at times, temperamental horse, and something of a celebrity back home in Hokkaido.
殿下に教えてもらったJeremy Walker氏のコメントが最後にあります。故郷の北海道では熱狂的な人気を博していると、日本在住だけあって、さすがというべきコメント。HK Racing PostのJeremy Walkerという風に紹介がありますが、scmp.com(South China Morning Postが正式名称)のことだと思います。